Super Bowl Sunday, whether you care about football or not, is a perfectly good reason to eat and drink. Here are the Chicago spots with big deals for the big game.
Brasserie by LM
800 S. Michigan Ave., The Loop, 312-431-1788
No, a French brasserie doesn’t really scream “Super Bowl watching destination.” But they will be showing the game on their bar TVs and offering their signature cheeseburger with a Kronenbourg 1664 for $15.
2955 N. Sheffield Ave., Lake View, 773-747-3100
What goes better with the Super Bowl than handmade pastas and brioche? Well, there are also $3 domestic bottled and can beers all day.
Clark Street Dog and Bar
3040 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park, 773-281-6690
Sip $3 domestic bottles while you wait to see if you’ve won the raffle for a 312 dart board—the winner must be present when his or her name is announced after the game.
DMK Burger Bar
2954 N. Sheffield Ave., Lake View, 773-360-8686; 2370 Fountain Square Dr., Lombard, 630-705-9020
Free beer. Need we say more? Okay, maybe—both locations will have a keg of Allagash White for the game, and they’re pouring free pints (with a purchase) until it’s empty.
351 W. Hubbard St., River North, 312-321-1351
The foodie-friendly sports bar will be offering a modified menu of game-day go-tos—instead of Velveeta dip, they’ll have a Burrata baked in pork neck tomato gravy, half off wings, and buckets of beer for $15 (domestics) or $20 (imports). They’re also accepting donations of pet supplies in support of Furever Rescue.
Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Ave., Streeterville, 312-262-5310
For $15, sample a seven-chili flight starting at 3 p.m., with recipes submitted by chefs such as Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito (a Mexican black and pinto bean chili), Matt Troost of Three Aces (a pork shoulder chili verde), and Lee Ann Whippen of Chicago q (Kobe brisket chili). The winning chili will be crowned after the third quarter.
1925 W. Cortland St., Noble Square, 773-489-0738
Limber up that kicking leg. At halftime, you can forgo Bruno Mars’ serenades and instead try to kick a field goal for $250. If you miss, there are $4 Jamesons and $15 buckets of Miller and Coors.
1521 W. Madison St., West Loop, 312-291-9344
The Mexican restaurant/sports bar is offering 20 percent off food, $3 draft beers, and $6 margaritas while you watch the game on one of 12 big-screen TVs.
The Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division St., Wicker Park, 773-772-6656
In homage to the classic SNL skit “Bill Swerski’s Superfans,” everyone who attends this $10 meaty buffet will get a free mustache and sunglasses along with their Paulina Meat Market smoked sausages and pulled-pork sandwiches. The best costume to go along with the glasses and 'stache scores a $50 gift card to the Paulina Meat Market. The party starts at 3 p.m.
Standard Market Grill
444 W. Fullerton Pkwy., Lincoln Park, 773-857-3080
From 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., $25 gets you all-you-can-eat pizzas, sandwiches, bar food, and non-alcoholic drinks—and if you need your Diet Coke spiked, there’s a full cash bar as well.
Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Streeterville, 312-642-0700
This sports bar has 73 large high-definition TVs, which will be on full blast all night long. There are also $16 Miller buckets and $3 Miller Lite pints.