Score! Top 5 Places to Watch the Super Bowl in Honolulu

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Don’t want to be stuck at home watching the Super Bowl?

See the rematch between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in an environment where high-fiving a stranger wouldn’t feel so awkward. (And the drinks specials help, too.)

Here are our Top 5 picks for places to watch the Super Bowl in Honolulu:

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1 Rivals Waikiki

This Vegas-inspired lounge has the right ambiance for any sporting event — especially the Super Bowl. It serves handcrafted signature cocktails, domestic and craft beers and arguably the island's most extensive whiskey collection. Rivals will host a tailgate party starting at noon on Sunday, with discounted drinks and the Stoli Bikini Girls.

2211 Kuhio Ave.

Honolulu, HI 96815-2834

(808) 923-0600

2 Hard Rock Cafe Waikiki

It's not called the Bud Light Headquarters Big Game XLVI Party for nothing. Maybe better than tailgating, this party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki kicks off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (with the pre-party starting at 10 a.m.) And there's no cover. But if you want the total luxe experience, book VIP seats and tables starting at $65 per person. This includes a reserved table, a pupu platter, a speciality menu, two drinks per person, a sundae bar and other cool swag.

280 Beachwalk

Honolulu, HI 96815

(808) 955-7383

3 The Shack Hawaii Kai

All season The Shack in Hawaii Kai has been broadcasting NFL games live with a Sunday breakfast menu that included Bloody Marys, steak and eggs, three-egg omelets, the popular loco moco and its famous biscuits and gravy. (The endless coffee is a plus, too.) So expect no less enthusiasm for the NFL's biggest game, which will be played on all big-screen high-definition TVs through the waterfront sports bar.

377 Keahole St.

Honolulu, HI 96825

(808) 396-1919

4 Kanpai Bar & Grill

It's the kind of bar you'd open in your own home. Kanpai Bar & Grill serves up the perfect nosh — shoyu ahi poke, furikake garlic chicken, kim chee edamame, crispy fried lumpia — for the big game, with seats inside or on the open-air lanai. On Sunday it will offer drink and food specials all day long.

404 Ward Ave.

Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 593-9202

5 Murphy's Bar & Grill

This longtime neighborhood pub — it's been around since 1987 — serves up great food, good company and an extensive bar with 16 unique beers on tap. It's a favorite spot to watch the University of Hawaii football games — and no doubt a lively spot for this year's Super Bowl. Come for the game, stay for dinner.

2 Merchant St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 531-0422

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