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Between winter snowstorms and expensive tickets ($300 to stand outside the stadium in Dallas? No thanks!), a lot of people are looking for alternative ways to enjoy the big game on Sunday. We at IgoUgo think that it’d be a lot more fun to go to Steeler and Cheesehead nations, respectively to watch the games. Therefore, we’ve come up with a few spots to enjoy the Super Bowl in Pittsburgh and Green Bay:
Carson City Saloon (South Side, 412-481-3203)
Carson Street is considered the epicenter for Steelers’ fans, and this East Carson spot caters especially to them. They claim to have the largest HDTV in town, too. Rabid sports nuts from earlier Super Bowls have lined up as early as 7am to grab a prime seat. Smart-because doors open at 10am, and no reservations are taken.
Mario’s South Side Saloon (South Side, 412-381-5610)
This popular South Side bar’s TVs are always tuned to sports-and its location is central to the Super Bowl antics that occur each year the Steelers are in the championship. (In fact, Pittsburgh police are already prepping in case things get too crazy.)
Titletown Brewing Company (Green Bay, 920-437-2337)
As you cheer on the Packers at this local joint, order up a special Super Bowl Sunday “Roth-less” burger, named after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger-it’ll come smothered in cheese (get it?), and wrapped in a sack, to represent the amount of sacking Packers’ fans hope will occur.
Brett Farve Steakhouse (Green Bay, 920-499-6874)
Sign up quickly for a spot in the banquet room. A $40 charge includes a halftime dinner buffet, plus raffles, drink specials, and other special events are going on from 1pm on, when the bar area opens. Don’t want to pay the cover? The dining room and bar are also open during the game.
Read about more places to watch the game in both Green Bay and Pittsburgh on IgoUgo’s travel blog.