Super Bowl LIV takes places next weekend on Sunday 2 February as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami. 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 fifth chilli dog 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 NFL 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 2020.
Location: 225 – 229 Piccadilly, W1J 9HR.
Seeing as the game itself is taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, it would only seem appropriate that we start our round-up at the flagship Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus. Hard Rock will be showing the game on screens all over the venue and will also be debuting some new game day menus to boot.
Priced at £50, you’ll get the Big Game Super Selection, which includes fan-favourites such as nachos, wings, sliders, cheese fries and more, as well as two bottle beer specials. Guests can also expect entertainment, competitions and games, plus a special visit from Hard Rock’s Big Game Cheerleaders.
The Bat & Ball, Stratford
Location: Westfield Stratford, Montfichet Road, E20 1EJ.
Cost: From £20
One of our favourite venues every Super Bowl, The Bat and Ball in Stratford is partnering up with BrewDog this year to give you something special for 2020’s Super Bowl Sunday. To keep yourselves going, there’ll be food on offer like wings and ribs, while the match will be screened on 2 super projectors and 12 extra-large plasmas.
There’ll also be entertainments with a wing eating competition, Beer Pong tournaments, Beer School and Cheerleaders. Not only that, there’ll also be ‘Beer for a Year’ to be won for not one, but two lucky competitors.
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 chicken wings. You’ll even get given some mini doughnuts to take away!
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 £20 ticket price does include 3 bottles of beer and a burger but doesn’t guarantee you seating. However, there are some mammoth packages which do guarantee seating, food and booze if you can get a crew of 8+ mates together.
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 two 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.
Just like Greenwood, the £20 ticket price does include 3 bottles of beer and a burger (to be redeemed before 9pm) but won’t guarantee you a seat. There are some great packages which do guarantee seating, though.
Location: Rooftop at Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street, London, E1W 2SF.
Cost: From £3
One of London’s premier rooftop bars, Skylight will be staying open beyond its usual 11pm closing time on Sunday 2 February, with Super Bowl LIV being screened on the indoor levels.
As well as the match itself, you can keep yourself occupied with ping pong, air hockey tables and live DJs. It’s also one of the cheapest options in London at just £3. Please note, however, that tickets cover entry only and don’t include seating. Food and drink will be available to buy throughout the night.
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.