Sunday...Sunday - it's the sporting event most of the nation has been waiting for these past five months. The Superbowl, of course. While most places in the nabe are doing business as usual, there are a couple of establishments that are having specials, discounts and extended happy hours that I wanted to highlight. So whether you choose to visit one of these places or simply stay home and make your own football feast, I hope you have a great time doing it.
Testaccio - While unexpected, this stylish Italian eatery will showcase the game from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. with half off all draft and bottled beers. But aside from the drinks, the food will be on special too, with a $10 price for fried calamari & zucchini, wood-oven roasted pizza rolls with ham and fontina, schiaciatta with potatoes, gorgonzola & anchovies, shrimp cocktail with Italian cocktail sauce and more. They're even offering a take-out option, the "Testaccio Super Bowl Party Platter," which is chock-full-of munchie goodness. 47-30 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City. 718.937.2900
Gleason's - Although still formulating their game-plan, Gleason's will of course be showing the game on multiple screens and will have a plethora of drinks specials and even a dedicated Superbowl menu. Stop by if you're in the mood for a lively, social atmosphere. 33-08 Broadway, Astoria. 718.626.5393
Ditmars Station - Previously known as YOLO, you can certainly count on Ditmars Station to ring in the football festivities. They boast two huge, stadium-style TV screens where you can really see the action up close and personal, and in terms of food and drinks, they'll be having beer and appetizer specials that night. 22-55 31st Street, Astoria. 718.777.1177
Astoria Brewhouse - Another fun place to enjoy a good sporting event, you can either hang out up-front in the dimply lit bar area, or you can enjoy the more intimate feel of the indoor patio with tea lights, comfy seating and of course those big TVs. For the Superbowl, they'll feature happy hour prices on pitchers of beer, wings and various appetizers. 28-50 31st Street, Astoria. 718.728.0050
Veslo - One of the newest additions to the nabe is also having Superbowl specials starting at 6:30 p.m. You'll enjoy 2-for-1 drafts, Bud, Bud Light and well drinks. In terms of food, you can get any of Veslo's Dalmatian creations or their wings and ribs special. 32-11 Broadway, Astoria. 718.728.0549
Have fun, and good luck to both teams!