Written by Aaron-Michael Fox.
The Super Bowl is a pretty big deal in most households every year. From the ads, to the halftime show, to the game itself, there’s usually something for just about everybody.
While some people choose to stay home or go to a friend’s house for a watch party, many opt to head to one of downtown Huntington’s restaurants or sports bars to be part of a more collective game experience.
This year’s viewership in Huntington is expected to be bigger than most with Marshall alum Vinny Curry playing for the Philadelphia “Iggles.” Curry has been a proud and outspoken Son of Marshall for years and has even gone so far as to wear the number 75 in honor of the 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall plane crash.
So if you’re looking for a spot to watch the big game, look no further than downtown Huntington! From Rooster’s to the Marshall Hall of Fame Café, downtown eateries are pulling out all the stops to make sure you have an enjoyable Super Bowl in 2018. Below is a list of downtown Super Bowl specials.
*As with any other night downtown, if you’ve been drinking, I always recommend you call for a ride to get home. Yellow Cab, Uber, and Taxi Tommy will all be available. Taxi Tommy will be employing extra drivers to meet the demand. Taxi Tommy’s Car Service can be reached at (304) 691-9616.
Davis’ Place, located at 803 Eighth Street, will be opening at noon and featuring $10 domestic beer buckets (five bottles served on ice), $1 beef tacos, $2 well shots, $2 domestic bottles and drafts, $3 craft beer, and $3 shelf liquor drinks and shots.
The Hot Corner, located on the northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Fourteenth Street will be offering drink specials throughout the day including $2 domestics bottles, $2 shots, $3.50 bombs, $1.50 wine by the glass, and $2.50 import and craft beers.
The Lantern will be showing Super Bowl 52 on six big screen TVs throughout the bar. The party will begin at 5 p.m. They will be offering drink specials, a complimentary buffet of made-from-scratch food, and prize giveaways. If you wear a team jersey, you will get discounted drinks when your team scores. A ticket will be drawn at the beginning of each half and the recipient will receive $1 per yard on the opening kickoff. The Lantern is located at 817 Fourth Avenue.
The party at the Hall of Fame Cafe will begin at 5 p.m. They will be featuring $7 buckets of beer (five bottles served on ice), $.56 boneless wings, and half-price appetizers until they close. The Hall of Fame Cafe is located on the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Ninth Street.
Rio Grande will be opening for their normal hours at 11 a.m. Starting at kickoff, there will be a $20 cover that includes free food and drink for the duration of the game. Rio Grande is located at 914 Fourth Avenue.
In anticipation of a larger than normal crowd, Roosters will be taking reservations in 15 minute intervals throughout the day. Orders placed before 3 p.m. will receive a 20% discount. Call 304-522-9464 to place your order. Roosters is located on the second level of Pullman Square next to the Marquee Cinema.
St. Mark’s, located at 932 Fourth Avenue, will be opening at 4 p.m. There will be drink specials throughout the day.