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Super Bowl 50 Parties in the High Country: Watch the Panthers Take On the Broncos

By Jessica Isaacs and Bailey Faulkner

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Super Bowl 50 will mark a major milestone for us here in Carolina, especially for those of us who have been wholeheartedly following the Panthers for more than 20 years now.

SUPER BOWL BOUND. Carolina Quarterback Cam Newton is pictured on the field during the recent NFC Championship Game. Photo by Lisa Wall/The News Herald.
Carolina Quarterback Cam Newton is pictured on the field during the recent NFC Championship Game. Photo by Lisa Wall/The News Herald.

Known in their hometown for their thrilling and sometimes nerve-wracking tendencies on the field, the “cardiac cats” claimed the NFC Championship a few weeks ago with a 49-15 win over the Cardinals.

Folks from the team’s two home states make up its passionate, loyal fan-base, and Panther fans across the country look forward to its second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.

The cats have a chance to make Carolina football history as they prepare to take on the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, on Sunday.

Super Bowl 50 will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

Some lucky fans will get to travel cross-country to see the Panthers take on the Denver Broncos this weekend. However, most of us are looking for the best local seat in town to catch the game with our friends and neighbors.

If you’ll be in the High Country, there are more ways than one to get in on the excitement. Check out our guide to local Super Bowl festivities, make your plans for the weekend, sport your best black and blue and get ready for some serious fun!


Super Bowl Parties in the High Country

Beech Tree Bar and Grille: Starting at Noon

Beech Mountain Resort, 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway

End your day of skiing and snowboarding, or come to just hang out, at The Beech Tree Bar & Grille’s Super Bowl party. There will be ten large LED TVs and a projector so you can watch the Panthers take on the Broncos. There will be food and drink specials all day. You can also compete in friendly competitions with big prizes. The “official” pregame will begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Beech Tree Bar & Grille. All ages are welcome.

More information:

Call 828-387-2011.

beechmountainresort.com, Beech Mountain Resort on Facebook

Café Portofino: Starting at 3 p.m.

970 Rivers St.

Watch the game and compete for various prizes. The game will be shown on flat screen TVs with high-quality audio. Prizes will include:

·       $100 Cafe Portofino gift card after 1st quarter

·       Coors Original snowboard at halftime

·       $200 Cafe Portofino gift card after 3rd quarter

·       Grand Prize 55-in Flat Screen Smart TV after the game

More information:

Call 828-264-7772.

cafeportofino.net, Cafe Portofino on Facebook

Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub

8180 Valley Blvd.

Enjoy great craft beers and $5 menu specials as you watch the game from Foggy Rock’s many TVs. Go Panthers!

More information:

Call 828-295-7262

foggy-rock.com, Foggy Rock on Facebook

Lost Province Brewing: Starting at 6:30 p.m.

130 N. Depot St.

Enjoy locally brewed beers while watching the big game. Lost Province will be showing the game on flat screen TVs. Don’t forget to wear your team colors!

More information:

Call 828-265-3506.

lostprovince.com, Lost Province Brewing Co. on Facebook

Murphy’s Pub

747 W. King St.: Starting at 6:30 p.m.

Watch the game and eat some great food at Murphy’s on Sunday. You can check out the renovation progress in the bar’s downstairs lounge/private party area. See the Panthers on flat screens and enjoy drinks, pizza and wings.

More information:

Call 828-264-5117.

murphysboone.com, Murphy’s Pub on Facebook

Rivers Street Ale House: Starting at 11 a.m.

957 Rivers St.

Support your Carolina Panthers at the Ale House on the big day. During the game, fans will have a chance to win several prizes, including:

·       Flat screen TV

·       Sled

·       Neons

·       Other cool prizes

More information:

Call 828-264-8100

riverstreetalehouse.com, Rivers Street Ale House on Facebook

The Town Tavern, Boone: Starting at Noon

208 Faculty St.

Hang out at The Town Tavern on Super Bowl Sunday for your chance to win a Fireball shot ski while watching the Panthers take on the Broncos. The event kicks off at noon and will last until after the end of the game. Each attendee will receive one free raffle ticket for the shot ski prize. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

More information:

Call 828-264-2226.

towntavernboone.com, The Town Tavern on Facebook

The Town Tavern, Blowing Rock: Starting at 11 a.m.

1182 Main Street

Cheer on the panthers at this Blowing Rock hot spot and you’ll have a chance to win prizes like a snowboard, neons, a Captain Morgan grill and Bud Light coolers.

More information:

Call 828-295-7500.

towntavernbr.com, The Town Tavern BR on Facebook