We’re going to take a punt here; Monday’s aren’t your favourite day of the week. Fortunately, it’s that time of the year again where it’s acceptable to sink a drink at 8am, and no – we aren’t referring to the annual family reunion.
While our mates over in America spend their Sunday night boozing and cheering on their favourite team in the Super Bowl, us Aussies get the joy of being served a beer or two in the AM while we watch the game from our local pub. Admittedly, while our NFL know-how doesn’t go further than Remember The Titans references (left side, strong side!), we do know the places for a good football feed.
Huddle in, we’re about to give you the best places to spend your morning so you won’t be fumbling for a venue on the day.
You won’t be able to pass up the opportunity to fuel up on the Pineapple Hotel’s Park Bar Parmy, especially when paired with ice-cold Heineken schooners. With the game being played on their big screen, you’re not going to miss a thing.
If you love football more than you love hitting that snooze button, rise and shine because Regatta is kicking it off early with their doors opening at 6:30am. With bountiful Budweiser and Goose Island beer, you’re going to need an appetite as big as the athlete’s shoulder pads, with American inspired football food available all day (hello 10am hotdogs).
Get yourself into the American spirit down at Brooklyn Standard, where they’ll be serving up classic hot dogs, buffalo wings and freedom- I mean fries. Catch the game with a cheeseburger in hand, and if you find yourself chanting “U-S-A!” draped in the American flag, it’s ok. You’re accepted here.
Touchdown on the super comfy couches and bean bags at The Flying Cock as the game plays on their whopping 4-meter projector with surround sound. The Coop Bistro will be serving out American style brunch as well as coffee and fresh juice, with booze available from 10am.
THE FOX | SOUTH BRISBANE
There’s no need to be defensive over your love for football at The Fox. With two B’s to rival Beyoncé’s 2013 halftime show, (burgers and beer) you’re set for Superbowl Monday – you’ll be all the (Bud)weiser watching the game in full HD on their big screen.
Buffalo Bar is kicking the morning off right with $15 brekkie burgers. Keep your spirits higher than a bald eagle with hot wings and brews on tap. Free entry is from 10am – but if you don’t want to rush for a seat, get early access reservations from 9am.
The Pav Bar is really going the whole nine yards this year (a given considering it’s hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce!). It’ll be a supersized event, with an extravagant all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, buffalo wings and grazing platters, free-flowing beer, and cheerleaders. Watch the game while you relax in the air-conditioned venue, as the crowd of rugged up Americans watch in the cold Minnesota weather. Tickets available here
The Embassy is giving away a custom NFL jersey to one lucky fan! (Even if you’re just there for day drinking – we won’t tell) They’ve got multiple plasma screens throughout the house, so no matter where you’re seated you won’t miss a thing!
With American beer and food specials available all day, celebrate the US-way into the late arvo – Monday denial has never tasted so good.
Turn your Monday blues into VIP table service at the Treasury Hotel. You and three (or more) mates will be served premium brews on tap, Chardonnay and Shiraz as you enjoy a 3-hour food and beverage package. Embrace the stars and stripes as you feast on buffalo wings, onion rings and beef slider burgers.
In true American style, the Osbourne Hotel is supersizing their pizzas to a considerably large 43cm for their Super Bowl event. Watch Justin Timberlake return to the stage since the “incident” involving Janet Jackson, Coors beer in hand, for an event so patriotic you’ll forget you’re sitting in an Australian pub.
If you Ameri-couldn’t make up your mind about where you want to spend your Monday morning, hopefully, this list has given you a better idea of where to score a seat for the game.
Words by Sophia Lunn, the gourmand who’s main goal is eating enough to feed a stadium.