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7 Spokane-area spots to watch the Super Bowl

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

The big game’s on Sunday.

If you still need a spot to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI, here are seven suggestions, plus an honorable mention.

24 Taps

24Taps Burgers & Brews' owner and manger Josh Blair pours beers for customers on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 825 W. Riverside Ave in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
24Taps Burgers & Brews' owner and manger Josh Blair pours beers for customers on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 825 W. Riverside Ave in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

This downtown family friendly sports bar features two dozen taps, just like its name suggests, as well as an array of pub grub – from gourmet burgers (mushroom and Swiss, black and blue, avocado and bacon, bacon and cheese, jalapeño, poutine – just to name a few) as well as sandwiches, wraps, tacos, mozzarella sticks and poutine with double-fried fries. 24 N. Lincoln St. (509) 309-3103. www.24taps.com.

Jack and Dan’s Bar and Grill

Patrons enjoy Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 1226 N. Hamilton St. in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Patrons enjoy Jack and Dan's Bar and Grill on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 1226 N. Hamilton St. in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

This lively Gonzaga-neighborhood bar, popular with students, features different sandwiches and wraps (Reuben, club, French dip, roast beef and chipotle melt, BLT, Fiesta Chicken) as well as appetizers including hot wings, mozzarella sticks, nachos and mini jalapeño poppers. On the kids menu: grilled cheese, chicken strips, spaghetti and meatballs, and a corn dog. 1226 N. Hamilton St. (509) 487-6546. jackanddans.com.

Poole’s Public House

Poole's Public House - North's taps are seen on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 101 East Hastings Road in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Poole's Public House - North's taps are seen on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 101 East Hastings Road in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

This restaurant and sports bar, with two locations and an extensive menu, serves up elevated pub fare – from 11 signature sandwiches and 11 burgers to nine kinds of salads and much more. Nosh on chili cheese fries, fried zucchini slices, bacon-wrapped grilled and stuffed jalapenos, beer-battered mushrooms, hand-battered pickle spears, Scotch eggs and Irish nachos with corned beef. The north location features 18 taps, while the one in the south has a dozen. North: 101 E. Hastings Road, Suite A. (509) 413-1834. South: 5620 S. Regal St., Suite 1. (509) 368-9760. www.poolespublichouse.com.

Fast Eddie’s

Jeff Dobyns shoots pool at Fast Eddies All Purpose Pub on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 1 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Jeff Dobyns shoots pool at Fast Eddies All Purpose Pub on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 1 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

This super-popular sporty bar serves fried foods in plastic, paper-lined baskets as well as cold pints. Look for stuffed tater tots, fried pickle spears, Italian sausage bites, jalapeño poppers, chili cheese fries and regular fries along with all sorts of sandwiches. And, if it’s your birthday – and bartenders do check IDs – spin the wheel to win a prize. 1 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 455-8752.

The Swinging Doors

A bacon blue burger and a Space Dust IPA is seen at The Swinging Doors on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 1018 W. Francis Ave. in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
A bacon blue burger and a Space Dust IPA is seen at The Swinging Doors on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 1018 W. Francis Ave. in Spokane. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

This longtime sports bar, established in 1981, features some 60 TVs and soups, salads, sandwiches, steak, wraps and apps. 1018 W. Francis Ave. (509) 326-6794. www.theswingingdoors.com.

The Ref Sports Bar

The Ref Sports Bar's chicken wings are seen on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 14208 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
The Ref Sports Bar's chicken wings are seen on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 14208 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Big screen TVs are the center of attention at this sports bar, known for its 31 different flavors of wings. Also on the menu: burgers, nachos, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and chicken and waffles. 14208 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 315-9637. therefsportsbar.com.

Capone’s Pub and Grill

Customers fill up Capone's Pub and Grill, the rebuilt sports bar in Post Falls Friday, June 6, 2008. Capone’s also has sports bars in Coeur d’Alene’s Midtown neighborhood and in Hayden. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Customers fill up Capone's Pub and Grill, the rebuilt sports bar in Post Falls Friday, June 6, 2008. Capone’s also has sports bars in Coeur d’Alene’s Midtown neighborhood and in Hayden. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

This North Idaho institution offers three locations as well as all sorts of salads and grinders, pizza and burgers. Started in Coeur d’Alene in 1991, Capone’s was featured on the 2010 “Wings and Things” episode of Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-In and Dives.” Coeur d’Alene: 751 N. Fourth St. (208) 667-4843. Post Falls: 315 N. Ross Point Road. (208) 457-8020. Hayden: 9520 N. Government Way. (208) 762-5999.

Honorable mention: Victory Sports Hall

Victory Sports Hall is seen on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 519 Sherman Ave. in Coeur d'Alene. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Victory Sports Hall is seen on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at 519 Sherman Ave. in Coeur d'Alene. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

This new and contemporary Coeur d’Alene sports bar, opened in August, is a sister business to Crafted Taphouse next door. There are 50 beers on tap, two 165-inch LED video walls, craft cocktails and upscale pub fare. 519 Sherman Ave. (209) 930-0112. www.facebook.com/VictorySportsHall.

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