Where to watch Super Bowl 2017 in Vancouver

Yes, it’s time for another Super Bowl. This one is billed as “LI” (that’s 51 for all you non-Latin speakers out there). If that wasn’t exciting enough, the game features helmet-t0-helmet combat between, uh, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. For sports fans, the Feb. 5 occasion is one of the biggest days of the year. For the rest of us, it’s a chance to see what Lady Gaga’s going to wear.

No matter which side of the sports fence you’re on, Vancouver is manning up with its own Super Bowl celebrations. In particular, the Donnelly Group is partying like it’s 1999 with four of its drinking establishments (Cinema, Bimini, Butcher & Bullock, Lamplighter) given over to screening the game. Here are a few places you catch the action.

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Where to watch Super Bowl 2017 in Vancouver

Where to watch Super Bowl 48 in Vancouver

Bruno Mars photo

Bruno Mars (pictured here at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, June 3 2011) plays the XLVIII Super Bowl Feb. 2. Photo: Ashley Tanasiychuk.

It’s the Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos at this year’s NFL Super Bowl XLVIII (that’s 48 if you don’t feel like deciphering Roman numerals). Although Vancouver of course has its beloved B.C. Lions CFL football franchise, having a Super Bowl contender from just a couple hours’ drive south of the border is vicariously exciting, if nothing else.

So you can bet local sports fans will be heading out to get their beer on Feb. 2. We did a scouring of the Interwebs to find some Super Bowl viewing options, and came up with these. Note: kick-off time is 3:30 p.m. PST, the game is in New Jersey (if Chris Christie allows it) and this year’s half-time show stars Bruno Mars. Apparently Mars has also “personally invited” the Red Hot Chili Peppers along for the ride. Continue reading:
Where to watch Super Bowl 48 in Vancouver

Top 5 Super Bowl Parties in Vancouver

Still don’t have plans for the big game?  No worries.  There are plenty of places in Vancouver to watch the Giants battle the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday (and one place where you can mingle with real NFL cheerleaders).

I’ve listed my top 5 picks below.  But there are lots of choices out there.

Do you have a favourite bar for watching the big game?  Leave a comment and let fans know. 

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Top 5 Super Bowl Parties in Vancouver