Why watch Super Bowl LII at home when you can experience the triumph of a win or the agony of defeat with fellow Eagles and Patriots fans at a suburban bar or restaurant? Here are some places that are hosting parties and specials Sunday.
105 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com/event/superbowl/
Go big this year as you watch the Super Bowl on the Arcada's 40-foot screen for free. Drink specials include $3 domestic drafts. All food options, including Ron's famous meatball sliders, barbecue pulled pork sliders and Guinness beer brats, are $3. Plus, $1 hot dogs for the kids. Free raffles throughout the game with prizes including tickets to more than 70 shows on sale now at the Arcada. Doors open at 5 p.m.
619 E. Boughton Road, Suite 100, Bolingbrook, (630) 410-7100; 1602 Commons Drive, Suite 600, Geneva, (630) 397-4300; 200 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 394-3456; 22 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, (630) 983-1600; 17W350 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 478-8040; and 1160 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 466-7478. barlouie.com/poster/v02-big-game
Enjoy $1 burgers (at the Geneva, Naperville and Bolingbrook locations) and $5 burgers (at the Schaumburg and Oakbrook Terrace locations) starting one hour before kickoff and lasting throughout the night. And don't forget about beer and cocktail specials, too.
Caps Bar & Grill
347 W. St. Charles Road, Villa Park, (630) 279-0005, facebook.com/CapsBarGrill/?rf=184753941546646
Cheer on your favorite team Sunday with $2 domestic bottles, $3 mixed drinks specials and a complimentary half-time buffet. Plus, there will be prizes and raffles (tickets cost $2 each). Caps will double the amount collected and donate it to the Villa Park Police Department and the Villa Park VFW Post #2801.
Coach's Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill
152 W. Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, (847) 956-1818, dacoachs.com
Super Bowl giveaways are big this year at Coach's Corner: a Mexican vacation for two. Entrants must be 21 and older and present to win. Drink specials include $4 23-ounce domestic drafts, $15 domestic buckets, $6 32-ounce domestic mini pitchers, $5 Jameson shots and patron shots, $5 jumbo antipasto Bloody Marys, $5 signature jumbo mai tais and $5 bombs. Don't forget the food: $7.99 football-shaped pizzas (toppings additional). Reservations are recommended.
Dave & Buster's
1155 N. Swift Road, Addison, (630) 543-5151, and 424 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, (847) 549-2118, daveandbusters.com/
Besides tons of HD TVs to watch the Super Bowl, Dave & Buster's is offering $5 appetizers like Huddle O' Nachos (tortilla chips smothered in ground beef, melted queso and guacamole), cheesy spinach dip served with tortilla chips and salsa, and mozzarella sticks. Wash the apps down with $3.50 22-ounce Bud Light and Miller Lite.
523 Fairway Drive, Naperville, (630) 904-1111, draftpicksnaperville.com/
Sunday funday at Draft Picks' Super Bowl party. Expect prizes and giveaways while watching the game on multiple flatscreens. Nosh on $1 sliders. And don't forget the drink specials: $12 buckets, $4 tall Miller and Coors drafts, $4 mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys and $6 punch bowls.
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 530-8300 or drurylane.com/
Get ready to cheer on your team with a special Super Bowl Sunday Brunch featuring mini brats, chicken wings and a make-your-own nacho station from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It costs $40 for adults, $16 for kids 6-12, $10 for kids 3-5 and free for kids younger than 2. Tax and gratuity is not included.
180 N. Smith St., Palatine, (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com/
Get pumped for the big game with a tailgate buffet that includes wings, mac and cheese, quesadillas and a slider bar (choice of burgers, grilled chicken, pulled pork or veggie). Drink specials include $10 domestic buckets (Coors Light, Miller 64, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller High Life, Miller Lite); $13 import buckets (Amstel Light, Corona, Corona Light, Heineken, Modelo); and $20 craft buckets. Tickets for the buffet cost $10 at the door or two for $15 if purchased in advance online at ticketfly.com/event/1636614.
Evanston Rocks Music Room
1012 Church St., Evanston, (630) 962-7000 or evanstonrocks.com/events/evanston-rocks-super-bowl-party/
Doors open at 4 p.m. Sunday for the free Super Bowl party at this new venue from Ron Onesti. All food -- Ron's famous meatball sliders, barbecue pulled pork sliders, Guinness beer brats, personal flat breads and toasted ravioli dippers -- is $3. Enjoy $3 domestic drafts. Hot dogs are only $1 for kids.
507 S. 3rd St., Geneva, (331) 248-0919 or grandstanderbar.com/
Come in to get half off wings on Sunday to celebrate the big game.
800 Hillgrove Ave., Western Springs, (708) 290-0055 or hillgrovetap.com/
Hillgrove Tap's Super Bowl watch party includes a special buffet during the game featuring mini meatballs, potato croquettes, warm pretzels (with mustard), Ceasar salad, a hot dog station and Super Bowl chili for $16 for adults and $8 for kids. Drink specials include $4 choice drafts; $2.50 PBR, Old Style and Hamm's Tall Boys; $12 bucket of domestic bottles; and Super Bowl cocktail specials. Raffles and prizes will be given away throughout the entire game.
Johnny's Kitchen & Tap
1740 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, (847) 699-9999 or johnnysglenview.com/
Super Sunday means dine-in and dine-out deals at Johnny's. On Sunday only, the filet mignon and lobster tail is $24.95 and the full slab of barbecue ribs is $18.95.
730 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook, (630) 739-1592, mcqsbar.com/
Chef Alton's Super Birthday Bash takes place Super Bowl Sunday, and everyone's invited. The $5 Super Bowl Menu, which is available during the game only, includes Bavarian pretzels, crispy pickle chips, quesadillas, baked spinach dip with tortilla chips, mozzarella sticks, Buffalo chicken wrap, barbecue pulled pork sandwich, small nachos with chips and the three-tender basket. Featured drink specials include $4 pints and $10 domestic buckets. Don't miss the giveaways, too. Reservations are recommended.
1175 W. Lake St., Bartlett, (630) 837-4992; 164 S. Route 12, Fox Lake, (847) 973-1800; 2475 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, (847) 885-0400; 220 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, (847) 854-7220; 1799 S. Busse Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 593-2200; 9519 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, (847) 692-6600; and 1893 Walden Office Square, Schaumburg, (847) 397-4200.
Take advantage of Moretti's Red Zone Deal: $7 one-topping 14-inch thin-crust pizzas; $7 one-pound of boneless wings; and $3 20-ounce domestic drafts. Dine-in only.
Old Town Pour House
8 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 601-1440, and 1703 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 448-6020 or oldtownpourhouse.com/
With a wall of TVs, plus more than 90 beers, Old Town Pour House goes big for Super Bowl Sunday. Pair a brew with the giant pretzel, a 1.5-pound Bavarian pretzel served with beer cheddar cheese sauce, pepper jack cheese sauce and Düsseldorf mustard, available only during the game. Reservations are encouraged.
Real Time Sports Bar & Grill
1120 W. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, (847) 534-5000, realtimesportsbar.com/
The Super Bowl watch party starts at 3 p.m. Sunday. The $40 Super Bowl package includes well cocktails, domestic drafts, house wine, soda, burgers, brats and hot dogs from the beginning of the game until the end of the fourth quarter. Register at realtimesportsbar.com/events-1/super-bowl-watch-party.
4607 W Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, (847) 645-0005, and 1545 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 513-0681, rookiespub.com/index.html
Rookies' $60 Super Bowl package includes appetizers during the first quarter of the game, a rib-eye steak and shrimp dinner at halftime and an open bar from 5:20 p.m. until the two-minute warning that includes domestic and import beer (bottled or draft), well and call drinks, wine and soda. The package is $15 for kids 18 and younger and includes a burger or chicken fingers dinner.
Sideouts Sports Tavern
4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake, (847) 526-7174 or sideouts.com/
Looking for an all-inclusive Super Bowl package? Sideouts has you covered. There's a premium open bar from 5 p.m. until the end of the game, a buffet from 5 p.m. to halftime, a dessert table at halftime and a postgame pizza buffet. It's $40 for men, $25 for women and $60 a couple. Reserve a seat by buying a ticket in advance.