Melbourne is a sport mad city and while we love the AFL, there’s a growing number of fans who support America’s NFL code – and Melbourne's pubs and bars have taken note. Super Bowl celebrations are popping up across the city, so if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate the 52nd Super Bowl on Monday February 5 head down to one of these joints for live screenings and American-style eats.
Your Federation Square Super Bowl party is this year brought to you by Beer DeLuxe. The time difference means that down under the Superbowl starts at 10.30am but that won’t stop Beer DeLuxe from pouring American craft beers like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Alesmith Orange X and Brooklyn Lager. As well as a selection of US craft beers on tap the venue will also be serving some all American food specials to get you in the Superbowl mood.
Federation Square, Melbourne. From 7.30am.
No matter which team cinches the Lombardi Trophy this year one thing is certain: it’s going to go off at the Crafty Squire. The game will be live streamed across two levels at the city central bar and they’ll be selling their James Squire Hop Thief American pale ale for $10 (the full range of James Squire is also on tap). Bring your mates along too because group bookings are welcome: make sure you grab some fried chicken or a burger to soak up your beer too.
127 Russell Street, Melbourne. From 9am.
Super Bowl Sunday (or Monday in Australia) is the biggest day in the American sporting calendar. It makes sense then to pair that day with one of America’s biggest beers. In the centre of the city the Duke will be offering buckets of Coors as well as an American-themed snack menu. If the Super Bowl makes you wake up early like a kid on Christmas then good news: the Duke is open from 7am and they're screening the game on 11 screens.
146 Flinders Street, Melbourne. From 7am.
The match itself is naturally front and centre during the Super Bowl but the food is pretty darn important too. Foodie Super Bowl lovers best make a booking at College Lawn for the big day because they’re rolling out a five-course American menu. The inclusive food and drinks package runs between 10am-2pm while the game will be streaming live. For bookings contact email@example.com.
36 Greville St, Prahran. From 10am.
Televisions? Who needs them! At the Imperial Bourke St you can watch the big game on the bar's massive three-metre jumbotron screen. It’s all part of the Sky Box Super Bowl party which will also have Coors cheerleaders and NFL prizes up for grabs. Entry is free but it’s on a first-in-best-dressed basis. If you miss out you can also catch all the action on the ground floor and level one where the game will be screened on seven large screen TVs.
2-8 Bourke St, Melbourne. From 10am.
Fitzroy’s Provincial Hotel will be screening the 52nd Super Bowl from their rooftop bar. For a bit of an Aussie touch they will also be cranking up the barbie and hosting a sausage sizzle. See the game on the big rooftop screen, grab a bucket of Coors and maybe even win a prize. It all kicks off from 10am.
299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. From 10am.
There will be a grand total of nine televisions screening the game at the Wharf Hotel. Keeping your energy up during the game will be the hotel’s $14 Super Bowl eats: think southern fried chicken, brisket sliders and waffles. Get a Coors for $9 or a bucket for $30. There’s free entry from 9am and games and prizes on during half time (that is if you can tear yourself away from Justin Timberlake’s half time show).
WTC Wharf - Riverside, 18-38 Siddeley St, Melbourne. From 9am.
The Coors will be flowing on Super Bowl day at Hopscotch Urban Beer Bar. The Southbank bar will be showing the game across seven screens and two mega walls while selling Coors for $6. You can also get a bucket of Coors or a Coors and nachos combo for $20. It’s an early start for Aussie Super Bowl fans so the kitchen will have all their Super Bowl snacks available from 9am and there’s free entry too. If you RSVP to their event you might even win a VIP front row pack.
Shop 4, Building 2, 4/2 Riverside Quay, Southbank. From 9am.