It’s true: Football is always more fun to watch in a group. Super Bowl 53 promises to be big this year, so why not celebrate the meeting of the Patriots and Rams at a suburban bar or restaurant? Here are some places that are hosting parties and specials Sunday, Feb. 3. And there’s even an anti-Super Bowl party thrown in for good measure.

Mon Ami Gabi

260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900 or

It’s Big Game Brunch time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Wear your favorite football team’s jersey or gear to receive a gift card equal to the price of your meal to use on a future visit. Closed for dinner.

Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg

1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722 or

In honor of Super Bowl 53, brunch is $53 per person from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. If you dine in your favorite team’s jersey, you’ll receive a $25 carryout gift card. Shaw’s Oyster Bar will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., with happy hour all day. The Main Dining Room will be closed for dinner service.

Tokio Pub

1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 278-5181,

Everyone wins with Tokio Pub’s Check Match on Super Bowl Sunday. Fuel up early for the game, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to receive a gift card in the amount of your meal. It gets better: Wear your favorite team’s jersey to receive an extra treat. Reservations recommended.