London is not an NFL city. Sure, we are fortunate enough to get 4 amazing games each year, but when it comes to watching and supporting the NFL at venues across the city-you will be hard pressed to find a good venue that is consistent.
Sadly, many of the sports bars (if you can call them that) and pubs shut early on Sunday nights, and even if they do show the NFL it will be without sound and after the footie has finished.
We have struggled to find good venues in the city that offer 1) a true NFL experience 2) good viewing with sound 3) open late 4) close to tubes/transit 5) good food and drink 6) not too expensive 7) truly care about NFL fans.
You would be surprised how tough it is, especially number 7.
Why? Big pub chains want you in, but they don’t really care to offer you a selection of games or listen to the fans.
It’s a work in progress, but it takes time.
Luckily, we have a great venue cracking on for the playoffs in the Long Acre in central London.
Recently refurbished with loads of TVs and amazing sound, it is one of the few places open late and willing to get late licenses.
Which is why we are very happy to be able to show the games this Sunday, with a late license going until the wee hours.
You can settle in and watch both games with sound.
We are charging a nominal amount for tickets to cover the license and security, but you get a great deal as a result.
The bar will be open until 4am, so that you can catch the end of the NFC Championship match.
We will also be showing the Super Bowl here as well.
There are LOADS of venues showing the Super Bowl in London this year, but ask yourself ‘do they ever show the NFL throughout the season?’
If the answer is ‘No’, ask yourself what kind of experience will they be putting on?
Probably one where they take advantage of you, grab your money and don’t offer anything of entertainment or sporting value.
Shame, shame, shame.
Join us for authentic NFL in London fun.
See you Sunday!