Football, beer and corn dogs… yes you’ve guessed it – it’s Super Bowl time! If you want to watch it at home, it’s showing on Channel 4 and Sky Sports with coverage starting at 10pm. Oh and the half-time show will be from Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, just so you know. However, if you want to go out to watch it while you stuff your face, this year London’s bars and restaurants are playing the ‘my screen’s bigger than yours’ game for Superbowl 2014, boasting mega TVs, multiple screens and 360 degree surround sound. Add to that the epic choice of all American feasts and it can be pretty hard deciding where to go. Well, we’ve narrowed them down to our top ten. Fingers crossed for some more nippletastic wardrobe malfunctions in the half-time show. Or maybe not.
1. Draft House Seething Lane, £10
Kick things off with a screening of ‘Any Given Sunday’, and then watch the match on a monstrous (in a good way) HD screen. There will be plenty of dogs (the hot ones), burgers, bourbon and cold American beer, and a ticket guarantees you a seat. Deal.
2. Honky Tonk in Clapham Common, free
Catch the match at Honky Tonk’s Super Bowl Sunday Showdown. Game, beer, ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese – score!
3. Zigfrid Von Underbelly, free
What’s a Super Bowl without a corn dog? Don’t find out, as Zigfrid’s has corn dogs, Sam Adams, DJs, Bud, Coors Light and pizza squares on offer at its Super Bowl screening party. The multiple screens and cracking audio almost make you feel you feel like you’re there (almost).
4. Bodean’s, £30
Take your pick of one of the four venues and get your mouth around this ‘Super Bowl Half Time Feast.’ Ribs, chicken, pulled pork, BBQ beans and coleslaw. Finger-licking good.
5. The Social off Great Portland Street, £8
Every penny made from this Super Bowl party goes straight to Amnesty International. Drink your American craft beers, eat your hotdogs, win raffle prizes and feel good about it!
6. Brooklyn Bowl, £5
These bargain tickets get you a complimentary pint of meantime and the chance to watch the match on one of the venues many big screens. There will be a variety of tasty looking food and drink specials, including a great food and bowl package for groups.
7. The London Sky Bar, £20 or £60 with a drinks package
This Manhattan style venue’s got giant screens, 360 degree surround sound, and live social media feeds. Tickets get you all-you-can-eat American food such as classic chilli dogs and popcorn chicken, a DJ set, and amazing views of London.
8. Bloomsbury Lanes, £8 advance or £15 on the door
If you’re in a group, this is ideal; free bowling, multiple screens and American nosh, karaoke (optional), pool and DJs.
9. The Diner Soho,£45
Don’t be put off by the price, this ticket gets you 6 beers, 6 shots and a 5 course meal of dishes like loster rolls, short rib nachos and ice cream corn dogs. They’ve even got a ‘red hot chilli challenge’ to celebrate the Chilli’s playing at half time! It goes something like this.. 1.8 kilos of extra hot chilli dogs in 30 minutes. Are you man enough or will you have to ‘give it away’?
10. Bar Kick, free
Three 42-inch screens on the ground floor and two 47-inch 3D monitors downstairs on either side of a massive cinematic projector screen. They’re serving food until late, and have a selection of bottled beers from around the world.