No matter how you like to watch the game, there are a few necessities. Television, of course, the bigger the better. Food, greasy and good. Beer, cold. Besides that, everything else is just blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.
Here are a few places where you can not only watch the game, but really experience Super Bowl Sunday.
Bogey’s Sports Pub
652 E. Venice Ave., Venice, 488-9156; 7230 52nd Place E., Bradenton, 799-3000; bogeyssports.com
Buffalo Wild Wings
4067 Clark Road, Sarasota, 922-5554; 5235 University Parkway, Sarasota, 351-8584; buffalowildwings.com
Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub
6218 Cortez Road W., Bradenton, 794-2489; clancysirishsportspub.com
10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch. 907-0400; edstavernlwr.com
55-inch TV giveaway; $1.50 Coors Light drafts all day.
5955 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton, 729-9600; 1989 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, 955-3843; 5897 Whitfield Avenue, Sarasota, 358-9861; 4715 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, 377-0990; eviesonline.com
935 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. 953-6356
Raffle for two HDTVs and other goodies; $10 domestic buckets and $3 shots.
Gecko’s Grill & Pub
4870 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 923-8896; 1900 Hillview St., Sarasota, 953-2929; 5585 Palmer Crossing Circle, Sarasota, 923-6061; 4310 SR 64 E., Bradenton, 744-2664; 7228 55th Ave. E., Bradenton, 727-8988; geckosgrill.com.
All locations: Best seat in the house giveaway featuring a prime table, swag, $50 in food and $50 in beverages. Landings: Mini-fridge and TV giveaways, other prizes. Hillview: Flatscreen TV giveaway, various other free giveaways, taco eating contest, craft beer drink specials.
Joe Cracker Sports Grille
1020 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. 258-3444; joecracker.com
All-you-can-eat buffet for $19.99; domestic pitchers $8.
John Hall Goal Post
3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 979-9933, goalpostgrill.com
Linksters Tap Rooms
8764 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 966-9141; 8201 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, 359-1282; 4371 Aidan St., North Port, 426-0177; linksterstaproom.com
South Tamiami: Free food catered by British Open Pub.
Mannatees Sports Grille
7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 794-1400; mannateessportsgrill.com
All-you-can-eat and -drink for $65 in advance, $75 at the door.
Miller’s Ale House
3800 Kenny Dr., Sarasota, 378-8888, millersalehouse.com
1923 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 925-4551, shanerspizzeria.com
All-you-can-eat and -drink buffet for $47.
1319 Main St., Sarasota, 365-0469