MANILA, Philippines – For some Pinoy football fans, watching the Super Bowl from the comfort of their homes is enough. But nothing beats watching the game in the company of fellow sports buffs and sharing food and drinks with them. (READ: Super Bowl, American Football, and why it matters)
For those hoping to amplify their Super Bowl viewing experience, here’s a list of places where you can watch the game on February 2 (Monday, February 3 in Manila):
- Screening time: 7:30 am (kitchen opens at 7 am)
- No entrance fee
- Where: 31 Polaris St. Bel-air, Makati City
Handlebar serves as a cozy pit stop for motorcycle bikers in the metro, particularly the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club, an exclusive club for Harley Davidson cruisers and dedicated riders.
The dim and rugged bar may be a biker’s turf, but all those looking for a place to unwind are welcome. Visitors may play pool, view sports channels, and listen to rock and roll bands, all while enjoying Handlebar’s signature Western style steak.
- Screening time: 6 am
- Entrance fee: P100, inclusive of 1 bottle of beer
- Where: 8471 Kalayaan Ave., corner Fermina St., Poblacion, Makati City
With several wide screen televisions lining the walls of Howzat, viewers need not crowd while watching the Super Bowl. While enjoying live satellite viewing and billiards, avid sports fans will revel at the sports memorabilia decorating the interior.
Howzat serves an array of local and European cuisine, including a wine and cheese package. They also serve Indian curry buffet lunch.
- Screening time: 7 am
- No entrance fee
- Where: Cityland Condo III 105 V.A. Rufino St. cor. Esteban St. Legaspi Village, Makati City
Place your bets in Murphy’s Makati, one of the few Irish pubs in the metro.
According to Spot.ph, Murphy’s serves Irish delicacies as well as imported Irish beers, whiskies, and stouts. Similar to authentic pubs in Europe, Murphy’s also holds a weekly quiz night – one of its main attractions.
Snaps Sports Bar in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
- Screening time: 7:30 am
- Via reservation or P850 net, with an a la carte meal
- Where: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
Sports enthusiasts need not worry about fancy dining ettiquette while watching the game. For those too engrossed in the game, Snaps offers “gourmet comfort food,” such as hotdogs, burgers, and pizza. A billiard table adds to the laidback atmosphere.
- Screening time: 7:30 am at The Great Room, Lobby
- No entrance fee, open to all
- Where: No 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City
In contrast to the grungy sports bar feel, Marriott will be holding a Super Bowl screening at The Great Room at the lobby. The screening will be open to all. – Rappler.com
The Super Bowl will air live in the Philippines on TV5 on February 3 at 7:30 am.