Whether for the football or the commercials, Super Bowl Sunday — Feb. 3 this year — looms large on the American cultural landscape.
Looking for ways to enjoy America’s largest secular holiday? Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own secret playbook to produce a ranked list of the best sports bars, wing spots, and pizza delivery options to make your Super Bowl celebration a success — no home-team victory required.
Televisions all around town will likely be tuned to the big game, but a few local sports bars represent Milwaukee’s best. Here's where to snag a seat come game day.
1. Points East Pub
Topping the list is Points East Pub. Located at 1501 N. Jackson St. in Lower East Side, the sports bar, which offers chicken wings, sandwiches and more, is the highest rated sports bar in Milwaukee, boasting four stars out of 258 reviews on Yelp.
2. Who's On Third
Next up is Kilbourn Town's Who's On Third, situated at 1007 N. Old World Third St. With four stars out of 194 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar and traditional American spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Red Lion Pub
Lower East Side's Red Lion Pub, located at 1850 N. Water St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the pub and sports bar four stars out of 95 reviews.
Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like a mess of chicken wings with your choice of dipping sauce, and Milwaukee has some favorite wing spots to satisfy your cravings. Here are a couple to check out.
First up is Lower East Side's Merge, situated at 1932 E. Kenilworth Place. With 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews on Yelp, the pub, which offers chicken wings, burgers and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
2. Bee's Cuisine
Murray Hill's Bee's Cuisine, located at 2336 N. Farwell Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Thai spot, which offers chicken wings and more, four stars out of 36 reviews.
In addition to the wings, pizza is another game-day go-to. Here are two of Yelpers' favorite Milwaukee pizzerias to pep up your party.
1. Pizzeria Scotty
First up is West View's Pizzeria Scotty, situated at 9809 W. Oklahoma Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 156 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score pizza has proven to be a local favorite. It offers delivery service, so you won't have to miss any of the action, other than to open the door.
2. Santino's Little Italy
Santino's Little Italy, located at 352 E. Stewart St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, 4.5 stars out of 137 reviews. While it doesn't offer delivery service, take a quick break from the game and pick up your take-out order.