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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.
Jan 25, 2018 | 15:34 Thu

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.

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The biggest Super Bowl party in Shanghai returns to the Kerry Center. The tailgate party starts from 7am with their giant LED screen in the hotel ballroom. Tickets are 380rmb each per adult and 150rmb for kids (under 12 yrs). For a table of 10, it is 3,800rmb nett including buffet breakfast, free-flow soft drinks, beer, house wine and mimosas. In addition, there will be a silent auction with a Jerry Rice-signed 8"x10"photo, framed with engraved plaque and a selection of celebrity player memorabilia. Room package is available to enjoy a one night stay in a Deluxe Parkview Room at 1,598rmb* with daily buffet breakfast and Super Bowl party tickets for two guests. *The price is subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.

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.

New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are vying for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LII and, naturally, The Camel is showing the big show on their video wall on Monday, February 5 at 6.30am. There'll be breakfast served.

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.

The Rooster shows the Super Bowl, with the requisite drinks deals; 40rmb Bloody Marys, 40rmb Goose IPA, 25rmb Buds and a brunch menu to boot. Doors open at 6.30am.

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.

The Blind Pig is following in the footsteps of Big Bamboo, showing Super Bowl LII across two floors, with a breakfast deal; 168rmb per person gets you access to a breakfast buffet and unlimited coffee and English tea until 10am, but no deals on drinks. You'll have to buy those separately. They'll be showing the game on their fourteen 75"screens, and a projector on the second floor. Doors open at 6.30am.

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.

Cages is showing Super Bowl LII and celebrating the most American of sports events with a Tailgate Party. One 160rmb ticket gets you a seat with a view of a screen (seats/tables are first come first serve), access to a breakfast buffet (Southern Country Style) and a can of Brewdog Punk IPA (or non-alcoholic beverage). Or, you can pre-order a 20L keg of Punk IPA to be dropped off at your table for 1,600rmb. They'll also be showing the US commercials, and they've got non-US streams available in case of emergencies. Doors open at 6am, game's at 6.30am.

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.

Football! Super Bowl LII is being streamed at Boxing Cat Brewery in Sinan Mansions. Entry's 100rmb, and it gets you a breakfast spread. For an additional 100rmb after that, you get 3 drinks tickets. Doors open at 6.30am, kick-off is 7.30am.

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.

Tailgate party at Goose Island! 200rmb ticket gets you an all-American breakfast platter, chicken wings, fries, 2 house craft beers, free-flow coffee and tea (you're going to need it), and a happy hour that goes until 12pm. It's 10% off for groups of 10; call 6219 0268 or email info.shanghai@gooseisland.com for reservations. Doors open at 7am, kick off is at 7.30am.

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.

Bordertown is showing Super Bowl LII on its three flatscreen TVs. Requires a reservaton, but there's no cover, and they've got 25rmb breakfast tacos and happy hour all through the game. Plus, golden tee tournament after the game. Doors open 7am.

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.

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.

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.

The Spot is showing Super Bowl LII on their big screen. No cover charge, and they're offering a bacon/egg/sausage breakfast for 100rmb with coffee. The doors open at 6.30am, kick-off's at 7.30am.

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.

Superbowl LII comes to Roadhouse; they're opening at 6.30am with a big range of food and drink specials. 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 when the doors open to when the game ends. Options include 148rmb for Budweiser / Kirin and 168rmb for Bloody Mary's. No cover charge to get in, but they're saying reservations are recommended.

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.

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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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