In just two days’ time, the Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, marking the 52nd Super Bowl. American football may not be quite as popular here as it is in the US, but if you are a fan, there are plenty of London bars and restaurants that will be staying up all night to pledge their allegiance to America’s greatest sporting event. See our top picks below.
Balthazar, Covent Garden
What: Balthazar’s original site is in NYC so it’s no surprise that the restaurant goes big for the Bowl. On the night, Balthazar will boast five super-screens and surround sound. With a popcorn machine, staff garbed in referee uniforms, and a menu of sharing trays including mac ‘n’ cheese and hot dogs, you might as well be at the real thing.
Where: 4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ
How much: £60 per person
What: You can watch half-time star Justin Timberlake bring sexy back at Gaucho, where guests will be treated to an all-you-can-eat BBQ feast, as well as some popcorn while you watch the big game. Gaucho is even throwing in a bacon roll for when you catch the tube home….God bless the US.
Where: 25 Swallow Street, W1B 4QR
How much: £60 per person
What: Part of Victoria’s Nova development, sports bar and lounge Greenwood is going all out with two dedicated bars and 16 large viewing screens. It’s also offering the Super Bowl deal, which gets you a burger and a beer for £15. Stone-baked pizzas, sharing platters and more will also be available from the kitchen, which will be staying open until 3am.
Where: 170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB
How much: Free to attend
M Bar & Grill, Twickenham
What: Twickenham may normally be full of passionate rugby fans, but this Sunday you can expect something different. At M Bar & Grill, Super Bowl fans will be served a lip-smacking menu of US classics including a twist on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A Cheerleader DJ will keep guests entertained while drinks will flow all night long.
Where: Brewery Lane, Brewery Wharf, TW1 1AA
How much: £55 per person
Roadhouse, Covent Garden
What: Roadhouse is whipping up an all-American frenzy with four super screens and nine extra-large TV’s showing the game. Meanwhile, a special Super Bowl menu will include the signature Roadhouse Burger, a huge sharing platter, and a wide selection of American craft lagers brought in especially for the night.
Where: The Piazza Covent Garden, WC2E 8BE
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How much: £20 per person