On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles face off against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. If you can’t catch a flight to Minnesota to see the action for yourself (or simply don’t want to brave the Midwestern winter), we’ve put together a list of the best places to watch the Super Bowl in two other major US cities. Complete with treats to snack on while your team scores and cocktails celebrating the reigning champion, see our Elite Traveler picks of where to watch Super Bowl LII in Las Vegas and New York City.
Where to Watch Super Bowl LII in Las Vegas
Bouchon, chef Thomas Keller’s lauded restaurant at The Venetian, will be celebrating the Super Bowl with a viewing party beginning at 3pm. Guests will enjoy an upscale take on all-you-can eat (including a whole-roasted pig at half-time), as well as unlimited draft beers, wine selected by the house sommelier and cocktails. From $150 per person. Contact +1 702 414 6200.
Also at the Venetian, Chica restaurant will be serving up a menu of Latin cuisine by chef Lorena Garcia. Reserve sofa seating for you and four friends and sip speciality cocktails crafted to match your team’s color. Sofa seating from $800. Contact +1 702 805 8472.
Should you prefer Eastern-inspired cuisine while you cheer on your team, Tao Asian Bistro at The Venetian will feature salt-and-pepper shrimp, pork-belly red-fried rice and Kobe sliders plus open bar from 1pm until 4pm. From $175 per person. Contact +1 702 388 8338.
For a little Southern comfort, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is offering sofa reservations from $800 for farm-to-table bites and beverages during the big game. Contact +1 702 297 6541.
The Venetian is located at 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information, please visit venetian.com.
If you won’t be at US Bank Stadium, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo is the next best thing. More than 100 HD screens will be playing the football game, including a massive main 9-by-16ft screen, making chef Emeril Lagasse’s gourmet sports bar one of the best places to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Take in the half-time show from luxury boxes and plush stadium-style seating, with billiard tables and an outdoor patio providing added entertainment and views of the Las Vegas strip. The day’s menu includes delectable steaks as well as seafood dishes. Contact +1 702 607 2665.
Lavo Italian Restaurant at The Palazzo will kick off the big game with a buffet of spicy scarpariello chicken wings, grilled baby lamb chops and smoked tomato barbecue pork ribs with a side of open bar from 1pm until 4pm. From $200 per person. Contact +1 702 791 1800.
The Palazzo is located at 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information, please visit palazzo.com.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Even if you’re just in it for the commercials, Race & Sports Book is the place to be at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for tantalizing cocktails with a football twist. Located on the casino floor of the hotel, the bar will be mixing up a menu of Super-Bowl themed cocktails all weekend, such as the Brady’s Bunch: an updated Old Fashioned with Patrón Anejo Tequila, Jameson Irish Whiskey, ancho chile, bitters and spiced syrup. Or, try the Hail Mary with Absolut Vodka, chipotle, citrus, mezcal and Bloody Mary mix.
The Cosmopolitan’s American eatery, The Henry, will stream Super Bowl LII on its seven 52-inch TVs while guests dig into signature comfort food. For table-side mixology — and maybe a fried Oreo — reserve a spot at Clique Bar & Lounge. Cosmopolitan restaurant STK Las Vegas will have its own fun with truffle popcorn, wagyu beef sliders, burgers and bottomless beverages.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is located at 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information, please visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.
Where to Watch Super Bowl LII in New York City
In the heart of the New York City action, W Times Square will be screening the big football game while highlighting the half-time show at this hotel party. Cocktails will sing a familiar tune, honoring the evening’s star performer, Justin Timberlake. Sip a Cry Me a River or take a Sexy (Pickle) Back shot at touchdown.
W Union Square will also be serving a special cocktail menu surrounding the event, with athletic-inspired takes on classics such as the Tom Brady Collins. In the hotel’s Irvington restaurant, savor meatball sliders, short-rib nachos and Sriracha honey-mustard wings. Sarsaparilla, vanilla, wintergreen, soda and rye is ‘Just What the Doctor Ordered’ for a cocktail.
W New York Times Square is located at 1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. For more information, please visit wnewyorktimessquare.com. W New York Union Square is located at 201 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003. For more information, please visit wnewyorkunionsquare.com.
The Happiest Hour
Set above the chic Slowly Shirley, head to this West Village hot spot for a viewing party with elevated appetizers and refreshing beers. The lively cocktail lounge will show Super Bowl LII while guests nosh on wings, mac n’ cheese bites, smoked fish dip with fennel and The Happiest Hour’s famous cheeseburgers.
The Happiest Hour is located at 121 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011. For more information, please visit happiesthournyc.com.
From famed Tao Dining Group, Bar Moxy on Moxy Times Square’s second floor is offering a more intimate way to watch the Super Bowl this weekend. Cozy up to the copper-wrapped bar, or root for your team in the comfort of a private viewing suite. The lounge is known for its signature naan bread and modern cocktail menu (try the Dirty Donkey with Casamigos Blanco tequila, darjeeling, hibiscus and lemon).
Both of New York City’s Dream Hotels will be abuzz with Super Bowl festivities come Sunday. Dream Midtown will host a party in its swanky arcade venue, Fishbowl, soundtracked by DJ Lohrasp Kansara. Grab your fellow sports fanatics for bottles of Veuve Clicquot or Moët champagne, your favorite spirits, beers and tangy dishes from the kitchen. From $600, nightout.com.
Trendy PHD Rooftop & Lounge at Dream Downtown will throw its Big LII Watch Party on game day beginning with an open bar at 5:30pm. DJ Cam Smalls will supply the tunes while the Super Bowl plays on the venue’s TVs. Refreshments include lobster rolls with lemon aioli, mini cheesesteaks and clipped wings with blue cheese. Tickets available from bigliiwatchparty.splashthat.com.
Dream Midtown is located at 210 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. For more information, please visit dreamhotels.com/midtown. Dream Downtown is located at 355 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. For more information, please visit dreamhotels.com/downtown.
Of course, if you do have plans to see the game day action live at US Bank Stadium, check out our Ultimate Super Bowl LII Guide to Minnesota.
Super Bowl LII will take place at 6:30 pm EST on Sunday, February 4, 2018.