The pop-culturally fabled ‘Superbowl Sunday’ is looming. In fact it’s this Sunday. And thanks to a nifty time difference and modern technology, drinking halls across Brisbane will be screening the live broadcast with a red, white and blue breakfast on Monday morning. Can you imagine a better way to kick-start your week than with a boozy breakfast bloodbath? I can’t!
Now even though gridiron isn’t exactly our idea of football, there are three things that all Australians love with every fibre of their beings: live sport, ‘big’ things, and American food. So with a title like ‘The Superbowl’ and the promise of hot wings and dive tackling, we know what everyone is going to be doing this Monday.
So rally some chums and head down to any one of these choice joints to kick off your week with some high-octane faux patriotism. Because nothing stops us from getting into the rowdy, sport-fuelled spirit…even if that requires cheering for a team you don’t know in a game you don’t understand.
These are our pick of where to watch the Superbowl in Brisbane.
The Fox Hotel
Patriots at the Fox Hotel have really got this Superbowl thing sorted. All morning they’ll be serving pretzels, sliders and burgers as well as 1kg of wings for $10 (eep!) and Budweiser Buckets* to get y’all yankee-doodling. Doors open at 9am, booking recommended.
The Embassy Hotel
The folks at Embassy really know how to kick that Monday feeling. Early risers can purchase a stellar breakfast package to complement the game, while anyone still shaking off that brutal Sunday sesh can roll in for a smokin’ lunch package complete with sliders, ribs, wings, and onion rings. Doors open at 8am for 8.30 kickoff, book your tickets online.
The Regatta Hotel are kicking off with a weekend-long American style (and size!) breakfast option of triple stacked pancakes with maple syrup and crispy bacon (available at the Street Cafe), to get you in a Superbowl kind of mood. On game day, watch all the live coverage on the big screens, knock back a few imported American beers on tap and tuck in to chilli cheese fries, wings ribs and hot dogs!
The RE have everything you need for a slamming Superbowl Monday. They’ve got rib and wing specials, pretzels and Budweiser give-aways as well as a $10 lunch menu because they just care. Entry from 9am, beers from 10am, ribs and wings from 11am—them’s perfect priorities right there. Bookings not required so just wander on in and bring your game face.
The Normanby Hotel
Never ones to pass up a session, the chaps at the Normanby are going hell for leather this Superbowl. Open and serving drinks from 9am, book a table to come and catch the globe-stopping skirmish from the air-conditioned comfort of the Normanby’s Bovine restaurant and an American themed Superbowl menu.
The hip kids of the Lord Alfred are flying the flag for star-spangled sportsmanship high and clear. Come down to Hotel LA from 7am to watch the game and get yourself a soda pop, hot dogs or American bottle. Also on offer are a limited number of 1kg tomahawk steak complete with all the fixings and a tank of suds for just $49. Due to limited steak stocks we recommend booking your slab ASAP.
If you haven’t checked out Brisbane’s brand new Buffalo Bar yet, this Monday’s Superbowl screening is your perfect chance. Witness the red, white and blue fluttering in all her glory as you dive into a plate off Buffalo Bar’s special Superbowl breakfast menu featuring apple pie pancakes, chicken fried waffles, and salted chocolate pretzels. Book now for a glorious all-American breakfeast.
Treasury Casino and Hotel, CBD
LiveWire Bar have some of the bigget TV screens going, so it makes perfect sense to pull up stumps and watch this epic sporting event here. With plenty of beers (American and local) available to whet your whistle, plus a great selection of bar snacks, this is the ultimate low-key spot to settle in for 3-hours of Superbowl madness.
There’s no way Papa Jack’s could possibly resist a Superbowl screening sesh. Their southern-inspired cocktails and creole feastings are the perfect accompaniments for an authentic Superbowl experience in the tropics. Open from 8am, book now so you don’t miss out.
*How to drink a Budweiser Bucket in Australia
Step one: Mosey down to your nearest Superbowl screening venue.
Step two: Purchase a bucket of Budweisers.
Step three: Remove Budweisers from their bucket and order a local craft beer.
Step four: Upturn the now empty bucket on your noggin.
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