On 3 February at 11:30pm GMT, the 53rd Super Bowl will take place, with the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams going head to head in Atlanta. A whopping 103.4 million people tuned in to watch last year’s Super Bowl and these days, a fair few Brits are tuning in too, despite the late night start. So where can Londoner’s join in the fun? Whether you’re the UK’s greatest American Football fan or you’re just in it for the half-time show, here’s our list of where to watch the Super Bowl in London.
Absurd Bird, Spitalfields
What: Where better to watch the Super Bowl than with some popcorn, chicken wings and a fried chicken burger or hot dog? This Deep South inspired restaurant makes a mean cocktail: why not check out the Moonshine Long Island, made with rum, Tequila, moonshine, gin, triple sec, lemon juice and coke. The free-range chicken is also smoked or marinated in buttermilk overnight, so you know it’s going to be tasty.
Where: 54 Commercial Street, E1 6LT
How much: Tickets from £10
Balthazar, Covent Garden
What: New York import Balthazar will once more be bringing out the giant screens and surround sound after 10pm for the Super Bowl. A sharing-style menu will be offered and includes everyone’s favourites: nachos, mac ‘n’ cheese, hot dogs, steak sandwiches, mini doughnuts, brownies and New York cheesecakes. Unlimited popcorn will be available, as well as tea and coffee to help keep you awake through the night.
Where: 4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ
How much: Tickets, £65
Broadleaf, Liverpool Street
What: Ever gone to a pub to watch a game and found it was too crowded to see the screen? This opulent boozer plans on showing the Super Bowl on seven different screens so there’s no need to worry about your view. The bar will be serving small bites and lots of beer, while a high-energy cheerleader performance will take place on the night for that American high school spirit.
Where: Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HN
How much: Tickets, £10
Chicago Rib Shack, Clapham
What: There’s nothing more American than eating your own weight in ribs, except maybe a bald eagle or using a ‘z’ in place of an ‘s’. US-inspired Chicago Rib Shack is the perfect setting for watching the big game. A ticket to its Super Bowl party guarantees a seat and includes a welcome beer, half-time prizes, games and giveaways.
Where: Arch 642, Voltaire Road, SW4 6DH
How much: Tickets, £25
The Dining Room at Mare Street Market, Hackney
What: Hackney based sports crew Bad Sports are hosting the Super Bowl party at Mare Street Market. A basic ticket covers entry, but an upgraded version gives you a spot in the ‘nerd-zone’ with a seat near the screen, a shot of Jack Daniels, a Camden Town beer and a plate of chicken wings. For £75, you’ll get a bespoke Bad Sports jersey and a six-pack of Camden Hells lager.
Where: 117 Mare Street, E8 4RU
How much: Entry, £5. Advanced tickets between £20-75
What: Sports bars are a natural choice for watching the ‘Bowl’ and Greenwood is one of the most expansive in London. Here, you’ll find 19 large viewing screens on the big night, as well as one mega screen. Pre-game cheerleaders will also be making an appearance to get the crowd pumped for the game. Classic American dishes and a large selection of beers will also be available.
Where: 170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB
How much: Tickets, £10
Helix at the Gherkin, Liverpool Street
What: For a luxurious Super Bowl experience, Helix is screening the Super Bowl in its private dining rooms with a special menu. Mini fish & chips, mini cheeseburger sliders, and cheese and charcuterie boards will be on offer. Meanwhile, a special cocktail called the ‘Cash Cash’ - made with Woodford reserve, tobacco liquor, marshmallow syrup and angostura bitters - will be featured.
Where: 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP
How much: £65 per person
Maxwell’s Bar & Grill, Covent Garden
What: Another restaurant featuring food from the good ol’ US of A is Maxwell’s, and it hasn’t missed the opportunity to host a celebration for America’s biggest sporting event, with super screens been brought in especially for the event. Ticket prices vary but the £30 option includes a beer, chicken wings and that all important seated view for the whole game.
Where: 34 King Street, WC2E 8JD
How much: Tickets between £20-35
Red Rooster at The Curtain, Shoreditch
What: This Super Bowl shindig will rumble on from 9pm right through to 4.30am. While you’re watching the big screens, there will be plenty of Jack Daniel’s based cocktails and buckets of beer to go around, as well as Jack Daniel’s-laced ice cream at half time. Tickets include your first beer and a portion of Buffalo wings.
Where: 45 Curtain Road, EC2A 3PT
How much: Tickets, £25
The Regent, Balham
What: A proper pub-lover’s pub, The Regent in Balham has long been a popular spot for sports fans, due in part to the big screens the pub has on offer. For American football fans that won’t be traveling to the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, The Regent will be showing the game until 3am. If you arrive early, you can also participate in the pub’s usual Sunday night quiz.
Where: 21 Chestnut Grove Balham
How much: Free entry
Roadhouse, Covent Garden
What: The all-American Roadhouse is styled like a retro-diner but also doubles up as a late-night bar. The bar and diner has been holding events for the Super Bowl for seven years now, so it’s fair to say it knows what it’s doing. A Super Bowl menu will be available on the night which includes the Roadhouse burger and a wide selection of American craft lagers specially brought in for the evening.
Where: The Piazza, Covent Garden, WC2E 8BE
How much: Tickets between £30-35
Tropicana Beach Club, Covent Garden
What: Tropicana Beach Club (if you haven’t guessed from the name already) is a tropical bar/diner/nightclub in Covent Garden. However, on 3 February the club will be getting into the swing of things with cheerleaders, giant screens and surround sound speakers to get avid American football fans into the spirit of the game.
Where: Parker Street, WC2B 5PW
How much: Tickets between £10-25
Can’t face staying up for the Super Bowl? You can still feel like part of the action by dining at one of the best American restaurants in London.