Super Bowl XLIX (49) sees the New England Patriots face off against reigning champions the Seattle Seahawks in University of Phoenix stadium, Arizona this Sunday. The match-up commonly referred to as the 'duel in the desert' is set to be a thriller with the Seahawks phenominal defensive record to be tested by arguably one the best quarter backs of the century, Tom Brady.
Even if you're not particularly interested in American football, Super Bowl Sunday can be cherished for many different reasons. Whether it's the half time show (this year featuring Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz), the eagerly anticipated Super Bowl commericals, or just an excuse to stay up late and eat junk food on a Sunday night - there is something to keep everybody happy.
For anyone interested in watching the match, here are our top 7 venues showing it in Dublin this weekend.
Superbowl Sunday at McGrattans is in aid of 100minds with all money raised going towards Barnardos and Blossom Ireland. The night kicks off at 8pm and promises beer pong, free food, tailgating and cheerleaders. All this, and some of the best drinks promotions around for just €5. How could you say no?
With one of the best beer gardens in town, located directly on Harcourt Street. Dtwo earns a deserving place on this list. Offering a wide range of drinks promotions, a 20ft screen in their epic beer garden and free chicken wings at half time, Dtwo offer the complete viewing experience for just €5.
For people looking for something a little closer to home, McGowans of Phibsboro could offer all the answers. With a great atmosphere, free chicken wings, plenty of screens and €3.50 drinks on offer. it makes for the perfect Super Bowl Sunday.
Located in the heart and soul of Ranelagh, McSorelys saves the trek of going into town for anyone located on the south side. With great American craft beer and mouth watering hotdogs on offer, McSorelys is a great local option for any punter.
Located directly on Stephens Green, Dandelion are shaping up to host a great party this year. The €5 charge on the door covers a free pint of Heineken on entry and free chicken wings at the end of each quarter. With a DJ playing till late, you'd be mad to miss it.
With a promise of big screens, red cups and hot dogs the Living Room on Cathal Bruagh Street is set for an All-American showdown this Sunday. If the atmosphere in the place is anything like it was during the World Cup matches, this place will be rocking till the early hours.
Located on Parnell Street, The Woolshed has a great reputation for showing sports events. With free entry, tiered seating and food being served till late, the atmosphere in here is set to be electric and guarantees a great viewing experience.