Super Bowl Kickoff Time and Where to Watch in Somerville

Some ideas about where to watch the big game in Somerville, and five fun facts about the Super Bowl.

When is kickoff?

Who: The Ravens vs. The 49ers
Kickoff Time: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: New Orleans, LA at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Channel: NBC

Where to watch in Somerville

Olde Magoun's Saloon, Magoun Square
In true tailgating fashion, start Super Bowl Sunday off on the right foot with the 8th annual chili cookoff, where you can sample up to 30 different recipes. It's from 12 p.m to 3 p.m. You won't be able to move afterward, so stay for the game.

On the Hill Tavern, Magoun Square
Sixteen high-definition TVs, food and cheap beer.

R.F. O'Sullivan & Son, near Porter Square
You could land some free burgers and appetizers, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. Ask a server for details.

Parlor Sports, Inman Square
Parlor Sports is designed for big games. Get there early.

Orleans, Davis Square
A ton of TVs and ample floor space.

The Independent, Union Square
For those who want a more laid-back experience.

Casey's, East Broadway
An East Somerville standby.

Thirsty Scholar, Inman Square
Fifteen TVs and an energetic crowd.

The Pub, Ball Square
A great neighborhood option.

Foundry on Elm, Davis Square
Because sometimes you need a cocktail with your Super Bowl.

Know of somewhere else in Somerville to watch the game on Sunday? Let us know in the comments section.

Five Fun Facts About the Super Bowl 

  1. This year, a 30-second commercial costs $4 million, up from 3.5 million last year and $42,000 in 1967, according to Time.
  2. Football fans are anticipated to consume an estimated 79 million pounds of Hass avocados during Big Game gatherings this year, according to the Hass Avocado Board.
  3. If you still think the 1983 season finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched broadcast in the U.S., think again. The 2010 Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts stole that title, only to be beaten exactly one year later when 111 million people tuned in to watch the 2011 Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Nielsen Co. That record was broken again last year when 111.3 million people watched the Giants beat the Patriots, according to ESPN.go.com.
  4. Heading into the game, the 49ers are 5-0 in Super Bowls and the Ravens are 1-0 in Super Bowls.
  5. Super Bowl XLVII is the first time in professional sports history that siblings will play each other. John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers, according to SB Nation.


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