Are you ready for some American football? And to get tanked on a Monday morning? Then prepare to call in sick — or enjoy a “training” holiday — on Monday, February 8th as Superbowl LV kicks off at 8:30 am on the Korean Peninsula. We have put together listings of bars and venues that will open to show the 2021 Super Bowl in Seoul and Busan, Korea. If you miss (or missed) the pre-bubble days in Itaewon and Gyeongridan, this is your chance to have a small taste of what the debauchery used to be like.
Super Bowl in Seoul
Route 66 American Bar | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Watch Super Bowl LV at Route 66 (formerly Dillinger’s, Reggae Pub, etc.), which will open at 7 am. They have Super Bowl squares for KRW 10,000 each, but you might want to stop in early to make your pick(s), while prop bet sheets will also be available on game day.
Government social-distancing measures limit total attendance to 50 patrons, with reservations limited to tables of 2-4 persons and a per-head reservation charge of KRW 5,000. You can reserve a table via their Facebook messenger and transfer the required amount to Shinhan Bank account # 110-481-474074 (Bohyun Lee).
Fat Albert’s | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Root for Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes at Fat Albert’s, which is where it all started in 2002 (as 3 Alley Pub), with doors opening at 8 am. Bloody Marys for KRW 8,000 will be ready along with a set breakfast menu for KRW 12,000: 1 sausage, 2 strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, 2 slices of toast and hash browns. Includes one 500cc Max draft or a coffee. Buffalo chicken wings and French fries will also be available.
The Workshop | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
The Studio | Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Known more for its live music than Superbowl parties, The Studio will nevertheless be a great spot to catch Superbowl LV, especially for those living in that neighborhood’s upper reaches.
Super Bowl in Busan
HQ Gwangan | Suyeong-gu, Busan
HQ Gwangan will use NFL Gamepass feed, so the Superbowl will be in HD and in English, with all of the entertaining dumb stuff like pre-game shows, commercials, and the halftime show. They will also have a free prop bet challenge (winner gets KRW 50,000 bar credit) and paid squares.
Food specials include loaded breakfast burritos (veggie bean or homemade breakfast sausage), tater tots and sausage gravy bakes, homemade chips and Queso, and wing baskets.
Drinks: Mimosas, bloody marys/Caesars, Irish coffee, and pitchers of Cass/OB
Opens at 7:30 am with a replay of the game at 7pm.
The Wolfhound | Haeundae-gu, Busan
The Wolfhound is a western style pub with a wide selection of beers and other beverages plus grilled steaks, burgers, fish & chips, and Irish sausages. Catch this year’s game at Korea’s best-known beach area, with doors opening at 8 am.