No tickets to Sunday’s showdown in Texas? Head to downtown Green Bay, the celebration zone for Packer Backers, where traffic will be shut down in the heart of Washington Street for a giant after-party -- no matter who scores the winning touchdown. Practically every bar in the area is a green-and-gold hotspot, but here are the best bets for Green Bay and nearby.
- Titletown Brewing Company (Green Bay, 920-437-233)
As you cheer on the Packers, order up a special Super Bowl Sunday “Roth-less” burger, named after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger -- it’ll come smothered in cheese (get it?) and wrapped in a sack, to represent the amount of sacking Packers’ fans hope will occur.
- Brett Favre Steakhouse (Green Bay, 920-499-6874)
Sign up quickly for a spot in the banquet room. A $40 charge includes a halftime dinner buffet, plus raffles, drink specials, and other special events going on from 1 p.m. on, when the bar area opens. Don’t want to pay the cover? The dining room and bar are also open during the game.
- Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Green Bay, 920-499-9447)
With tons of game-ready HD TVs and good seats everywhere (they claim none are poor), this high-energy spot is a sure Cheesehead meet-up.
- Cock & Bull Publick House (Green Bay, 920-432-1885)
This tavern in the heart of Main Street boasts over 200 beer selections, plenty of TVs, and pool tables -- in case you need a half-time distraction.
- Motor Bar & Restaurant (Milwaukee, 414-287-2778)
The Harley-Davidson Museum’s Motor in Milwaukee is a great -- if unexpected -- spot to catch the game. No museum ticket is required to eat, drink, and cheer with the other Cheeseheads around large shared tables, and parking is free. Doors open at 11 a.m. on game day.
- Bomb Shelter (Milwaukee, 414-384-2662)
Ward off game day jitters with a pot of chili at Bomb Shelter’s annual Super Bowl Sunday chili cook-off contest. Show up to play with a crock pot and your own makings, or come to taste. Sampling and voting takes place over half-time, and high-scoring dishes can win quarter-barrel parties, bar tabs, and more.
- Karma Bar & Grill (Milwaukee, 414-220-4118)
Yelling for the Packers can make you thirsty -- and this spot, with its open bar package through the game’s end, won’t let you want for a cold one. Make a reservation ($60), which includes the bar and a dinner ticket.
- Bad Badger Sports Bar (Appleton, 920-574-2968)
Snag a $5 ticket to reserve a seat at this 99-person-capacity sports bar. Bonus: Your money goes toward a free drink voucher, too.
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Posted by SpecialK3883 (Kelly L. Phillips)
Comment by MilwVon on February 1, 2011
Hey thanks for using my photo for your blog :)
(who will be watching from the comfort of her own living room with friends)
Comment by MilwVon on February 6, 2011
I was in Appleton, WI yesterday for a board meeting. Located just about 20 minutes south of Green Bay, Packers' fever was at an all time high. We're getting more snow today on Super Bowl Sunday, which just seems appropriate. Hopefully our friends and family can still make here (and home) safely for the game this evening.
Enjoy the game!