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Traditional Chinese Holidays Explained: The Super Bowl


Seriously, is there anything more traditionally Chinese than watching the Super Bowl? They even made Chinese New Year the same day to celebrate. Kidding! This year’s game will be the New England Patriots (again!) vs the Los Angeles Rams on February 4, and many places that would usually be empty during Chinese New Year will instead be packed with American football fiends, salivating over an oval "pigskin" (appropriate for the Year of the Pig!) being tossed and kicked across a long, green field while huge men ram into each other. Stimulating! Kick-off is at 7.30am Shanghai time. Here's where to watch it!

on Mon Feb 4 2019

Super Bowl LIVE

The Rooster - 455 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu

Doors open at 6.30am, with free entry and a full brunch menu and drink deals available. Kick-off at 7.30am.

on Mon Feb 4 2019

2019 Super Bowl LIII Party

Cages (Jiangning Lu) - 3/F, 428 Jiangning Lu, near Wuding Lu

Doors open at 6am, with the breakfast buffet on from 7am until the beginning of the second half. Tickets are 160rmb pre-sale or 200rmb on the door. No reservations; first come, first served for all tables and seats. This one is going to be huge, with Cages five million screens positioned in every nook and cranny of the sportsfan paradise.

on Mon Feb 4 2019

Super Bowl LII Live

The Blind Pig - 1/F Legend & Co., 132 Nanyang Lu, near Xi...

Free entrance with ala carte breakfast specials from 6am-11am that includes Super Bowl breakfast, pancakes, steak & eggs and more. Add 15rmb for a coffee or tea with any breakfast item. This one will probably be the destination of choice for those who remember its previous incarnation as The Big Bamboo.

on Mon Feb 4 2019

Super Bowl Party

Kerry Hotel - 1388 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu

A Pudong get-together, the Kerry Hotel puts on a massive breakfast buffet (380rmb) for those who care as much about the poaching of their eggs as the sacking of the other team's quarterback. The party starts from 7am with a giant LED in the Shanghai Ballroom. Oh and there's free-flow house wine, beer and soft drinks. Email for booking.

on Mon Feb 4 2019

Superbowl LIII

The Spot (Old Tongren Lu) - 255 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu

The Spot will have three big screens and six flat screen TVs with English commentary and an American breakfast, including free coffee and tea. It's a low-key choice for those in and around the Jing'an area, but it's not free — entry to this party is 100rmb. Doors opens at 7am.

on Mon Feb 4 2019

Live Super Bowl LIII

Abbey Road - 3 Taojiang Lu, near Hengshan Lu

Maybe the smallest venue on this list, and possibly the first to fill up, thanks to its free entry and deals on Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, which are obviously the first choice for manly men and the linebackers they aspire to be.

on Mon Feb 4 2019

2019 Super Bowl

Stone Brewing - 1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Fenggang Lu

CANCELLED. Stone will be screening from the CBS network on a wall projector. This one is also likely to fill up because men and beer go together like tape and belly button lint. Entry is 125rmb but that includes three 10oz pours of Stone core beers (or coffee, tea, or juice). Doesn't include food but you can order off their menu. Doors open at 7am.



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