Couldn't afford tickets to Phoenix? Don't worry, there are plenty of places in South Florida to watch Super Bowl XLIX and its million-dollar commercials. Following our are recommendations.
Boston's on the Beach: New England Patriots fans are reving up for the Super Bowl. Luckily, they have a place to cheer on any team not named Baltimore. For $75, enjoy all you can eat and drink. Reserve online here or call 561-274-2339. 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach.
Bru's Room: This popular sports bar at 35 NE Second Ave. in Delray Beach is known to be Seahawks-friendly. Go to BrusRoom.com for the restaurant's other locations.
Bud Light Ultimate Superbowl Tailgate Party: Head to the Shops at Mary Brickell Village to watch the big game on TV screens throughout the plaza. Sample drinks and food from participating restaurants such as Balans, Fado Irish Pub and Blue Martini. 900 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Go to BrickellFestival.com.
Hyde: The chic lounge inside the SLS Hotel will host a pool and pigskin barbecue starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy food and beer specials.. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-674-1701. Go to HydeBeachMiami.
Funky Buddha: Rolling Chefs and MV My Food Truck will be serving food such as tacos and burgers outside. Inside, there will be blueberry cobbler on tap all day, and maple bacon coffee porter served during halftime. Drink specials include select gallon growler fills for $20 and a free tote bag with purchase of four growlers with fill (or refills). 1201 NE 38th St., Oakland Park. Go to Funkybuddha.com.
Rum Line: Watch the game on a 60-inch screen. Drink specials include $4 beers, $8 daiquiris, mojitos, Cuba libres, and old-fashioneds. 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. For info, click here.
Village Grille: Cheer on the Patriots with fellow patrons at this bar. Starting at 4 p.m., a block party (with nearby restaurant 101 Ocean) will feature two 26-foot TV screens and a DJ. 4404 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Go to VillageGrille.com or call 954-776-5092.
Village Pub: This gay-friendly video bar's specials include $10 domestic and $15 imported beer buckets, a halftime buffet and $4 Findlandia Vodka drinks. 2283 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Go to VillagePubWM.com