Super Bowl LII is only days away and even if Chicagoans don’t care about football, it’s still an unofficial holiday full of eating and drinking. Local restaurants and bars will celebrate with specials so that no one has to watch the big game on an empty stomach. Whether fans are rooting for the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles or for entertaining commercials, they can agree that wings and a cold beer are a winning combination. And for those hosting their own parties, there are delivery and carryout options as well. Listed from north to south.Read More
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Chicago, 2018 Edition
Make it the ultimate Sunday Funday
1. Wrigley BBQ
In honor of Philadelphia and New England, the Wrigleyville smokehouse is adding cheesesteaks and lobster rolls to its menu for a limited time. The restaurant will also have catering specials for the game that include a 10-person package ($99.99), a three-course meal for two ($30), and a dozen jumbo whole wings ($14).
2. Honey Butter Fried Chicken
One of the city’s most popular fried chicken joints is whipping up some catering specials to accompany its regular menu. Guests can order items like buffalo mac and cheese and the “OG” hoagie — a sandwich loaded with fried chicken strips, candied jalapeno mayo, and crunchy slaw.
3. Aloha Poke
Ditch the traditional greasy fare and opt for something healthier. The poke chain is offering a massive sumo bowl ($100) that feeds eight to ten people. It comes packed with fresh salmon, ahi tuna, rice, and fresh veggies.
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4. Parson's Chicken & Fish
It’s not a football party without buffalo wings so Parson’s is selling them by the pound for pickup or delivery. They’re available in one, three, and five-pound quantities and customers can add 40 pieces of hush puppies, cheese curd fritters, fried chicken, or fried fish to their order. The restaurant’s signature Negroni slushies will also be offered to go.
5. Smoke Daddy BBQ
For just $20 per person, diners can feast on an all-you-can-eat pig roast buffet and a build-your-own chili bar from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost includes one Lagunitas pint. In addition, the Wicker Park restaurant’s catering menu sports items like wings ($30/$55), barbecue sliders ($40/$75), mac and cheese ($25/$45), pulled pork ($16 per pound), St. Louis-style ribs ($20 per pound), and barbecue beans ($14 per pound).
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6. MAK Restaurant
Get the most bang for the buck with buy-one-get-one-free wangs at MAK. The signature wings, smothered in sweet and spicy “wang sauce,” are available in hot, medium, and non-spicy. The special applies to both small ($6) and large ($11) orders as well as dine-in and delivery.
7. Archie's Iowa Rockwell Tavern
Chicago, IL 60622
Heritage, the city’s first caviar bar, is popping up at beloved dive Archie’s in celebration of the big game. The “Cavi-Archie’s” evening will feature specials plates like $1 oysters, rib sandwiches, duck wings with sriracha maple sauce, chicharron with pimento cheese or bowfin caviar, and more.
8. Bounce Sporting Club
Game day bites get elevated to the next level at this flashy new sports bar. The New York import, which just opened in November, will show the Super Bowl on 29 big screens and feed patrons house smoked wagyu brisket “skins,” Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-crusted wings, fried mac and cheese bars, banana-infused Jameson shots, and more.
9. Roots Handmade Pizza
Available at both the West Town and Lincoln Square locations, the Quad City-style pizzeria’s three carryout specials have enough to satiate even the hungriest fans. The smallest option, The Safety ($100), includes two large two-topping pizzas, 24 wings, a half tray of salad, fries or tots, and ten cake balls. The Field Goal ($165) comes with three large pizzas, 36 wings, 24 mozzarella bites, and 15 cake balls. And the largest package, The Touchdown ($250), offers four large pizzas, 48 wings, 48 mozzarella bites, a full tray of salad, fries or tots, and 20 cake balls.
10. Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
Take home some of Jake Melnick’s acclaimed wings for the ultimate Super Bowl bash. Guests who spend more than $50 and pick up their order before 3 p.m. on February 4 will receive a $25 gift card.
11. Conrad Chicago
The River North hotel will offer food specials out of its first floor cafe, complete with televisions showing the game and full bar service. Dine in with bourbon-glazed chicken wings ($14), pulled pork sliders ($13), duck poutine ($15), cannolis ($10), and more. Select items will be available for carryout, such as Baptiste & Bottle’s award-winning mac and cheese ($30 per pound).
12. Bar Cargo
The Stefani family’s Roman-style pizza bar is providing fans with a $40 package that includes one bucket of domestic beer, one large pizza, and one order of giardiniera wings. Customers who place takeout orders before midnight of Super Bowl Sunday will receive 20% off.
13. Hub 51
Leave the hard work to Hub 51 on game day. Choose from a bevy of large-format party options that serve eight to ten people, including build-your-own nachos or tacos, a cornbread and chili package, prime rib French dips, sushi platters, and more.
14. Point & Feather
Fans don’t have to be relegated to only watching the game on Super Bowl Sunday. They can play games too at this River North dart bar. Fueling the action will be a $20 all-you-can-eat tailgate buffet or a $50 open bar and tailgate buffet combo.
15. Hawkeye's Bar & Grill
Come root for the Patriots or Eagles at this UIC sports bar. Hawkeyes will celebrate the occasion with $10 Miller Lite buckets, $5 Jameson shots, and half-priced appetizers.
16. The Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen
Score big with drink and food deals at Scout. Super Bowl specials include $15 Miller Lite or Coors Light buckets, $10 footlong grilled cheeses, and $5 Jameson.
17. Weather Mark Tavern
Join the nautical-themed tavern for Sunday Funday shenanigans. For $45 ($50 at the door), patrons will enjoy an open bar and buffet spread that features a nachos bar, a mac and cheese bar, wings, mostaccioli, and more. A bags tournament will be held and prizes awarded to the champions.
18. Reggies Chicago
Head to the South Side music venue for a $15 endless buffet beginning at 2 p.m. Other activities will include School of Rock performing a set of classic songs, a halftime eating contest, and a chili cook-off.
Wrestling and football meet for Super Baderbrawl 4 at the South Side brewery. Experience a matinee wrestling match at 2 p.m. and then stay for the big game. There’s a $20 suggested donation alongside buffet ($40), beer ($40), and beer/buffet ($60) packages from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
20. Ja' Grill
The Jamaican restaurant will offer half-priced wings, a $7 beer and Appleton Rum shot combo, and happy hour specials between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
21. Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery
Have a jolly good time by chowing down on a plethora of Super Bowl deals at the new Hyde Park brewery. They include $10 wings, $10 barbecue chicken nachos, $3 hot dogs, and $2 off drafts, house cocktails, and wine.
22. The Promontory
Hyde Park’s multifaceted restaurant and music venue is hosting its second annual “Super BODY Tailgate Party.” Kicking off at 4 p.m., guests can pregame with grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches, house-made polish sausages, and barbecue short ribs or stop by a popcorn and nacho station. Complementing the food are $20 beer buckets and $18 six-packs. There is no cover at the door and those who attend the event will receive free entry to BODY, a weekly dance night featuring Afro-Caribbean beats, afterwards.