This has been a week of scheming for Seahawks fans.
What kind of offense will net the most comfortable recliner? Who will handoff the best nachos? Most important: Where is the biggest high-def TV?
It’s the annual vetting of the Super Bowl parties. And if the party you’re hosting scores high, prepare for an influx of six-pack- carrying rabble-rousers. Forget Deflategate. This is Inflategate.
That’s what’s happening to David Jones this week.
“We started at 10. Now we’re at 27 and counting,” Jones said of the ever-expanding party he’s hosting.
You can’t blame Jones’ friends. Or his friends’ friends. Jones and his wife, Lorri, are the co-founders and owners of the Blazing Onion burger restaurant chain.
But Jones is making an offer few other party hosts can: He’s inviting anyone whose gathering has outgrown their house to contact one of his six restaurants. “We’re putting that out there in case anybody is in the same situation. We’ll find room for them.”
If you prefer the conviviality of your fellow 12th man, we have compiled a list of some local restaurants and watering holes that are going the extra yard for Super Bowl 49. Undoubtedly we missed a few (although we did ask readers for their picks), so check in with your favorites if you don’t see them here.
Tacoma Mall, Uptown Gig Harbor and other Puget Sound locations.
Gig Harbor: 253-514-6703, Tacoma: 253-476-5053, blazingonion.com.
Drink specials: Pigskin Bloody Mary ($7), vodka-based Hawktail ($7), $1 off draft beer.
Food specials: Five appetizers will be available for $5 each.
DOYLE’S PUBLIC HOUSE
208 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma.
Food and drink specials: Happy hour is in effect during the entire game. $25 in food and drink credit will be given away during each quarter.
FARRELLI’S WOOD FIRE PIZZA
Check locations and phone numbers for Tacoma, Sumner, DuPont, Lacey, Frederickson and Parkland at farrellispizza.com.
Food specials: Free slices for Fire Club members with bar purchase. Kids eat free in the dining room with paying adult.
Drink specials: Every quarter, there will be a different drink or food special.
48TH STREET PUB AND GRILL
4629 S. Yakima, Tacoma.
Food specials: $5 one-topping pizzas.
Drink specials: To be announced.
HARMON AND HUB LOCATIONS
Check addresses and phone numbers for Harmon Brewery and Eatery, The Hub and Harmon Taproom in Tacoma and The Hub in Gig Harbor at thehubrestaurants.com.
Food specials: Beastmode burger, Re-Pete-Za, Wilson Wings.
Drink special: $6 Harmon flagship pitchers.
KATIE DOWNS WATERFRONT TAVERN
3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma.
Food specials: Half-pound Bacon Beast Burger with Skittles and side options, $13.99.
Drink specials: A variety of Hawktails including Skittle shots $8, can of Whup-ass $9, Legion of Boom $8.50, Shermanator $8.50.
LAKE TAPPS BREWING
13704 Valley Ave. E., Sumner.
Specials: Free food, while supplies last. The brewery will fire up the grill. Prizes, shirts, and other giveaways.
9014 Peacock Hill Ave., Gig Harbor.
Food specials: Game-day menu includes Buffalo chicken sandwiches, brats with grilled onions and peppers, deviled eggs with smoky bacon, and polenta fries.
Drink specials: All on-tap craft beers will be at happy hour prices. $5 wine specials.
ODD OTTER BREWING
716 Pacific Ave., Tacoma.
Food specials: Pizza while it lasts.
Drink specials: Discounts on beer.
Prizes and raffles.
PUYALLUP RIVER BREWING ALEHOUSE
120 S. Meridian, Puyallup.
Food specials: $5 pizzas.
Drink specials: $2 domestic tall boys, select craft pint specials.
Prizes from 2 p.m. to close.
ROCK THE DOCK PUB & GRILL
535 Dock St., Tacoma.
Food specials: Happy hour will be in effect during the game.
Drink specials: Bud Light draft and 12th Rock the Dock amber $3.25, Seahawks Jell-O shots $3.
Along with inside seating, Rock The Dock will have an outside heated beer garden with big screen TV. Raffles for Seahawks and Rock the Dock swag will be held at halftime and after the game.
2121 N. 30th St., Tacoma.
Food specials: Free Spar chips to those in Hawks gear.
Drink specials: $2 you-call-it beers for 12 minutes following each touchdown; commemorative “12th Blend” red and white wine for sale.
Raffles and prize giveaways.
THE SWISS RESTAURANT & PUB
1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma.
Food specials: Hawk wings $9.99, roast beast mode dip sandwich $9.99, Seahawk salmon chowder $3.99/$4.99.
Drink specials: $3 pints and $10 pitchers of Bud Light, $2 Jello-O shots, $5 Hawktails.
Super Bowl swag giveaways. The Swiss is kid-friendly until 9 p.m. Call ahead to reserve a table.
FISH TALE BREW PUB
515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia.
Food and drink specials: All food and drink will be 12 percent off. Featured on Sunday will be old school nachos, jalapeno poppers and Philly cheesesteaks.
The game will be shown on newly installed TVs.
4411 Martin Way E., Olympia.
Specials: Bud Lights $2.50, Seahawk Bombs $5, 12th Man Drink $4.
Raffles after every Seahawks touchdown. Grand prize given away after third quarter.
4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Olympia (Tumwater Valley Golf Course).
Specials: During the game random drink and food specials will be offered. $2 Bud Lights during the entire game. Tailgate menu will be in effect.
Prize basket giveaways.
PINTS & QUARTS (TWO LOCATIONS)• 1230 College St. SE, Lacey. 360-438-9183, pintsandquartspub.com.
Food specials: Happy hour in effect during the game.
Drink specials: $2.50 pints and $5 quarts of Bud Light and Coors Light.
Raffles and giveaways of Super Bowl Swag• 625 Black Lake Blvd (at Capital Mall) Olympia, 360-943-5611.
Special Super Bowl party at Capital Mall location is a ticketed event ($35/$70 for VIP). Drink specials include Bud Light pints ($2.50) and quarts ($5). Food includes 12-layer dip, turkey drumsticks, cube steak skewers, Island fried chicken bites, meatball skewers. See pintsandquarts.brownpapertickets.com for details.
THREE MAGNETS BREWING CO.
600 Franklin St. SE, Olympia.
Food and drink specials: Happy hour in effect during game. An outdoor barbecue will cook up house-made sausages.
Raffles and giveaways will be held.