The Miami Dolphins play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday — by itself a monumental gift from the football gods. But its early 9:30 a.m. kickoff from Frankfurt, Germany, also delivers fortuitous dispensation from the traditional Sunday morning to-do list. Sorry, Honey. Forgive me, Father.
Then there’s the exciting collision between two staples of life in South Florida, Dolphins football and brunch. Here are some local Sunday morning watch parties where you can combine these themes at a sports bar or a German restaurant. Or what about a German sports bar?
Wunderbar Sports Bar & Grill in Davie is a restaurant that serves traditional sports-watching fare, including burgers, wings, nachos and ribs. But the menu also has a German side. So when they open for the game at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Wunderbar’s Dolphins & Chiefs Brunch will include traditional French toast and omelets — and you’ll also find chicken schnitzel and waffle sliders (genius!) and kaiserschmarrn, an Austrian dish of shredded, caramelized pancakes.
“Imagine a pile of pancakes kind of just torn up. It’s amazing,” says Wunderbar manager Ramon Delvalle.
The other unique feature of the Dolphins watch party at Wunderbar is their Sunday beer special, offering 50% off German liters — “the big boys,” as Delvalle calls them — at nearly 34 ounces each. Normally priced at $16 to $18, they’ll be $8 to $9 for the game.
“If you know anything about German beers, you know that we carry really hard-to-find, top brands, like Bitburger, Warsteiner and Weihenstephaner. We have a lot of beers that people have not seen but they fall in love with,” Delvalle says.
Before you order more than one, they may ask you to spell kaiserschmarrn or Weihenstephaner or Tagovailoa.
Wunderbar Sports Bar & Grill is at 4995 Volunteer Road, Davie. Visit Facebook.com/wunderbarsportsbar.
Here are more Dolphins-Chiefs watch party options in South Florida. Watch this space for updates to the list.
Biergarten Boca Raton, 309 Via de Palmas;BiergartenBoca.com
The German-themed eatery and live-music hot spot will open at 9 a.m. with a special cocktail just for the event: The Orange Breakfast Margarita consists of Solento Reposado Tequila, orange juice, lime juice and agave ($10). The all-day happy hour includes $2 off pints of German beer (from Warsteiner Dunkel Lager and Reissdorf Kölsch to the muscular Paulaner Salvator), along with $2 off wine and well drinks, and $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys.
NOBO Brewing Co., 2901 Commerce Park Drive, Boynton Beach;Facebook.com/nobobrewing
The popular Boynton Beach brewery will open at 9 a.m., serving a limited brunch menu. You’ll find bottomless mimosas, beer-mosas and Jalapeño Blonde Bloody Marys, plus pitchers of Like a Lager, NOBO’s German Kölsch, for $14.
Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille, 10880 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington;BonefishMacs.com
The restaurant will open at 9:30 a.m. with watch-party fare highlighted by burritos, quesadillas and Texas toast sandwiches. The all-day happy hour will include bottles of domestic beer for $4.50 and well drinks for $4.79.
Swampgrass Willy’s, 9910 Alternate A1A, Palm Beach Gardens;SwampgrassWillys.net
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., with $5 Bloody Marys and happy hour prices during the game. The food menu will include a breakfast sandwich (egg and cheese, with sausage or bacon) plus home fries and toast for $8.99. The regular restaurant menu will be served beginning at 10 a.m.
Wings Plus Ramblewood, 1235 N. University Drive, Coral Springs;Facebook.com/WingsPlus1235
The popular stop for wings and sandwiches will open at 9 a.m. with its signature menu item as a football-friendly special in denominations of 10 wings ($15.25), 15 wings ($17.25) and $25 wings ($35, or $40 with a pitcher of Bud Light or Miller Lite). All are served with fries.
Bamboo Beach Tiki Bar, 4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale;Facebook.com/BambooBeachTikiBar
The restaurant will have its traditional breakfast, beginning at 7 a.m., with mimosas and Bloody Marys, but the bar doesn’t begin serving until 10 a.m. Along with the ocean view and the 14 TV screens, the watch party will include buckets of Budweiser or Bud Light for $25.
Hooters, multiple South Florida locations;HootersFlorida.com
South Florida Hooters locations will open at 9 a.m. and offer happy-hour deals through noon. Highlights include the $10 Snackatizer (six wings and fries) and a pound of crab legs for $19.83. Drink specials include $3 domestic beers, $4 Jack Daniel’s and Tito’s, and $5 Jameson, Grey Goose and Patrón, plus $5 wine by the glass.
Legends Tavern & Grille, six South Florida locations;LegendsTavernAndGrille.com
All Legends restaurants will be open at 9:30 a.m., offering $15 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, $15 buckets of five Yuengling and Yuengling Flight, $3.99 Yuengling pints and more. The kitchens will begin serving at 10 a.m.