This Beacon joint is a favorite among locals because there’s always something going on: margarita Mondays, trivia on Tuesdays, karaoke on Thursdays. Come Super Bowl Sunday, football fans can take advantage of specials on beer, wings, and burgers, as well as complimentary halftime eats. If your team bit the dust in the playoffs and you don’t have a dog in the fight, sit by the big screen devoted to Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl. In addition to the Super Bowl specials, we recommend trying Max’s chili, which you voted best in the Hudson Valley in 2018.
Beacon — 246 Main St, 845.838.6297
AJ Cafe photo courtesy of venue
“Football is a pretty big deal for us,” say the folks at this Best of Hudson Valley mainstay. With seven televisions and a projection screen devoted to the Super Bowl, they’re certainly not joking. In fact, AJ Café celebrates football all season long, with 50-cent wings, $5 nachos, $5 pretzels with beer cheese, and $2 beer specials during the games. These specials will be available for the big game, as will a free buffet at halftime. Purchase something — anything — on Super Bowl Sunday, and you’ll be entered to win a vintage jersey: The exact player will remain a secret until that day. AJ’s “Euthanasia” wings have been named the hottest in the Valley; be prepared to sign a waiver.
Wappingers Falls — 2557 South Ave, 845.632.1631
Bacchus may have been the Greek god of wine, but it’s all about the beer at this New Paltz hot spot. The enormous restaurant and brewery lends itself to a variety of entertainment, from hanging out at the bar to lounging on the patio to shooting pool in the billiards room. Chicken chimichangas, ahi tuna tacos, and Tex-Mex egg rolls number among the great game-watching foods. Bacchus will also be offering specials on wings, pizza, and beer.
New Paltz — 4 South Chestnut St, 845.255.8636
The Ruck photo courtesy of venue
At this Capital Region craft beer bar, the tap list is extensive, but that’s not to say the food isn’t worth savoring as well. The menu at The Ruck is designed to complement the tap list: Order a Sloppy Wench with grilled chicken and apple wurst on a demi-baguette with smoked Swiss, stone fruit compote, and IPA mustard; or split an order of White Guy Wasted Tots with bacon, beer cheese, and cheddar jack smothered tots with house-made ranch dressing. Expect food and beverage specials on game day. Don’t forget your jersey.
Troy — 104 3rd St, 518.273.1872