5 Spots to Catch the Super Bowl Commercials and Halftime Show
Tried and true football fans won’t miss a single tackle in the big game, but when it comes to the rest of us, the hilarious commercials and electric halftime are what make the Super Bowl a must-watch. After all, Rihanna is set to take the stage this year, and we wouldn’t miss that for the world. So whether you’re in it for the halftime show or the commercials, you’re going to want to catch all the action on a big screen. Here are our top picks for where to watch it all go down this year in Newport Beach!
Live the suite life this February and book a stay at the all-new VEA Newport Beach near Fashion Island! Choose between the Lumina suite, which features a private outdoor fire pit perfect for an intimate Super Bowl gathering, or the Cosmopolitan Retreat, which has a fully-equipped kitchen and a living room with a flat-screen TV. You and your friends or family will feel right at home as you gear up for an epic halftime show.
If an ocean view is important to you on game day, take refuge at Tavern House, where comfort food, cocktails and a sea breeze combine to make the perfect game-day viewing spot. Start with a round of drinks, then snack on bites like the Charred Brussels Sprouts, Spicy Ahi Poke, Coconut Crusted Shrimp and Chipotle BBQ Oysters. Be sure to snag a seat at the bar for optimal viewing.
Since 1986, The Alley has remained a Newport Beach hotspot for Sunday football. Catch all the commercials on one of the restaurant’s many TVs, and expect a local, football-loving crowd. In terms of food, The Alley serves up a unique menu of home-cooked dishes, including an Albacore Melt, Seared Ahi Wrap, Prime Rib Sandwich and Fish and Chips. It’s safe to say you’ll be well-fed and fully entertained here.
For fresh seafood and cold drinks, belly up to the bar at Newport Landing! This time-honored restaurant is a popular spot for fresh seafood and harbor views, and you can bet they’ll be celebrating Super Bowl Sunday in true Newport Beach fashion. The upstairs Oyster Bar is perfect for casual dining, and you’ll want to order the Calamari Tempura and fresh Seafood Ceviche as you giggle your way through this year’s commercials.
Corona del Mar’s El Cholo location is the ideal place to belly up and catch all the action. The restaurant’s expansive bar and outdoor patio make it ideal for a casual game-day celebration with friends. Sip margaritas, and be sure to treat yourself to a pair of El Cholo’s tasty Filet Mignon Tacos. This CdM hotspot is a total touchdown when it comes to a Super Bowl Sunday celebration!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger