So, we can’t all make it through the entry of the State Farm Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. No matter – instead of sitting in the nose bleeds drinking $25 beer cans and watching a field covered in ants – I mean athletes – you can still celebrate a wild Super Bowl Sunday in Scottsdale.
Replace the unreal stadium traffic with rolling down streets covered in parties and other football fans living their best life. Wondering what your day should look like?
Grab some cases of beer while the city still has them (we’ll have just a few more visitors than usual in the area), and plan out your Super Bowl snacks. Here is everything you need to plan your Scottsdale Super Bowl watch party!
Super Bowl Pregame
Arizona Party Bike Bar Crawl
Take your Super Bowl watch group to the best sports bars in Scottsdale without worrying about a DD or transportation – because the ride is a party itself! AZ Party Bike is the ultimate pregame experience, with drinks to sip, music to dance to and games to play as you roll from bar to bar. Your group can choose between watching one of several screens playing pregame content at Boondocks or sitting on the rooftop patio at the Rockbar.
Old Town Scottsdale Block Party
Start the pregaming fun a few days early! In the few days leading up to the Super Bowl, the street outside of Boondocks is throwing a block party to end all block parties. Boondocks and The Hot Chick are working together to create a street full of music, drinks, and frivolity. Stop by Friday or Saturday before Super Bowl Sunday.
ESPN Main Street Tailgate
Old Town Scottsdale is the setting for the official ESPN Main Street tailgate from Feb 8-12. This will be where off-site game coverage happens, so Main Street will be dressed to the nines and ready to accommodate the pregame celebrations. Stopping by before the game will ignite the fire in your belly for the upcoming game. From 8 am to 8 pm leading up to the game and 8 am to noon on game day, you can party among cool performances like trick ropers and gunslingers, yard games, western-themed bars, and local food.
Watch At The Bars
Let’s face it – every bar will be ready and able to play the game for a big group of people. But some are just a little better equipped to accommodate the giant wave of fans that all want a good view of the screen.
Scottsdale Bar Watch Parties
Play it safe by heading to one of the best well-known raucous sports bars in town. Boondocks Sports Grill has not only TVs but giant projectors, so you can have a good view of the game no matter where you sit. You can cut the excitement in the air with a knife as everyone cheers for their team.
If you want that classic sports dive bar feel, RockBar will be overflowing with team spirit. With indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, you can feel in the thick of all the Super Bowl action (even if you aren’t in the stadium).
It’s not a Super Bowl watch party without snacks. Have your pick of great bar apps and meals when you watch the game at Social Tap. With two different levels of indoor and outdoor seating, there is a good chance you can snag a table with a TV view.
Wasted Grain and the connected rooftop bar Old Town Scottsdale Ski Lounge is a great spot to watch the game, with several TVs and screens to choose from. There is room for sitting and standing, so you can stop by with a larger party and not worry about reserving a table.
Watch At Home
Don’t want to brave the crowds and Uber surge prices to make it to Old Town for the big game? There is always the option to bring the party to you! But we recommend adding a few layers of fun to elevate your team spirit.
If you’re the home field for a Super Bowl watch party, some festive additions will make your living room feel like an executive suite in State Farms Stadiums.
Yeah, a cooler of beers and ciders is nice – but what if you add a little spice? If you’re throwing a proper shindig and want to get the party started memorably, Tap Truck AZ will deliver. This van is fully equipped to let the good times roll (and pour).
Rent a Big Screen
Sitting inside to watch the game on a beautiful day is fine, but what if you could take the game to your backyard? Renting a projector setup is the perfect way to catch every second of the game while still soaking in the mild February sun. There are a few projector rentals across town, but get your reservations early in case too many people have the same idea!
Post-Super Bowl Celebration (or Sulk)
The game is over – you either want to party as a glorious winner or drown your sorrows in commiseration as the valiant losers. If you don’t want to do that on your living room couch, it’s time to get back out there and party with the rest of the city in Old Town Scottsdale!
If you are ready to get down and dirty for the evening, Patties is the ping-pong-having, dollar-bill-covered, shots-flowing dive bar that everyone needs after hours of day drinking. You’ll run into tons of social people looking for an impromptu drinking game or fun conversation – come here when you’re ready to get rowdy! Bonus: you can stop at Pattie’s on an Arizona Party Bike (along with two other fun bars around Scottsdale)!
More feeling the club scene? The Scottsdale nightlife area will be popping off after the game with visitors, locals and people looking for a great time. Head to Maya Day and Nightclub for yard games and bottle service or The Bottled Blonde for a wild club atmosphere. With so many clubs right next to each other, you’ll have the chance to explore all the different sounds without walking too far.
Grab your favorite drinks and cheer on your favorite team as you prepare for the 2023 Super Bowl the best way you can! Your group will never experience a more fun and creative Scottsdale tailgate party. Our seats will fill up fast this weekend – so if you need help planning a great Super Bowl 2023 pregame or after-party, reach out to our team today!