Football fans celebrate Super Bowl LIII at area bars & restaurants

ROSCOE, Ill (WIFR) -- It's the biggest game of the year. Even though the Bears or Packers didn't play in Sunday night’s Super Bowl that didn't stop football fans from getting out to watch the big game at local bars and restaurants.

Louie's Tap House in Roscoe geared up for the game with a breakfast this morning and a live band performance. Owner of Louie’s Tap House Ryan Asta says they usually see a big turnout for the Super Bowl. Some fans say they prefer getting out to watch the game to spend time with others and cheer on their team.

“To me it's just more fun to get friends, family together to watch the big game, have a couple of drinks, have some good food and celebrate these big events with people you care about more than just sitting at home kind of thing,” said owner of Louie’s Tap House Ryan Asta.

“It is kind of better because everybody's out cheering and it makes it a little more exciting during the game. At home, you're disturbed or it's a little different at home than here. It’s fun here. It's easier there's no cleanup. It’s fun,” said football fan Jim Collins.