CALLING ALL NFL FANS (and Swifties, we see you, too). The biggest game of the year is almost upon us, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas on Monday February 12 (Australian time) for the 58th-annual Super Bowl.
Aussies are all set to enjoy the game and we can already hear the spirited crowds gearing up for Monday’s clash. For those lucky enough not to be heading into the office or donning the tool belts on Monday morning, venues nationwide are ready to welcome you in.
Here are a few capital city destinations to cheer on your team and sing your heart out during Usher’s halftime show.
Golden Sheaf, Double Bay
Get ready to tackle the ultimate Super Bowl experience at Sydney’s Golden Sheaf, the heart beat of eastern suburbs night and in this case morning life. This trendy hotel has joined forces with culinary genius, Mogan McGlone (formerly of Belle’s Hot Chicken) to bring you an all-American game day menu. From fan-favorite beer buckets for only $25 to mouthwatering dishes, it’s time to suit up and get your taste buds ready. The game starts at 9 am sharp, so ensure you secure a spot before kickoff.
If you’re looking for a flashier viewing experience, Sydney’s popular ‘Seadeck‘ will be throwing a unique Super Bowl party on the water. Australia’s first Super Bowl party, in partnership with the Aus and NZ divisions of the NFL, will take over Sydney Harbour for five hours. The big game will be screened on the Seadeck boat. With a DJ spinning tunes, merchandise to grab, and classic American food on offer, this five-hour extravaganza is the ultimate way to celebrate the Super Bowl.
Forrester’s, Surry Hills
Forrester’s in Surry Hills will also open bright and early at 9.30 am for the big game. For those who’ve booked a Super Bowl Viewing Party package, the day just got a little sweeter. Packages including a morning ‘Coors Light’ beer on arrival and buffalo wings, hot dogs and chips to enjoy for the halftime show.
The Sackville Hotel, Rozelle
Rozelle’s Sackville Hotel scores a touchdown as one of Sydney’s premier spots to gather your gang and root for your favourite team. This Super Bowl Monday is no exception, with a theme that revolves around American beer, beefy burgers, and minute-to-minute gridiron action. Get ready to soak up all the excitement as the doors open early at 10 am for NFL fans and football lovers alike.
Warf Hotel, CBD
Melbourne is a city that never sleeps when it comes to sports. The Australian Open may have just wrapped up, but the Super Bowl fever has already overtaken the town. And what better way to experience the game than at the Warf Hotel’s floating dome, with a 360-degree view, bottomless drinks, and American-themed food? Tickets are as limited as a touchdown in overtime, so don’t waste time and grab yours. Or, if you prefer the outdoor vibe, join the Tailgate Party in the lower level or make a general reservation to catch all the action.
Prince Alfred Hotel, Richmond
Richmond’s Prince Alfred Hotel will offer a vibey local pub atmosphere, complete with the all-important beer garden, where fans can find the big-screen TVs to showcase the NFL’s ‘Big Dance’. A location that will certainly cater for the Australian morning fan base, Prince Alfred will offer an all-American breakfast menu with dishes like maple syrup-coated pancakes for brekkie and buffalo wings and burgers for a hearty lunch.
Le Bon Ton, Collingwood
Are you keen on some value? Super Bowl Monday at Collingwood’s’ Le Bon Ton’ might be the answer you’re looking for. It’s a big-screen viewing sesh partnered up with a range of typical American-inspired eats, including a Texas barbecue and southern smoked meats. Specials include a $10 pot of Coors with a cheeseburger or a $10 pot of Coors with six wings. Doors will open at 9.30 for fans to enjoy all the action.
College Lawn Hotel, Prahan
Prahans’ College Lawn Hotel‘ always attracts a keen sporting crowd during footy season. Come Monday; it will be met with Victoria’s gridiron fan base, filling out the available indoor and outdoor seating. With ongoing live coverage, book your tickets for four hours of free-flowing beers, wine, and soft drinks, topped up with eight courses of US-inspired canapés. Doors open for fans at 9 am.
Caxton Hotel, Brisbane
Those in the Sunshine State will also be treated to a Monday of ongoing NFL action. To kick off the Brisbane list, it seemed fitting to mention the state’s Mecca of sports entertainment, the Caxton Hotel. Offering a food and beverage package from 10 am to 2 pm, keen punters should reserve their seat at the famous Cauldron Bar, with doors opening at 9. am. Expect table service, American-style pub grub and exciting giveaways across Super Bowl Monday.
BrewDog, Fortitude Valley
BrewDog Fortitude Valley will be heaving in true American style from 9 am and showing off one of the hottest places to absorb sporting action, let alone the glitz and glamour of the Super Bowl. Packages with American beers and wings throughout the duration of the game should also keep fans well and truly satisfied.
Port Office Hotel, Brisbane
Brisbanes Port Office Hotel will also be taking the role of entertainer for one of the biggest Mondays of the year. Playing all the live-action and halftime entertainment an indulgent four-hour food and drink package boasting a juicy selection of American-style grazing boards, kicks off at 10 am. Doors will be wide open for Aussie NFL punters from 9 am.
Shapeshifter Brewing Co, Findon
The city of churches will also help provide South Australians with a prime viewing experience for the Super Bowl. Shapeshifter Brewing Co. will open its doors at 9 am and switch on its massive 4-metre television screen. With all-day American Beer specials of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Coors, and Bud Light, food and nibbles will also be offered to satisfy the bellies of NFL fans.
Lion Hotel, North Adelaide
Don’t miss the action at the Lion Hotel in North Adelaide, with all-day broadcasting of the big game live and loud on the big screens. The hotel keeps the day interesting outside of the football with competitions, giveaways, drink specials and classic American themed snacks. Doors will be open for those seeking the action at 9 am.
The Claremont Hotel, Claremont
Western Australian fans are in for an early morning treat with a 7:30 am kickoff slot. But hey, that’s no reason to feel down! WA fans can just enjoy the day a little longer. And for those needing a little pick-me-up, one of Perth’s longest-standing hotels, the Claremont Hotel, is opening its doors bright and early with a delicious breakfast menu from 7 am to 11 am. For WA fans, it’s the tastiest way to kick off game day.
Greenwood Hotel, Perth CBD
Perth’s Greenwood seems to be another hot destination for NFL fans looking to soak up the game-day atmosphere; with doors open for keen punters from 6 am. The excitement only builds from there, with eating competitions, mascot photo opportunities, game day American food specials and a Wilson NFL Duke Official Game Ball giveaway (Valued $180) if you purchase a Coors beer. VIP Package holders can take advantage of priority seating, bottomless Coors, endless hot wings and ten entries to win the Official Duke Game Ball.
Telegraph Hotel, Hobart
Tassie will also be throwing their own Super Bowl parties across the state, with the Telegraph Hotel standing out as one of the hottest locations for taking in the big game. Enjoy $10 pints of Boag’s XXX alongside an NFL-themed breakfast menu featuring pizzas, loaded fries, hot dogs and brekkie burgers.
Bleachers Sports Bar, Canberra
The nation’s capital is also ramping up Super Bowl festivities, with the Bleachers Sports Bar proving to be the most popular viewing location. Streamed live and loud on indoor and outdoor screens, pre-paid ticket holders have the luxury of designated seating, an exclusive Bleachers and Capital Brewing Co Super Bowl LVIII T-shirt and a cold Capital Brewing Schooner on arrival. The party will be kicking on well and truly after the final siren with a glorious two-litre beer tower available for thirsty pundits all day.
How to watch the Super Bowl on TV?
Can’t make it to a live venue? Aussie NFL fans can catch the 2024 Super Bowl on TV via Channel 7 and ESPN.
The game will also be streamed live on Kayo Sports, 7Plus and NFL Game Pass.