Five places you didn’t know you wanted to watch Super Bowl LIV

Watching the Super Bowl at a sports bar in one of the dozens the city has to offer is certainly logical: lots of screens, kinda cheap beer enjoyed by a certain camaraderie only sports fanatics can provide.

We’re not saying that you shouldn’t spend four hours watching the San Francisco’s 49ers and Kansas City’s Chiefs at Legends, Riley’s, Roundin’ 3rd or Gallagher’s Pub. Those places are great, if not a little predictable.

But, this year, maybe you want to do things a little differently. Mix it up, dig?

So, here are five places, in no particular order, you didn’t know you wanted to watch the Super Bowl.

PANAMA JOE’S

The main bar top at Panama Joe’s. Photo courtesy Panama Joe’s.

Mexican bar and cantina, Panama Joe’s, is hosting their Super Bowl viewing party with a pretty sweet deal. A $39.99 ticket purchase allows open bar access, including any and all of their beers, wine, well and premium cocktails (shots excluded). The only catch is after the end of the third quarter, you’re back to standard prices. Panama Joe’s has plenty of screens and a fair amount of seating space, including booths that each have a flat-screen TV overhead.

Your ticket also grants you entry into their annual Super Bowl raffle, featuring 2020 Lakers tickets, NFL sports memorabilia, Panama Joe’s merchandise and gift cards.

Super Bowl 54 at Panama Joe’s starts at 3:30 p.m. Panama Joe’s is located at 5100 E. 2nd St. To purchase your ticket, click here.

RASSELBOCK KITCHEN AND BEER GARDEN

The interior of Rasselbock Kitchen and Beer Garden. Photo courtesy Rasselbock/Facebook.

This German restaurant and beer garden in Bixby Knolls is offering up a breakfast-and-beer brunch, Sunday they’re dubbing, “Kegs and Eggs (and Sausage).” Your $35 buys you an egg dish (three eggs prepared to your liking), a Rasselbock sausage of choice and breakfast potatoes, plus select, unlimited draft beers until 3 p.m.

They’ve got five flat-screen TV’s and a giant projector for you to watch the game, with a dog-friendly patio for those who want to bring their four-legged companions.

To make a reservation for Kegs, Bacon & Eggs at Rasselbock Kitchen (4020 Atlantic Ave) call (562) 912-4949. The breakfast special event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AT THE TOP

The interior of multi-purpose space At the Top. Photo courtesy the venue/Facebook.

Boasting the biggest screen downtown along with an exceptional sound system, At the Top music venue sounds like a solid choice to catch the big game . A $25 ($30 at the door) ticket includes a food buffet, drink specials from their fully-stocked bar and some sports merchandise. In addition, they’ll have cheerleaders and games to keep the energy rolling.

At the Top has a spacious open floor plan, so none of the obnoxious squeeze and shuffle to grab a drink at the bar.

Super Bowl Party at At the Top is from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. At the Top is located at 201 Pine Ave. To purchase your ticket, click here.

LONG BEACH RESCUE MISSION

Image courtesy Long Beach Rescue Mission/Facebook.

Catch the game with the good, friendly folk of New City Church of North Long Beach where they’ll be screening the game at the Long Beach Rescue Mission. The party is usually held for their volunteer program members, but if you sign up (and bring some sort of refreshment) you can join in.

The game will be projected in their 200 seat amphitheater type assembly room with food served in their kitchen and dinner area. Plus, they’ll also be streaming the game in their adjacent courtyard.

To sign-up, call Pastor Tim Cordova at (562) 422-2244 or email at: [email protected]

Super Bowl 2020 Viewing Party at Long Beach Rescue Mission is from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Long Beach Rescue Mission is located at 1430 Pacific Ave. You can find parking at the northwest corner of Pacific Ave. and Anaheim St., adjacent to the facility.

THE WINE BAR LB

Image courtesy The Wine Bar LB/Facebook.

For $50 enjoy all-you-can-drink mimosas, champagne, beer, micheladas and wine (excluding premium) while you watch the game in the warm, cozy confines of downtown’s The Wine Bar. This bar’s extensive selection of vino is a perfect spot for those football fans who prefer to sip wine rather than chug beer. There’s also a potluck, so if you wanna join in, bring a plate or two to share with everyone.

Not interested in the all-you-can-drink special? No worries, you can still snag a spot to watch the game and order from their regular menu.

The Super Bowl Potluck at the Wine Bar LB is from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can find the Wine Bar at 250 W. Ocean Blvd. Reservation’s aren’t required, but recommended. You can do so, here.

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Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.
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