January 31st, 2013

Best Viewing Spots in Marina del Rey for Super Bowl XLVII

Forget Bourbon Street for Super Bowl this year—you’ve got Admiralty Way and Washington Boulevard. Whether you’re a Ravens fan, 49ers fan or neither, you can still enjoy a little taste of the Big Easy Super Bowl craze this Sunday in the good ol’ Marina del Rey. After all, it’s not just about the game. It’s also about hanging with your friends and enjoying hot wings, burgers, overflowing beer mugs and the most expensive 30 seconds of TV of the year—the commercials. Here’s a list of six local spots where you can watch the big game on Sunday.

1. Tony P’s

4445 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA (310) 823 -4534

This is a given. First of all, Tony P’s  actually opened on Super Bowl Sunday in 1997. Second of all, seats at this local favorite sell out every year! Hurry up and book your reservations today. For $20, enjoy a commemorative T-shirt, drink specials, giveaways and the exciting atmosphere that Tony P’s is known for. Oh, and did we mention that Tony serves Louisiana-Style Mussels?

2. Killer Shrimp

4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA  (310) 578-2293

What could be more “N’orleans” on game day than Popcorn Shrimp and Black Tea Collins?  Set yourself down at one of Killer Shrimp’s 90 seats and get a front-row view of one of the bar’s seven flat screens.

3.    Mo’s Place at the Beach

203 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA (310) 822-6422

Mo’s Place is popular year-round for football enthusiasts, which means that it will most likely be packed full of hungry fans this Sunday! Word on the street is that Mo himself likes to get into the spirit by dressing up in bizarre costumes. Past costumes have included Colonel Sanders of KFC and an Egyptian King. Will he dress up as Poe the Raven or Sourdough Sam ? Head over to Mo’s this Sunday to find out.

4.    Sports Harbour

13484 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA (310) 823-0933

Fancy it is not—but Sports Harbour offers that authentic sports bar experience die-hard football fans crave. Put on your team jersey and bring the group down to enjoy some drinks, good food and ten big screen TVs set up so that you won’t miss a second of the big game. Bored during halftime (or during the whole game)? No worries, Sports Harbour has you covered with shuffleboard, pool tables and a pinball machine.

5.    The Venice Whaler

10 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA (310) 821-8737

With two floors and plenty of flat screen TVs, you can’t escape watching the Super Bowl even if you tried at The Whaler. Fun and rowdy crowds come together to enjoy each other’s company, the delicious burgers, cheesy nachos, drinks and unforgettable views of the boardwalk and a magnificent beach sunset.

6.    Baja Cantina

311 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA (310) 821-2252

Chips and salsa may not immediately sing “ragin’ Cajun, but it is the staple of any decent Super Bowl Sunday experience. Baja Cantina, and its sweet outdoor patio, TVs and all-you-can-eat chips and salsa bar will make the win or loss of your team just a little easier to swallow. A shot of Patron can’t hurt either.

Venture out on Sunday and give one of these local spots a spin.  Who knows? You just might find your new favorite go-to neighborhood sports bar! Tell us: which bar and team are you rooting for this weekend?