Penrith and Las Vegas may be worlds apart, but that won’t stop us from celebrating the biggest event on the American sporting calendar.
Restaurants, pubs and clubs all over town will switch over their television sets to the Super Bowl this Monday, February 12 as football fans come together to cheer on this year’s opponents Kansas City and San Francisco.
Travis Kelce and the Chiefs will be aiming for back-to-back NFL titles, while the 49ers will be searching for their first Super Bowl victory since 1994.
The NFL’s popularity continues to soar in Australia and locations in Penrith and surrounding suburbs will be cashing in on that very hype next week.
One of the biggest parties will be happening at the ‘Las Vegas of Penrith’ – Panthers World of Entertainment – on Monday morning. Kicking off at 9am in the Basement Bar, there will be plenty of food and beverage specials on the day including $1 wings until half-time, Jim Beam buckets and of course the game live and loud on their mega screens.
Over at Drink West brewery on Castlereagh Road, the team will be serving $6 schooners all day as well as showing the Super Bowl live on their massive screen. If you’re after something to eat, Brisket Boys next door will be slinging food all game long – from hot wings to loaded chilli dogs.
Down in Penrith’s High Street, the recently refreshed The Arms Hotel will be holding a cool Super Bowl event for the very first time. For $70 per person, fans can enjoy a bacon and egg roll on arrival, a Budweiser bucket to stay hydrated, as well ribs and wings with chips and slaw to eat.
For the cherry on top, ticketed fans will also receive discounted prices on selected beverages for the duration of the game. It kicks off at 8.30am.
Next door to Westfield Penrith, the Red Cow Hotel will continue their Super Bowl tradition by throwing a massive game-day party. Score $30 Bud buckets, tackle a $20 loaded Mexicana dog with corn chips, and enjoy free popcorn while watching the two sides go to war in Vegas.
Our friends in St Marys won’t be left out on Super Bowl Monday, with St Marys Leagues Club showing the game live and loud at Saints Sports. Fans can tuck into 10 mouthwatering chicken wings for only $10 (with any food purchase) and wash it all down with a crisp cold beer. Doors open at 9.30am.
Plenty of people will also be hosting Super Bowl parties at home or at work on Monday, so make sure you channel your inner Taylor Swift and get in the football spirit.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.