The year 2021 is starting out strong for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; not only will they be facing the Kansas City Chiefs on February 7, 2021, in Super Bowl LV, but they’re the first team in the 55-year history of the game to play it in their own stadium! While other teams have faced off in stadiums near their hometown over the years, the Buccaneers have the privilege of using their own locker rooms for this weekend’s big game.
As you might expect, virtually every sports bar in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas will be broadcasting the game, and featuring lots of food and drink specials to ensure everyone has a great time no matter who wins! If you’re ready to enjoy the game on the big screen and indulge in your favorite brew, but don’t want to host the party at home, check out this quick list of local sports bars where you can watch Super Bowl LV. As always, bring masks for everyone as they are still required when indoors and practice safe social distancing at all times, so nothing detracts from your enjoyment of the big game!
Scullers Draft House
When you walk into Scullers Draft House, you are greeted with wall-to-wall big screen TVs and a fun, casual atmosphere you would expect from a traditional draft house. Scullers is known for offering some of the best food and drink deals during all the local games, including an NFL game day card that includes a $2.75 Miller Lite/Coors Light 16oz, a $4 16oz New Belgium Fat Tire and Voodoo Ranger IPA, and a $4 Skyy Vodka.
Scullers also has an outdoor ping-pong table, to keep you safely outside while still enjoying the fun! Visit their website at https://scullers-draft-house.business.site/ to find out more.
Geckos Grill & Pub
Geckos Grill & Pub is known for their classic fare and wide range of cold drinks, while their charitable giving has even earned them national recognition! Geckos also features a special football day menu that ensures you’ll enjoy yourself during the big game, including a Denver Dog, Ravens Seven Nation Army BBQ Chicken, a Detroit Grinder, and much more.
You can also get buckets of five select cold brews, an Angry Fireball, and lots of other favorites including nonalcoholic choices for the drive home! For directions and to check out their game day menu, visit their website at https://geckosgrill.com/.
Parrot Patio Bar and Grill
The Parrot Patio Bar and Grill in Sarasota boasts an amazing 32 HDTVs, so you can enjoy the game easily no matter where you’re seated. The menu is exclusive and includes everything from spicy wings to pizza made to order. The Parrot features lots of spacious seating inside as well as a full patio outside, for relaxing and enjoying the warm Florida weather while checking out the game.
While you’ll want to be sure to check out the Parrot Patio Bar and Grill during Super Bowl LV, you can also return for live music throughout the month! To find out more and check out their schedule and other offerings, visit their website at https://theparrots.com/parrot-sarasota.
Evie’s on Main Street
Evie’s on Main Street bills themselves as not your typical sports bar, and no doubt many of their regulars would agree! Evie’s specializes in homemade fare, from traditional appetizers including wings and nachos to lighter, healthier salads made on the spot. Happy hour includes $3 domestic drafts and you can also order breakfast anytime.
During Super Bowl LV, Evie’s is also offering bucket and pitcher specials so you can kick back and enjoy the game on their 120” big screen! When you’re ready for a break, check if their two bowling lanes are open for you to roll a few and reach for that strike! For more information including hours and their menu, check out Evie’s website at https://eviesonline.com/location/evies-tavern-main-street/.
Legends Sports Pub
Legends Sports Pub offers all the big screen TVs and pool tables you would expect from a classic pub, and is offering great drink specials during the big game, including $3.25 Miller Lite or Coors Lite drafts. The pub is also known for being family friendly and offers indoor and outdoor seating for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment. For directions and their current menu, check out their website at https://legends-sports-pub.business.site/?m=true.
Raffurty’s Bar & Grill
Known for its lively atmosphere, Raffurty’s Bar & Grill is a favorite hotspot for locals year-round, offering regular poker nights, open mic for area performers, bingo nights, and Taco Tuesdays! Their Super Bowl party starts at 4:00, with raffles, drink specials, and much more. For directions and a quick peek at their menu, check out their website at https://www.raffurtys.com/.
One of the area’s most beloved sports bar franchises, Duffy’s has several locations to ensure you enjoy the big game! You can reserve front row seats for the best view of their wide screen TVs, or enjoy a party planner takeout that means no cooking or cleanup for those watching at home! When dining in, you can enjoy everything from classic barbecue cheeseburgers to homemade soups and salads, and lots of drink specials to wash it all down. To find a location near you, visit their website at https://www.duffysmvp.com/.
If you’re not quite ready to face the crowds or have already planned to enjoy the game from the comfort of your own couch, consider ordering some wings and other fare from a nearby restaurant. Using takeout services as much as possible helps support local businesses and their staff during these difficult times.
You can also take advantage of delivery services such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, and many others so that you never have to leave the comforts of home, and consider tipping generously for those who are working so you can stay home. As always, stay safe no matter your plans, and wish the home team luck during what is sure to be one of the most exciting showdowns in NFL history!
Other SRQ Events This Weekend!
For those who aren’t planning on watching the game, there is still a a few amazing events to enjoy this weekend in Sarasota. Check out a few that you’re sure to enjoy and, as always, bring masks even for outdoor events and practice safe social distancing, to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety.
February 6th: Coquina Beach 1st Saturday Cleanup
If you’re looking for an easy, effective way to give back to your community while still enjoying the great outdoors, check out the Coquina Beach 1st Saturday Cleanup. The group meets at the bus loop to pick up supplies, and organizers are always happy to answer questions about the work involved. To find out more or RSVP so they know to expect you, visit their website at https://www.manateebeautiful.com/event-details/coquina-beach-1st-saturday-cleanup.
February 7th: Spread the Love- Handmade Valentine’s Cards for Seniors
At Spread the Love, hosted at the Pineapple Yoga Studio on Sunday the 7th, you can make your own Valentine’s Day cards for those in your family or donate your handmade cards for distribution to local senior centers and nursing homes. Organizers offer supplies but you’re also encouraged to bring your own if you prefer. There is a small $15 charge for admission. Check out their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/851887505377476/ for more information.
February 7th: Beer Yoga Sundays
If you’re looking for a way to get fit while still having some fun, check out Beer Yoga Sundays at Big Top’s Beer Garden by Wild Orchid Yoga & Wellness. For a $10 admission price, you get a cold beer and yoga session that actually incorporates your beverage into many poses! This informal, fun class is great for all ages and is sure to get your Sunday afternoon off to a great start. Class starts at 12:30; to find out more or reserve your spot, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/142733577618998/?event_time_id=142733607618995.
Thanks for checking out this quick list of local sports bars where you can enjoy the big game, and a few other events perfect for anyone this weekend! If you found it helpful, be sure to share it with friends and family and on social media, and check back next week for more fun and exciting adventures in Sarasota.