February 03, 2017

The 21 best Orlando bars and restaurants to watch the Super Bowl

With football comes mass consumption of snacks (usually wings, right?) and beer. And Orlando's got a wide variety of bars and restaurants ready and able to give you and your crew the Sunday football viewing experience of champions. Here are 20 Orlando establishments that are perfect hangs when the game is on.

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Oblivion Taproom
5101 E. Colonial Drive, 407-704-4757
Oblivion has become very well-known for its massive collection of ciders (over 50 choices), but these metalheads can also whip up mean bar grub that perfectly complements Sunday football. The mac bites dipped in hot sauce are an ideal app, and their burger menu is top of the line.
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Oblivion Taproom
5101 E. Colonial Drive, 407-704-4757
Oblivion has become very well-known for its massive collection of ciders (over 50 choices), but these metalheads can also whip up mean bar grub that perfectly complements Sunday football. The mac bites dipped in hot sauce are an ideal app, and their burger menu is top of the line.
Photo via droolius/Instagram
The Basement
68 E. Pine St., 407-250-4840, 
The Basement, aka the bar that gave out free beers each week UCF lost, is still in the spotlight as one of Orlando’s best sports bars. These guys keep it real with the college crowd providing shot specials from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 
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The Basement
68 E. Pine St., 407-250-4840,
The Basement, aka the bar that gave out free beers each week UCF lost, is still in the spotlight as one of Orlando’s best sports bars. These guys keep it real with the college crowd providing shot specials from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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Brick House Tavern + Tap
8440 International Drive, Orlando, 407-355-0321 
A sleek, wood-paneled ambiance and a TV for every set of eyes, the Brick House Tavern + Tap is a destination of choice among locals and I-Drive tourists alike. It’s tradition on football Sunday to down Bud Lights, but here you can class it up with harder-to-find brews like Smithwicks.
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Brick House Tavern + Tap
8440 International Drive, Orlando, 407-355-0321
A sleek, wood-paneled ambiance and a TV for every set of eyes, the Brick House Tavern + Tap is a destination of choice among locals and I-Drive tourists alike. It’s tradition on football Sunday to down Bud Lights, but here you can class it up with harder-to-find brews like Smithwicks.
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Ollie’s Public House
3400 Edgewater Drive, 407-999-8934,
A couple of Irish Car Bombs at kickoff on football Sunday? Why the hell not! Ollie’s might not have wings, but their buffalo chicken pizza is just as good, if not better. 
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Ollie’s Public House
3400 Edgewater Drive, 407-999-8934,
A couple of Irish Car Bombs at kickoff on football Sunday? Why the hell not! Ollie’s might not have wings, but their buffalo chicken pizza is just as good, if not better.
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Ember
42 W. Central Blvd., 407-849-5200
Ember does Sunday football justice with all you can eat wings and 2-4-1 shots. And just when you thought you found heaven on earth, they sweetened the pot with $2 beers and $10 buckets.
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Ember
42 W. Central Blvd., 407-849-5200
Ember does Sunday football justice with all you can eat wings and 2-4-1 shots. And just when you thought you found heaven on earth, they sweetened the pot with $2 beers and $10 buckets.
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Friendly Confines
multiple locations 
This Chicago-themed restaurant/bar slings the famed Cubbie Claws -- breaded chicken tenders tossed in your choice of their 40 sauces. We recommend the hot teriyaki garlic if you’re a bold one, but if you just want to enjoy the game without sweating your ass off, go for the cajun BBQ.
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Friendly Confines
multiple locations
This Chicago-themed restaurant/bar slings the famed Cubbie Claws -- breaded chicken tenders tossed in your choice of their 40 sauces. We recommend the hot teriyaki garlic if you’re a bold one, but if you just want to enjoy the game without sweating your ass off, go for the cajun BBQ.
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Sportstown Billiards
2414 E. Robinson St., 407-894-6258, sports
This smoker-friendly pool hall is a favorite among the locals -- think of it as a more down-to-earth Dave and Busters. The pub grub is greasy, but delicious, and the beer selection is stacked making your Sunday football at Sportstown a well-rounded, chilled-out experience.
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Sportstown Billiards
2414 E. Robinson St., 407-894-6258, sports
This smoker-friendly pool hall is a favorite among the locals -- think of it as a more down-to-earth Dave and Busters. The pub grub is greasy, but delicious, and the beer selection is stacked making your Sunday football at Sportstown a well-rounded, chilled-out experience.
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The Porch
643 N. Orange Ave., 407-571-9101 
We know the chicken wing is king when it’s Sunday football, but y’all don’t want to miss out on the Porch’s fried chicken appetizer. Their drink menu is absolutely stacked, but the Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen is just what we need to keep us cool since it’s still stinking hot.
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The Porch
643 N. Orange Ave., 407-571-9101
We know the chicken wing is king when it’s Sunday football, but y’all don’t want to miss out on the Porch’s fried chicken appetizer. Their drink menu is absolutely stacked, but the Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen is just what we need to keep us cool since it’s still stinking hot.
Photo via The Porch/Facebook
Fish on Fire
7937 Daetwyler Drive, 407-812-6881
Fish on Fire serves up some of the biggest wings the Orlando area has ever seen. And when we say big, we mean JUMBO! The cooks will even make a special sauce just for you if you want something extremely hot not on the menu. Bet you wouldn’t get that kind of service if you stayed at home.
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Fish on Fire
7937 Daetwyler Drive, 407-812-6881
Fish on Fire serves up some of the biggest wings the Orlando area has ever seen. And when we say big, we mean JUMBO! The cooks will even make a special sauce just for you if you want something extremely hot not on the menu. Bet you wouldn’t get that kind of service if you stayed at home.
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Frank & Steins
150 S. Magnolia Ave., 407-412-9230
Frank & Steins is sort of like the new kid on the sports bar block, but they’ve firmly established themselves with their extensive beer selection and hearty hot dogs. The sriracha drizzled bacon mac frank goes great with a Funky Buddha craft beer, trust us.
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Frank & Steins
150 S. Magnolia Ave., 407-412-9230
Frank & Steins is sort of like the new kid on the sports bar block, but they’ve firmly established themselves with their extensive beer selection and hearty hot dogs. The sriracha drizzled bacon mac frank goes great with a Funky Buddha craft beer, trust us.
Photo via Frank and Steins/Facebook