Food and drink specials and great atmosphere await everyone from the casual to the truly fanatic football viewer at popular pubs in Nutley and Belleville this Super Bowl Sunday.
Michael's Roscommon House in Belleville is a friendly neighborhood Irish pub.
This pub, at 531 Joralemon St., is a family-owned tavern, and offers its famous Jersey Wings, spinach dip and mussels during the game's first half. For the same price of $40 per person, the second half offers Chicken Francaise and Chicken Marsala, along with Penne Vodka as a main course.
As always there will be all varieties of domestic and imported beers, and its wide selection of wines and spirits, according to Frank Daukisis, the pub's manager.
"We will have t.v.'s, and everyone will get a ticket to be eligible for prizes and giveaways," Dauksis said.
There are still 30 to 40 reservations left, he said.
Franklin Steakhouse & Tavern has been open since 1994 and has several bars separated by a dining area. The restaurant, at 238 Franklin Ave. in Nutley, is known for its steaks, appetizers and happy hours and Sunday will be no different, according to Buddy Teaster, manager.
"We have all half-price drafts and appetizers, and at halftime, we will be putting out a free buffet," Teaster said. "We will be giving away prizes, like an iPod Tower, mini-coolers and T-shirts."
Reservations are required for groups of eight or more, he said.
The recently renovated JK's Boathouse, 558 Washington Avenue, "is a perfect locale for sitting back and watching the game and for dining with friends," said Ed Sagers, manager.
"We have a whole range of appetizers, and all Budweiser beers are $2.50, while pints of Rolling Rock are $2," Sagers said. "We will also have some hourly specials."
One thing is likely to be very different this year, though, he said.
"It won't be quite as busy as last year with the Giants great win, but we hope it turns out to be a great game," Sagers said.