Gay Atlanta preps Super Bowl watch parties

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Whether you’re in it for the studs, the ads, the Madonna halftime show or the actual gridiron action, gay Atlantans aren’t immune to Super Bowl XLVI fever with several Sunday viewing party options.

The biggest spectacle in pro sports again finds Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, this time in Indianapolis against Eli Manning and the New York Giants. Brady & Co. are widely predicted to cover the spread – ahem – and emerge victorious. But with the stakes so high — Madonna will be watching — there’s always a chance for Eli and his boys to shut it down. Don’t expect Brady to touch Eli lovingly (top photo) during the game, but we can dream.

Between halves, a live performance of Madonna’s new single “Give Me All Your Luvin,” conveniently releasing on Friday, is expected to also include some old favorites. And if it’s the seven-figure commercial spots you crave, keep an eye out for David Beckham’s new H&M underwear ad.

But before one of hot quarterbacks hoists the most garish trophy known to man, there’s partying to be done. If you’re not attending a private event, do it up with LGBT Atlanta at one of these top picks for watch parties, from all-day affairs to game-time gatherings. Click on the red link of the ones that interest you.

Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. and the pre-game show starts at 2 p.m.

Super Bowl Game Day
at Atlanta’s full-time gay sports bar
Woofs, doors and kitchen open at 12 p.m.

Funday Sunday Super Bowl Party
in newly renovated lesbian sports bar and grill
My Sister’s Room, doors at 12 p.m.

“Atlanta’s Largest” Gay Super Bowl Party
with game on 21 screens
Amsterdam, 2 p.m.

Annual Super Bowl Chili Cookoff
Friends on Ponce, 4 p.m.

NFFLA Super Bowl Party
with spring league signups for National Flag Football League of Atlanta
Blake’s, 5 p.m

Super Bowl Beer Bust & Grill
Mixx, 5:30 p.m.

Fourth Tuesday’s Super Bowl Tailgate & Watch Party
with Atlanta’s venerable lesbian social group
Rush Center, 5: 30 p.m.

Wassup N ATL Free Super Bowl Party
Stick around after the game to watch “The Voice”
The Nest, 6 p.m.


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