It is one of the most watched spectacles on earth, and with American Football gaining popularity fast in the UK, and a record three regular season games coming to London this year, there are more and more places to catch all the Superbowl action in London on Sunday 2 February (Kick Off: 11.30pm). This year’s game promises to live up to expectation, as the legendary Peyton Manning’s offensive powerhouse the Denver Broncos face up against the hard-hitting, defensive Seattle Seahawks in a match up between probably the best two teams in the NFL.
Super Bash at indigo2
Tickets to NFL UK’s exclusive Super Bash at indigo2 are only available via ballot. The lucky winners can expect cheerleaders, former NFL players, music and a giant screening of all the action from the MetLife stadium in New York. Budweiser and Pepsi will be providing some free drinks and NFL UK are organising food for the night. Tickets are free for winners and entries close at midnight on Wednesday 15 January. Successful entrants will be notified by Friday 17 January. Applicants must be aged 18 or over.
Honky Tonk Clapham
The newer, shinier of the two American bar/restaurant venues on Clapham High Street that will be hosting Superbowl parties is Honky Tonk Clapham. Honky Tonk would prefer bookings for the evening but the event is not ticketed.
All four branches of Bodean’s BBQ (Clapham, Fulham, Soho, and Tower Hill) are hosting Superbowl parties on 2 Feb. Tickets cost £30 and include that all important guaranteed seat, a free Budweiser on arrival and a halftime feast (this will fall around 1.30am, by the way), and for those who are familiar with Bodean’s, it will be a feast.
The Clapham Grand
Expect a raucous atmosphere at this Clapham Junction hotspot. Tickets start at £10 and include a free giant hotdog. Watch all the action on a giant 24-foot screen and multiple plasma TVs dotted around the venue.
Bloomsbury Lanes is being taken over on Superbowl Sunday with multiple screens showing the game along with American food, karaoke, pool, beer pong and DJs. Tickets are sure to go fast and start at £10, including a free beer, or you can pay £15 on the door.
Riley’s Sports Bar Haymarket
Formerly the Sports Cafe, Rileys Sports Bar in Haymarket is the one of the biggest London venues to catch all the Superbowl action. There are four rooms stocked with bars, screens, projectors and “the largest screen in London,” which occupies the whole of the front 12-foot windows. For tickets contact Rileys on 0207 9300 393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry is from £10, with seating and bespoke packages available.
Carlsberg Sports Bar at Empire Casino
One of the more central venues for those staying in and around the West End, the Carlsberg Sports Bar has plenty of beer, snacks and screens for all your Superbowl needs. Then there’s the added bonus of casino tables during those numerous ad-breaks.
Roatrip Bar EC1
If you are looking to go east, upstairs at Roadtrip Bar on Old Street is hosting a Superbowl screening party. It’s free entry so we recommend heading down when it opens at 7pm if you want a seat. Expect all the usual American fare in terms of food and drink throughout the 4+ hour spectacle.
Iconic American restaurant Planet Hollywood offers another good West End option to catch all the Superbowl action, with 18 screens, cheerleaders and beer specials included in the £15 entry-only ticket price. Alternatively for £35 guests can sample a special three-course menu, meaning you get a guaranteed table for the evening.
Hard Rock Café
Another quintessential American venue in the heart of London, the Hard Rock Café is hosting a Superbowl party from 10pm. Tickets are £15 and include a guaranteed seat, a free bottle of beer, competitions and of course, cheerleaders.
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