The 2020 Super Bowl will undoubtedly be a special moment for all Missouri football fans.
It's been 50 years since the Kansas City Chiefs one-upped the Minnesota Vikings in a complete shutdown as the underdog. And this year, come Sunday, Jefferson City will be painted red and white as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers for Super Bowl LIV.
If you're looking for a place to share the excitement (or the disappointment) and watch the game with a few drinks and food, Mid-Missouri has a plethora of options. Here are the game plans:
Start your day early with Football Sunday hosted by Solid Rock Church starting at 8:30 a.m. at 508 Hunters Run. The day with Solid Rock will open with pre-game festivities followed by a football Sunday kick off and tailgating in the parking lot. It's a chance to learn about the faith journeys of current professional football players and the event serves as an "action-packed outreach opportunity," according to the event Facebook page. Solid Rock will also have a special prize for the "most extreme fan" and encourages attendees to pull out the gear and face paint for some friendly competition.
Two large projector screens and three or more TVs — that's what you're bound to watch the game on if you sit in at The Hall's Super Bowl party from 1-11 p.m. at 714 Michigan St. Kick back with free chips and dip and enjoy specials on wings and drinks. The event is free and family-friendly. And, rumor has it the owner is a "huge, die hard Chiefs fan," according to the events Facebook page.
The space at The Tavern may not be filled with boisterous karaoke this Sunday — switch that out for cheers and chants as the bar's Super Bowl Sunday Party from 5-11 p.m. at 130 E. Dunklin St. gets started. Celebrate your team with cheap beer and drink specials.
The Kraken Bar & Grill at 418 E. Elm St. will host a Super Bowl Party from noon-9 p.m. with specials on wings and beer.
At Big Whiskey's, the Big Game Watch Party from 5-8 p.m. at 627 W. McCarty St. will include specials on wings and beers, as well as a Die Hard Fan Contest. Fans are encouraged to dress in their "most crazy, most outrageous, game day inspired outfit" for a chance to win a $25 tab to be used during the game, according to the event Facebook page.
In the downtown area, Spectators Sports Bar & Grill will run their food and drink specials during regular business hours, and people are welcome to watch the game inside. J. Pfenny's Sports Grill & Pub will also be open during regular hours and said they will likely run a Chiefs special to be determined that day.
There's no telling how intense the game will be, but the International Tap House has you covered with a $25 bottomless cup of select brews if you need it. The House Party for the Big Game goes from 5-8 p.m. at 308 S. 9th St. The bar's $4 select drafts special will continue all day Sunday. To top it off, games including bingo and squares will give participants the chance to win prizes from Boulevard Brewing Company.
Enjoy an open bar, food and hor d'oeuvres Sunday at the Head Motor Company's Super Bowl Party from 3-9 p.m. at 400 Business Loop 70 W. The game is set to light up a 7-foot screen. Organizers ask participants to RSVP on the Facebook event or call 573-554-5555 to reserve a spot. The party is only open to those who have purchased a car, truck, SUV or motorcycle from Head Motor Company.
Also in Columbia, Arch and Column Pub will host a Superbowl 54 Party from 5-9 p.m. at 1301 Business Loop 70 E. The bar's Facebook event boasts the "ultimate" Super Bowl party experience with a big screen and bleacher seating.
Local band Murphy's Ford is hosting a Super Bowl Bash from 1-11 p.m. at Apple Creek Farm, 620 Murphy Ford Road in Centertown. The party is a "come one, come all" event, so cheer on the Chiefs with young and old, and listen to some acoustic guitar before the game. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite appetizer to share. As written on the event description, the band isn't taking this lightly — they hope to make this Super Bowl "one we won't forget."
Mark the yards to touchdown as you sew in company — Rooster Creek Company is hosting Super Sew Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 176 W. Simon Blvd. in Holts Summit. If you attend, make sure to bring a sewing machine and a project to work on. The event is otherwise free and open to the public, and finger foods are welcome.
Take on the Super Bowl sans the pigskin at Eldon Lanes' seventh annual SuperBowl-ing 5 Game Sweeper event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 401 W. 19th St. in Eldon. The entry fee is $50, and bowling starts at 11 a.m. following registration. Since space is limited to the first 40 bowlers, Eldon Lanes asks interested attendees to message the business or call 573-393-2331 to get signed up.
Grab your gear and suit up to watch history in the making at the "original Chief's bar" for Lucky's Super Bowl Party from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. at 1140 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark. The bar will be hosting a potluck and offering 50-cent wings during the game, which will be shown across the bar's TVs.
Where better to watch the Super Bowl than at a sports bar with TV screens galore? Put on your team's colors and head down to Foxxy Roxy Sports Bar at 250 Racquet Club Drive in Lake Ozark for a Super Bowl LIV watch party starting at 4:30 p.m. The event will feature $17 buckets of beer, $4 drafts, $3 bomb shots and blueberry lemonade, and a $16.99 all you can eat buffet. The game will be shown on two 150-inch projectors for a wide-open viewing experience meant to go the whole 9 yards.
Lake of the Ozarks Brewing Company is bringing in a second round of TVs and expanding their menu for their The Big Game! watch party starting at 5 p.m. at 6192 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach. The expanded menu will include wings and pulled pork. And, now that the Chiefs are "officially in it," LOZ Brewing Co. said the game is "much more important."
Arrive at the door prior to kick off and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of out four door prizes during Tirebiters Peanut Pub's Super Bowl LIV Watch Party from 4 p.m.-midnight. The pub is having all day happy hour prices on drinks and encourages friendly competition through a prediction sheet and square board. The person with the most correct answers on the prediction sheet will win a $50 gift card, according to the event's Facebook page.