Beyond the Bud Light

Don't be like these guys. Spice up your Super Bowl. Photo: H. ARMSTRONG ROBERTS/Corbis

BB King Blues Club and Grill
237 W. 42nd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-997-4144
New York Times and New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein is the guest of honor at this Times Square supper club, drawing and then live-blogging his interpretations of the party all evening. Get immortalized in a cartoon while feasting on an all-you-can-eat buffet that’s a far cry from beer and wings, with vegetarian five-bean chili bites and Parmesan artichoke hearts. Doors at 5 p.m. $40, $75 VIP.

Pork Bowl at Whiskey Park
100 Central Park South, at Sixth Ave.; 212-307-9222
Fatty ‘Cue teams up with Whiskey Park for a one-day pop-up at the bar on Central Park South. There will be a whole roast pig, naturally, and cocktails with a fused pork-and–Super Bowl theme, like the “Pigskin,” with infused bacon bourbon, maple syrup, and orange bitters. 5:30 p.m. For reservations, call 212-307-9222.

The Woods “Does the Sports Thing”
48 S. 4th St., at Wythe St., Williamsburg; 718-782-4955
This high-energy hipster bonanza will include a half-time performance by burlesque troupe the Love Show, catering by Landhaus (think grilled maple syrup bacon sticks), $1 picklebacks after every touchdown, and a dance party at the game’s end. Just ignore the “I’m too alternative for football” event title. Doors at 4 p.m., e-mail for reservations.

Redemption Grill NYC
1003 Second Ave., at 53rd St.; 212-319-4545
For those who wish to pregame as the sun rises, this party begins at noon, with $4 drafts before 6 p.m. A downstairs lounge will be screening the game in 3-D. There’s a $25 insurance fee for 3-D viewing glasses, which you’ll get back at the end of night if you return them unharmed. No cover.

The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 347-529-6696
VFM (Very Funny Man) Hannibal Buress serves as host, with the game screened on two projectors and accompanied by standard fare packages of wings, beer, and pizza. Buress’s weekly comedy show will follow, and the next day, he throws a 30th-birthday shindig with Cipha Sounds at the same venue. So tell him happy birthday! And buy the dude a drink. Doors at 4 p.m. $15 general admission, tables $100 to $350.

The Bell House
149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510
The folks at the former warehouse space offer up $6 themed cocktails including the Harbaugh Walbanger, San Fran Shuffle, and Raven’s Rye, with catered sandwiches by Urban Rustic. They also promise good times. No cover.

450 E. 29th St., at First Ave.; 212-729-9790
Tom Colicchio’s East River–side restaurant will have plasma TVs installed all over its dining room for the big day. The snack and dinner menu includes oyster bar, spiced potato chips with goat cheese and rosemary, and paella rice balls. Check Open Table for reservations.

Pine Tree Lodge
591 First Ave., nr. 34th St.; 212-481-5490
This Murray Hill haunt has a hodgepodge appeal, with its woodsy, taxidermy-heavy décor and focus on Caribbean food. Free buffet from 4 to 5 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, plus $1 shots of sambuca, the most random liquor shot special on our list.

Brooklyn Tap House
590 Myrtle Ave., nr. Classon Ave., Clinton Hill; 917-202-1801
In this massive beer hall, $35 gets you a growler filled with your choice of craft beer, plus apps like wings, nachos, empanadas, or chili cheese fries. Three projectors in the bar, plus one outdoor projector for those with mighty strong beer jackets. Call 347-750-7557 or e-mail for reservations.

Roberta’s Superbowl Party at the Warsaw
261 Driggs Ave., at Eckford St., Greenpoint; 718-387-0505
Roberta’s does wings, pierogies, nachos, and towers of beer when they cater the party at this Polish concert venue, which will show the game on a cinema-sized screen. Doors at 4 p.m., no cover.

Ainsworth Park
111 East 18th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-673-2467
Any bar with 65 TVs is a sports bar, but newly-opened Ainsworth Park has high ceilings, spacious tables, and extravagant flower arrangements which may convince you otherwise. The menu includes grilled salmon and various options from the butcher’s block. Open Table for reservations.

Beyond the Bud Light