By Jim Boyce | Hey, fair-weather football fans and hardcore supporters alike, it’s time to watch The Super Bowl and get blitzed on a Monday morning. This year’s game features the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, two teams with fans so unlikable that neutral observers will be cheering for a meteorite to smash them all. Plus, a half-time show by Justin Timberlake, who faces the impossible task of topping Lady Gaga from last year. (Word is his act involves a tear-filled river cried by Minnesota Viking fans.) Good luck, Timberlake!
Some places in Beijing to catch the action.
The Irish Volunteer
Get free flow Bloody Marys, Tsingtao or coffee with Baileys / Jameson for 元150. Deal includes first-half Irish stew and snacks, then second-half pizza. (IV should rename The Canadian Pizza to The Minnesota Pizza in honor of the game site: no one will notice, eh.) Doors open at 7 AM.
This rookie sports bar at Workers Stadium West (map) will show the U.S. broadcast, with ads and half-time show. Two 元99 breakfasts. Bacon, sausage, tomato, mashed potato, poached egg and toast versus bacon, ham, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, fries and toast. Plus a coffee (with refill), Tsingtao, Carlsberg or Bloody Mary. Drink specials, too. Doors open at 7 AM. RSVP via 6502-9999.
Jane Cui and her team are hosting a Super Bowl party. 元50 gets you an American-style breakfast plus choice of Bloody Mary, juice or coffee. You can move on to XL’s high-potency high-value drinks from there.
This German-centric spot will have breakfast sandwiches or sausagees with mashed potatoes for 元58. Doors open from 6:30 PM. These guys should do a Super Bowl schnapps shot special with every TD!
Six flat screens, one projector, two 元98 breakfast options. Choose American (eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, pancakes and toast) or Mexican (breakfast burrito, chorizo, scrambled eggs, grits, pico de gallo and sour cream), plus coffee, soft drink or Corona. Happy hour prices during game. Space first-come, first-seated.
Always a huge Super Bowl party. Given it draws a large contingent of Patriots fans, expect things to get sweatier than Gronk’s game-used athletic cup. (If you don’t know who Gronk is, best stay away from the Pats supporters / zombies.) Free entry. Doors open at 6 AM. Food and drink deals.
This place usually sells out before game day so get your ticket ASAP. Tickets are 元100 (or 元150 at the door if any left) gets you a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and sausage (beef or pork), plus home fries and a Tiger draft, mixed drink, soft drink, juice, coffee or tea. Skynet feed. Doors open at 7 AM.
Watch the game while mowing down a 元58 breakfast: bread basket, eggs (fried, boiled or omelet), bacon, sausage (chicken or pork), potatoes and garden salad, plus coffee or tea. Doors open from. 7 AM.
The Super Bowl party takes over the third floor of this Sanlitun South Street brewpub. It’s 元150 for a buffet breakfast with sausages, scrambled eggs, home fries and more, plus a beer, coffee or soft drink. Add 元150 for free-flow draft. Register through Yoopay.
Two big screens, and 25 smaller ones, near the Workers Stadium North entry. Breakfast buffet includes an omelet station, plus sausages, pancakes, potatoes, baked beans, toast and more. Plus free-flow craft beer, Bloody Marys, house mixers, soft drinks, juice and coffee. It’s 元198 in advance, 元228 at the door.
American buffet breakfast plus free-flow Budweiser, mixed drinks, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and more. 元275 pre-game or 元300 at the door. Raffle with NFL prizes. Doors open at 6:30 AM, seats are first come, first served.
Four breakfast options, from 元98 to 元148, including coffee or two. Doors open at 7 AM.
There might also be a repeat of our 10-person mega screen / Champagne / martini / sausage dog party from last year. Will know soon.
Expect lots of other places to also show the game, including Caravan, limited to 30 seats so RSVP a must, and Centro, which usually teams up with NFL China.