Sadly, most of us can’t go to the game in Miami; heck, most of us can’t go to Miami. However, I would say that the next best thing to being there would be enjoying it among the fans of one of the teams.
Indianapolis is not known for being a rowdy town (that is, as long as you don’t play for the Pacers), but when our Colts are looking to become Super Bowl champions for the second time in just four years you better believe this town is ready to put their party hats on. School districts are even considering putting their students on a two-hour delay, not because of weather or road issues, bit because they are afraid the teachers may have trouble getting into work.
With the number of bars all over the Indianapolis are preparing for large crowds on Super Sunday it is no wonder. Wherever you go you are bound to run into lots of huge plasma screen televisions everywhere so fans do not have to miss a second of the action. Of course everyone is having a special.
Drink specials are getting creative all over town in hopes of luring fans in. The Alcatraz Brewing Company in downtown Indy will be serving up their very own Blue Horseshoe Martini along with $3 domestic beers and $4 drinks. Chatham Tap off of Massachusetts Avenue is getting into the spirit with $4 blue margaritas, $5.50 Big Blue domestic drafts, and $10 for a dozen wings.
Looking to buy your wings in bulk? Then go to the Dog House Sports Bar in nearby Brownsburg for 25 cent wings and $3 48 ounce domestic drafts. For the Peyton Special ($18, includes imported beer pitcher and an appetizer sampler) and $2.50 Colts shooters you’ll have to go to the Elbow Room on Pennsylvania.
For those looking to make the day a little more special there are plenty of options all over town. Moms and Dads may want to take the family to Jillian’s downtown. For those over 21 it cost $37 otherwise it will be $20; for your money you will get bottomless domestic drafts or sodas, a guaranteed seat, $5 in game tokens, a buffet tailgate style, and a chance to win $10,000 (radio station X103 will also be broadcasting during the game). The Adobo Grill on Washington Street is looking to do it right with two 50-inch TVs and three HD projectors with seven-foot screens to go along with an appetizer buffet and drink specials ($20 in advance; $25 at the door). If you want to go high-class on Super Sunday then consider the Bu Da Lounge. For $35 you can enjoy the game on one of two 50 inch plasma televisions, feast at the buffet, and some a victory CAO cigar as well.
Other places are even hosting special events in line with their Super Bowl celebration. The Blue Crew Sports Grill will be hosting a tent party ready for 600 fans including a draft beer truck and television monitors everywhere. Feeling competitive yourself? Then head down to Smokey Bones in Greenwood and you can take part in a Oreo Double Stuff Racing Tournament. Stick around afterwards for $3.50 Manning martinis, $1 shots, $2.50 tall Coors Light and half-price appetizers.
For more on the best bar specials and places to watch the Indianapolis Colts run it up on the New Orléans Saints go to this handy Super Bowl Party Guide.