Another NFL season reaches its climax this weekend as the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles battle it out in the final of the Super Bowl LII. Forget TV dramas, this is television at its finest (if only for the half-time show). The match itself promises to be a corker with love-him-or-hate-him star quarterback Tom Brady going for a record-breaking sixth Super Bowl victory. If you’ve booked your morning off work and have your alarm clock set, here are the best places to catch the action and to grab yourself some fine food and drink while you’re at it.
And if all the sporting action – or the eating and drinking – inspires you to get some exercise, try our guide to Hong Kong’s weirdest workouts or best indoor activities.
Where to watch Super Bowl 52
Revellers can descend upon Ciao Chow from 7am to see the game in all its high-definition splendour on two 85-inch projector screens and another three 55-inch TV screens – you won’t miss a single tackle or touch down. Enjoy a Ciao Chow American Breakfast – two eggs any style, sausage, bacon, roasted tomatoes and baked beans – and a beer for just just $158 or opt for the free-flow beer deal for just $188. If you think the on-field action is likely to make you thirsty rather than hungry, simply go for one of the LKF spot’s three-hour free-flow options: Peroni ($150) or champagne, prosecco, wine and Peroni ($230).
Touch down at Dockyard on Monday if you fancy watching the action in Hung Hom’s swish new Kerry Hotel. Doors open at 7am and entry is free! There are multiple screens to watch the action on and the F&B options are all a la carte, though special attention should be paid to the western breakfast option and the chicken wings available to those in need of sustenance. Drinks, including beer, of course, are available too.
Ain’t nothin’ like drinking at sunrise while watching sport on the big screen. Catch the 2018 Superbowl streamed live from 7.30am at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Central. A full bar is to be open throughout the game, with drinks on members’ accounts. To soak up the booze, gorge yourself on the FCC’s Super Bowl breakfast buffet. Expect eggs benedicts, back and crispy bacon, lamb chops, sautéed mushrooms, cinnamon swirls and cream cheese bagels on tap among other top brekkie essentials. It costs just $210 for guests and $158 for members. Bargain.
Catch America’s biggest sporting event at Halcyon on a freakin’ gigantic two-by-three-metre screen. Indulge yourself in American-style bar snacks and breakfast bites during the game. If you shell out $250 that also includes a complimentary beer, coffee or freshly squeezed juice. Of course, one beer isn’t really enough for an entire match, so there are also two-for-one deals on American ales, pints of Asahi and bottled beers.
It’s all smiles and good times at Hooters come the Super Bowl! Starting extra early at 6am, the staff are putting on a big show for the big game. In fact, the match itself is being broadcasted across several of its big screens. Chow down on the venue’s ‘American breakfast’ and get two bloody marys on the side for $450 (plus 10 percent) if you stagger in on the day. Make a booking, though, and get the same deal for the knock-down price of $350 (plus 10 percent).
It seems like it’s always happy hour at Linguini Fini! And it certainly seems like a happy time is set for Super Bowl LII. For just $319 (plus 10 percent), enjoy unlimited food and drinks in a special buffet from 7am to 11am in the Italian restaurant as it shows the game live from 7.30am. Stuff yourself with buffalo wings, pizza slices, mini meatballs, salumi, a cheesboard and ‘penne à la vodka’. Sip on unlimited Peroni, Prosecco, Bloody Mary and Aperol Spritz as you shout on your team for an additional $169 (plus 10 percent).
Newcomer SlideOn79 is letting punters take things a little slower this Super Bowl. It’s deal is simple and cheap: $150 (plus service) gets you a reserved table, breakfast and a complimentary pint of beer or a glass of juice. How badly you want to celebrate or drown your sorrows during or after the big game is entirely up to you.
Stone Nullah is celebrating the Super Bowl by offering classic American munchies all-you-can-eat style while you’re watching the action on the screens inside the venue. The breakfast buffet includes nachos, buffalo wings, hot dogs and margarita pizza and weighs in at just $299 a person (plus 10 percent). Take the pre-game, mid-game and post-game party to the next level while you’re at it and take advantage of the open bar and the free-flow Bloody Mary, PBR’s, tea and coffee for an extra $199.