We are less than one week away from the greatest sporting event on Earth*.
Super Bowl XLIX pits the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona. (Author’s note: Insert amazing joke about balls, deflated or otherwise, here.)
Where are you watching the game this year?
This match-up is no surprise. The two best teams in the NFL in their respective conferences took advantage of their home turf to advance to the big game. The Seahawks in a jaw-dropping comeback over the Packers. The Patriots in a ho-hum dismantling of the Colts.
The earthquake inducing Seahawks, as the defending champs, make their second straight Super Bowl appearance. The ‘potential’ cheating Patriots last made it in 2012, losing to the New York Giants.
None of that matters now. 60 minutes to decide the next champion.
Patriots and Seahawks’ fans have some choices to make on where to watch.
Fans of the New England Patriots in DC
Capitol Lounge (229 Pennsylvania SE, DC) http://capitolloungedc.com/
Cap Lounge on gamedays is a wall of jerseys, red/white/blue, with heads held high. Some of the more loyal Pats fans, they know how to party, cheer and support a team. It is expected to be busy and should be a blast.
Specials: Free Sam Adams Boston Lager, Cold Snap and Bud Light drafts with clam chowder from 5:30pm until kickoff.
Other places where Pats fans gather: Murphy’s of Alexandria.
Fans of the Seattle Seahawks in DC
Acre121 (1400 Irving Street NW, DC) http://www.acre121.com/
Acre121 transforms its bar into the official Hawks Nest on gamedays. See the flyer. They update their food and drink menu with Seahawks’ themed items, like the Beast Quake cocktail, the Hawks Nest (an epic burger) and The Largent Classic.
There is also a raffle giving away free swag during halftime. Come early, because it should be packed out.
Specials: Blue and green Skittles packs and Hawks-themed Mardi Gras beads for 12s during the Pregame. Free “Beast Mode” Skittles shots at halftime.
Other places where Hawks fans gather: Solly’s U St Tavern and Penn Quarter Sports Tavern.
Go (your team here)!!!**
Write in the comments where you plan on watching the game.
Super Bowl XLIX
February 1, 2015
* Yes, I said that.
** I say: Go Hawks!