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3 Superbowl Parties

I won’t be in town this coming Sunday when the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots for the biggest football game of the year. But if I were, I’d put my bet on one of these food-and-drink-oriented Superbowl parties. Why go to any old sports bar when you can go to a real restaurant or a nice hotel?


Enrico's patio lets you watch the game outside.

In what they hope to make into an annual tradition, the recently re-opened Enrico’s on Broadway is holding a “Club Level” party hosted by Level Vodka. The spacious dining room and patio will be outfitted with big-screen TVs and couches that you can reserve for six to 20 people. There’s a minimum food-and-drink charge of $250 for the first six folks. Click the link above or call 415-982-6223.

Hayes Valley’s Sauce, owned and run by natives of Boston and NYC, would be my first choice to kick it old-school for the big game. Chef Ben Paula will put out a spread that includes “potato skin nachos”—which were added to the regular menu after making a big splash at Sauce’s first Superbowl gig two years ago two—and, of course, Hebrew National hot dogs, in addition to whatever else Ben feels like cooking up as the quarters and the brewskies progress. As usual, owner Nate Hosley’s two-year-old son Deuce will be on hand to keep the crowd under control. Click the link above or call 415-252-1369.

Don’t smirk because the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero is a hotel, or a chain. Have you seen the 17-story-high atrium lobby they call 13 View Lounge? Super-nice. Outfitted with 11 TVs and two large-screens, 13 Views will offer very affordable refreshments such as $25 buckets of six beers, $10-$15 sampler plates of hot wings, onion rings, mini-corn dogs, burgers, fries and jalapeno poppers, and $7 cocktails. You might just get in and out of here for less than half a C-note.  Click the link or call 415-788-1234.