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Jon Taffer's Guide To The Perfect Super Bowl Party This Sunday

January 30, 2014


Source: USA Today

For Jon Taffer, host of the popular Spike TV show ‘Bar Rescue’ and author of ‘Raise the Bar’, a Super Bowl party is meant for something much more than just chips and beer whether you’re at a friend’s house or a bar.

“A Super Bowl party should be something that’s equivalent to going to a great suite at the game,” he told For The Win. “It should have the energy of being at the stadium.”

Easier said than done? Not really. A few tips from Taffer for those looking to be the perfect party host or perfect bar party finder:

Jon Taffer at the Nightclub & Bar Show
Jon Taffer at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show

For the party host:

While Taffer suggests that hosts “create a bar atmosphere” at their homes, his idea may make it more fun than the local bar. His go-to party drink centerpiece is something he refers to as a smorgesboard. “I create a nice table with six to eight kinds of juices and eight to ten vodkas, whiskey, even a can of whip cream and during the course of the game people will really have fun mixing their own drinks.

“It’s fun when a guy comes to your house to watch the Super Bowl and this guy is a guy who only drinks beer and all of a sudden he’s mixing cocktails, he’s making one for his wife, it’s just a really good experience.”

For the bar manager:

Up your food game. “One of the best ways to achieve a really powerful super bowl is through a buffet, your staff can focus on selling drinks and beverages that are profitable and you can put out really great food and let people go crazy with the buffet.” On the East Coast, he recommends shellfish item and for the West Coast, Mexican food. “Do something special, not wing dings and meatballs,” he said.

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