Super Bowl Sunday also doubles as National Corn Chip Day, National Cheap Beer Day, and National Sloppy Joe Day. But if you, or your partner, aren't an expert in Super Bowl Day cooking, head to a bar instead. These bars will give you guaranteed viewing of Super Bowl 2012, and perhaps food slightly better than the average:
Tres, 130 Townsend: San Francisco's biggest tequila bar still has a private room available for tequila tasting and screening of the Super Bowl. If you are a Patriots fan, book this room so you can hide your after-party from the rest of us.
Taco Shop at Underdogs, 1824 Irving Street: Come at 9 a.m. to save your seat for the game. Buckets of six Coors Light costs $12. A couple of tables are still available to reserve; they cost $50 for five, which includes one bucket of Coors Lite and nachos. Up to eight people can reserve for $100. (That includes two buckets of Coors Lite and nachos.) And you can order as many of Nick's crispy tacos as you want.
Ace's, 998 Sutter: A Giants fan's haven, the "only Giants bar in San Francisco," is offering free BBQ and five flat-screen TVs with surround sound.
Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen, 401 Taylor: The first 20 guests get automatic entrance to win "big" prizes. Serving $2 fries, $2 sliders, and $2 High Lifes, plus pulled pork slider, hummus, chicken wings, and mini corn dogs foir $3 to $6.
Public House, 24 Willie Mays: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., this TV-laden AT&T Park bar will be selling $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. A post-game happy hour goes from 4 to 6 p.m., serving half-price bar bites and $3 cask ales, as well as well cocktails and select draft beers and wines for $5.
Giordano Brothers, 303 Columbus and 3108 16th St.: Pittsburgh-style meat-bomb sandwiches for $7 and six TVs. Opens at 11:30 a.m.
Kezar Pub and Restaurant, 770 Stanyan Street: Not only does Kezar serve some of SF's best Buffalo wings, starting at 10 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday they'll be offering buckets of five beers for $18, as well as full breakfast and lunch.