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This Week: Bowled Over

January 31, 2008|Leslee Komaiko

Whether you're looking to relive your fraternity days or hoping for something a bit more civilized, there's a spot to watch the Super Bowl. So do something more festive than just popping a can of Pringles this Sunday at 3:18 p.m. and check out one of these venues.

TAPS FISH HOUSE AND BREWERY

Sunday happy hour prices will be in effect as usual. So even if your team gets whooped, you can take comfort that you're getting a deal on the signature brews, all made in-house, and tasty crab and artichoke dip. And talk about large screens: They've got one here that measures 80 square feet. 101 E. Imperial Highway, Brea, (714) 257-0101

BARNEY'S BEANERY

With 100 TV monitors and well over a dozen plasma screens at the Third Street Promenade location, there's no chance you'll miss that big play. But the view is going to cost you. Today it's $100 per head and tickets are bound to sell out. That Ben Franklin gets you all you can drink (within reason), even if what you want to drink is Grey Goose martinis, and a generous buffet. 1351 3rd St., Santa Monica, (310) 656-5777

X BAR

We love the option to watch the game outside at this sharp, sophisticated hotel watering hole. If that's not enticement enough, how about mini Reuben sandwiches and garlic fries washed down with the signature thirst quencher, a Citrus Monkey. 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, (310) 277-2000

SHULA'S 347

Three may be a magic number, but 347 is the number to remember at football hall of famer Don Shula's handsome lounge. All draft beers will be $3.47 during the first 3 minutes and 47 seconds of each quarter. And every quarter, a select entree will be offered for $3.47. It's an Ipswich clam roll for quarter No. 2 and beer-braised bratwurst in the fourth. 6101 W. Century Blvd., L.A., (310) 642-4820

BOULEVARD LOUNGE

Everyone does sliders. But the ones served at this stylish spot are superior to most. They're bigger than average and come topped with yummy stuff like blue cheese and caramelized onions. In honor of the Super Bowl, these and a host of other items will be half off. And they'll be showing the game on the lovely patio. 1114 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 654-6686

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