This blog was originally published in 2013; we have since updated it to reflect the most accurate and relevant information possible.
The Super Bowl is an American tradition that brings families together and introduces people to the sport of football.
And we all know that the Super Bowl isn’t just about sports.
It’s about the revelry that comes with hosting a gaggle of your friends to watch the game. Whether your party takes place in the intimate setting of your home or in the crowded, exciting atmosphere of a sports bar, the Super Bowl is a time for major celebration.
We’ve compiled a list of the best ideas and destinations for Super Bowl parties in Cincinnati!
If You’re Having a Super Bowl Party at Your House:
One thing about the Super Bowl we can always count on: the food. Hosting a Super Bowl party in your home means a lot of culinary responsibilities, like making hot wings, burgers, and other American standards. Think onion rings, cheese sticks, and pigs in a blanket, too. Try doing research on traditional Super Bowl party menus so you can have all the favorites whipped up by the time your first guest arrives for the pre-game show.
If you want to offer more lower-calorie game day foods, consider whipping up a variety of more health-conscious dishes like Southwestern Layered Bean Dip. This tasty dip has black beans, fresh vegetables and salsa. It also packs a ton of dietary fiber and vitamins and nutrients without the greasy, calorie-packed punch of a lot of Tex-Mex style dips.
If you want a delicious, better-for-you dessert option, try this recipe for Rocky Road Brownies. It calls for nuts, marshmallows, and cocoa powder. It also produces a brownie with less butter, fat and calories than a normal brownie. It’s a great, kid-friendly option if your Super Bowl guests bring their families along.
The Super Bowl is a notorious time for drinking and revelry. Because of that, a ride home is a nice luxury for your guests to have when the night is over. Instead of taking it onto yourself to get your guests home, consider hiring a limousine to take them. Not only is it a luxurious extra to add to your party, it’s a great way to be sure that everyone gets home safely. Guests will be beyond thankful that they don’t have to drive themselves home after a night of partying.
If You’re Going Out for the Game:
Finding great sports bars in Cincinnati is a cinch if you know where to look. Not only is Cincy a great football city, it also offers a plethora of great spots to watch the Super Bowl in quintessential energetic style.
One great sports bar destination which happens to have three locations is the Holy Grail Tavern and Grill, a locally owned hometown sports bar that features standard bar fare and 31 HD TVs so you can catch the big game on any screen you like.
Dickmann’s Café in northern Kentucky is another great place to catch the big game. This award-winning sports destination has a ton of big televisions and great atmosphere to see all of Super Bowl XLVII’s best moments.
If hot wings are the center of your Super Bowl universe, try Martino’s on Vine, which boasts a cozy, casual atmosphere with some of the best wings in Cincinnati. Catch the game on any one of their 31 televisions and enjoy a beer from their selection of drafts, crafts, domestics, and imports.
While a victory for your team is a perfect way to top off the night, a fun and memorable group gathering will make your Super Bowl night special, regardless of what happens during the game.
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