Super Bowl LIII takes places next weekend as the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots in Atlanta. The Super Bowl is always a big event for us here at Average Joes, but we can’t be the only ones who struggle to stay awake as they tuck into their tenth buffalo wing, while pretending they know what the ‘nickel formation’ is?
So we always like to get out of the house and hit one of London’s many venues that will be hosting parties for the event – the atmosphere alone should be enough to see you through until sunrise. But where to watch it? Here’s the best places in London to watch the Super Bowl in 2019.
The Bat & Ball, Stratford
Location: Westfield Stratford, Montfichet Road, E20 1EJ.
Cost: From £15
Our standout Super Bowl event in London this year, Jack Daniel’s is partnering up with The Bat and Ball in Stratford to host the ultimate tailgate party where fans can immerse themselves in American culture and watch all the action of the Super Bowl LIII.
Like all great tailgate parties, there’ll be plenty of entertainment, including limited edition Jack Daniel’s NFL serves, NFL interactive games, cheerleader performances and live music. To keep yourselves going, there’ll be food on offer like wings and ribs, while the match will be screened on the main floor and on 12 extra-large plasmas spread over both floor. We’ve also got 2 tickets to giveaway!
Balthazar, Covent Garden
Location: 4-6 Russell St, WC2B 5HZ.
If you want to watch the Super Bowl in style, head to Covent Garden where the whole of Balthazar will be transformed into the ultimate, luxury Super Bowl space – emphasis on the ‘luxury’. Five giant screens have been installed complete with top-of-the-line surround sound.
Tickets includes a complimentary cocktail, unlimited tea and coffee to keep you awake, free popcorn all night and a selection of dishes all in keeping with the American theme; we’re talking nachos, mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs and steak sandwiches. You’ll even get given a breakfast pastry as you leave!
Location: 170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB.
Greenwood in Victoria has quickly become one of the London’s best locations to watch any sport, and the Super Bowl will be no different. The venue’s premier Sports Lounge comes with nineteen large viewing screens, so you’ll have a great view wherever you are.
Greenwood will be serving food through until 3am, with burgers, stone baked pizzas and sharing platters the way to go. Be warned, however, the £10 ticket price only guarantees entry to the venue and must be redeemed before 9pm. This year, there’ll be no guaranteed seating.
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, Euston
Location: Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, WC1H 9EU.
Cost: From £5
Perfect if you’re having to bring along some friends along who aren’t really into the night’s festivities, the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes will once again be hosting their annual Gridiron Party. The night will feature the usual array of food and beverages, as well as the opportunity to win amazing prizes, grab merchandise and place bets on-site.
Naturally, there’ll be some great American food on offer too, but if you’re with Joes and Janes who aren’t bothered about the result, Bloomsbury Lanes has pool tables, beer pong tables, karaoke and of course, bowling. Entry is also one of the cheaper entries in town at £5.
Long Arm Pub & Brewery, Shoreditch
Location: 20-26 Worship Street, EC2A 2DX.
If you’re looking for somewhere East with some cracking crafts, look no further than the Long Arm. Boasting 2 enormous high quality projectors and another mega screen, you’re guaranteed a great view wherever you are, as well as a freshly brewed stein in hand.
There’ll have cheerleaders performing from the side lines too and you can also choose to dispense Long Arm’s signature brews from their hugely popular beer towers (private bookings only). Tickets guarantee entry before 9pm but please note that ticket does not guarantee seating.
Dirty Harry’s, Soho
Location: 203 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZD.
Cost: Free before 10pm
If you’re after a freebie, though, Dirty Harry’s in Soho is offering free entry as long as you arrive before 10pm. The game will be shown across 2 large projectors and 6 big screens, while Harry’s ‘honeys’ will become cheerleaders for the night.
They’re putting on some special sport packages this too, including new draught beers and a selection of sliders from Harry’s new menu which will be served late, late into the early hours… cheese burgers will be just £5 after mid night and you can also grab a pitcher for only £20.
Roadhouse, Covent Garden
Location: Jubilee Market, The Piazza Covent Garden, WC2E 8BE.
Cost: From £25
For something a little wilder, Roadhouse is always one of the rowdier American bars in the capital, and they’ll once again be whipping up a gridiron frenzy behind the bar with plenty of entertainment pre and during the game. There’s four super screens as well as nine extra-large plasmas, so there’s basically no chance of not getting a decent view of the game.
There’ll be a special Roadhouse Super Bowl Menu available all night, which includes the famous Roadhouse Burger, as well as a wide selection of American craft lagers brought in especially for the day. The NFL London Cheerleaders will also be on duty if you get bored of the game!
Where will you be watching the Super Bowl? Let us know in the comments below!