Time for the Super Bowl! Some will be watching as they have followed the whole season, others will be dipping their toes in football waters for the commercials and half time show. Whatever your reason, it's an annual Sunday sport event. Get the gang together and make a plan to socialize on Super Bowl Sunday. Don't feel like cooking or hosting? No problem. Head to one of these Louisville sport spots for huge televisions, snacks, burgers, chicken wings, beers, and more.
280 W Jefferson St.
Champion's is a big airy sports bar attached to the Marriott downtown. You can't miss it from the streets, there are huge illuminated signs to see from each vantage point. Inside, there are tons of televisions surrounding an open space. There is plenty of room for larger parties, if that is what you need. In the back is a large projection screen for special games. Expect pub food and local bar fare.
5 Louisville locations
When frequenting BoomBozz on Bardstown Rd., there are always plenty of locals in the bar area watching the game while families gather in the dining room. That's because in each neighborhood where there is a BoomBozz, it is a local favorite. Enjoy a brew from their extensive beer list and if you are hungry, there are many menu choices, including (but not limited to) pizza.
O'Line Sports Bar & Grill
2813 N Hurstbourne Pkwy.
This family-friendly destination serves up beer, wings, pizza, burgers, and more. Plenty of televisions and mini football corn dogs to boot. A tad smaller than other sports bars you may frequent, but there are plenty of tables and drink specials, too.
Rootie's Sports Bar & Grille
12205 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40245
This spot is known for sports, beer, and their buffalo-style chicken wings. They have their own sauce: Rootie's Famous Gourmet Barbecue Sauce which is also bottled and available for purchase at ValuMarket and A Taste of Kentucky. Come for the wings and stay for the fun.
Sports & Social Club
427 S 4th St.
4th Street Live! is always bright and Super Bowl Sunday at Sports & Social is no exception. There are televisions throughout the place and plenty of pub grub. This is one of a go-to spots for bowling too. If you are interested in bowling, know that lanes book up. Call for info on bowling before or after the game.
6 Louisville area locations
This place is hopping with neighbors and regulars. A full popular bar that serves pizza with a thick and chewy crust, Wick's is a Louisville institution (there is a thin crust pizza option too, for those not interested in the thicker crust). Plus, there are televisions in the booths. Mini viewing stations that are perfect if you want to be out and about yet have a private viewing experience. While I am a regular at the Highlands location on Baxter Ave., there are also Wick's Pizzas on Goose Creek Rd., River Rd., Shelbyville Rd., Bluegrass Pkwy., and even one at 225 State St. in New Albany, IN.
Sometimes, if you have a particular menu in mind, the best thing to do is to invite a few friends over and have a Super Bowl party of your own. Go basic and serve sub sandwiches and chips or get fancy with bacon-wrapped appetizers and mini quiches. Have friends come early so you can get all of your talking in before kick off. Because once the game starts, all attention will likely be on your screen.