Super Bowl Extras

Written by Editorial Staff Category: Web Extras Issue: February 2015

Phoenix
Alice Cooper’stown
101 E. Jackson St.
602-253-7377, alicecooperstown.com
Known as the place where “jocks and rock meet,” this restaurant – owned by shock-rock icon and sports superfan Alice Cooper – boasts a menagerie of music memorabilia, decking the walls between the army of large flat-screen TVs broadcasting the big game. It’s also home of “The Big Unit,” a nearly two-foot-long hot dog featured on the TV show Man vs. Food.

Big Daddy’s Sports Lounge
10618 N. Cave Creek Rd.
602-861-1034, bigdaddysaz.com
With four 27-inch TVs, six 37-inch flat-screens, one 50-inch high-def TV and a 9-foot projector TV, Big Daddy’s got the big game covered from just about every angle. The burgers are big winners, too.

Draw 10 Bar and Grill
5444 E. Washington St.
602-273-1061, draw10bar.com
A favorite haunt for fans of Oakland A’s spring training for their ballpark proximity, cheap Budweiser and sizeable selection of craft beers, Draw 10 draws its share of football fans, too, particularly shout-at-the-TV-types (aka Oakland Raiders fans).

Half Moon Sports Grill
288 E. Greenway Pkwy.
602-933-6600, halfmoonsportsgrill.com
With multiple Valley locations, Half Moon serves sports fans in just about every corner of the city, but this location has the monopoly on awesome sports bars in the Moon Valley area. It also has football fever, with regular game-day specials including $12 bottomless mimosas and $5 appetizers.

West Valley
Jimbo’s Sports Bar and Grill
12224 N. 51st Ave., Glendale
602-298-1500, facebook.com/jimbossportsbarandgrill
Cleveland Browns fans pack this neighborhood joint, which in addition to traditional pub grub serves a popular breakfast on weekends. Belly up to the shiny new bar top and order a round in honor of your favorite Brown.  

WaterDance Event Plaza
Westgate Entertainment District
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
623-385-7502, westgateaz.com
Enjoy a free five-day concert series leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, starting on Wednesday, January 28, with Los Lobos. Other acts include the Chainsmokers (Thursday); Eli Young Band (Friday); Dramarama, Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel and Naked Eyes (Saturday); and Kianna Martinez, Jared & The Mill and Chad Freeman & Redline (Sunday).

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Park West
9744 W. Northern Ave., Peoria
602-652-2058, shopparkwest.com
This sprawling saloon is home to beer and shots specials, country dancing and live bands most nights. As of press time, the Peoria location was in talks to be rented out for concerts – likely heavy on country-music acts – for Super Bowl weekend.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Park West
9744 W. Northern Ave., Peoria
602-652-2058, shopparkwest.com
A great place for bar bites or more substantial meals, with mounted TVs and craft beer flights adding to the game-day ambiance.   

Beach Club Cantina
Park West
9744 W. Northern Ave., Peoria
602-652-2058, shopparkwest.com
Football meets beach day at this cozy cafe, where you can sip mango-coconut margaritas or craft brews while feasting on fish tacos and guacamole.

Scottsdale/North Valley
Blue 32 Sports Grill
7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale
480-621-3080, blue32sportsgrill.com
Named one of Arizona’s three best sports bars by CNN, Blue 32 boasts beautiful burgers and a beer menu worth cheering for – one that includes brews from Arizona craft companies Four Peaks, Sleepy Dog, Papago, SunUp and SanTan.

Don & Charlie’s
7501 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
480-990-0900, donandcharlies.com
This renowned restaurant for prime rib and lobster caters to sports fans with myriad signed memorabilia, and a Super Bowl viewing party complete with a special menu of BBQ baby back ribs and fresh fish.