The Super Bowl: it’s the biggest day in American sport each year, with more than 100 million Americans tuning in to watch the NFL version of the Grand Final. This year it’s in Houston, Texas, with the New England Patriots (perennial Super Bowl attendees) versus the Atlanta Falcons.

So if you don’t want to miss the game (and Lady Gaga’s halftime show or all the really expensive, specially-made ads) do what the Americans do on Monday, and take the day off. These bars will be waiting for you.

Silverlake Social
Watch the pre-match entertainment live from 9am at Silverlake Social. It’s offering $12 Woodford Reserve tap cocktails, $10 pints, and Brooklyn and Salitos “beer bucket” specials alongside its regular menu of Southern California classics. This event is first in, first served, so get in early.

198 Chapel Street, Prahran

Welcome to Thornbury
The Super Bowl Tailgate Party at Welcome to Thornbury kicks off at 10am (drinks from 11am) and will be followed by a replay of the game at 6pm. American beer buckets, cocktail specials and food trucks including Mr Burger, Roadrunner Fried Chicken and Lukumades sweeten the deal. Bookings are welcome and there’s a special offer for groups over 10, so get your mates together.

520 High Street, Northcote

The Skinny Dog
The Kew pub is serving up $6 Budweisers and $10 Bloody Marys, plus American barbeque all day long. Doors open at 9am. The Skinny Dog is running a comp to win a VIP table for you and four mates, including all-you-can-eat barbeque and a bucket of Bud. Visit the website for more detail.

155 High Street, Kew

Half Moon
Keep it simple with Bourbon Bloody Marys and American beer buckets at Half Moon’s sleek main bar. The broadcast will be screened live from 9am. More details here.

120 Church Street, Brighton

Fitzroy Social
Fitzroy Social is screening the action on its largest projector screen from 9am. Grab a burger and wash it down with $7 schooners, $9 pints and $16 jugs. More details here.

222 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

The Penny Black
Settle in from 9am – the game is playing on two big screens. There will be buckets of Bud for $25, a kilo of wings for $10 or the burger special. Win a spot for you and three friends. More information here.

420 Sydney Road, Brunswick

The Rochey
Burgers and hot dogs – and PBR beer buckets – will be on offer from 10.30am, and the game will be on the big screen and TVs throughout The Rochey. More details here and you can book a spot here.

202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Wings of Glory
Binge on authentic Buffalo wings while you watch the game. For $12 you get 10 wings, dip and a Coors beer, from 10.30am until 2pm. More details here.

253 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

The Common Man
Join the Super Bowl Lawn Party from 9am. All tickets include food and drink specials – you can choose a package ranging from $18 to $60, which includes Jim Beam or Coors buckets and American barbeque favourites. Book your tickets here.

39 Dukes Walk, South Wharf