Where to watch the Super Bowl in San Francisco

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By  on SFGATE

Everyone has a different preference when it comes to watching big sporting events like the Super Bowl. Some prefer to avoid the craziness and watch their own homes.

For those who prefer to be in the action at a bar or restaurant, just about every bar in town will obviously be showing the game. The tried and true sports bars — Zeke’s, Kezar, Ricky’s, and so on — are all great options, but the list below includes a few more places with special events or special deals or the like.

Places showing the game with specials:

Betelnut is showing the game throughout the restaurant. They will have food and drink specials all day, special menu begins at 2pm and last throughout the day.

Bin38 is hosting a party with full buffet and drink specials. They’ll have three televisions, with sound. Tickets required and available on the Bin38 site.

Elixir is hosting its a Super Bowl party. Doors open at noon.

Bottom of the Hill. It’s the Annual Stupor Bowl Heavy Metal Chili Cookoff. This year, we’ll charge a small cover charge to anyone who does not contribute and bring in chili or a side dish, but it will only be $3. Doors at 1pm, chili at 2:30pm. More info here.

KronnerBurger opens at noon and will have three televisions, hamburgers and “Large Amounts of Large Cocktails.” More info here.

Hi Tops. This gay sports bar is a good place to watch the game.

Dalva Check out their site for more details.

Nombe is showing the game on a projector, and offering specials like Nombe chicken wings, Karaage JFC (Japanese Fried Chicken), brussels sprouts, Nombe calamari, and edamame hummus for eat in, take out, or delivery.

Bluestem Brasserie will be showing the game and celebrating.

SliderBar in the Castro has six large flat screen televisions, 16 craft beer and 17 types of sliders.

Presidio Social Club will be showing the game at the bar and will have specials on the menu.

The Redwood Room is getting less fancy for the football game and offering special cocktails.

Pete’s Tavern and Pedro’s Cantina are the biggest sports bars in the city, and they’ll fill up fast. But the TV situation — 22 big screens — is strong. One of their specials is the Bacon Wrapped Dog ($11), 49er dog wrapped in a bacon, fully loaded with grilled peppers & onions.

Beach Chalet and Park Chalet will have half price appetizers (garlic fries, fries, sweet potato fries, onion strings), half price handcrafted beers and half price shots during halftime, among other specials.

Tacolicious in the Mission is having a party in their private dining room.

Jasper’s has four televisions in its bar, and they’re doing a bunch of beer and food specials, like mesquite chili-lime popcorn and a kobe dog.

Berlinetta Lounge. the Burritt Room’s little downstairs private lounge thing, is open for the game, with $5 beer and foods like Charred Corn Guacamole ($11), Burritt Tavern Burger ($16), Tempura Shrimp Skewers ($14), and Pulled Pork Wraps ($14). Open to the public, but larger groups can reserve in advance.

Royal Exchange will open its doors at 11am and they have 17 flat screens. There will be food and drinks specials as well.

Taco Shop at Underdogs is taking reservations.

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