1. Gulf Stream Brewing
1105 NE 13th St., gulfstreambeer.com
This brewery and taproom isn’t doing any specific thing for the Super Bowl, but it’s got great beer and a TV, and what more do you need, really? If you’ve not yet checked out Gulf Stream, it’s a strong addition to the always growing local brewery scene. They’ve got a notably diverse menu of beers – if you’re an IPA fan, definitely try the Holograms – and they’re in a great spot on up-and-coming NE 13th Street.
Multiple locations including 3115 NE 32nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, bokampers.com
When a restaurant bears the name of Dolphins great and broadcaster Kim Bokamper, it’s a safe bet the place knows how to do a Super Bowl party. This year’s bash costs $99 per person, and that gets you a lot. There’s a full open premium bar from 6pm to the end of the game, the “Big Game Buffet” as well as prizes and giveaways. Seating is reserved, and booking ahead is required.
3. Gatsby’s Joint
2460 E Commercial Blvd., gatsbysjoints.com
Not everybody likes a sports bar; we get that. So, what’s a suave sophisticate to do if you want to watch the big game but you don’t want to be surrounded by sports bar? Try Gatsby’s. As the name indicates, it’s got a 1920s theme and needless to say, the cocktail menu to match. The food menu includes plenty of high-end surf and turf, and even a caviar tasting. But if that all sounds a bit swanky for the Super Bowl, they’re also doing $6 appetizers and $1 beers during the game.