Where to watch Super Bowl LIV around the DMV (and the must-order bar bites to accompany the game).
Buffalo Wild Wings
33 Maryland Avenue #C, Rockville, MD
What to order: Traditional and Boneless Wings Combo
Catch Super Bowl LIV at Rockville Town Square’s ultimate wings destination. Gather your friends and post up at a table to watch the game on big screens all around the restaurant and bar. You’re obviously ordering wings at B-Dubs, but we like the traditional and boneless combo best for groups – plus, you can take advantage of $5 pitchers during the game. What’s more classic football fare than wings and beer?!
200 E Middle Lane, #A, Rockville, MD
What to order: Blue Crab and Artichoke Dip
Brews are just as important as the game, right? Make Gordon Biersch the spot to spend your Super Bowl Sunday, and find classic American cuisine on the menu – all prepared fresh by the chef — that suit the flavors of Biersch’s made-on-site beers. Don’t leave without ordering the blue crab and artichoke dip, an extra cheesy dip served with baked crostini – and the perfect way to show Maryland state pride no matter which teams are playing that night.
970 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD
What to order: Slice Club’s Loaded Tater Tots
Suffering from ordering indecision? Head to Pike & Rose’s new Asian-inspired food fall, The Block, for Loaded Tater Tots (covered in cheese, Chinese sausage and green onions), plus options from five other food purveyors, including Sno Cream, poke bowls, and Korean BBQ tacos. Sure, this place is a food lover’s paradise, but you won’t want to miss out on the cocktails, either. The central bar, decked out with flat screens playing the games, features 15 – you read that right – specialty cocktails with unique ingredients like lavender bitters and dry ice.
11820 Trade Street, North Bethesda, MD
What to order: Crispy Mushroom & Kale Flatbread
If a local neighborhood watering hole is more your vibe, Owen’s Ordinary is a winner. With more than 50 beers on tap and 200+ bottles – ranging from funky sours to nutty malts, and including plenty of local brewery options (75 from Maryland alone!) – Owen’s provides a lively, yet cozy atmosphere with scratch-made, elevated comfort food to match its extensive beer program. Here you’ll find menu items highlighting local ingredients and beer garden classics like Bavarian pretzels and fondue. Don’t miss the Crispy Mushroom & Kale Flatbread, vegetarian pizza even carnivores will love, thanks to an assortment of mixed wild mushrooms and a cheese fondue base. Grab a booth in the bar, order some grub, and let the in-house Owen’s beer experts guide you through the beers while you catch the game.
If family-friendly is more your style for the game, Matchbox Pizza Bistro has you and your kids covered on Super Bowl Sunday. Cozy on up at a high top – the TVs above the bar are viewable from the restaurant’s tables – and settle in for a menu full of shareable bites. You’re obviously getting wood-fired pizza for the main event, but don’t skip the apps. Matchbox’s 3.6.9 mini burgers are a close second to the most infamous item on the menu, and they’re worth an order (of 3, 6, or 9)! Juicy, certified Angus beef patties are stacked with pickles on toasted brioche buns, and they come with a heaping pile of onion straws on top. Pro tip: grab a handful of onion straws, stick them right on your slider, and dunk in ketchup for the best bite.
Dudley’s Sport & Ale
2766 South Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA
What to order: BBQ Pork Giant Nachos
Venture to Arlington’s Village at Shirlington for the ultimate Super Bowl viewing experience. If the bigger-the-screen, the better-the-game is your M.O., you’ll be in luck at Dudley’s Sport & Ale, the Shirlington’s prime sports destination, featuring the neighborhood’s only rooftop bar and the city’s largest mega projector screen (complete with stadium seating for that “feel-like-your-there” experience). But don’t get too distracted by the game to miss the bar and the food – the giant nacho platters are not to be missed. With four different options, our fave is the BBQ Pork, a giant cafeteria-style platter of tortilla chips smothered in cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, red onion. Game on!