With the exception of 91 restaurants in Erie County, most won’t even be allowed to stay open for the full Super Bowl game. A tale of two worlds compared to Florida, host of the Big Game, in Tampa Bay.
Hundreds of New Yorkers flocked to the Sunshine State to go to the game, to see all the festivities, or just to get out of excessively locked down New York.
Many venues in Tampa Bay have advertised large events, such as Miami’s world renowned club E11EVEN teamed up with Barstool Sports for a huge party amongst others.
Football fans and tourists flooded the state from all over the nation by the thousands for parties by headliners such as Diplo, Migos, French Montana, and 50 Cent with many celebrities and athletes seen out and about partying and dining including boxer Mike Tyson and now Hall of Fame QB, Peyton Manning.
With many events taking place throughout both the day and night, it’s allowing bars and restaurants to essentially ‘print money’ with the amount of revenue flowing through the registers.
Event spaces were filled both indoors and outdoors.
New York still has 10pm curfew, indoor dining limited to 10 people per table and you must sit and order food with any alcohol.
Despite being shutdown and still having the nation’s strictest measures in place, New York leads Florida with more daily cases and daily deaths, even with 2 million people less.