The Best Places to Drink Cocktails During the Super Bowl

After that whole Deflategate, you’re gonna want a good drink for this one

When the Super Bowl is on, most people are content with drinking whatever is set in front of them. But you of picky palate want to actually enjoy what you’re drinking while viewing the most epic of sports battles. So here are some of the best places for tying one on while watching the Seahawks/Patriots showdown.

For the perfect cocktail to best toast your team, the Bar and Lookout Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village will be featuring $9 “East vs. West” cocktails. Representing the East will be a Boston Sidecar, while for the West there’s the Washington Apple Old Fashioned.

Quench your Super Bowl showdown thirst at The Bungalow in Santa Monica’s parking-lot barbecue and pig roast, where they’ll be serving up the restaurant’s specialty cocktails, sangria, and margaritas. Catch the game inside on their multiple big-screen TVs.

To go along with The Hungry Cat’s indoor tailgate-party eats like Sriracha chicken wings and beer-braised pork ribs, the bartender team created a special Patriots cocktail (silver tequila, lemon, cinnamon syrup, red wine float) and a Seahawks drink (Reposado tequila, lemon, coffee syrup, chocolate bitters, Laphroaig mist). But there are plenty more drink options like tequila shots with blood orange sangrita ($9), bottomless mimosas ($25), and Picklebacks ($9). If beer’s your thing, there’s beer by the quart ($13) and by the pitcher ($23).

Pasadena’s much lauded cocktail bar, 1886, tucked into the back of The Raymond, will offer special tiki cocktails like 3 Dot Dash, which pairs well with executive chef Tim Guiltinan’s Three Pieces of Chicken, brined for 48 hours and then battered six times. Or leave your drink choice in the bartender’s hands by asking for the “Dealer’s Choice.” Either way, the food/drink combo is just $20.

Catch the game on Now Boarding’s pair of 65-inch TVs while enjoying $5 beers, $6 well drinks and $9 themed cocktails. For eats, the Lobos comfort food truck will be parked out front from 2 to 6 p.m. And after the game, four-piece funk band Funktion will keep the party going.

Three Clubs in Hollywood is doing its annual Super Bowl party. Two rooms, three screens, no waiting. They’ll also be serving up what they unabashedly call “the best Bloody Mary on the West Coast.”

Bigfoot West will be open up early at 3:30 p.m. and show the Super Bowl on its brand-new TV. Nosh on tacos on the patio and $3 Olympia beers until happy hour begins at 5 p.m. Afterward, a $5 drink menu will be available, featuring classics like a Manhattan, Gimlet, and Old Fashioned.