You don’t have to be a football fan to get into Super Bowl Sunday. It’s practically a national holiday. You’ve probably played host to the big game once or twice and don’t want the stress of hosting (or cleaning up after everyone). There’s plenty of options at the Channel Islands Harbor to enjoy the ultimate Sunday Funday.
When is Super Bowl LIII? Sunday, February 3, 2019
What time? Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. PST
Who is playing? Los Angeles Rams v. New England Patriots
Who should I root for? We would never tell you who to root for! (But we sure are close to Los Angeles, aren’t we?)
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Pizza and beer are a match made in heaven. Hot, crunchy crust, tangy tomato sauce, fresh meats, salty California cheese… need we say more? Toppers Pizza Place is regarded as one of the best places to grab a slice in Ventura County. If aren’t in the mood for pizza (why wouldn’t you be?), their menu also includes sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. Not to mention a salad bar that is second to none. As perfect as beer and pizza are on their own, add gorgeous harborside views and a dozen HD TVs, and you have the perfect place to watch the Super Bowl.
Fun fact: While Toppers has a ton of TVs to watch sports, they don’t usually have the sound on. For the Super Bowl, they turn those TVs up to enhance your experience!
From New England clam chowder to Australian Lobster Tails, Sea Fresh offers some of the best seafood in the Harbor. Come by Sea Fresh on Super Bowl Sunday and enjoy one of the best and longest happy hours around. During the Super Bowl, happy hour will last the entire game! There will also be quarterly drink specials. For example, one quarter the restaurant will be offering the $5 “Tom Brady,” a Tom Collins with a splash of blue curacao. You aren’t going to want to miss happy hour at Sea Fresh!
The Lookout Bar & Grill knows how to throw a party, so you might want to arrive early and grab a seat. This harbor favorite has seven wide screen televisions for your viewing pleasure, so there isn’t a bad seat in the house for the big game. Enjoy their menu, which includes favorites like clam chowder, pastrami burgers, bacon cheeseburgers, and more. Pair your meal with a cold beverage and enjoy. During the game, when a team scores a touchdown, they serve up a $3 Touchdown Shot! (If your team isn't cutting it, you can always step outside and enjoy a nice, calming view.)
Experience the biggest game of the year with the best Brazilian cuisine in Ventura County. They might not have your traditional “football game” menu, but you will not regret the smell of spices, the freshness of the food, and the harborside views they offer. Happy hour at Moqueca is from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays!
Fun fact: Only on Sundays, Moqueca serves feijoada, a Brazilian black bean soup.
The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar is a harbor hotspot on any Sunday because of their famous brunch featuring flowing mimosas. On Super Bowl Sunday, brunch is still on and will feature live music from Teresa Russell. However, this restaurant will be closed at 3 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.
Editor's Note: this story was published on January 29, 2019.