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Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday
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Super Bowl 50

Who: Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: CBS

Whether you’re a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of places to watch Super Bowl 50 this Sunday.

Those who want to head to downtown Gainesville to watch the big game can catch it at Wild Wing Cafe on Jesse Jewell Parkway, as well as Mellow Mushroom on Green Street. Mellow Mushroom will have half-off wings and a beer special of the month.

Buffalo Wild Wings off Dawsonville Highway and Wild Wing Cafe are planning for increased to-go orders.

“On to-go orders, if you pick up before 3 p.m. the day of the Super Bowl, we will take 10 percent off,” Buffalo Wild Wings Manager Casey Barlow said. “We’re expecting a pretty big crowd here, too.”

Branch House Tavern in Flowery Branch has 50 HD televisions that can show the game Sunday.

Ryan Battles, manager of the tavern, said they will have a raffle with multiple items to give away throughout the game.

“What’s been very popular for us in the past has been to lean on our alcohol vendors for support,” Battles said. “They have access to the NFL-logoed merchandise. So we gather as much of it as we can and give it away to our patrons when they buy a certain product.”

Those who purchase a Goose Island Beer Co. drink at Branch House will get a raffle ticket toward a Goose Island commuter bike, worth $450.

Miller Lite and Bud Light purchases come with raffle tickets for two Miller Lite coolers and two tickets to the Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR race Feb. 28, respectively.

“We’ve got a ton of really cool stuff to give away,” Battles said. “And we make sure to tie it to our food, as well, which is very important to us. So we’ll have three awesome food specials, as well. And with each one of those, you will get four raffle tickets.”

Those watching from home can catch the game at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.

Sunday’s game will be the Broncos’ eighth appearance in the Super Bowl and the Panthers’ second. The Broncos went 12-4 in the regular season, and the Panthers were 15-1, with their only loss of the season coming against the Atlanta Falcons.