8TH WONDER BREWERY Sunday at noon, 8th Wonder Brewery opens up its taproom, which has plenty of TVs for you to cheer on the Patriots or Seahawks later in the day. Arrive early for a chance to taste the brewery's inaugural release of its new Brewston Texas Pale Ale and help get the party started. Eatsie Boys will have a food truck on site with plenty to eat, and Feges BBQ will set up a pop-up kitchen. Misc. A Mobile Store, and Urban Izzy will also have trucks on site for your retail shopping needs.
2202 Dallas, 8thwonderbrew.com
CAPONE'S BAR AND OVEN Capone's opens early at 11 a.m. if you want to arrive early and enjoy its full food and cocktail menu; a little closer to game time, a buffet and open bar runs from 4 until 9:30. VIP tickets for the buffet and open bar are $30 each or two tickets for $50; (eight drink tickets per person). DJ Manu will get guests pumped up for the game starting at 4 p.m., playing music from the '90s to the present until game time. Afterwards, the party continues until closing time at 2 a.m.
2303 Richmond, caponestexas.com
D&T DRIVE INN D&T is having a wing cookoff before the game, starting at 4 p.m.; competitors consist of chefs from Heights restaurant and lifestyle group Treadsack, creators of D&T and Down House in the area, with more bars and restaurants on the way. Patrons can try some or all of these wings, which will cost $10 for 12 of them. The great craft beer selection will also be available, of course, as well as regular menu items like the smoked pork nachos and Frito Pie topped with beef stew, pickled jalapenos and smoked pimento cheese.
1307 Enid, treadsack.com/dtdriveinn
THE DOGWOOD Dogwood has tables available to reserve for watching the big game; package options cover groups of four, six or ten people. Each one includes plenty of wings, chips and queso, sliders, Shiner beer and Deep Eddy Vodka for you and your guests. Houston's Hot 95.7 FM will be broadcasting live during the game, and attendees will have a chance to win some prizes as well.
2403 Bagby, thedogwoodmidtown.com
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GAGE LOUNGE The doors at Gage Lounge open up at 3 p.m. for its Super Bowl watching party; the game starts at 5:30 p.m. and this Midtown club will stay open until 2 a.m. with music and videos from DJ New York. Try some of the specialty cocktails and food like the Texas Brisket Panini and Smoked Salmon Plate while you enjoy the game; specials include $12 domestic and $16 import buckets of beer, $5 Jameson, and $5 Deep Eddy Ruby Red and Lemonade Vodka.
2600 Travis, Ste. 104, gagelounge.com
THE HAY MERCHANT Admission is free for this Super Bowl party; pop-up kitchen Blood Bros. Barbecue will be selling beef rib plates to satisfy your hunger starting around game time at 5:30 p.m. You can also order food from the regular Hay Merchant menu; so don't worry, you can still get some Sweet & Spicy Pig Ears to chomp on during the game. In case you didn't already know, Hay Merchant has one of the city's best craft-beer selections to wash down whatever food you decide on.
1100 Westheimer, haymerchant.com
KHON'S WINE DARTS COFFEE ART Khon's is throwing a "Misfits Super Bowl Party," which they describe as an event where artists, theater people, musicians, geeks and misfits who like football can hang out and watch the game together without having to go visit a sports bar full of rowdy jocks. Along with the game, barbecue will be available and a potluck dinner is being held so bring some food to share if you wish to participate. All the fun starts at 4 p.m.
2808 Milam, facebook.com/KHONS-winedartscoffeeart
PROOF ROOFTOP LOUNGE The "Sundown Super Bowl Party" at Proof starts at 4 p.m.; football fans can watch the game on the giant projector or one of the many HD TVs that will be setup throughout the venue. Specials include $3 drafts, $5 Bud Light pitchers, and $5 large pizzas; hookah will be available outside on the patio. After the game, party the night away with a lineup of DJs spinning tunes until 2 a.m.
2600 Travis, proofrooftoplounge.com
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RED CAT JAZZ CAFE Come on out to the Red Cat Jazz Café starting at 4:30 p.m. for their big Super Bowl Party, hosted by comedian Rudy Rush from 93.7 FM The Beat. Admission is $20 for an upper table and $25 for a floor table. A free buffet is included, and private rooms are available for you and 24 friends for $1,000. DJ Da4th will play soulful tunes for your listening pleasure.
711 Franklin, redcatjazzcafe.net
RE:HAB BAR ON THE BAYOU Re:Hab starts Super Bowl Sunday off at 3 p.m. with its first annual "Buck a Duck Race," where patrons can indeed buy a rubber duck for one dollar and race it in nearby Little White Oak Bayou against other competitors; winner takes all. A game of washers will also be going on in the big court out back, and plenty of food will be available for all who attend. Watch the game on several big screen TVs inside, too.
1658 Enid, rehabar.com
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