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Best Spots to Watch Super Bowl XLVI

Torn between throwing your own party or going out? Some local specials might be a reason not to stay home on Super Bowl Sunday!

Super Bowl XLVI, professional sport's most anticipated championship game, takes place Sunday. Have you figured out where you'll watch the NY Giants take on the New England Patriots?

Whether you tune in the entire time, or just plan to dance along with the Material Girl that is, Madonna, at halftime, the right atmosphere can make all the difference.

Here's a list of our suggestions for best locations in Mountain View to watch Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m.: 

(Hover over the blue buttons on our interactive map—scroll back to the top and right—to see the locations)

  • Not too far on 2135 Old Middlefield Way, Francesca's has several flat-screen TVs that will be tuned into Super Bowl central. If you live in the Monta Loma and Rex Manor don't want to drive, this could be a good choice. For Sunday, Francesca's will have Happy Hour specials all day: Beer, domestic or foreign, bottle or draft, between $2.50 and $3.25; Well drink, $3; and a special BBQ buffet with ribs, chicken and potato salad for $10.
  •  has big screen TVs and a huge patio area with plenty of seating and is a good place to go to enjoy food and drinks with friends—and they have tons of specials: Pitchers, $10; a beer bucket of six bottlers, domestic or foreign, $18; shots of Jack Daniel's, Jose Cuervo or Rum, $3.50; shots of Jaegermeister, $4; shot of Patron Silver $6; All appetizers except buffalo wings, $4; Buffalo wings, $4.50; Burgers (beef, veggie, turkey) all $5.50 with fries; and all Philly Steaks (chicken or steak) $7.50 with fries.
  • , one of two irish pubs on Castro Street, has several projection screens (one on along the back wall and another near the front) and half a dozen flat screens along the bar. Get there early, and save your seat. Cover charge $10 include 1 free drink. Beer bucket five bottle of either Coors Light or Bud Aluminum for $15; Wing specials: 8 for $7.50; 16 for $14; 24 for $20 and 32 for $26; Touchdown basket, for $7.99 include wings, onion rings and fries.
  • Head to Tied House—Mountain View's very own brewery—and enjoy a microbrew and delicious grub on the multiple screens. Tied House will have Happy Hours specials. Pints are $3.25 and certain appetizers will be half off. Also, the brewery will raffle different size kegs every quarter.
  • On Castro,  has several flat screens along the bar, so show up early if you want a seat! There's no kitchen, but Don Giovanni's next door delivers (So no chicken wings! But perhaps calamari?)
  • Tucked away in the alley at 236 Castro St., Mervyn's Lounge, a dive bar, has three televisions, and reviewers on Yelp tout the "great prices, great service and great people." For more information, call 650-938-2968.
  • , next to True Value Hardware, is a dive bar with multiple flat-screen TVs and a laid-back atmosphere. It is a go-to establishment for locals who want a social place to watch the games.
  • If you seek a restaurant-style atmosphere, at 2560 W. El Camino Real will have televisions mounted on the walls, and sport fans can bite into burgers, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, baby back ribs, chicken and seafood dishes. Easier than cooking at home, huh?
  •  is a local dive bar at 2534 Old Middlefield Way that has several large-screen HD televisions and a jukebox. Good choice if you want to avoid downtown.

Regardless of which team you decide to root for, have fun, tip your waiters and bartenders, and don't drive home drunk. Cheers!

Elizabeth Lenart February 14, 2012 at 08:13 PM
One thing left out - at Mervyn's there is always a Super Bowl pot luck contributed by the regular clients -- this year we had everything from BBQ's pork and tri-tip to mac & cheese and ceasar salad -- free to all patrons enjoying the game.....

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