It’s Super Bowl week here in Squamish!
A number of restaurants and bars will be showing the big game, so here’s a compiled list of places to consider going. But first, some details about the game.
This year’s Super Bowl is a rematch of sorts.
The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas with the game starting at 3:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 11. These two teams also played each other in Super Bowl LIV in February 2020, where Kansas City prevailed 31-20.
But these two teams are fairly different from those squads.
While Kansas City is still helmed by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, San Francisco’s quarterback is now Brock Purdy, who famously was picked last overall in the 2022 draft. Getting picked last is monikered Mr. Irrelevant, but since then he has proven to be a menace boasting a 21-5 overall record as a starter, including the playoffs.
A familiar face on the Kansas City sideline includes tight end Travis Kelce, who broke the all-time record for receptions in the postseason against the Baltimore Ravens to stamp the team’s ticket to the Super Bowl. Last year, Kelce faced off against his brother, Jason Kelce, in the Super Bowl which Kansas City ultimately won.
Kelce’s popularity soared this season when he and 14-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift began dating.
San Francisco looks for their first Super Bowl victory since 1994 whereas Kansas City is aiming for their third victory in five seasons and to be the first repeat champion since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005.
Eight-time Grammy winner Usher will headline the halftime show.
Places to watch the Super Bowl in Squamish
Howe Sound Brewing
The restaurant and brewery on Cleveland Avenue will be showing the Super Bowl on a projector screen and also five TVs, according to its website.
“Dive into the game with tailgate nachos, specialty pizzas, and $20 jugs during the game. Happy hour kicks in from 3 [to] 5 p.m., featuring quarterly draws and a thrilling $100 final prize,” reads the site.
Up the street, the Cleveland Tavern will be opening at noon on Sunday and will offer drink and food specials, including 15% off from Sea to Sky Pizza for dine-in and $6 Molson beer.
They are also doing giveaways of t-shirts and jerseys and opportunities to bet on squares.
Match Eatery on Valley Drive says they will also be hosting giveaways and showing the game on their big screen.
“Join us on Sunday, February 11, 2024, as we gather to witness the epic showdown. Bring your team spirit, wear your favorite jersey, and let's make this Super Bowl Sunday unforgettable!” reads its Instagram.
Come for the game and stay for the food at Watershed.
The riverside restaurant will be offering specials including roast beef, chili, chili cheese hotdog or pulled pork sandwich. There are also $6.25 Okanagan Springs 1516 Lager or Russell Pilsner.
“Join us for some mouthwatering gameday features while cheering for your team! And hey, even if you're just here to catch a glimpse of Usher, we won't judge,” reads its Instagram.
Shady Tree Pub
The Shady Tree advertises hosting the game with “full sound,” according to a Facebook post.
Several drink and food specials are available, including $12 wings and $8 loaded hot dogs. Also, if patrons buy a Molson product, they are entered to win a “beverage pong table,” which will be drawn at halftime.
Pepe's Chophouse emailed The Squamish Chief that it will be showing the game as well.
For specials, the Squamish restaurant located on Tantalus Way plans to put together a Super Bowl sandwich. Keep your eyes peeled for more information from them.
The Backyard emailed The Squamish Chief to say the game will be on in the local Valleycliffe pub with full sound and plenty of TVs.
Food specials will include $12 to $15 small plates like popcorn shrimp, buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks and sausage bites. They also will have a $55 party plate with wings and ribs.
Drink specials will include $19 pitchers of Backyard Lager or Implosion Pilsner and $21 pitchers of Trash Panda, among a few other specials.
Backcountry Brewing will be playing the Super Bowl on its projector in the main taproom, but notes the music will continue playing.
"Perfect for groups where only some want to engage in the game," said a spokesperson for the local brewery.
Additionally, they said they have a new pizza oven putting out New York-style pizza including a new dill pickle pizza. They also have hot wings and 24 beers brewed in-house.
Other restaurants and bars may be showing the big game, if so, we invite the establishment to reach out and let us know the plans: email@example.com.