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.
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.
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.
🏈BEST SPORTS BARS TO WATCH THE GAME
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.
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
🏈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.
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
🏈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
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.
Locations: 1156 Kauffman Ave., Fairborn
More info: Facebook
🏈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
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
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.
Locations: 12 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg | 559 S. Main St., Englewood | 1100 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn | 7050 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights
🏈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.
Location: 7 W. Main Street, Fairborn
More info: Website
🏈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
🏈Mr. Boro’s Tavern
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
🏈Tank’s Bar & Grill
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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