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This Way For Gambling and Sandwiches

How a man hosts a Super Bowl party

  • 26 January 2015

Whether you’re rooting for the Pats, the ‘Hawks, or the Carl’s Jr. spot with Charlotte McKinney enjoying a delicious burger in the delicious buff, you'll want to host like a champion. Here’s how.


1. Stock Your Bar

Start by letting Minibar deliver your beer — Sam for Pats fans, Elysian for Seahawks supporters, Coors Light for everyone else.

Next, punch, which brings the kick of cocktails at a fraction of the mixing effort. Indie spirits gurus Mouth were kind enough to craft a boozed-up recipe inspired by each team, and they’ve got all the fixins you need.

2. Get Your Grub 

Fact: you cannot go wrong with sandwiches. Especially when those sandwiches are from Italian hoagie heros Alidoro, who are doing a variety of Super Bowl specials — including a limited batch of “super secret” wings just for Game Day.

For sides, Macbar’s got 12 different mac and cheese options (lobster and mascarpone??) for 20 people, and Rosa Mexicano’s doing group portion delivery of their famous guac.

3. Staff Up

Need minions to ferry plates and refill glasses? Look no further than Quench Staffing, who’ve got a stable of attractive dicks and betties at the ready to lend a hand.

4. Place Your Bets

Once you’ve plied your pals with a beer or six, take their money. We dialed Case Keefer — sports beat reporter at The Las Vegas Sun — and asked him which prop bets he likes best. Three to put your ducats behind:

  • Take the under on Gronk’s receiving yards (79.5). “He is averaging 10 less than that on the season, and he hasn’t played a defense like Seattle’s.”

  • Take Lebron James’s points scored v. the Timberwolves (-3.5) over Tom Brady’s completed passes. Rationale: the Timberwolves can’t play D; the Legion of Boom can.

  • Take the under on total kickoff returns (5.5; excludes touchbacks). “Sharps (pro bettors, in Vegas parlance) pounded the under here. Expect good conditions and few mistakes.”

5. Clean Up

Don't get saddled with post-bash depuration duty. Let Handy take care of it — couple clicks of the ol’ smartphone will net you a fully vetted cleaning professional to do three hours of thorough home scrubbin’, all for under thirty bucks.

6. Go Another Direction

If hosting ain’t your thing, consider the bar (combining America’s duel pastimes of sports and drinking since forever!).

Manhattan-dwellers would do well to check out Game, the new subterranean sports den on 14th — churched up pub grub from Michelin-starred chefs, flatscreens galore and since it just opened, hopefully a respite from the crowds.

Brooklynites, get thee to The Grand National: a massive, airy sports hall recently opened on Grand with nary a bad sightline in the house and a sound system so good you’ll swear you can hear the players breathing.

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