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Since the first game was played way back in 1967, the Super Bowl has become something of an unofficial holiday in the U.S. A day where family and friends gather for food, drink and entertainment, the event has become as much about the parties as the football.

Every year, millions of people tune in to watch — and if you're one of them, you'll know there's rarely an empty bar in sight. To help you avoid a frantic last-minute search and ensure unrestricted viewing, we've scouted out the best of the best when it comes to bars and restaurants showing the big event. 

1. Alabama - Baumhower's, Hoover 
2. Alaska - Bering Sea Bar and Grill, Nome 
3. Arizona - Santisi Brothers, Phoenix 
4. Arkansas - Griffin Park, Hardy 
5. California - Barleymash, San Diego 
6. Colorado - West End Tap House, Denver 
7. Connecticut - The Cook and the Bear, West Hartford 
8. Delaware - Stanley's Tavern, Wilmington 
9. Florida - Foxhole Bar, Miami 
10. Georgia - Hoyles Kitchen & Bar 
11. Hawaii - Home Bar and Grill 
12. Idaho - The Tailgate, Boise 
13. Illinois - Wrigley BBQ, Chicago 
14. Indiana - Kilroy's Sports Bar, Bloomington 
15. Iowa - Tailgator's Sports Bar & Grill, Coralville 
16. Kansas - Champs Bar & Grill, Wichita 
17. Kentucky - Shamrock Bar & Grille, Lexington 
18. Louisiana - Finn McCool's, New Orleans 
19. Maine - Maine Beer Cafe, Kittery 
20. Maryland - Abbey Burger Bistro, Baltimore 
21. Massachusetts - Publico, Boston 
22. Michigan - Mallie's Sports Grill and Bar, Southgate 
23. Minnesota - Matt's Bar, Minneapolis 
24. Mississippi - Lucky Town Brewing Company, Jackson 
25. Missouri - McFadden's Sports Saloon, Kansas City 
26. Montana - Hooligan's FC Sports Bar, Billings 
27. Nebraska - The Sydney, Omaha 
28. Nevada - Sporting Life Bar, Las Vegas 
29. New Hampshire - Murphy's Tap Room, Manchester 
30. New Jersey - Jack's Goal Line Stand, Long Branch 
31. New Mexico - Uptown Sports Bar, Albuquerque 
32. New York - Boulton and Watt, NYC 
33. North Carolina - Jack Beagles, Charlotte 
34. North Dakota - Jackson's Bar, Walhalla 
35. Ohio - The Islander Bar and Grille, Middleburg Heights 
36. Oklahoma - Republic Gastropub, Oklahoma City 
37. Oregon - Buffalo Gap Saloon and Eatery, Portland 
38. Pennsylvania - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Philadelphia 
39. Rhode Island - Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, Warwick 
40. South Carolina - Mellow Mushroom, Charleston 
41. South Dakota - Over Time Sports Grill and Bar, Sioux Falls 
42. Tennessee - Wild Wing Cafe Knoxville 
43. Texas - Mister Tramps, Austin 
44. Utah - Collie's Sports Bar, Park City 
45. Vermont - Ruben James, Burlington 
46. Virginia - Crystal City Sports Pub, Arlington 
47. Washington - The Westy, Seattle 
48. West Virginia - Wild Wild West Sports Bar Wheeling 
49. Wisconsin - Sluggers Sports Bar, Appleton 
50. Wyoming - Bomber's Sports Bar, Rock Springs 

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