The Super Bowl’s just three days away. If you’ve fallen behind in party planning—and there's all that cleaning, shopping and cooking—a good bet is heading to a sports bar filled with cheering fans. Watching football is much more fun in a crowd than by yourself!
We're reprising Patch contributing writer Ann Krueger Spivack's picks of best bets to catch the game. If you don’t see your favorite, tell us in comments.
Here are five places to watch the game in Los Altos or Palo Alto:
1. Most Wholesome
Want to take your kid with you to watch the game? First and Main gets our vote for most family-friendly sports bar. (There's even a kid's menu.) Roomy and very clean, F&M is about as wholesome as they come. Regular clientele rave about F&M's Mac and Cheese, one even calling it "bliss in a crock."
2. Most Enthusiastic (read "loud") Audience
A loyal clientele lovingly refer to this as "The O." The name says it all. Burgers and pizzas are the order of the day.
3. Most Classic Sports Bar
This venerable sports bar has eight (count 'em eight) new 63-inch plasma TVs. Its pizzas, sliders and Buffalo wings are a cut above the average sports bar lineup. Good luck with parking.
4. Best Wine List
The bar inside the Los Altos Grill has two TVs and dozens of really stellar vintages of wine ready to be poured.
5. Most Down Home Audience
Burgers and pizzas are the order of the day. Throughout the year, sports teams celebrate after their games. Hang out, get comfortable. You can't break anything here.
6. At Home. Home is to be a favorite place to catch the big game. Enjoy your flat screen, that big comfy couch and the company of loved ones. Fire up the BBQ, even. It's California and we can do that in February—unlike Baltimore.