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10 (and Then Some) Places to Watch the 2018 Super Bowl

Bars with screens, early openings and breakfast deals, so you can watch the Patriots trounce the Eagles. Yeah, we said it.
American football! It's been called the "chess of sports" and "inferior rugby." The 52nd Super Bowl sees five-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots going up against the Philadelphia Eagles, who've never won and whose fans have a reputation for abusing the upholstery. It's a rematch of Super Bowl 2005, when the Patriots beat the Eagles by 3 points in overtime. We've got a '90s underdog sports movie in the making.

Kick-off is 7.30am Shanghai time on Monday, Feb 5. We've prepared a list of spots around town that are streaming the game, Justin Timberlake's malfunction-less half-time show, and even the commercials, in all their (glitchy) glory. Breakfast and drink deals available.

Go Ducks.


Mon Feb 5

52nd NFL Super Bowl Party

Kerry Hotel - 1388 Huamu Lu, near Fangdian Lu

Every year, Kerry Hotel in Pudong hosts Shanghai's biggest Super Bowl event. A giant LED screen in the ballroom (It's not a jumbotron, but it's the closest you're going to get), a buffet breakfast with free-flow beer, wine, mimosas and soft drinks, and a silent auction for a large-format photo signed by Jerry Rice, and some celebrity player memorabilia. It's 380rmb per adult and 150rmb per child (available on SmartTicket). They also organize a special one-night-stay room package so you have less distance to stumble so early in the morning.

Mon Feb 5

Super Bowl LII

The Camel (Puxi) - 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu

The Camel got two giant video walls and a bunch of 72inch screens showing the American coverage. They've got a special breakfast menu, including breakfast burritos, a "full big breakfast", avocado smashes (gotta have that), and a whole bunch of corn beef hash. Entry is free. Doors open at 6.30am.

Mon Feb 5

Streaming Super Bowl LII

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

The Rooster shows the Super Bowl every year, and doesn't neglect the requisite drink deals; 40rmb Bloody Marys, 40rmb Goose IPA, 25rmb Buds and a mixed brunch menu. This place usually gets packed out pretty quick, but there's good visibility to a screen from nearly any corner. Doors open at 6.30am.

Mon Feb 5

Live Streaming the Super Bowl

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

Big Bamboo's successor Blind Pig continues the Super Bowl-screening tradition with a (non-alcoholic) showing. Actually, there's plenty of alcohol, just no special offers on it. A 168rmb ticket gets you breakfast, a True Legends Craft Beer ticket, and unlimited coffee/tea until 10 am. They've got fourteen 75-inch screens spread out over both floors, plus a projector screen on the second floor. Doors open at 6.30am.

Mon Feb 5

Super Bowl Tailgate Party

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

Cages has 70 screens tuned to the US stream of the Super Bowl (with non-US streams as emergency fallbacks), including a massive projector. A 160rmb ticket gets you a seat (first come/first serve), a Southern Country style breakfast buffet, and a can of Brewdog Punk IPA (or a non-alcoholic beverage). They've got 25rmb pints of Bud, and you can pre-order a 20L keg of Punk IPA to your table for 1,600rmb via their WeChat. Sports games run concurrently. Doors open at 6am, buffet starts at 8am and goes until the start of the second half.

Mon Feb 5

Super Bowl LII Live Streamed

Boxing Cat - Sinan Mansions, Unit 26A, 519 Fuxing Zhong...

Boxing Cat's Sinan Mansions... uh, mansion, is showing the US stream on all three floors, with two to four big screens and a projector per floor. 50" wide screens, they say. They measured specially for us. Entry is 100rmb to get in with a breakfast spread that includes *ahem* "blueberry buttermilk pancakes, breakfast quesadillas, maple candied bacon, scrambled eggs, fennel pork sausage," and more. Nice. If you want booze, it's an additional 100rmb for 3 drinks tickets. Doors open at 6.30am.

Mon Feb 5

Super Bowl Tailgate Party

Goose Island Brewhouse - 209 Maoming Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu

Goose is partitioning off their second floor to show the US stream of the game on projector screens and TVs. 200rmb ticket gets you an all-American breakfast platter, chicken wings, fries, 2 house craft beers and free-flow coffee/tea. Oh, and happy hour prices noon. They've got a 10% discount for groups of ten, and they'll spill over onto the first floor if they get enough reservations. Doors open at 7am.

Mon Feb 5

Super Bowl LII Live Stream

Bordertown - 393 Weihai Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu

Ex-Bubba's, ex-Jalapeno TexMex resto Bordertown is showing the game on its three flatscreen TVs. There's only space for 40 people and it requires reservation, but there's no cover, and they've got 25rmb breakfast tacos and happy hour all through the game. Also, ladies drink free all game long. Golden tee tournament after the game. Doors open 7am.

Mon Feb 5

Back Your Team With A Special Super Bowl Brunch

Liquid Laundry - 2/F, KWah Centre, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, ...

Liquid Laundry is showing the game on their newly-installed high-def sets. 128rmb entry ticket also gets you free-flow coffee and a team-specific breakfast, like the "Patriot Plate" or the "Always Sunny in Philadelphia." They've got "concession stand add-ons" for an additional 68-78rmb, like the "Waffling Fan" (waffles) and the "Halftime Show" (chicken nachos). Ho ho ho. House beers are 30rmb for the duration of the game, and there're other beer and cocktail specials available, doors open at 6.30am.

Mon Feb 5

Super Bowl 2018 Live

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

Tongren Lu's long-running live music/sports bar The Spot is showing the game on their big screen. There's no cover charge, and they're offering a bacon/egg/sausage breakfast (with coffee) for 100rmb. Doors open at 6.30am.

Mon Feb 5

Superbowl LII at Roadhouse

Roadhouse - 1124 Beijing Xi Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu

New sportsbar on the scene Roadhouse is doing breakfast with a fair share of drinks deals. 100rmb buckets of 5 Coors Lite, 120rmb buckets of 5 Coronas, and 68rmb breakfast specials; burritos, pancakes, Big Joe's Fry Up, and more. Free flow starts from doors open to game end. Options include 148rmb for Budweiser/Kirin and 168rmb for Bloody Mary's. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended. Doors open at 6.30am.

Also Showing The Game

Both Shanghai Breweries are planning on showing the game, opening around 6.30am, and they "might do brunch" but haven't decided yet.

The Big Bamboo in Jinqiao and Big Bamboo (Hongmei Lu) will be doing the same deal as Blind Pig, and they're open from 6am.

The Caxton will be showing the game, opening at 6.30am, but they haven't worked out the details yet.

The Pearl is showing the game on their massive 8m screen. It's free to get in, and they've got breakfast and drink specials throughout the game. Doors open at 6am, kick-off's at 7.30am.


We're still waiting on more details from some venues! We'll update as the info trickles in. Check back closer to the date.



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