SANTA CRUZ -- Just because you didn't score tickets for Super Bowl XLVII doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the action.
Local venues are opening their doors this Sunday, serving up plenty of drinks, food and giant TV screens to get you pumped for the ultimate Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh rivalry.
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
In addition to a variety of organic beers, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing will serve up top picks from its annual Wing Ding competition and screen the game in the Beer Garden.
Where: 402 Ingalls St., Suite 27, Santa Cruz
Details: 831-425-4900, www.scmbrew.com
Betty's Eat Inn
Looking to fill up on burgers while catching the game? Betty's Eat Inn has your back. Owned by the same company as Betty Burger, the downtown location also offers a full bar and plenty of TVs.
Where: 1222 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-600-7056, www.bettyburgers.com
Bittersweet Bistro will offer up a Super Bowl Sunday buffet for $25, as well as drink specials and a viewing party. The Aptos restaurant will open at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Where: 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd., Aptos
Details: 831-662-9799, www.bittersweetbistro.com
One of Santa Cruz's prized watering holes, Seabright Brewery serves up an array of beers, as well as plenty of substantial dishes to soak it up. Another plus? More than enough TVs to go around.
Where: 519 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-426-2736, www.seabrightbrewery.com
This Aptos restaurant will serve a Super Bowl Sunday meal for $35, complete with a draft beer, halftime drawing and choice of building your own pizza, burger or barbecue plate.
Where: 10110 Soquel Drive, Aptos
El Palomar Cantina and Taco Bar
In addition to plenty of tacos, burritos and other Mexican fare, El Palomar will offer beer and drink specials. The downtown venue also boasts six flat screen TVs.
Where: 1336 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-425-7575, www.elpalomarcilantros.com
Want to watch the game while knocking down a few pins? Check out the Boardwalk Bowl, which offers beer, food and plenty of activities to engage you during commercial breaks.
Where: 115 Cliff St., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-426-3324, www.boardwalkbowl.com
Woodstock Pizza features usual happy hour prices from 4-6 p.m. every Sunday, plus plenty of pies to choose from and a casual layout.
Where: 710 Front St., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-427-4444, www.woodstockscruz.com
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall Restaurant & Pub
With more than enough beer choices to go around, 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall is the perfect brew-lover's venue to watch the big game. The downtown business also serves up classic pub food including chips, burgers and nachos.
Where: 110 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-459-9999, www.99bottles.com
Surf City Billiards & Cafe
Located upstairs on Pacific Avenue, Surf City Billiards & Cafe provides a light and airy space to shoot some pool, drink some beers and catch the game.
Where: 931 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-423-7665, www.surfcitybilliards.com
Poet & Patriot Irish Pub
This local Irish pub is hosting a potluck in honor of Super Bowl Sunday. Bring a dish to share, sip on a pint and watch the game.
Where: 320 Cedar St., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-426-8620, www.poetandpatriot.com
burger. Santa Cruz
Looking for a wide selection of burgers and beers to choose from while watching the game? Check out burger., a popular spot for locals looking to chow down.
Where: 1520 Mission St., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-425-5300, www.burgersantacruz.com
Since the West Side burger was so popular, the restaurant's owners opened an additional location in Aptos. The new spot serves up the same meaty meals, perfect for those looking to say a little further south.
Where: 7941 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Details: 831-662-2811, www.burgeraptos.com
A longtime favorite among locals, the Rush Inn boasts a pool table, jukebox and solid selection of drinks.
Where: 113 Knight St., Santa Cruz
The Crepe Place
In addition to a wide array of sweet and savory crepes, the Crepe Place offers up a full bar and with standard and rare choices.
Where: 1134 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-429-6994, www.thecrepeplace.com
Hindquarter Bar & Grille
While Hindquarter Bar & Grille has more than enough steak to go around, the Santa Cruz restaurant also features a bar with micro-brews and TVs.
Where: 303 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-426-7770, www.thehindquarter.com
Brady's Yacht Club
A Seabright favorite, Brady's Yacht Club is full of old-timers and young folk alike. Check out the game here and get a variety of drinks and perspectives.
Where: 413 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz
Looking for a venue deep in the woods? Henflings Tavern on Highway 9 in Ben Lomond has two TVs, including outside seating on a deck with a TV.
Where: 9450 Highway 9, Ben Lomond
Details: 831-336-9318, www.henflings.net
Ideal Bar & Grill
Ideal features seven TVs located around its bar, including five with 50-inch screens. On the list of $4.95 appetizers is wings, nachos, garlic fries, potato skins and calamari. There are also several drinks specials. Happy hour runs from 3-6 p.m.
Where: 106 Beach St., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-423-5271, www.idealbarandgrill.com
In Boulder Creek, the old stomping ground for Giants slugger Pat Burrell, Joe's Bar is a popular watering hole that features three TVs.
Where: 13118 Highway 9, Boulder Creek
Details: 831-338-9417, www.joesbarbc.com
One Double Oh Seven Club
One Double Oh Seven Club on Soquel Avenue has six TVs and will offer drink specials, including $2.50 pints and $4 well drinks. It's one of the more packed bars come game time, with plenty of seating and space to pace during stressful game situations.
Where: 1007 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
The Parish Publick House
Parish Publick House has TVs and a supportive fan base that loves to raise its glasses and voices. The local spot offers a vast assortment of beer, as well as a full bar and hefty eats.
Where: 841 Almar Ave., Santa Cruz
Details: 831-421-0507, www.parishpublickhouse.com
The Point Chop House & Lounge
For those not eager to cavort with the masses, The Point Chop House & Lounge has happy hour from 4-6 p.m., featuring half off select appetizers and a $1 off well drinks, house wine and draft beer. The Point Chop House has six TVs in its lounge, which is separate from the dining room.
Where: 3326 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
Details: 831-476-2733, www.thepointchophouseandlounge.com
Village Host Pizza & Grill
This Seascape Village pizza joint offers a large selection of pies, as well as three TVs.
Where: 4 Seascape Village, Aptos
Details: 831-685-8646, www.villagehost.com