For those that didn’t quite make it to Minnesota this year, there’s a number of venues in London that will be hosting their own Super Bowl parties. There’ll be burgers, booze to celebrate one of the biggest nights in sport.
Roadhouse, Covent Garden
The only venue that can boast the NFL London cheerleading squad, this central London establishment has got six years experience in hosting Super Bowl parties. An all American menu is created, full of wings, burgers, sharing platters and plenty of brilliant American craft beer. With nine large plasma screens and four huge screens, every seat has fantastic views of the action.
The restaurant will transform into a luxury Super Bowl event, with five huge screens. You’ll have huge foam fingers, popcorn machines, refs serving you food, hot dogs, New York cheesecakes and the London Warriors (the capital’s best American football team) there celebrating. Tickets will get you entry, a cocktail on arrival, food all night and even a coffee for the early hours when you have to crawl into work.
Nordic Bar, Fitzrovia
Super Bowl meets Scandinavia just round the corner from Oxford street. Buying a ticket gets you a table from 6pm to 4am, and there’ll be very few other venues providing classic Scandi meals – think kottbuller meatballs, pyttipanna and shots of aquavit. Nordic bar also offers a raffle and NFL quiz before the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ even kicks off.
UK Sports Club, Waterloo
This venue has been hosting Super Bowl parties since 2011, and are now adding VIP options to their tickets. As well as the standard seats, there are VIP seats and boxes on offer. Tickets for each come with various combinations of perks, including large amounts of hotdogs and steins of beers – because one pint at a time simply isn’t enough.
Tickets for this venue start at £15 will get you inside this expectational venue, with a premium burger and pint of beer to get you started. As well as 16 screens to watch the game on, there are American pool tables and shuffleboard for extra entertainment. As well the usual burgers, platters and nachos, Greenwood also do their own excellent stoned baked pizzas.
Joe’s Southern Table & Bar, Covent Garden
Joe’s, famous for its food and cocktails, will be bringing in big TV screens especially for their Super Bowl party. A ticket for the event includes American beer and platter full of said famous food, including their speciality – gluten free fried chicken. Joe’s beer selection includes the likes of Brooklyn, Blue Moon, Anchor Steam Ale and Lagunitas IPA, but for anyone wanting a bit more, the cocktail menu is fantastic, their 1 Night In Jail comes highly recommended.
The Grand, Clapham
The Grand are getting good at this. Their auditorium includes an enormous 24ft wide HD screen, two 8ft x 6ft HD screens and six 50 inch plasma screens just in case that wasn’t enough. Along with the usual fare of American-style food offerings and private booking options, The Grand have their own cheerleading squad and DJs to ramp up the atmosphere. This south London venue has a brilliant reputation for hosting big events, particularly amateur boxing, and have been doing Super Bowl events for a decade.
Club Aquarium, Shoreditch
A separate games room, beer pong, Xbox, plenty of beer, cheerleaders and 360 degrees of viewing thanks to six screens and two projector screens. DJs will be on right up until game time and those attending should bring their swimming costumes because Club Aquarium – as the name would suggest – has its own hot tub and swimming pool. Towels and lockers are provided, but no food or drink is allowed in the pool, so the hot dogs will have to wait till after you’ve taken a dip.
With five venues to pick from – Greenwich, Hammersmith, London Bridge, Camden and Shepherd’s Bush – Belushi’s has most corners of the capital covered. All venues stay open late, and are close to tube stations, making the journey home when you’re all partied out as straightforward as possible. There’s a big selection of American beers and whiskeys, pre match games, beer pong and even an eating competition – the person that eats 2kg of Sriracha wings in the fastest time earns themselves a £50 bar tab.