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The most SUPERB places to watch the Super Bowl in Dayton

Beer, appetizers and wings are often the perfect accompaniment to the biggest NFL game of the year – the Super Bowl!

Millions of viewers will tune into this year’s big game as the Los Angeles Rams battle the New England Patriots in a fight for the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. 

>> Beer, wings and football fun! These Dayton establishments have Super Bowl Sunday covered

Super Bowl LIII will take place on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. You can watch coverage on WHIO-TV, Channel 7. CBS Sports will begin their special coverage of Super Bowl LIII beginning at 11:30 a.m. on WHIO-TV. The game begins at 6 p.m.

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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass. New England’s five Super Bowl champions turned over an average of 19.2 players the season after they won their titles. Brady and Belichick have been the constant.
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But finding the right place to watch the game isn’t always easy. If you don’t want to stay home, there are plenty of places to go and cheer on your favorite team from the best seats in the house with amazing food and big screens all over.

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🏈BEST SPORTS BARS TO WATCH THE GAME

Wings from Fricker's.
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🏈FRICKER'S

Best of Dayton 2018 winner

No frickin’ joke, but Dayton loves this locally grown sports bar chain.

The fine people of Dayton have spoken and declared Fricker’s the Best Place to Watch the Game in Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 poll.

Fricker’s got its start in Dayton and has grown to more than two dozen locations across Ohio, Indiana and Michigan with plenty of TVs, beer and its famous Frickin’ Chicken Wings or bite-sized Frickin’ Chicken Chunks that come coated in one of 15 signature sauces. Only the truly brave go for the Fricken X-Scream.

The first Fricker’s opened in 1985 in West Carrollton. This sports bar chain is family friendly, too, with a kids menu, kids deals and affordable prices and video/arcade games.

🏆BEST OF DAYTON 2018 WINNER: BEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME

Fricker’s Drumsticks are cripsy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Tasty! (Staff photo by Connie Post)

Dayton-area locations:

Fricker's Dayton (Woodman Drive), 1818 Woodman Drive, Dayton | 937-252-9007 

Fricker's Dayton (Miller Lane), 6834 Miller Lane, Dayton | 937-890-0020 

Fricker's Huber Heights, 6280 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights | 937-233-9464 

Fricker’s Troy, 1187 Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-335-2900 

Fricker’s Centerville, 1383 Miamisburg-Centerville Road | 937-434-1000 

Fricker’s Vandalia, 22 Foley Drive | 937-454-9464 

Fricker’s Miamisburg, 251 N. Springboro Pike | 937-866-9464

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>>Best of Dayton 2018 winners: Food & Dining

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🏈BUFFALO WILD WINGS 

For the sports-loving fan, this is a top go-to spot to cheer on your favorite teams and athletes with locations conveniently scattered across the Dayton area. Choose from domestic, imported, craft and specialty beers or their signature drinks, specialty cocktails and wine. Not to mention wings, burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. 

Buffalo Wild Wings was the second-place winner for Best Place to Watch the game in Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 contest.

Dayton-area locations: 

1900 Brown St., Dayton | 262 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 2082 S. Alex Road, West Carrollton | 6210 Wilmington Pike, Sugarcreek Twp. | 2776 Centre Drive, Fairborn | 7875 Wayne Town Blvd., Huber Heights | 891 S Main St., Englewood | 774 N. Main St., Springboro | 1248 Columbus Ave., Lebanon | 2313 W. Main St., Troy 

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🏈Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill 

Here, you’ll find 42 beers on tap from Alesmith Decadence to Yuengling and everything in between along with 31 television screens to watch the big game. It’s an upbeat hangout that offers American food and weekend breakfast. Bunkers placed third in Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton 2018 poll for best place to watch the game, and has been a frequent first-place winner through the years in that category, best wings and more.

Location: 893 E. National Road, Vandalia

More info: 937-890-8899 | WebsiteFacebook

Bunkers Bar and Grill in Vandalia is one of the many sports bars that are gearing up for the Flyers game Wednesday on the heels of St. Patrick's Day. JIM WITMER/STAFF
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🏈Cadillac Jacks

For the football fans in Fairborn, Cadillac Jacks will be open until 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. Home of the Killer Burrito, Cadillac Jacks’ history in the Dayton-area goes far back. The Cadillac Jacks history also includes a pub on Smithville Road near the Dayton-Kettering border that enjoyed a run of more than a decade, from the late 1990s through April 2012.

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Locations: 1156 Kauffman Ave., Fairborn

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Photo: Cadillac Jacks Fairborn

🏈The Dublin Pub 

The Irish Dub Pub is an easy favorite because of its lengthy list of bottled, draft and imported beers along with its great atmosphere. While it may not have the same number of TVs as your typical sports bar, the beer and food are in a league of their own. 

Location: 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton

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Early morning revelers at the Dublin Pub on St. Patrick's Day, 2017. PHOTO / Allegra Czerwinski

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🏈Roosters 

Roosters bought the Miami Twp. property on Ohio 741 last year for $1.7 million after Caddy’s Tap House closed. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
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From honey barbeque to the blazin’ donkey flavored wings, Roosters will never let the sports fanatic that craves chicken drenched in a tasty sauce down. The atmosphere is lively and there are more than enough screens all over the restaurant to watch the game. 

Locations: 3501 N. Main St., Dayton |103 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg | 3501 N. Main St .| 257 W. Central Ave., Springboro | 5571 Merily Way, Huber Heights | 400 W. Main St., Xenia | 1720 N. Bechtle Ave., Springfield

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🏈TJ Chumps

20 local bartenders just battled it out to see who whips up the best Bloody Mary in Dayton and TJ Chumps was the clear winner. So heading to TJ’s to watch the Super Bowl might just be the move this year to see what all the hype is about. TJ Chumps has a large menu with tons of starters, entrees, monthly features and a kids’ menu that will be sure to fill up the kiddos during the game. 

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Participating restaurants in this years Bloody Mary Showdown were: Archer's Tavern; Bargo’s Grill and Tap; Brixx Ice Company; Calypso Grill and Smokehouse; Dewberry 1850; Fifth Street Brewpub; Jimmie’s Ladder 11; Meadowlark Restaurant; Miami Valley Gaming; Milanos; Mutt's Sauce, LCC; Papi Joe's Tennessee Pepper Sauce Company; The Barrel in Springboro; TJ Chumps; Troll Pub; Trolley Stop; Tuty’s Bar & Grill; Wheat Penny. ALEXIS LARSEN / CONTRIBUTING

Locations: 12 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg | 559 S. Main St., Englewood | 1100 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn | 7050 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights

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🏈Tickets Pub & Eatery

You’ll find a menu full of Greek specialty items, a laid-back atmosphere, a fully stocked bar and lots of TVs. And, if you’re not into gyros and souvlaki, they’ve also got pub grub-like hand-breaded chicken wings, half-pound burgers, reuben sandwiches and more.

The menus at Tickets Pub and Eatery, in downtown Fairborn, also contains a welcoming message to patrons.
Photo: Staff photo by Ron Alvey

Location: 7 W. Main Street, Fairborn

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🏈Fox & Hound

Catch all the action surrounded by television screens at every angle and a large selection of beers. The grub is good, too, with burgers, flatbreads, wings and other American fare on the menu.

Location: 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek

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🏈Mr. Boro’s Tavern

Photo: Mr. Boro's

Opened in 2016, Mr. Boro’s Tavern has quickly developed into a comfortable gathering place among locals and visitors from neighboring communities. From their rustic-style pizzas and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches to a full selection of wine, fine beers and crafted cocktails, it’s a great place to catch the game in a modern atmosphere with TVs all over the place. Just be sure to take note that it’s 21 and older after 3 p.m.

Location: 495 N. Main St., Springboro 

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🏈Tank’s Bar & Grill 

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Best of Dayton voters showered love on Tank’s Bar and Grill, the iconic eatery at 2033 Wayne Ave. founded by the late Dan Tankersley in 1987.

If you’re in the mood for breakfast during the game, we’ve got just the place! Tank’s serves all-day breakfast along with some amazing overstuffed deli sandwiches and delicious burgers and famous chili. This bar and grill is open late and laid-back. Kick back, enjoy good food and have the bartenders pour you up a nice tall glass of whatever beer or spirit you like.  

Location: 2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton

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Tank’s Bar & Grill in Dayton has scaled back its late-night hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Photo from Tank’s Facebook page
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Did we miss something? Let us know if I missed any of your favorite local spots to watch Super Bowl LII: contact@dayton.com. 

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