Super Bowl Sunday Back Home in Indianapolis

This Sunday, a lot of Indy Hoosiers will notice how the Super Bowl in Miami changes life as we know it back home in Indianapolis. Even churches, where fans have been known to intercede on behalf of the Colts and the Pacers, are taking note. Dr. Lewis Galloway, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, is of the ‘if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em’ persuasion. The church has changed its evening service to start at exactly 3:28 p.m., three hours before the Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints kickoff.

Schedules for Super Bowl Sunday are changing all over the Circle City and its suburbs, where it’s definitely not Indianapolis business as usual. For example, many Indianapolis restaurants that don’t have a bar with flat-screens hanging all over the walls will close around 3:00 p.m. Such is the case of upscale eatery Stone Creek Dining Company, where they’re having a Super Bowl party just for the staff.

Hear the Indianapolis Colts theme song and see a slide show with game highlights.


Likewise the Greenbriar Cinema has made big plans for Sunday: Door number one will open onto a theater playing The Tooth Fairy, and door number two will show the Super Bowl on a huge 300-inch screen. The idea is that if no one goes through door number one for The Tooth Fairy, the game will be shown there instead.

Historically, every Super Bowl Sunday is great for Indianapolis businesses, no matter which teams are playing, as long as those businesses are Indianapolis bars and restaurants where you can watch the game. Just imagine the frenetic energy you’ll be steeped in when you choose to celebrate the Super Bowl in one of them this Sunday. And let’s face it, nobody who works where they can’t see the game wants to be there anyway. You’ll probably find some of them cheering from the barstool right next to you.

The party has already begun. Indianapolis Mayor Ballard declared this entire week “Super Blue Week” in Indy. Did you know the Central Canal has been liberally doused with blue dye to show the flood of spirit from the masses of Indianapolis sports fans? Get downtown to see this unique sight, and while you’re at it, take in some of the other fabulous Indianapolis attractions downtown, which you may not have visited for ages. Downtown Inc. has gotten together some special stuff for Colts fans for Super Bowl weekend. Take a look at the partial list below.

Some special Super Bowl Sunday Parties in Indianapolis’ downtown neighborhoods:

Adobo Grill Party
Starts at 5pm
For $20 or $25 at the door, you get one blue margarita or Dos XX, a great buffet of appetizers, door prizes, drink specials and a DJ spinning tunes during commercials.
Super Sunday at AJ’s Lounge
4 pm – 10 pm
Oh boy, free food! No cover!
Basey’s Downtown: Bud Light Super Sunday
2 pm – midnight
$20 gets you free parking, a buffet filled with party food, prizes, drink specials and a best-dressed fan contest.
Front Page Sports Bar & Grill
11 am – 1 am
No-cover prizes, drink specials and of course, blue beer.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
5 pm – 10 pm
See the big game as you sip some Big Game Punch.
Scotty’s Brewhouse and Restaurant
11 am – 11 pm
No cover! 50 screens, blue beer and all-you-can-eat wings for $10.

To see the complete Downtown, Inc. list of Super Bowl specials, click here.

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