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Options Aplenty In Venues To Watch Super Bowl

If you’re looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl, but don’t have an invitation you’ve still got plenty of choices around Charlotte. Sports bars and restaurants will be throwing their doors wide open for fans. Some other venues are offering more elaborate Super Bowl options. Your choice might depend on your budget.

At some venues, you’ll pay just to get in the door for the big game.  As in – cover charge.  For example, Tilt on Trade, uptown, advertises on its website that “$20 cover gets complimentary draft and food.” 

At Rooftop 210, in the Epicentre complex, an “all-inclusive ticket” for the Super Bowl watch party costs $49.99. That includes beer, wine and a buffet, according to the venue’s Facebook page.

Many restaurants will just open their doors and turn on their array of small, medium, and big-screen TVs for the Panthers-Broncos showdown:

“First come, first served – we don’t have a wait list,” says Jennifer Kraftchick, the marketing representative for Taco Mac’s three Charlotte-area restaurants.

She says each location has 40 or more TV screens that’ll be tuned to Super Bowl 50.  

And yes, Broncos fans are welcome. Sort of.

“I don’t see why they would not be able to come – but we are kind of overrun by Panthers fans.”

For a different Super Bowl Sunday experience,you  can bump into current and former NFL players at a Super Bowl party hosted at the Charlotte City Club.

The Former Players Charlotte Chapter of the NFL Players Association is behind that event. Toss in buffet, bar, and a benefit auction. Price tag:  $60 per person.

And some churches are getting in on Super Bowl fever, too.  McGill Baptist Church in Concord, for example, is inviting guests to come watch the game, and bring “snacks and a soft drink to share.”  

The online invitation from Reach Church, on Margaret Wallace Road, has a “come-as-you-are” feel:  “Join us as we watch the Super Bowl together!”  

Bottom line:  If you want someone to cheer, celebrate, or (heaven forbid) cry with on Sunday night, you should have no trouble finding company.