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  • Last January, Falcons fans celebrated a divisional playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks. This year, in a cruel twist of fate, the Dirty Birds went 4-12 and the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl.

It's been 15 long years since the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl. At times like these, many fans look to the past for solace, remembering former heroes such as Deion Sanders (Prime Time, baby!), Warrick Dunn, Keith Brooking, Patrick Kerney. Those were the days.

But it's 2014, and this year the Falcons went 4-12. Nevertheless, the biggest football game of the year is upon us and 100 million or so viewers are expected to tune in, Falcons fans included. Whether you're in it for the love of the game, the commercials, or just looking for an excuse to drink lots of beer and eat wings, here's a list of Super Bowl viewing parties and food and drink specials going down in Atlanta this Sunday.

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Southern Art & Bourbon Bar Watch the game on a large projector while sipping bourbon drinks from Bourbon Bar's extensive collection. Details

10th & Piedmont The Midtown bar is hosting a Super Bowl Sunday pregame block party and cookout featuring a beer bus and live DJ. Drink specials will be offered throughout the game. A portion of the proceeds will go to Joining Hearts, an organization that houses people in Atlanta suffering from HIV and AIDS. Details

Big Tex Decatur For the big game, screened on eight TVs, Big Tex is offering barbecue, smoked wings, and beer specials. There will also be a halftime prize raffle and a post-game after party. Details

Twin Peaks Enjoy the Super Bowl at Twin Peak's Fantasy Bowl where the girls are dressed in lingerie serving gameday food along with drink specials. Details

The Midway Pub Enjoy beer bucket and wing specials from the first to the last play. Details

D. B. A. Barbecue For parties over six, D. B. A. Barbecue will offer free cheese dip during the game. Drink specials along with 14 televisions are available for the Super Bowl. Details

STATS Watch the Super Bowl on two large projectors and enjoy beer specials, such as a 100-ounce beer tube for your drinking pleasure.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern Get hyped for the big game with half-price wings, $2 shorties, and $10 Miller pitchers. Details

Brewhouse Cafe Go for the food and beer specials. Stay for the game and prizes during the event.
Lure On Super Sunday, Lure will be offering punch bowls that come with a ladle so everyone can refill their glasses for the whole game. Details

Cypress Street Pint & Plate Enjoy drink specials and half-off appetizers during the game, plus beer and burger deals all day long. Details

Smoke Ring Enjoy $1 wings at the restaurant or to take home. Details

Meehan's Public House A Super Bowl party at Meehan's includes smoked wings and a whole hog with drink specials. The restaurant will also have a special catering menu for pre-ordering Super Bowl party platters. Visit the pub's website for location and pricing info. Details

Hudson Grille Midtown Watch the game and indulge with plenty of drink specials. Details