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Oh yes, it’s already that magical time of year again. No, not Christmas; the Super Bowl!
Super Bowl XLV is going down this Sunday with kickoff time scheduled for 5:30 p.m. If you’re more of a social bee and don’t feel like having a Super Bowl party in your house, Midtown Patch has got you covered with the best bars in the ‘hood to watch the big game at. So whether you’re a Steelers fan or a Packers fan, there is a bar for you out there to cheer on the team this Sunday.
1) : Hudson Grille has a lot of things going for it, but in terms of the big game it's got a huge advantage over most of its competitors -- the 50 million huge plasma TVs set up all over the restaurant. It’s hard to move in Hudson Grille without seeing a TV, which means that no matter where you are in the building, you’ll be sure to get a great view of all the action. In addition to that, Hudson Grille has a love for football. They not only host several college football alumni clubs at the Midtown location, but they also recently hosted the Packers party. So if you’re a Packers fan, this is probably going to be the best place to watch the game this Sunday!
2) : Taco Mac, Atlanta’s homegrown sports bar chain, is always a solid place to catch a game. Between their massive beer selection and their killer bar food menu, Taco Mac is definitely going to be a great spot to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. The location on Peachtree Street, adjacent to the Metropolis building, is gigantic and they have several large TVs. So grab your favorite beer, order up some wings and get ready to cheer your team on!
3) : RiRa has many, many reasons as to why they deserve your visit. If you haven't wandered in yet to look at the gorgeous interior -- an authentic Irish pub shipped over from Ireland -- then this Sunday for the Super Bowl is your perfect excuse. RiRa almost always packs out during game day, and this makes for a great vibe while rooting for your favorite team. RiRa is planning food and drink specials during the game, so check their Facebook page for details closer to game day and be sure get their early to stake out your spot!
4) : Smith’s is always a solid choice to grab a drink and watch the game. The vibe here is always a slightly bit edgy, but always welcoming. Super Bowl Sunday will be no exception. For the game, they have set themselves up as Steelers headquarters and “official home of the Steel City mafia.” Packers fans are welcome, too, but they might want to set up camp in a different portion of the bar.
5) Cypress Street Pint & Plate: If you’re looking for a slightly more subdued place to watch the game this Sunday, but still want to be in a lively bar atmosphere, Cypress Street Pint & Plate is a good choice. Cypress Street is a great little bar, tucked away behind The Biltmore on 6th street. Cypress Street has two options set up for game day; you can either pay $10 and get 20-cent wings and $10 dollar pitchers of house beer during the game, or pay $35 and get unlimited wings and draft beer for the whole game. Either way, it’s sure to be a good deal and a great time, so be sure to get down there early to grab a spot at the bar.