Though we might generally prefer a different kind of football (let’s call it soccer for the purposes of this article) in London, that doesn’t stop the Super Bowl from getting plenty of love each year. Here’s the thing, though: due to the competition taking place in the States kick-off is near midnight on Sunday, February 11. Play then goes on until the early hours of Monday (yes, Monday) morning. Despite that, plenty of spaces get packed out for special viewings each year across the city.
And with Usher himself performing during the half-time show, you won’t want to miss any of it. So whether you’re a Swiftie who’s been convinced to check out the sporting spectacle, or a die-hard fan of the annual event already, here are the best places in London to watch the Super Bowl LVIII.
1. The Hippodrome, Leicester Square
If I were a betting person, I’d say this might be the top spot to watch the game. That may or may not be because it’s a casino, but The Hippodrome is undoubtedly going to throw a great watching party. It doesn’t hurt that they’re already open 24/7, given how late the match will run! The casino will be showing the action on a massive 10-metre screen in their Lola’s Underground venue. You’ll get undefeated shots of both the gameplay and the half-time performance, with plenty of Super Bowl snacks and ice-cold beer for the full experience. You could even up the ante by enjoying an impressive tomahawk steak dinner at Hippodrome’s Heliot Steak House before settling in for the football action. Book your spot here.
📍 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7JH. Nearest station is Leicester Square.
2.TOCA Social, The O2
London’s immersive football bar is turning its attention to the American variety of the sport when the Super Bowl comes around. They’re showing the action on their big screens, with private screening rooms also available. There will even be a variety of interactive games on offer to get into the Yankee spirit, such as Crockinole, Beer Pong, Foosball, and more. And, of course, there’ll be plenty of wings, bottles of beer, and the iconic all-American red cups to complete the experience. Get enough friends together and you can even hire out their private viewing experience! Head to their website to find out more.
📍Inside The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX. Nearest station is North Greenwich.
3. The Blues Kitchen, multiple locations
Best known as somewhere to go for a Friday night boogie, The Blues Kitchen will turn their attention to Sunday night for a slice of Super Bowl action. They’ll have live music from 8pm to keep the spirits high all night, with food and drinks available until late to get you all the way to the end of the evening (or morning, rather). Tickets can be bought in advance for £5, but walk-ins will also be available on a first-come first-served basis. Head to the website to secure your spot so you don’t miss out!
📍 Find your nearest Blues Kitchen here.
4. BOXPARK , multiple locations
BOXPARK tends to come alive for sporting events, particularly when the England football soccer team are playing in a tournament. But, come February 11, it’s all about Super Bowl LVIII, and there’s plenty of action in store. They claim they’ll be throwing “the biggest Super Bowl screening parties in London”, and they sure sound like raucous affairs. Attendees can expect the requisite enormous screens, plus bucking broncos, beer pong, DJs, eating challenges, giveaways, and plenty of booze courtesy of event partner, Coors. Each BOXPARK will also be keeping a fair few of their food traders open until late, to fill that gaping maw when the midnight peckishness arrives. Find out more here.
📍 Find your nearest BOXPARK venue here.
BOXPARK may claim to be throwing the biggest Super Bowl screening party, but Clapham Grand will surely give them a run for their money. Following a sell-out screening last year, they’re back for 2024 and already almost completely sold out again! Fret not, because there are still some tickets left if you act fast. And if you manage to get in, you’ll be blessed with plenty of beer, as well as hearty grub from wing connoisseurs Thunderbird Chicken all night long. And if that wasn’t enough, attendees will be entertained with a live cheerleading show and confetti cannons. Not your average at-home viewing experience, in other words. Find out more about the incredible night here.
📍 21-25, The Clapham Grand, St John’s Hill, London SW11 1TT. Nearest station is Clapham Junction.
6. Skylight Tobacco Dock, Wapping
Much like Christmas, the Super Bowl only comes around once a year, so you can’t be blamed for going all out. Well, Skylight Tobacco Dock is ready and waiting with a whole host of packages and ticket options. Whether you just want to get in and watch the game, or want to have a blowout evening with a table covered in food and drink, they’ve got you sorted. Plus, with 5 indoor screens and 4 outdoor screens, you can’t miss a second of the action even if you try! Get it booked here.
📍 Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF. Nearest station is Shadwell.
7. Big Penny Social, Walthamstow
This enormous beer hall, situated on the Blackhorse Beer Mile, is arguably the UK’s largest. What better place for one of the biggest sporting events on the (American) calendar? From 9pm – 4am on Sunday the beers will be flowing and the kitchen will be slinging food until late. Tickets are just a tenner and you can book them here.
📍 1 Priestley Way, E17 6AL. Nearest station is Blackhorse Road.
8. Bar Kick, Shoreditch
Styling itself as the “home of live sport in Shoreditch,” Bar Kick serves up dirty burgers, fried chicken, plenty of drinks, and ALL of the sporting action. And you already know they’re not missing out on the Super Bowl! Head to the site to book your place because you definitely don’t want to miss this action.
📍 127 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JE. Nearest station is Shoreditch High Street.
9. The 411, Angel
When this American-influenced neighbourhood bar opened last year, we just KNEW it would be the perfect spot to watch the Super Bowl when it rolled back around. They’re kicking things off early, too, to ensure a whole night of raucous entertainment, with a pre-game party to get the blood pumping. Expect DJs, cheerleaders, beer pong, a wing-eating competition, an NFL quiz, and surprises throughout the night. Find out more, and grab your ticket, here.
📍 411 St John Street, EC1V 4AB. Nearest station is Angel.
10. Underbelly Boulevard
The Super Bowl action will be beaming its way directly from Los Angeles to London at Soho’s Underbelly Boulevard this Sunday. The Soho home of comedy, cabaret, theatre, and music will bring their impeccable event-hosting skills to the night’s screening. Tickets come with a free pint, and table bookings will even net you a free pitcher for the table! Act fast, though, because it’s looking like they might sell out. Grab your tickets here.
📍 6 Walker’s Court, Soho, W1F 0BT. Nearest stations are Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.
Super Bowl LVIII takes place on Sunday, February 11, and kicks off at around 11.30pm UK time. Expect to hang around until the early hours of the morning catching the action!