It’s that time of year again… Super Bowl time.
Even if you don’t really care about American football, you probably care about the Super Bowl. The championship game of the NFL, the Super Bowl is a spectacle unlike any other sporting event on Earth: intense feats of athletic prowess, amazing musical performances, and super-creative ads… There’s a reason more and more Australians are tuning in to the Super Bowl every year.
The 2023 Super Bowl, officially Super Bowl LVII, will be played between the 2022 American Football Conference champions Kansas City Chiefs and the 2022 National Football Conference champions Philadelphia Eagles. It’s set to go down at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (the Arizona Cardinals’ home ground) on Sunday February 12th at 4:30 pm MST (Monday February 13th at 10:30 am AEDT).
If seeing some A-grade football wasn’t enough of a draw for you, pop superstar Rihanna has been announced as the headliner of the halftime show, which will be her first live performance in over five years.
If you’re wanting to watch the United States’ biggest sporting event of the year, you’re not alone. Therefore, we’ve rounded up which Sydney sports bars and pubs are hosting special events for this year’s Super Bowl, where you’ll be able to enjoy the game with your mates over classic American food and delicious beer.
Being that the game kicks off on Monday morning here in Australia, you might want to take the day off work (and make sure you organise some roses for your partner, as Tuesday is also Valentine’s Day…) Once you’ve got all that sorted, you’ll be able to indulge in as many pints and wings as you like while watching Super Bowl LVII at one of the following awesome places.
336 Riley St, Surry Hills
An iconic tavern that’s been operating for over 100 years is Forrester’s in Surry Hills. The pub has multiple big-screen TVs and always has a fun, energetic atmosphere.
Forrester’s doors will open at 9 am, but to get in on the fun, you’ll need to get a ticket. For $40 per person, their Super Bowl Viewing Party package gets you a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and chicken wings on arrival, plus a half-time cheeseburger with chips. If that’s not enough to get your blood pumping, $30 PBR buckets and the option to add on a 2-hour beverage pack might sweeten the deal.
Cnr of Gloucester & Essex Streets, The Rocks
Harts Pub is proud of its reputation as one of Australia’s iconic craft beer venues. A heritage-listed building with 8 big screen TVs, as well as an extra one in the pub’s beer garden, Harts Pub has an authentic vibe; perfect for the Super Bowl.
Like other venues, they’re selling a special Super Bowl package which you’ll need if you wanna get in. For $85, you’ll get all-you-can-eat chicken wings, onion rings and a bacon and egg roll on arrival. It also comes with a 3-hour drinks package starting at 10 am – 1 pm for house beers and wine. Class.
The Dee Why Hotel
834 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why
For those in the Northern Beaches wanting to watch the Super Bowl live, The Dee Why Hotel will be once again having its annual Super Bowl party. Doors will open at 9 am, and the pub will be streaming the game on all of their massive TVs.
The Dee Why Hotel will have on-site TAB, an all-day game day menu available from 9 am and
$25 Budweiser buckets. Entry is free but secure your spot by booking now. There are also VIP rooms with their very own plasma screens which are also free to book if you and your mates want your own space.
Kent St Hotel
347 Kent St, Sydney
The Kent St Hotel is located in the heart of the city, right in Sydney’s CBD. The pub has cool Cuban vibes and was redesigned not long ago specifically for guys wanting to grab a burger, a few beers and just watch sports. The venue also has big-screen TVs perfect to watch the Super Bowl this year.
Tables are free to book, but if you really wanna do Super Bowl LVII properly, you’ll get their Live & Loud package. First-release tickets are $100 and will secure you unlimited open house beer, unlimited open house wings and a juicy half-time cheeseburger to scoff while Rihanna sings.
The Marlborough Hotel
145 King St, Newtown
One of the most iconic pubs in Newtown is of course The Marlborough Hotel. Known for their live music and beer garden, The Marlborough Hotel or the ‘Marly’ has a lively atmosphere that is ideal for the Super Bowl.
The Marly’s doors will open at 9 am on Super Bowl day and the venue will be offering $25 beer buckets, $12 for half a kilo of chicken wings, $12 bacon and egg rolls, $9 share fries and ‘gameday giveaways’. Entry is free, but to avoid being turned away at the door due to capacity limits, you should definitely book ahead.
The Office Hotel
Cnr of Kent & Erskine Streets, Sydney
Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, The Office Hotel is known for its awesome sports bar and huge TV screens. You’ll be able to watch the Super Bowl on those big screens nice and early from 8 am on the 13th of February – one of the earliest opening hours in Sydney.
The kitchen opens at 10:30 am, with special American game day food specials will be available during the game. There’s free popcorn and $35 Budweiser buckets, plus a free hat with every bucket.
The Oxford Tavern
1 New Canterbury Road, Petersham
The Oxford Tavern is known for its southern-US-inspired menu and its large range of beers, cocktails and shooters. Entry to the tavern will be free on Super Bowl day (but booking is recommended) and the doors will be open from 10 am. The game will be streamed live and “very, very loud” on all of The Oxford Tavern’s TVs.
The Sporting Globe
King Street Wharf, 22 The Promenade, Sydney & Westfield Mount Druitt Cnr Carlisle Ave &, Luxford Rd, Mount Druitt
The Sporting Globe is an award-winning sports bar chain that offers classic pub food and craft beers that are brewed on-site. Sydney’s home to two of them: one on King Street Wharf in the city, and one in Mount Druitt in Western Sydney.
Entry’s free at both venues (although you’d be silly not to book) with both offering a special breakfast menu from 8 am and then, from 10.30 am, you can order from their full menu including signature wings, burgers, chicken parmas, ribs, share platters plus ice cold Coors beers and buckets.
Both the Mount Druitt and King Street Wharf locations boast over 50 TV screens throughout each venue so no matter where you’re at, you’ll catch the game.
The King Street Wharf location is also offering a special VIP package which includes 4 hours of bottomless drinks, roaming canapés, a brekky burger and express entry into the venue. Alternatively, you can reserve your own private booth with their premium restaurant package which includes your own BoothTV and table service, or you can snap up a GA ticket to get guaranteed entry on the day.
Gateway, Alfred St, Circular Quay & Shop 1 at Scotch Row, Hickson Road, Barangaroo South
Winghaus is a sports bar/diner that specialises in all things chicken wings and like The Sporting Glove has two Sydney locations – one in Barangaroo and one at Circular Quay. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that both Sydney Winghaus locations will be streaming the Super Bowl on all of their 20 huge TV screens. Get in there and book.