Are you ready for some football!? The Big Game is right around the corner and here in Syracuse, we don't fumble when it comes to football (we have three New York teams, after all). Whether you're planning a fun-filled day of football out with friends or just looking to break your personal chicken wing record, we've gathered the best spots to settle in for Game Day. BONUS: if you're arranging your own at-home tailgate this year, we've rounded up some sweet Syracuse area specials to satisfy every stomach too. 

 

Shifty's Bar & Grill

 

 

It's a much heated debate, but Shifty's is where it's at when it comes to some of the best chicken wings in Syracuse. This favorite neighborhood watering hole in the Eastwood neighborhood serves up signature baskets of everyone's favorite football food (the Frankenstein and Red Hot & Blue wings are a must-try). Wash them down with a draft or pitcher of fresh craft or domestic beer and get ready for it to get loud as you cheer on the 2022 champs. 

 

Tully's Good Times

 

 

A touchdown for the whole family, Tully's is a guaranteed good time for all ages. This sports-themed local chain boasts a billiard and video game room as well as more than 70 televisions so you won't miss any of the Big Game action. And figuring out what to order is easy since it's impossible to visit Tully's without grabbing a basket of their trademarked "Best Chicken Tenders on Earth®."

 

Change of Pace

 

 

Adding fuel to the chicken wing fire, Change of Pace is another Best Wings in Syracuse winner. This mainstay neighborhood tavern in Eastwood has the winning game plan for game day — cold beer and hot wings. Route for your team on their new 80" and sit back and relax in their spacious back room, filled with dozens of TVs so you'll never miss a play. Insider tip: go for the classic dozen hot wings and stay up-to-date on game day specials by checking their Facebook page.  

 

Clinton Street Pub

 

 

Smack dab in the heart of Downtown Syracuse in Armory Square, CSP is the place to be for a massive menu loaded with your all-time favorite pub foods. Score your seats for the game and you're in for a good time and good food and drink. Nachos, wings, quesadillas, tenders, queso & chips, burgers, flatbreads, soft pretzels, bloomin' onions, cold beer, $3 shot wheel — everything to satisfy your ultimate Sunday Funday hunger, all in one place.

 

Trapper's 2 Pizza & Pub

 

 

A celebrated family-friendly pizza pub with all the sports action, all the time, Trappers 2 in the heart of Minoa on Main Street is a great place to bring the kids for some pizza and games while you celebrate every touchdown with wings and cold beer. For the Big Game, Trappers 2 is offering up $1 wings, a $10 buffet starting at 5 p.m., and additional specials for dine-in or takeout. Check out their original sister location in East Syracuse for great game day deals too.

 

The Beginning II

 

 

The most well-known Buffalo Bills bar in the Syracuse area, the B2 has been a staple football bar since 1982, which means they've gotten their Buffalo wings down to a science. Grab a dozen of the hot and compliment them with the B2 Buffalo Chicken Perogis, and enjoy Blue Light Seltzer cans for $4.50, $3.75 Miller Lite cans, or Blue Light & Miller Lite pitchers for $8.

 

Bull & Bear Roadhouse

 

 

With three TV-filled, kid-friendly locations in East Syracuse, Liverpool and Fayetteville, BNB Roadhouse is a top pick for tasty apps, wings, nachos, burgers, BBQ, kid's menus & more. Seven days a week, you can take advantage of their happy hour: BOGO bottled beer, well liquor drinks and house margaritas everyday from 3 - 5 p.m. and 8 pm. - close.

 

Any bar in the Tipperary Hill neighborhood

 

 

There's too many options to choose just one, so why not make a mini Game Day Pub Crawl out of Tipp Hill's legendary pub scene? Grab a pint and catch kickoff at Nibsy's Pub. Mosey over to the Blarney Stone for the Halftime Show and a top-rated burger. Then wrap up the game and celebrate (or sulk) with a final pint at Wheeler's Tavern.

 

Gilded Club

 

 

This modern speakeasy in Armory Square is the place to go for an all-night game day celebration. From 5:30 p.m. to midnight, football fans can enjoy pizza and wings from Pavone's, $17 domestic buckets, $5 well drinks and $4 shot specials while catching the game on one of their four TVs and projector broadcast. $15 charge at the door for food.

 

BONUS: Soup-Up Your At-Home Watch Party with these Carry-Out & Catering Specials

 

 

Make it a Big Game bonanza to remember with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Big Game BBQ Kickoff package. This finger-lickin'-good deal features an à la carte menu including Pulled Pork, Prime Brisket, and the NEW Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders & Sandwiches, Smoked Wings, Ribs & all your favorite sides. Call 315.579.0400 or email syrcatering@dinobbq.com to order in advance.

 

 

Enjoy every second of the game while you leave the cooking to someone else. Loded, a new Rise N Shine creation serving up burgers, fries, mac & cheese and other mouthwatering classics in a unique, fun & fast casual atmosphere, is also serving up hefty carry-out specials for the Big Game on February 13, 2022. From 2 - 5 p.m., you can pick-up your order of mac & cheese, plain or Buffalo Wing flavored nuggies, and sliders.