Buffalo Wild Wings
We set out to find the best places to don your team’s jersey, chomp on wings, and scream at the big screen. Even if your team loses, everyone’s a winner when visiting one of these 20 great watering holes.
First up: Ale Emporium. This 30-year-old icon across the street from the mall bustle of Castleton serves a lively crowd of first- and even second-generation regulars.
Those estimated 150,000 Super Bowl visitors will be in dire need of satiation—and hundreds of Indy-area restaurants are getting prepared. Chris Clifford, director of operations for St. Elmo Steakhouse (127 S. Illinois St., 317-635-0636) and Harry & Izzy’s (153 S. Illinois St., 317-635-9594; 4050 E. 82nd St., 317-915-8045) anticipates going through 600 pounds of shrimp and more than 80 pounds of horseradish during the event’s Thursday-to-Sunday crush. “Our supplier, McFarling Foods, will keep an extra 400 pounds [of shrimp] aside ‘just in case,’” says Clifford. Daily deliveries will arrive downtown between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.