The 2nd February marks the 54th edition of the American Super Bowl, where the Kansas City Chiefs’ will take on the San Francisco 49ers in the most highly anticipated US football match of the year, world-renowned for its spectacular halftime show.
The 2019 Super Bowl attracted a whopping 98.2 million viewers, but with performances from music icons Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, this year’s championship game is sure to follow suit. Get in on the sporting action at one of these London bars and restaurants’ ‘viewing parties’, featuring giant screens, live entertainment and tasty American treats…
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The Stafford London
What? Where better to watch the Super Bowl than at an American Bar? The Stafford’s plush hotel bar, inspired by American cocktail bars of the 1920s and 30s, will be throwing a late-night Super Bowl party, in which Culinary Director, Ben Tish will be providing a range of tasty American-inspired dishes, from New-York style hot dogs to nachos, sliders and indulgent salted butter popcorn, all to be washed down with a glass of ‘The American Dream’, the bar’s signature cocktail. Multiple screens and American-themed treats; sounds good to us.
When? 2nd February, 10.30pm
Where? The American Bar, 16-18, St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
How? Tickets £9.50, including a bottle of beer or a soft drink. staffordlondon.wearegifted.co.uk
What? Game day sees the return of Balthazar’s Annual Super Bowl Extravaganza; the New York-style brasserie will be screening the match with a stereophonic sound system, offering ‘Maker’s Mark’ Bourbon cocktails, and serving up snacks and sliders from mac’n’cheese to New York style cheesecake. In fact, every £1 cup of popcorn sold from the Popcorn Tricycle will be donated to Greenhouse Sports, the charity supporting young people in London through sport. If you can’t make the game, pop in anytime throughout the day for an exclusive Balthazar hot dog. What’s more, staff will be sporting football shirts, foam fingers will be supplied and Maker’s Mark will be providing guests whiskey flights and homemade doughnuts to take home after the match.
When? 2 February, 10.30pm – 4.30am
Where? Balthazar, 4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ
How? Tickets £70 per person, including entry to the screening, an extended menu, and welcoming drink and tea and coffee throughout. Call 0203 301 1155 or email [email protected]balthazarlondon.com to book. balthazarlondon.com
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What? Hackney’s American-inspired restaurant is throwing a Super Bowl screening party where football fans can culminate for complimentary drinks, wings and a befitting ‘stadium-style’ menu.
When? 2 February, 9pm until late
Where? Red Rooster at The Curtain, 45 Curtain Road London, EC2A 3PT
How? Tickets £20, including free beer and chicken wings on arrival. designmynight.com
Hard Rock Cafe
What? Renowned for its American cuisine and legendary live entertainment, game day at the Hard Rock Cafe is a no brainer. Head there for an unforgettable screening of both the game and halftime performance alongside tasty American-style treats, (think cheese fries, ribs, wings and sliders), competitions and ‘Big Game Cheerleaders’ jazzing up the atmosphere; the next best thing to the Hard Rock Stadium.
When? 2 February, 10pm until late
Where? Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus , 225 – 229 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HR | Hard Rock Cafe Old Park Lane , 150 Old Park Lane, London, W1K 1QZ
How? For Piccadilly book here | For Old Park Lane book here
What? The live events and street food hub spanning locations in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley, will be broadcasting the sports league championship on giant screens with spectacular surround sound, live DJs and peppy cheerleaders. Get involved with a game of beer pong, indulge in American treats from milkshakes to Salt Shed steak and toast to the annual event with pint (or two).
When? 2 February, doors open at 8pm in BOXPARK Shoreditch and 9pm in BOXPARK Croydon and BOXPARK Wembley.
Where? BOXPARK Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley.
How? Tickets £10, boxpark.co.uk
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The Tap In at Elephant Park
What? If you haven’t yet visited Elephant & Castle’s latest food and retail destination Elephant Park, you needn’t a better excuse than the Tap In’s Super Bowl party. The Cuban-style craft beer bar – which boasts over 300 bottles and 20 rotating craft beer lines – will be screening the game whilst serving up its signature Miami street food-inspired dishes.
When? 2 February, 10pm until late
Where? Elephant Park, Elephant Rd, London SE17 1UB
How? Free entry, The Tap In
Mahomes michaladas’) and enjoy the game. What? A Super Bowl party ideal for foodies just as much as football fans, Prairie Fire will be serving up an array of American classics throughout the match, from chips and dips to pulled jackfruit buns, pulled pork and brisket sliders. Tuck in, drink up (with ‘
When? 2 February, 9pm – 4am
Where? Prairie Fire, Arches 88/89 Wood Lane Arches, Wood Lane, London, W12 7LH
How? Tickets from £10, designmynight.com start the slideshow