WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The only one who knows how to throw a Super Bowl party better than a football fan is a football player, which is why Bob Hyland's Sports Page Pub in White Plains throws one of the best.
Owner Bob Hyland played in the NFL for the New York Giants for five years, the Green Bay Packers for four years, the Chicago Bears for one year and the New England Patriots for another.
He played in Super Bowl II with the Packers, so it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about the national event.
"It definitely wasn't as big of an event as it is now, but it was certainly a special experience when I played," he said.
Hyland's sports bar has been a haven for Super Bowl revelers in its 33 years. Regulars and new faces alike flock their each year for the wings, beer and pizza specials, beer and wing specials, and, notably, the door prizes.
"We give away a lot of door prizes: sweatshirts with our own Super Bowl logos on them, beer, fridges, speakers," he said. "There's tons of stuff that we give away. It's kind of fun because every quarter we pass things out."
According to Hyland, people have learned to trust his sports bar for a good experience because not only has it been voted Westchester Magazines "Best of Westchester," for 14 years running, but it is also the oldest sports bar in the county.
"It's a very congenial group we get here. It's definitely not a kids place. The crowd is a little more mature," he said.
Additionally, if you spend $25 or more at Bob's on Superbowl Sunday, you get free parking.
Bob Hyland's Sports Page Pub is at 200 Hamilton Ave in White Plains.
Here are some other notable locations to watch the big game:
Molly Spillane's, Mamaroneck : Game food and pitcher combo specials, Corona promotion with the Corona Girls. Additionally a half-time iPad giveaway -- anyone who buys bucket or pitcher gets raffle ticket for each bucket or pitcher purchased. Try to get there around 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Menu will include sliders, nachos, wings, variety platters, ten different types of burgers and their famous buffalo mac and cheese. 211 Mamaroneck Ave.
New York Firehouse Grill, Peekskill : Pitcher specials, wings specials, appetizers, $10 family pitcher specials, 50-cent wings, $2 hotdogs and the Bud Light Girls running promos from 4-6 p.m. 63 Welcher Ave.
Burke's Bar and Restaurant, Yonkers : Tailgate starts at 3 p.m. with $2 domestic drafts and free hotdogs. $35 open bar (domestic drafts, well liquor) starts at kickoff and goes to the Gatorade dump. $45 for all drafts, premium liquor and buffet. Tickets are recommended to be purchased in advance. 645 Bronx River Road.
Kirby's Grill and Bar, Yorktown Heights : $50 a head. Unlimited open bar (beer, house line, half liquor) and food. Try to get there by 6 p.m. 345 Kear St.
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