The 54th Super Bowl takes place on 2 February 2020, but if you can't make it to Florida's Hard Rock Stadium, book yourself into one of these London sports bars and pubs where Super Bowl LIV is being shown. At time of writing, kick-off time has yet to be decided, but expect it to be close to midnight UK time. Nor have the teams, we'll find that out in a few touchdowns time, on 19 January. That doesn't mean the hype hasn't started to build already. Now may be the time to book Monday 3 February off work...
Hard Rock Cafe, Mayfair
So you're not jetting off to the Hard Rock Stadium to watch the action, but maybe the next best thing is tuning in from the original Hard Rock Cafe.
All tickets guarantee a seat for the duration of the game, though some may have restricted views. Your ticket also includes two beers and a selection of food items, and a cheerleader performance.
From £50, book ahead, 10pm-5am.
Roadhouse, Covent Garden
This US-style bar in the centre of Covent Garden shows the game across a total of 13 sizeable screens, with a special Super Bowl food menu available all night including burgers and sharing platters plus specially-imported American craft lagers. Be aware that a ticket doesn't necessarily guarantee a seat — you'll need to book a table or booth separately for that, and a minimum spend applies. New for this year is musical bingo, keeping the crowd entertained between the action.
£25-£35, book ahead, 6pm-4am.
The Grand, Clapham
This Clapham pub claims to host London's biggest Super Bowl screening, and we have no reason to doubt that. There's a giant 24ft screen, plus eight smaller screens and private boxes are available for hire. Ticket options cover a plethora of standing and seated positions, American-style stadium snacks are available throughout the game, and DJs provide the pre and post-match entertainment.
From £10, book ahead, 9pm-4am.
This sports bar and restaurant boasts several screens — including a central mega screen — showing the game, plus pre-game entertainment. Your ticket only guarantees you entry until 9pm, three bottles of beer and a burger, but doesn't guarantee seating.
From £20, book ahead, 9pm-4am
BBQ restaurant Bodeans screens the game at its smokehouses in Soho, Clapham, Fulham, Tower Hill, Balham, Covent Garden and Old Street. You need to fill in an online form to book, and your £30 gets you a complimentary beer, a half-time feast, plus nachos and wings throughout.
£30, book ahead, from 10pm.
Buffalo wings, mini burger sliders, BBQ pork ribs, burritos and strawberry cheesecake all feature on the Super Bowl 54 set menu at Planet Hollywood, which costs £37.50 per person and reserves your table for the entire game. Otherwise, watch it in the bar — entry includes a free drink, and for an extra charge you can order food from the bar bite menu all night.
£37.50 per person for the meal/£15 entry to watch in the bar, book ahead, from 10pm.
Tropicana Beach Club
Tropicana Beach Club promises pre-show entertainment, London Cheerleaders, giant screens and a thumping sound system as part of an all-American party night. Standard entry is £15, or pay an extra tenner for a beer and hot dog too. Seating is not reserved.
£10-£25, book ahead, 8pm-4am.
The Leyton Star, Leyton
This east London boozer is having an all-American lock-in, with special Super Bowl food and drink promotions, pre-game entertainment. Tickets include a drink.
£5, book ahead, 10pm-4am.
Broadleaf, City of London
This upmarket City of London sports lounge shows the action across several screens. Your ticket guarantees you entry to the venue, but not a seat, so get there early if you want to watch in comfort. Three beers and a burger are also included.
£20, book ahead, 9pm-4am.
Skylight at Tobacco Dock
Rooftop bar Skylight stays open until 11pm, but after this, the screening takes place on the indoor levels of the east London venue. Ping pong, air hockey tables and live DJs provide the entertainment until the match itself begins. Tickets cover entry only and don't include a seat, but food and drink is available to buy throughout the night.
£3-£5, book ahead, 6pm-4am
Other venues screening Super Bowl 2020:
- Gridiron, the UK's only NFL magazine, hosts a screening party at Bloomsbury Lanes.