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Super Bowl XLVIII: Best sports bars to watch the game in Southern California

Cedric James Morris, founder of the Los Angeles Seahawks fan group, stands outside Backstage, in Culver City. The bar has become so overrun with Seahawks fans on Sundays that Morris has a list of overflow bars he hands out to fans when Backstage fills up.
Cedric James Morris, founder of the Los Angeles Seahawks fan group, stands outside Backstage, in Culver City. The bar has become so overrun with Seahawks fans on Sundays that Morris has a list of overflow bars he hands out to fans when Backstage fills up.
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This year's Super Bowl not only features the number one seeds from the NFC and the AFC, but also the number one offense (Denver Broncos) against the number one defense (Seattle Seahawks). Peyton Manning has a chance to solidify his position as one of the all-time great quarterbacks. 

But even if you don't care about football, there are always the ads and the halftime show (featuring Bruno Mars this year). There's also the added excitement of seeing the game played in the bright lights of New York — or New Jersey at least. It's the first time the Super Bowl has been played in a cold-weather city outdoors.

Assuming you can't make it to MetLife Stadium, here are some places to watch the game here in Southern California:

If you're a Broncos fan:

If you're a Seahawks fan: 

If you don't care who wins:

If you don't want to buy $7 beer

Have a better suggestion for where to watch Super Bowl XLVIII? Add it to the comments section below.