Super Bowl LI is almost here! And if you’re lucky enough to be in London on Feb. 5 when the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons, expect quite the party! Thanks to the recent expansion of the NFL in London, restaurants and pubs all across England’s buzzing capital are celebrating the big game with drink specials, themed menus, and extra-special entertainment. Check out our top picks below.
The Piazza Covent Garden
London, WC2E 8BE
Expect an all-American frenzy at this popular Covent Garden club on game day, er, night (kickoff is at 11:30 PM FYI). Outfitted with four super-screens and nine extra-large plasma televisions, you’re guaranteed a great viewing experience, plus plenty of pre-game entertainment thanks to the addition of several NFL London cheerleaders on the guest list. In true USA style, the special Roadhouse Super Bowl Menu includes burgers, hot dogs, plus a wide selection of American craft lagers brought in especially for the occasion.
4-6 Russell Street
London WC2B 5HZ
For all of your football favorites with a luxury twist, make your way to Balthazar at 10:30 PM. For one night only, the whole restaurant will be transformed into the ultimate Super Bowl space, including five giant TV screens, surround sound, and even an AstroTurf entrance. Guests will receive foam fingers to cheer on the teams, unlimited popcorn, plus a complimentary Maker’s Mark cocktail. Looking for something with a bit more substance? Flag down one of the waiters donning referee uniforms and treat yourself to a family-style assortment of veggie nachos, mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs, chicken wings, corn on the cob, mini doughnuts, chocolate brownie bites, and baked New York cheesecakes. And should you need some caffeine to keep the pep in your step, the restaurant will also be providing complimentary tea and coffee throughout the night.
256-260 Old Street
Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DD
If you’re favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday is the creative commercials and all-star half-time show, then you’re sure to enjoy the mania at this Shoreditch nightclub. Expect heated games of Xbox, beer pong competitions, live performances from London's leading cheerleading group, The Komani Cheerleaders, plus access to a Jacuzzi and swimming pool. And should you actually want to watch the big game, rest assured, the party boasts 10 big screens and two projectors for uninterrupted 360-degree viewing until the final whistle.
28 Hammersmith Broadway
London, W6 7AB
If you’ll be traveling in London with a group of pals on game day, you could try and squeeze into a crowded sports bar and find a seat, or you could reserve the Linebacker package at Belushis and root on your favorite team in comfort and style. For £35 per person (min four people), you’ll receive an sharing platter of snacks, three adult beverages, a table and seat with a premium view of one of the big screens, plus a dedicated waiting staff you so you don’t miss a pass.