Being a football fan is rough work, what with all that yelling and screaming at the television. It works up a powerful appetite. One that’s far bigger than mere clam dip and Ruffles.
So, forgo the easy chair and Fritos this weekend. We’ve got the region’s best spots to hang out this Superbowl Sunday. Places where you can quell your raging hunger, drink a beer and watch televisions larger than your refrigerator. Places with nice, fat hamburgers, piles of fries and, did we mention, beer? Lots of beer. How could you go wrong?
Barley and Hops: Though the television over the bar isn’t huge, the beer list is. And that’s all that really matters, right? 3688 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, 707.874.9037
Hopmonk: Big screen TV and buffet in the Abbey. Pre-game munchies include nachos, chips, pretzels, chili con carne, pizza. Beer brats, chicken wings, macaroni and cheese (and a whole lot of other delish artery-clogging goodies) at half-time, chicken wings. Post-game ice cream. 230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol,707.829.7300
La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge: Class up your Super Bowl Sunday at Petaluma’s downtown wine lounge. Big screen live coverage of the game. 151 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, 707.763-6363
Ausiello’s 5th St. Grill: Free appetizer spread, half-time spaghetti. With 17 televisions and a full bar, this is every fan’s dream spot. Stretch your legs at the outside patio, where you can eat, drink and let your pasty face get a few rays. Throughout the day, the grill will be fired up, serving the restaurant’s regular menu. Don’t miss the Lava Love burger, a big beefy hamburger with bacon, Swiss cheese and sweet-spicy BBQ sauce. 609 5th St, Santa Rosa, 707.579.9408
John & Zeke’s Bar: The friendliest place in Wine Country. 111 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, 707.433.3735.
Third Street Ale Works: Superbowl and Sunday sliders–mini burgers sold four for $5. 610 3rd St., Santa Rosa 707-523-3060
Russian River Brewing Co.: Pizza, beer and football. This Sunday, all-day drink specials: $3.25 for pints. 725 4th St., Santa Rosa, 707.545.2337
Beyond the Glory: All manner of batter-dipped and fried delights. Plus, 14, 42-inch plasma screen TV’s. Your husband may never come home. 1371 N McDowell Boulevard, Suite 130, Petaluma, 866.377.7389