Everybody in the United States stops for the Super Bowl like Australians do for the Melbourne Cup, and once again Penrith will be getting in on all the action with a number of local venues hosting parties this Monday morning.
For the third straight year the New England Patriots are in the big dance, this time taking on newcomers the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl VIII in Atlanta.
Over the past decade the NFL has absolutely exploded in Australia and several venues in Penrith will be cashing in on that hype next week.
With over 40 screens, Hooters Penrith will be kicking off their Super Bowl celebrations at 9.30am with plenty of delicious American food as well as a great range of cold beers to wash them down.
Down the road, TC’s Sports Bar inside Penrith Panthers will screen all the action live from 9am with drink specials as well as hot dogs and devil wings throughout the day.
Local gridiron side the Nepean Ducks will also be there to celebrate, so head on down and meet them too!
Across town, the Red Cow Hotel will open their kitchen from 10.30am with a special Super Bowl menu. Wear your team’s jersey and you can take advantage of a great range of special deals. There will also be jersey giveaways and of course, the big game!
Next door, the Bavarian at Westfield Penrith is also getting into the Super Bowl spirit German-style.
From 10am, catch every kick, tackle and touchdown on their whopping big screen. With free entry and $5 happy hour during the game plus $1 wings from 11am to 12pm, you’ll be glad you took the day off.
The Peachy will also be getting in on the fun this year, serving US-inspired food specials and America’s favourite beer, Budweiser. Pop on in from 10am.
Last but not least, O’Donoghues Irish Pub in Emu Plains will have buckets of beer for $20, buffalo wings, fried chicken burgers and signature hot dogs dedicated to the Rams and Patriots from 9am.
Taking their Super Bowl party to the next level, O’Donoghues will even have jersey giveaways and of course the all-important match on their mega screen!
Instead of finding an excuse to get out of work, why not make a day of it and invite the whole office along to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl!
May the best team win!
Nathan Taylor is the Western Weekender’s award-winning sports journalist. Nathan is also the Weekender’s Deputy Editor.