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10 best places to watch Super Bowl LI in London

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Emily Badiozzaman
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Given what America is currently putting us through, it’s only fair that we get a piece of the ridiculously large sporting event pie.

The 51st Super Bowl takes place this Sunday (05 Feb) and while none of us really know the rules, we’re here for the alcohol, food and Lady Gaga’s halftime show. Kick off is at 11:30pm (GMT) and the event expected to finish around 3:30am. 

If you’re going to make your Monday hellish by staying up all night for an American football feast, you may as well make it worth it by camping out at the following places that are open until the last whistle:

Greenwood

Closest Tube: Victoria

The Greenwood is for enjoying a good old late night spot of sport in a leather-clad, cosily-lit sports lounge that is crying for the smoking ban to be lifted. Tickets include a beer and a burger, plus there will be games of shuffleboard, American 8-ball pool and cornhole at half time if Gaga isn’t your thing. And in the interest of sustenance, they’ll be serving food all the way up to 3am. 

Tickets are £15pp and doors open at 9pm. Get them here.

The Diner

Closest Tube: Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus

The Diner Soho is making it their mission to knock you out. They’ll try with a six pack of IPA and a pitcher of rum punch. If that doesn’t work they’ll hit you harder than a linebacker with a starter tray of wings, nachos, fried shrimp and corndogs, followed by a 16oz T-bone steak, ribs, mashed potatoes, gravy, cajun corn on the cob, slaw and a bread roll. All for £51 (half the value of what you get).

Tickets are £51pp. Get them here.

Balthazar

Closest Tube: Covent Garden

The usually swanky Balthazar is opening it’s doors at 10:30pm on Sunday to live stream the Super Bowl on five giant screens with surround sound. Special guests The London Warriors (London’s Amercian football team) will be there to indulge in free welcome cocktails, a sharing style menu (including nachos, wings, mac and cheese, hot dogs and sliders) unlimited tea and coffee, a homemade popcorn machine and to grab a breakfast pastry for the journey home in the morning.

Tickets from £50pp. Get them here.

Belushis

Closest Tube: London Bridge/Borough

Warm up to kick off with beer pong, get a beer fridge for your table and watch the game on a massive projector. Belushis are grilling up hot dogs for hlf time, giving out goodie bags and drinks tokens with table service all night long. 

Tickets includuing food start at £35pp. Get them here.

Zigfrid Von Underbelly

Closest Tube: Old Street

Hoxton Square’s brick-a-brack heavy bar is one of the few places with free entry all night long. Playing across all the screens, the game is accompanied by beer buckets, wings and burgers into the wee hours. Doors open at 8pm but get there early to snag a sofa and get set up for the long shift ahead. 

Free entry, book a table here.

Roadhouse

Closest tube: Covent Garden

 

Decked out with four super screens and nine extra-large plasma screens, the only thing that will get in the way of your view will be the NFL London Cheerleaders. Support acts include the Roadhouse Burger and sharing platters, beer buckets aplenty, and multiple happy hours throughout the night. Doors open at six for those who have unwavering faith in their stamina.   

Tickets from £15 in advance or £20 on the door, get them here.

Bodean’s BBQ 

Closest Tube: various locations

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London's smokehouse giant Bodean’s has got your Super Bowl Sunday covered across all their branches. The party starts at 10pm with a free welcome beer for everyone, followed by chicken wings, nachos and dips. Halftime sees your main course arrive, consisting of BBQ chicken, baby back ribs, pulled pork, BBQ beans, fries and coleslaw, all served up on a satisfyingly large board. 

Tickets are £30pp. Get them here.

Bison and Bird

Closest Tube: Clapham Common

Open until 4am, Bison and Bird are serving up burgers and wings all night long with buckets of Budweiser for £15. The game will be streamed across HD projectors and five plasma screens with comfy booths you can hunker down in for the whole spectacle. 

Tickets are £3pp. Get them here

White Lion

Closest Tube: Finsbury Park

White Lion used to be a Wetherspoons but it’s now as North London as you can get – painted murals on the wall, teal and oak hues and blackboards galore. They’ll be open until 4am and are seasoned in all-night American culture vultures having hosted an election night special when we all wept as Trump shouted in the rain. There will be a suitably Stateside menu (think fried pickles and burgers), plus pitchers of beer and craft brews. 

Tickets are £5pp. Get them here

Dinerama

Closest Tube: Old Street/Liverpool Street

As one of the most popular street food hubs in East London, it’s a fair assumption that Dinerama will do a cracking job of hosting Super Bowl punters. Your ticket will have you covered from 7pm to 4am, with two beers on entry. Sating comes in the form of Duck 'N' Roll's Dallas BBQ Sub, Farang's Chiang Mai Chilli Dog and Peanut Butter Choco Cheesecake Doughnuts from You Doughnut. And if you’re going for the actual game, it’ll be live-streamed on two giant screens. 

Tickets are £11. Get them here.

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Emily is a freelance writer for Shortlist.com. She covers breaking news, entertainment, style and lifestyle for the site. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found eating and drinking or thinking about food and drinking. Follow Emily on Twitter: @ebadiozzaman 

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