Here’s who we’ve confirmed is doing something “special” on this Super bowl Sunday.

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Go Patriots!

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Gurney’s Newport will be a great place to cheer on the New England Patriots for the biggest football game of the year, offering themed bites and cocktails throughout the entire weekend.

Menu items include “Patriot” Nachos (Sam Adams braised short rib, house made jalapeno cheese sauce, guacamole), Stuffie Croquettes (Traditional Rhode Island stuffie, chorizo aioli, pickle fresno chilis) and Pulled Pork Sliders (House-made BBQ sauce, slaw, pickles, toasted brioche bun). Sip on cocktails including The Great Gronkowski (Bullet Rye, Harney & Sons Peach Iced Tea, Lemon Syrup), LA Mule (Casamigos Blanco, Lime , Ginger Beer) and The G.O.A.T (Citrus Vodka, Blue Curacao, Grenadine, Splash of Soda).

Make sure not to miss the resort’s resident goats, Cornelius and William, who will be decked out in Patriot’s jerseys for the game – the true G.O.A.T(S) of Gurney’s Newport.

Need a break from the game? Head to Gurney’s ice rink for a quick glide along the Newport Harbor, or cozy up in one of the new heated outdoor igloos covered in twinkle lights on the Regent Deck.

Facebook Event – Super Bowl Party at Gurney’s Newport

Midtown Oyster Bar

Midtown Oyster Bar will once again bring in a very large tv for the game. Their will also be appetizer and bucket of beer specials. If that’s not enough, you have to take on “The GOAT” snack tower!

No cover.

Surf Club

Watch the quest for #9 on the 3 HD TVs at the bar at the Surf Club. Free snacks for first half. Pizza eating competition at halftime, winner receives $50 gift card.

No cover

Diego’s Barrios Cantina

Diego’s in Middletown can help you if you’re hosting the big game or if you’re looking for a place to watch the big game!

The Wharf Pub

Stop by The Wharf Pub for Sunday’s game and enjoy their game time food and beverage specials!

Speakeasy Bar & Grill

According to their Facebook Event, Super Bowl Watch Party @ Speakeasy –“Come cheer on the New England Patriots with us! Starting around 6:30 pm, we will be ditching our dinner menu and serving a complimentary buffet with the purchase of a beverage!! Come enjoy the buffet, but most importantly, enjoy rubbing it in Josh’s face that the Steelers aren’t in the Super Bowl, yet again!!”

Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel

Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel has published the following specials;

Tickets Bar & Grille

Head to Tickets in Middletown start at 5 pm for their Super Bowl party! There will be freebies and raffles with “12 prize bags…giveaways at halftime and end game!!!”

Aquidneck Restaurant & Pizzeria

Join us for the Super Bowl! Tickets available at $12. Pizza & salad buffet included w/ some appetizers. Get 1/2 price apps along with drink specials too! Facebook Event – Super Bowl Party

Portsmouth Publick House

Portsmouth Publick House will be celebrating on Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s their Facebook Event description – “Don’t miss the party of the year this Sunday! Our 3rd Annual Super Bowl Party!! $9 per person includes Buffet and we’ve got a ton of Drink Specials and Prizes all night”!

Facebook Event – Portsmouth Super Bowl Party

Green Valley Restaurant

Join Green Valley Restaurant in Portsmouth on Super Bowl Sunday for fun, drinks, and food!

Via their Facebook Event – Super Bowl Buffet – “We will have a buffet starting at 5:30pm for just $15 per person! Buffet includes wings, pizza, pasta, nachos, and more! We hope to see you there! Don’t worry, the Puppy Bowl will also be on”.

O’brien’s Pub

O’brien’s Pub will be offering half-priced pizzas and assorted complimentary appetizers.

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