I’ll be honest. I am not sure if anyone is even interested in watching the Super Bowl, seeing that the 49ers came so close to being in it and now they’re not. However, going with the ideas that 1) there are many people who just love watching football and will watch the big game regardless and 2) there is probably a big contingent of people who want to see the Giants lose, we’re providing a few suggestions on where to watch on Sunday. And, because the list of places to watch football from our blog two weeks ago (when the 49ers were still in the running) was so good (or because we’re lazy—you be the judge), we are linking it here. So, enjoy the game and go . . . whoever you want to win!
Flat-screen TVs “everywhere,” including on the patio, 127 varieties of beer and numerous appetizers make this a favorite of the Placer County crowd. Fountains at Roseville; (916) 780-9273; yardhouse.com
Streets of London
A 42-inch TV behind the bar, and two more in the pub, and if you want to head outside to play foosball (or have a smoke), you can still keep track of the game audibly. 1804 J St., Sacramento; (916) 498-1388; streetsoflondon.net
Approximately 15 big-screen TVs as well as poker and blackjack tables, a pool table and a dartboard. Come early for brunch (served until 2 p.m.), then, for five bucks more, you get bottomless mimosas. We hear the Bloody Mary’s are good, too. 1014 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento; (916) 446-2208; limelightcardroom.com
Your Own Living Room
Forgo the wings, chips and nachos, and pick up some homemade tamales from Nopalitos Southwestern Cafe on Friday, Feb. 3 (they close at 2:30 p.m.). Call beforehand to make sure they still have some on hand. Then pick up some of your favorite beer, and you’re good to go. 5530 H St., Sacramento; (916) 452-8226; nopalitoscafe.com