Super Bowl is always a bittersweet event. The entirety of a season’s battles, trash talking and celebrations come down to this very day. It can be joyous, even if your team isn’t in the running for World Champions. It’s the perfect day for camaraderie.
On the flip side, it also means that Sundays won’t be designated to mowing wings, drinking beer and yelling at the television with friends for longer than most of us can cope with.
That is all the more reason to go all out this Super Bowl Sunday. Restaurants and bars around Chicago are making celebrating easy and satisfying this year. Whether you are looking for some killer deals while at the bar or you are deciding to throw a party but don’t want to slave in the kitchen, there are catering specials for you.
Look the list over, talk to your mates and make some reservations or orders– kickoff is coming up soon!
Chicago Super Bowl Specials :
1664 N Ada St, Chicago, IL 60642
Let Ada St. (1664 N. Ada St.) create the perfect game-day catering package. From Executive Chef Joanna Stachon, packages serve groups of 10-15 ($150) or 20-25 ($200) and include: Crispy Chicken Wings with choice of housemade hot sauce or soy-ginger glaze, Crudité Platter with shallot and dill dip, Spinach and Artichoke Dip with housemade pita chips, and spicy Guacamole with housemade tortilla chips. Prices do not include tax. Guests may pick up orders from 12-3 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.
Orders are available now through Thursday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. by calling or emailing [email protected].
2523 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Located in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, Analogue invites guests to enjoy a special menu of Cajun-style takes on Super Bowl staples. The Big Game menu features Cajun Nachos with cheese sauce, red beans, Chef Alfredo Nogueira’s pico de gallo made with pickles, and Tio Fredo housemade hot sauce; the Kaplan Burger, made by Sous Chef and Butcher Danielle Kaplan, a cult-favorite carryover from her days at Butcher & Larder that features two patties, cheese, ketchup, mustard, pickles and onions; and Jalapeño Poppers. Reservations are available online or by [email protected].
110 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
First Annual Super Bowl Tailgate
Chef Tony Mantuano’s casual pizzeria and bar Bar Toma hosts this year’s ultimate Super Bowl Tailgate, with 22 big screens TVs for game watching and a gourmet tailgate spread. For $30, football fans can enjoy unlimited food throughout the game starting at 5 p.m., including Appetizers,Wings, Pasta, Pizza, S’mores Pizza, and more. Those who stick around for the entire game get the chance to win four tickets to the Cubs Opening Day Game at Wrigley Field, plus some Cubs swag. For tickets, click here.
151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Take in all the Big Game action at BIG Bar and enjoy the football game of the year on the 24 flat-screen televisions and two 90-inch plasma screens. Special for the Sunday Funday, BIG Bar has game-day, larger-than-life bites including a 25 Wings special ($25), a hefty amount of Cheese Curds ($20), and the BIG-gest Nachos ($20) complete with favorite fixings. To round out the fun, guests can enjoy drink specials at the longest freestanding bar in North America with options including Domestic Buckets (5 bottles for $20), Domestic Draft specials (16-oz.: $4, 22-oz.: $5.50, and 100-oz.: $20), and two cocktails for the game: the NFC Blue ($12) with Blue Curaçao, vodka, lemonade, and sprite; and the AFC Red ($12) with Jack Daniels, raspberry purée, and a splash of sour. Be sure to get there early to snag a table with its own TV for prime Game Day viewing!
To make a reservation, visit BIG Bar online.
2000 W. Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618
$40 per person
Guests who visit Commonwealth Tavern in Roscoe Village on Super Bowl Sunday can enjoy a food and drink package from 4:30 p.m. (kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.) until the end of the game. Package includes domestic bottles, mixed drinks, nachos and a hummus platter.
433 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL 60614
$10 Super Bowl Chili Frito Pizza
In honor of the biggest game of the year, Compass Bar in Lincoln Park will feature a specialty Super Bowl Chili Frito Pizza for $10, $15 domestic buckets and $20 craft buckets. Guests can catch the game on eight TVs throughout the bar with the sound on. In addition, Compass Bar will offer prize giveaways each quarter.
The perfect complement to pizza and football, the restaurant’s beer list features 200 different beers, 20 of which are available on tap. Highlights include Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA, Allagash Tripel, Delirium Tremens, and Victory Golden Monkey.
1352 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607
Nothing goes together better than wings and football, and County Barbeque features the ultimate BBQ spread for Super Bowl 2016. Diners can enjoy the game while chowing down on 25 wings (Buffalo, Thai, or BBQ) for just $20. Additionally, Chef Erick Williams roasts up Whole Pork Butts with a half pan of two sides (Corn Pudding, Mac ’N’ Cheese, Garlic Fries, and others) for $185. The ready-to-eat meal comes with three different BBQ sauces and two dozen slider buns, plus plates, napkins, and utensils.
The package feeds 8-12 people and is available for dine-in, pick-up, and delivery orders. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours in advance.
Filini Bar & Restaurant
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
For those looking to spend game day with sophisticated ease, contemporary Italian restaurant Filini Bar & Restaurant offers a variety of traditional football-watching eats and Italian snacks to enjoy during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7. Food specials include Buffalo Wings for 50 cents each with a minimum order of six wings, Hamburger Slider for $3, and a 50th Anniversary SuperBowl Sampler made of two sliders, four Buffalo wings, two cod fritters, two arancini, and two seared scallops for $19. Imbibers can enjoy Draft Beers for $5.50 and Bloody Marys for $12.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling.
1622 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
On Super Bowl Sunday, Flagship will offer several specials, available all day, including $15 Miller and Coors buckets, $5 bombs, $4 Fireball, and $3 Busch Light and PBR tallboys. Flagship features 15 TVs, including five 70-inch displays and a quad 92-inch video wall, making it the go-to game day spot.
1072 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642
Guests who host their Super Bowl parties at Frontier will enjoy half-off Executive Chef Brian Jupiter’s famous whole smoked animal pig parties ($225; normally $500). Private and semi-private party space, customizable food and drink packages, and projection screens for the game are all available. To book a party, email: [email protected]
Chicagoans can also cater their Super Bowl party at home with Frontier’s specialty Super Bowl menu to-go. Available items will include Pulled Boar Sliders, Sausage Platter, Wings, Mac and Cheese and more. Items will be available for pick up on Sunday, February 7 beginning at 10 a.m. Guests must order online by Friday, February 5 by emailing: [email protected].
18 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Henry’s transforms into a football fan destination in honor of the Super Bowl. The River North cocktail bar from the acclaimed DMK Restaurant Group offers buckets of Schlitz and Shiner Bock, a DJ, and specialty games and prizes throughout the Big Game. Table reservations are available by calling.
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Super Bowl, Honey Butter Fried Chicken offers the ultimate carryout package with a limited quantity of only 50 Super Bowl Party Packs. Tackle the Big Game with a Super Bowl spread that includes 20 pieces of Fried Chicken with Honey Butter and Corn Muffins, an Original Fried Chicken Sandwich Party Sub, 20 Honey Buffalo Wings,Fusilli Pasta Salad with Herby Ranch, Smoked Baked Beans and 10 Chocolate Toffee Cookies. EachSuper Bowl Party Pack serves approximately 12 people and is $275 plus sales tax.
To place an order and reserve a Party Pack for pick up, call or email: [email protected]
Howells & Hood
435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
The Magnificent Mile’s beer destination with 114 brews on draft and upscale American fare, gives football fanatics an even bigger reason to celebrate the Big Game. The Bottleneck Management restaurant hosts its third annual Chili Cook-Off on Super Bowl Sunday, with three other Chicago restaurants vying for the title of “Chili Master.” A four-dish flight is available for $16 throughout the game, with guests voting for their favorite chili. Reservations can be made by calling or visiting their website.
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41 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
This Super Bowl Sunday, football fanatics won’t miss a minute of the action while they get their game-day grub on, as Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap brings the football fare directly to their door. Guests can order Jake Melnick’s for pick-up or delivery and indulge in the ultimate Super Bowlspread including Jake’s Firecracker and XXX Wings, BBQ Brisket and Jumbo Smoked Hot Links. Carryout orders can be made by calling and delivery orders can be made online at Delivery Wow or Dining In.
1943 West Byron Street, Chicago, IL 60613
KICK ramps up for the Big Game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers by offering half-price Hot and Hotter Wings and $5 all draft beers. The chicken wings, which are rubbed with proprietary KICK dry rub and served with chipotle barbecue sauce or chile de arbol sauce are regularly $12. The $5 draft beer discount applies to all 12 tap choices, including craft options such as Half Acre Daisy Cutter pale ale, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA and Begyle Oh Hey! porter, and international options such as Delirium Tremens Belgian strong pale ale. Drafts normally range from $7-$10 each. Although KICK is not a sports-focused venue, on Super Bowl Sunday the six 50-inch HDTVs in the bar and restaurant will be tuned to the Big Game with sound. The specials augment the 3/8 off discount and will be on offer from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (regular business hours).
1925 W Cortland, Chicago, IL 60622
Guests who visit Lottie’s can enjoy $4 Jameson and Jameson Black, $15 Miller and Coors buckets, and a $15 party platter (14-inch cheese pizza, bucket of wings and tots). Lottie’s has 19 flat screen TVs upstairs and four flat screens and two projectors downstairs in addition to 23 beers on tap, making it a perfect spot to catch all the Super Bowl Sunday action.
Mac’s Wood Grilled
1801 W. Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Watch the Big Game on a dozen HDTVs and enjoy all-day deals such as $15 Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn double IPA pitchers, $10 PBR pitchers, $7 Slagel Family Farm beef chili and $8 Buffalo wings.
1924 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60622
MAK: Modern Asian Kitchen will offer buy-one-get-one free wangs on Super Bowl Sunday. MAK’s Chicken Wangs are crispy fried with a sweet and spicy sauce. This special applies to both small ($5.50) and large ($9.75) orders as well as dine-in and delivery.
Guests can also spoil their Super Bowl party guests with delivery from MAK during lunch and dinner. Customers will receive 10 percent off any delivery or carryout order when they order directly from MAK online.
Mercat a la Planxa
638 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
For game-winning Super Bowl eats, leave all the cooking to Mercat a la Planxa. The Spanish restaurant offers a special feast to-go: Cochinillo Asado, or roasted suckling pig, can serve a whole crowd watching the game. Slow-roasted more than 72 hours for maximum flavor, the suckling pig comes complete with a bevy of traditional Spanish side dishes, including grilled green onions, herb-roasted fingerling potatoes, Spanish-style spinach, and rosemary white beans. Depending on the size of the Super Bowl party, guests can order a half pig ($220) or a whole pig ($440). Guests can order the suckling pig online here or by calling.
Old Town Pour House
1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Old Town Pour House, Old Town’s beer haven and big-screen bar, invites sports fans to celebrate The Big Game with mouthwatering game-day fare and a plethora of craft beer. With 90 beers on draft and 103-inch TVs, the restaurant offers a one-day-only menu including Popcorn Shrimpwith crispy shrimp, jalapeño cheddar popcorn, and cocktail sauce; housemade Meatball Sub with mozzarella and giardiniera, served on a French roll; and Lamb Sliders with oven-roasted tomato, and tzatziki sauce.
Group reservations are available by calling.
1932 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60612
Gear up for the gridiron with Paramount Events’ Super Bowl-inspired eats including a Nacho Bar and Potato Skins Bar overflowing with homemade flavors that’ll prep sports fans for a fun and food-filled afternoon of football.
For event hosts in need of a football-perfect menu, Paramount Events’ special Super Bowl catering options that are quintessential for viewing festivities. This year you can leave the cooking to the pros, allowing Paramount to hook parties up with football fare right to your door. Features include a cheesy, customizable Nacho Bar with housemade corn tortilla chips, toppings like marinated market finfish and chili-lime grilled shrimp, and zesty cheese sauce combinations like Fresno pepper and Chihuahua, and cheddar and chorizo. The feast doesn’t end there, offering a tasty Potato Skins Bar with choices like Italian Sausage & pepper, Coney Dog, Southwest Nacho, and other tasty options, Paramount transforms average Super Bowl-viewing festivities into culinary events party-goers won’t soon forget.
Pi Gallery Bar
738 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
On Super Bowl Sunday, guests who order two or more pizzas on Grubhub or Doordash will receive a complimentary order of Pi’s Dipping Sticks (sausage and mozzarella breadsticks). As an added incentive to eat pizza, Pi’s concept centers around its “A Pi for a Pi” program where for every pizza sold, one is donated to feed Chicago’s homeless.
Pi offers a variety of Neapolitan style pizzas like the Too (Break) Fast for Love ($18) with Italian sausage, onions, peppers, jalapeños, mozzarella, oven-roasted tomato basil sauce, topped with double fried egg, and the Hunger of the Pine(apple) ($15) with aged pepperoni, grilled pineapple slices, mozzarella and oven-roasted tomato basil sauce. Guests who dine-in can watch the game on 8 TVs with the sound on.
Roka Akor Chicago
456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
For guests who weren’t able to snag a suite at this year’s Super Bowl 50, Roka Akor Chicago has the next best thing. Chef Ce Bian welcomes football fanatics to gather anywhere from 12-40 of their closest friends for the ultimate party package in the restaurant’s soundproof private dining room. Doors open at 4 p.m. to give attendees plenty of time to “tailgate” before the 5:35 p.m. scheduled kick-off. Partygoers can enjoy watching the game on a 96-inch high definition television set up in the dining room, while the chef hand-picks the restaurant’s top-tier dishes for the night. Each guest enjoys a decadent omakase menu with an unlimited premium bar package. Fans can savor this package fit for a champion until 9 p.m. This MVP party is priced at $225 per person; gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations can be made by calling.
Roti Modern Mediterranean
For those still trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions come game time on Feb. 7, Roti Modern Mediterranean knows that having healthy, customizable options is a great way to stay on track. This Super Bowl, Roti’s healthy game day eats are easy to tackle with customizable catering featuring a variety of sandwich spreads, lunch boxes, and tasting room platters. Roti’s organic chickpea hummus, free-range chicken, and salmon fresh from the coast of Maine are all available for order. Catering options are available for groups from five and up. For larger parties, the Any Way You Want It Buffet feeds 15 and comes with two entrée options, two sides, and a salad for $180. The catering menu can be viewed here.
Stretch Bar & Grill
3485 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657
$5 to $15 specials
Guests are invited to catch the big game on 15 TVs and two quad video walls throughout the bar. Drink specials will include $15 domestic buckets, $5 mimosas and bloody mary’s, and half-price bombs. Patrons will also receive one raffle ticket for each shot purchased for a chance to win a Bears jersey at halftime and the end of the game.
For table reservations, visit their website.
Sweetwater Tavern & Grille
225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Sweetwater Tavern & Grille offers a sweet spot to catch the Big Game in the heart of the Loop and Magnificent Mile with more than 80 beers and game-day specials. Menu items include Firecracker Wings with plum hoisin sauce, green onions, sesame seeds; Mini Burgers with Angus burger patties, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pretzel bun, and fries; and 4 Bean Chili made with kidney, black, navy and cannellini beans, ground beef, and pork. Group reservations are available by calling.
Taco Joint River North
158 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654
Limitless Tacos, Margaritas and Mexican Brews
5:30 p.m. until the end of the game
$42 per person
A “Bottomless Big Game” viewing party will feature all the tacos, margaritas and Mexican brews you’d care to enjoy for $42 per person (menu below). The dining and drink deal will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run through the entirety of the game.
In addition to the “Bottomless Big Game” package, Taco Joint will feature a bevy of food and beverage specials: bottle of Taco Joint margarita $24; bottle of fruit margarita $28 (mango passion, strawberry hibiscus, prickly pear); shot of Olmeca Atos with can of Modelo Especial or can of Victoria $5; five tacos (Beef Barbacoa, Al Pastor, Cochinita, Rajas) for $12.
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl viewing party, have Taco Joint bring the taquiza to you with their “kickoff catering” option that features an at-home taco bar.
Call Taco Joint for table reservations or to arrange a catering order.
1932 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
The Boundary, the Wicker Park sports sanctuary, hosts a Super Bowl viewing party perfect for football fanatics looking to kick back and enjoy the game with delicious bites and brews. Menu items include Shrimp Pizza on homemade pizza dough, and roasted Jalapeño Dip with cream cheese and served with tortilla chips. Group reservations are available by calling.
1638 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657
$40 per person from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guests who visit The Pony on Super Bowl Sunday can enjoy a $40 per person party package available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The package includes a pizza and wing buffet, domestic, import and craft pints, and call liquors. Additional specials will include $4 Jameson.
The Pony will also feature Jameson’s free half-time competition in which guests can kick a field goal to win a $250 prize. The game will be broadcast on overhead plasma TVs and at tables that feature an individual flat-screen TV for viewing.
Travelle Kitchen + Bar
330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Travelle Kitchen + Bar’s Chef Tim Graham offers football fanatics a game-day special menu item on Super Bowl Sunday. From 5:30 p.m. to the end of the game, guests can enjoy a Bottomless Bucket of Saganaki Chicken Wings ($18), a “Flaming Chicken,” cooked Saganaki-style with fennel-infused rum and extinguished with a squeeze of lemon. Additionally, the restaurant showcases The Big Game on a large high-definition TV.
For reservations, please visit the website or call.