Where to watch
Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM — 2400 Bitar Ave., Lewis Main
Warrior Zone — 17th and D St., Lewis North
Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride — Exit 116 of Interstate 5, Lewis Main
Nelson Recreation Center — 3168 2nd Division Drive, Lewis Main
BY DEAN SIEMON
There aren’t a lot of things bigger than Super Bowl Sunday. Football fans from across the country are making their plans to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots for the National Football League’s Vince Lombardi Trophy Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
While some people might choose to sit at home with friends and family to watch the big game, there are places on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to watch the big game on big screens. Consider it a way to enjoy the game with food and drinks without having to do any of the dishes.
JBLM’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is advertising super parties for the Super Bowl with specials, games and prizes at both the Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main and the Warrior Zone on Lewis North.
For the Samuel Adams Brewhouse, this year marks the first real attempt at hosting a Super Bowl viewing party since opening in June 2016. Only about 40 people braved the snow storms to watch the game at the brewhouse last year.
“I think that definitely affected people who weren’t sure if they wanted to be (snowed in) at the bar,” said Tamara Fogel, manager of the Samuel Adams Brewhouse on Lewis Main.
The brewhouse is offering food and drink specials that include a tailgating buffet with meatballs, chicken chili and more for $16.95. There will be a variety of games played, including Football Squares and a “Best Touchdown Dance” competition for prizes.
Families are welcome as the brewhouse will have tables set up in their conference room with large-screen televisions showing all of the action.
“You’re closer to the food, it’s a calmer atmosphere (than the bar) and it’s more ideal for families,” Fogel said.
The brewhouse’s doors will open around 1 p.m., so football fans can come early to secure seating while enjoying the pregame coverage on television.
The Warrior Zone has long been viewed as a Super Bowl stable since its grand opening in 2012. The multimillion dollar facility is home to more than 50 high-definition televisions scattered throughout the 29,00-square-foot Warrior Zone.
In addition to the games that can be watched inside and outside on their covered, heated patio, the Warrior Zone also provides a fun opportunity for video game enthusiasts with a NFL Madden tournament that will be played during the event with a laptop computer as the grand prize.
The Warrior Zone will be offering food and drink specials, including an 18-wing special for $20 and a barbecue special on the patio for $12.95.
“Our facility has a little bit of something for everyone; whether they’re a foodie or a gamer,” said Jessica Gomez, assistant manager at the Warrior Zone.
There will also be a number of giveaways, including the Warrior Zone’s snack bar holding a drawing for a free NFL jersey — $12 to enter. The winner will be able to pick a jersey of their favorite team.
JBLM Family and MWR has other places around JBLM to watch the Super Bowl — the Samuel Adams Brewhouse, inside the clubhouse of Eagles Pride Golf Course, and the Nelson Recreation Center on 2nd Division Drive on Lewis Main.