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Where to watch the Super Bowl in Melbourne

The best excuse to take Monday off from work

Adena Maier
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Adena Maier
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The time has come again to watch grown men with curiously wide shoulder pads slug it out for the ultimate NFL championship game: the Super Bowl. While the 2023 contenders are still up in the air, we know this much: the game will take place on Monday, February 13 and the half-time show will be headlined by none other than Rihanna. Watch this space for updates and scroll down for our top picks of local Super Bowl parties in Melbourne.

Just after a drink? Check out one of Melbourne's 50 best bars. In need of fuel after? Why not try one of the best burgers in Melbourne.

Where to watch the Super Bowl LVII in Melbourne

College Lawn Hotel
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  • Prahran

The key to a good Super Bowl party is that it's a marathon, not a horse race. Coverage goes for hours, plus the break for the half-time show. That's where a $115 beverage and snack package comes in. At the College Lawn, drinks and eats will be flowing from 10am to 2pm, but doors open at 9am so get in early for prime viewing positions. Tickets are essential and can be purchased through the website

  • Bars
  • Pub dining
  • Richmond

Richmond's Prince Alfred is the ultimate local pub, and its beer garden with massive TVs makes for the perfect game day watch spot. Doors open at 9am, and you'll be able to order breakfast and lunch straight from your table. Expect dishes like maple syrup-coated pancakes, buffalo wings with hot sauce and classic burgers. Secure your table here

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  • Sports

You can catch every single punt, touchdown and field goal on the big screens at the Sporting GlobeThere are venues right across the state – including Ballarat, Chirnside Park, Doncaster, Fountain Gate, Geelong, Knox, Mordialloc, Plenty Valley, Richmond, Watergardens and Werribee – and doors will open early at 7am. To ensure you stay energised for the entirety of the game, there will be a special American-style breakfast menu to enjoy. From 10.30am, the full menu will be on offer and buckets of ice-cold Coors will be flowing. Certain locations will also be offering exclusive VIP deals with extra perks. For further information on each venue’s offerings and to secure your spot, head here.

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Harlow
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Richmond

Head over to this old-school pub in Richmond from 9am to catch the game on the big screen. And to help you really get into the swing of things, a USA-themed menu will be on offer. Book your spot via the website

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  • Bars
  • Melbourne

For Super Bowl Monday, entry is free and the game will be played on the big screen with plenty of American snacks available for purchase. For the ultimate game day experience, get in on the VIP package; for $89 per person, you'll get access to social darts and ping pong, USA-themed dishes and three hours of unlimited wine, sparkling and Coors beer. Book here.

 

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  • Docklands

If you're keen on having some waterfront views while you take in all the action, the head over to the Wharf along the Yarra River. The festivities kick off at 10am, and you can order from the USA-themed menu without even leaving your table. Book your table through the website

 

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  • Restaurants
  • St Kilda
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From 10am, this St Kilda pub will be dishing up USA dishes and $10 pints of Brooklyn lager. Fire up the group chat and head on over to catch all of the action live and loud across the pub's huge screens. To book a table, head to the website

  • Bars
  • South Wharf

Head on over to this award-winning bar and cafe in South Wharf from 10am and enjoy an American-inspired food menu. Feast on a giant barbecue meat platter featuring pork ribs, buffalo wings, cheese kransky, beef brisket and pulled pork, There will also be a delicious vego option comprised of empanadas, tofu skewers, Mexi patties, mushroom ragu, mac and cheese croquettes and more. Make a booking through the website

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  • Fitzroy

The Provincial will be hosting a shindig inspired by America's great tailgate parties. Doors open at 9am for early kick-off, so set your alarms and gather the squad for a day filled with American-style food and beer specials. Entry is free but bookings are essential, so head to the website to secure a spot. 

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Hawthorn Hotel
  • Bars
  • Hawthorn

Grab a pint, order some American-themed food, take a seat and glue your eyes to the big screen. At halftime, you can even play a round of bingo and potentially win some fun prizes. To book your table, head to the website

Richmond Club Hotel
  • Bars
  • Cremorne

Only a stone's throw away from the 'G, the Richmond Club Hotel is the footy lover's pub that also makes for a fantastic spot for watching Super Bowl LVII. Take the day off work and make way for a few beers, some tasty eats and all the live and loud action. Doors open from 9am, so enjoy a delicious breakfast menu followed by $7 Budweisers. To book a table, head to the website

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  • Bars
  • Port Melbourne

Head over to Port Melbourne for a tasty pub feed and a heavy dose of the number one sporting event America has to offer. From 10am, the TVs throughout the venue will be tuned in to all the Super Bowl LVI action. Bookings are essential, so head to the website to secure a spot. 

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  • Modern Australian
  • South Wharf

If the only way for you to watch the NFL grand final is on a rooftop, with a cinema-sized screen, then you'll want to head to the Common Man for its annual lawn party. Tickets start at $21 per person for general admission tickets and $145 per person for VIP tickets which include a bottomless drink and food package. This year, you'll get to graze on dishes like loaded wedges, chicken and corn empanadas, churros with chocolate sauce, corn ribs and quesadillas. To purchase your tickets, head to the website

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Head on over to this newly restored Armadale pub to enjoy hot dogs, burgers, cheesesteaks and buckets of chicken wings while watching the game. For drinks, you can sink half-priced Brooklyn lagers and PBRs or take advantage of half-priced cocktails during Rihanna's half-time performance. Bookings can be made here.

 

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  • South Yarra

If you're looking to play a game of your own this is the event for you. Catch a boozy game of beer pong at the Emerson and tune in to the Super Bowl on one of its multiple screens. There's a premium seating, free-flowing food and beverage package for the entire game for $180 per person, or if you're seeking a stand-alone drinks package for the whole game, you can opt for the beverage package priced at $105 per person. Secure your ticket here.

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  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Melbourne

Enjoy American-style hot dogs and $12 selected pints from 10am. The game will be blasted across all 24 screens, so you're guaranteed to get a good view from wherever you're seated in the venue. Entry is free and you can book a table through the website

Middle Park Hotel
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  • Middle Park

The dark wood and carpets of the Middle Park Hotel give you the impression of an exclusive gentlemen’s club, or the Long Room at the MCG. So if you were keen to watch the game from a more upscale gastropub, this might be the place. Doors open from 9am and the breakfast menu will be available until noon. You can book a table through the website

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bars
  • Melbourne

Head on over to this CBD staple from 9am and enjoy US-themed snacks and beers on the ground floor and level one. If you want to up the anty, sign up for the Super Bowl Party Package; for $99 per person, you'll be entitled to a three-hour beverage package plus American food from 10am to 1pm. Book here.

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  • Breweries
  • Southbank
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Imagine a riverside terrace house with a microbrewery out the back and you'll get an idea of what Hopscotch is all about. And for this all-American sporting event, you can pop by for an $80 per person Super Bowl package that includes three stubbies of American beers and five American-inspired bar bites. Book here.

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Golden Gate Hotel
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  • South Melbourne

This classic corner pub and has been pouring beers since 1853, and for the Super Bowl, doors will open at 10am and the game will be shown across all screens. Book a table here.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bars
  • Melbourne

The CBD’s new Garden State Hotel is huge. Four levels surround a central atrium that lets natural light permeate from above, and also leads down to the basement cocktail bar. For the Super Bowl, rock up from 9.30am and order from a special breakfast menu. Book here.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • St Kilda

Make your way to the Espy from 9am and enjoy ice cold beers and US-themed snacks to fuel you throughout the action. Entry is free and groups are welcome, and you can make bookings through the website.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bars
  • St Kilda

The Village Belle was for years a symbol of the seedy side of St Kilda. But after a much-needed renovation, it has found a new life as a bright and broadly appealing community hub for locals and tourists alike. And for this special day, it'll be opening from 9am with all-day happy hour bites available to order. Learn more here.

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  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Coburg

One of the world’s largest craft beer operators, Brewdog, has partnered with Australia’s leading pub operator Australia Venue Co. to create a unique craft beer experience set inside the historic E-Division building at Coburg’s Pentridge Prison. For the Super Bowl, it'll be open from 9am with bookings available from 9.30am. The jumbo screen will be set up in the beer garden, and you can order from the full menu as well as special bites like bottomless wings ($35pp) and special loaded hotdogs ($18). Learn more here.

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