Campus and students hold Super Bowl watching parties

After two years in America, international student and Chile native Leonardo van Beek said he had come to appreciate one of the nation’s most-watched sports – football.

Van Beek, a junior entrepreneurial management major, said he never watched football, including the Super Bowl, until he came to the U.S. Now he looks forward to throwing his own watch party.

“I plan on having a barbecue and watching the game with close friends,” van Beek said.

Student Government Association Vice President Jackie Wheeler said 1873 Cafe and Sports Grill would be having a Super Bowl watch party on Sunday at 5 p.m. with free chips and salsa with any purchase.

In addition to on-campus events or individual parties, some local Fort Worth restaurants and bars will be hosting Super Bowl watching parties and offering specials.
Ed McOwen, manager of Buffalo Bros. Pizza Wings and Subs on South University Drive, said there would be an array of the restaurant’s usual weekend beer and drink specials on Sunday.

“We’ll have just about 15 to 20 TVs on with the Super Bowl on it,” McOwen said.
Manager Tom Masterson of Los Vaqueros on West Berry Street said the restaurant would not be having a game watching party, but would show the Super Bowl and offer their regular Sunday drink specials.

On West 7th Street, establishments like The Pour House and BoomerJack’s Grill and Bar will be having watch parties, restaurant employees said.

Eric Tschetter, owner of The Pour House, said they would host a watch party from 5 to 11 p.m. with 35-cent wings, $2.50 chili cheese dogs, and specials on chili nachos, Frito pies and chili cheese fries.

“We are doing our normal brunch from 11 to 3 with bottomless mimosas and poinsettias and Bloody Marys,” Tschetter said.

Lauren Blissett, a bartender at BoomerJack’s Grill and Bar, said the restaurant will not be accepting reservations on Sunday, but will be offering drink specials that include $2 domestic draft pints, $3 domestic pilsner pints and $3 wells.