Here’s a quick roundup of Super Bowl specials at Downtown bars. This is based on social media posts, what I remember seeing on chalkboards at the bars, and Holly’s Super Bowl post (which covers all of Memphis, not just Downtown).
By the way, advice to bar owners: If you’re running Super Bowl specials, why the heck wouldn’t you put them on social media? It’s not like it costs you any extra to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for that purpose. Posting them the day of is fine, but why not post them several days in advance as well? There’s not an additional fee for posting the same info twice, after all. Gives people time to talk to their friends about your specials, and decide that yours is the place to go. Also, it gives bloggers like me time to find the information and round it up in one big post like this one.
5 Spot is having a party from 4 to 9. A $10 arm band guarantees you a seat and food and drink specials. Specials include $1 off beer, wings, Ferraro’s Pizza, Bumblebee Stew, chips and dip, and meat and cheese platters. They will also have Carolina Sweet Tea vs. Denver Orange Crush shooters.
Bardog has 50 cent wings and $1.50 sliders during the game.
B.B. King’s: $2.50 Bud Light and Miller Lite pints; $3 Fireball; $3.50 domestic bottles; $4 well cocktails; $15 domestic beer buckets (5 bottles); $5 baskets: mini corn dogs, jalapeno poppers, boneless wings, fried pickles, catfish bites; $6 Nacho Papi Nachos (plain, chicken, or pork); $7 sandwiches with fries: cheeseburger, pulled pork, hickory chicken, catfish poboy; $10 Big Game Sampler, a combo of mini corn dogs, jalapeno poppers and boneless wings; $20 for the Big Game Sampler plus a bucket of four bottled domestic beers.
Blind Bear has $5 chips, cheese dip, and salsa; $7 hot dog covered with cheese and Colin’s award winning chili, with pepper jack mac & cheese; 16-ounce aluminum bottles of Bud and Bud Light 1 hour before, during, and up until 1 hour after the game.
The Brass Door will have a $7.50 BBQ chicken plate, $3 Panthers and Broncos cocktails, and $3.50 Memphis Made Lucid, High Cotton ESB, and Brooklyn Lager. $10 for 6 mixed beer buckets.
Coyote Ugly will have $2 domestics and $4 Fireball.
Double J will be doing a raffle both upstairs and downstairs. Every beer bucket you buy will get you a raffle ticket. Drawings will be done at halftime and the end of the game, with prizes including a smoker, T-shirts, and cornhole boards.
Flying Saucer has $3.50 drink specials during the game, as well as a buffet.
Huey’s will have $3.50 Bud and Bud Light aluminum bottles, 2-for-1 selected drafts and 2-for-1 well drinks. Eagle Distributing will be at the Downtown location 9:00-10:30 to sample some of their new 16-ounce aluminum bottles, and they will have swag to give away.
Kooky Canuck has 50 cent wings (dine in only) and $3.99 34 oz. Labatt Blue Canadian draft beer.
Local has complimentary Cool Ranch Doritos on every table. There will be Smoked Meat sandwich specials, as well as beer bucket specials and table taps.
Max’s Sports Bar will have a ton of giveaways including shirts, a fancy cooler, and a Tin Roof Brewery neon sign. PBR is always $2.50 at Max’s.
Tin Roof will have $3 Fireball, beer bucket specials, and wing & nacho specials. Each shot you buy gets you a square on the board, with prizes awarded at the end of each quarter and the end of the game.
Tug’s will have happy hour specials 3 to close, and a $25-100 gift card drawing every hour. Give email address or Like the restaurant on Facebook and be present to win.
In other news, happy DIRTY 30 to my favorite vegetarian Katie. This is not Katie Mac or Katie (not Mac) who get mentioned on here from time to time. This is the Katie for whom we made a vegetarian version of our Anything But burger at Best Memphis Burger Fest 2015. Vegetarians love the Moody Ques!
Katie and her friend Staci (pictured below) called me about 9:30 last night. Unfortunately I had taken NyQuil and gone to bed early to try to fight off a sinus infection that has plagued me for the past week, resulting in one of the most incoherent phone conversations ever. Katie said she will be in town next month.
Today I will lead off at Blind Bear at 11 as usual. However, at this moment I am completely undecided about where to watch the Super Bowl. The easiest option would be to stay at the Bear and watch the big game. The other option, and a very appealing one, is to head south to Max’s Sports Bar, which I feel like is where I should be watching the game. It will be a game time decision (literally) and friends will have a lot of power to influence me.
Gonna go ahead and get this posted so people have plenty of time to read. If I missed anything email me at email@example.com in the next couple of hours and I will add. Will not be near a computer from 11 AM on.