Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl in London
Even if you are not a fan of American Football, it’s hard not to get excited about the Super Bowl. Whether it’s the huge men in tight clothing, the over enthusiastic commentary, or the superstar half time show (which this year comes courtesy of Bruno Mars); there is something for everyone. This year’s spectacle takes place on Sunday 2nd February at 11.30pm, and with an ever growing fan base in the UK, many of London’s premier bars and restaurants are hosting American-like Super Bowl parties. Here’s our top 5 picks of the best venues to let out your inner jock.
Honky Tonk, Clapham Common, SW4
Promoted as ‘The Super Bowl Showdown’, the recently opened Clapham sister site of the hugely successful Honky Tonk Chelsea is set to be the place to watch Super Bowl 48. A menu that features sloppy joes, wings, ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese, Super Bowl Sundaes and their renowned burgers, Honky Tonk will have everything you need to enjoy the greatest sports show on earth in comfort. For those that want to really eat like an American, there is even an all you can eat option for £25 per person.
Free entry for all diners, visit http://www.honkytonkchelsea.com/clapham-common/ to reserve your space.
The Social, Little Portland St, W1
The website warns ‘This party WILL sell out’. And as the event has sold out every year for the past four years, you would be wise to heed this warning. With a DJ spinning tunes before the game, raffles, and games; The Social’s atmosphere is guaranteed to be buzzing. And the best thing about this shindig is that every penny made from entry fees will be donated to Amnesty International.
Tickets cost £8, available from www.wegottickets.com/event/249906
Super Bash @ Indigo2, o2 Arena
The official NFL UK super bowl party is back for another year. The good news is that it’s free; the bad news is that tickets can only be won through a random draw, so make sure you apply before entries close at Midnight on Wednesday 15th January. The party will include free giveaways, cheerleaders, and a proper NFL experience.
Register your interest at http://www.nfluk.com/super-bash
Salvatore @ The Playboy Club, Mayfair, W1
Celebrity hangout, world famous bartender, and of course Playboy bunnies. Do we need to sell it any more than that? The Playboy Club in Mayfair is the thinking man’s choice to watch Super Bowl 48. Expect classy entertainment and table service in luxury surrounds.
The premium venue comes at a premium price of £55 per person and includes a selection of snacks and a welcome beer. Limited to only 100 seats. Reserve your space at http://playboyclublondon.com/events/detail/superbowl-party
Jetlag Sports Bar, Fitzrovia, W1
Possibly the most hyped of all the Super Bowl parties in London, Jetlag Sports Bar may not be the most glamorous venue in this list, but they sure do know how to build an atmosphere for any sporting occasion. The evening’s entertainment will start with a screening of the Al Pacino classic ‘Any Given Sunday’ and food to be served throughout the night.
Tickets priced from £55 including food, available from http://www.jetlagbar.com/index.php/super-bowl-party
Bloomsbury Lanes, Tavistock Hotel, WC1
Bowling, Pool, Beer Pong and NFL; the ultimate American themed evening. Large groups can secure a bowling lane if booked early enough, and every ticket gets a free beer. DJs will be spinning the tunes through the night and they promise plenty of surprises along the way.
Early bird tickets priced from £8, available from http://www.bloomsburylive.com/calendar_event_new.php?id=976
Slug & Lettuce, Leicester Sq, WC2
The unofficial Super Bowl Tailgate party will feature 3 screens and 8 TV’s offering 360 degree viewing of the event, so if you stuck behind a 6ft5 linebacker, you can just turn round and watch another screen. Entertainment will also be provided by the sexy Crystal Palace cheerleaders.
Tickets priced from £10, more info and tickets available from https://www.facebook.com/events/242402179269181/?fref=ts
What: Super Bowl 48
When: Sunday 2nd February. Kick Off: 11.30pm UK Time