The biggest day in American football is coming up: the Super Bowl. Super Bowl LVIII kicks off at 11:30 (GMT) on Sunday, February 11th, as the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers. Even though Edinburgh is over 3,000 miles from the host city of Las Vegas, sports bars and pubs in Edinburgh screen the Super Bowl for those looking to get in on the action. Here are some of the best places to catch the Super Bowl in Edinburgh.
The Pear Tree
The Pear Tree will be showcasing the Super Bowl on its big screen outdoors. The Pear Tree takes sports viewing seriously, and if the giant screen does not take your fancy, then you have a spacious yet cosy interior in which to watch the game on multiple large HD screens. Expect a solid drink selection, hearty pub grub, and quick service from attentive staff that are used to high volumes during popular fixtures. Booking a table online on the Pear Tree website is the best way to ensure a spot.
A popular Irish pub close to Grassmarket, Dropkick, invites NFL fans to watch the big game on the pub’s multiple television screens. It’s best to book a table in advance, however, as spaces get snapped up fast.
Southsider brands itself as Edinburgh’s original sports bar. Showing sports from across the world on numerous screens with the sound on, it’s a great place to soak up the Super Bowl atmosphere. With lots of drink deals and packages for the big game, Southsider really caters to NFL fans. Bookings are available online.
Pilgrim Bar has an NFL-filled night on Super Bowl Sunday with quizzes, food deals, and games. The game will be shown across eight HD TVs alongside one big screen. Bookings for tables are available online.
The Three Sisters
This popular Edinburgh institution, right on the Cowgate, is a great option to watch the Super Bowl. The Three Sisters shows major sporting events on its many TV screens dotted around the bar and it has a lively atmosphere, especially during big games. You can enjoy drinks and pub grub, like nachos, to make it feel just like the real thing. To avoid disappointment, Super Bowl fans should pre-book a table online to guarantee a good viewing spot.
Belushi’s bar in Edinburgh is always a safe bet for watching international sporting events. On Market Street, Belushi’s shows the Super Bowl across its many screens with the sound on. Expect drink deals and some American-style snacks too, like hot wings and loaded fries, to bring a flavour of the States. The atmosphere will no doubt be buzzing for the Super Bowl. Online booking is recommended, which can be found on their website.
If you prefer to host your own Super Bowl party, you can thankfully live stream the Super Bowl on platforms like Paramount+, BBC iPlayer, and Sky Sports.
Whether you’re a Chiefs fan, a 49ers fan, or a fan of Taylor Swift, Super Bowl LVIII will make for a thrilling game to watch for both newcomers and diehard American football fans. So whether you’re looking forward to the football action itself or just tuning in for Usher’s halftime show performance, get ready for Super Bowl Sunday!