Super Bowl Parties: Biggest Celebrity Events Ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII
This weekend is all about the parties, soirees and shindigs. Hey, if there is any time left over, we suggest you even watch that Super Bowl football game they are going to the trouble of throwing.
If you happen to find yourself in the New Jersey area (read: New York City), you might be wondering which watering hole the fabulous people are planing to party at.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger's Amy Kuperinsky has you covered on all the lavish and not-so lavish parties you can enjoy on this blustery Super Bowl weekend.
We have gone and picked out our favorites as well as added some places that you might consider watching the Super Bowl.
If you aren't too hungover, of course.
And, as always, we love to hear from you, so chime in with any tips or NYC lifehacks you might have for the weekend.
Leather and Laces
The Leather and Laces event has become something of a model-infused, sultry institution. The 11th iteration will be no different.
Last year's party featured Brooklyn Decker, reprising her role as host this year, and Rachael Leigh Cook—that lady from that movie you once saw.
This year is a bit more of the same, providing fun and frivolity for a fee. Granted, it's hard to consider $950 a "fee."
If you happen to be made out of money, you can get details at the event's official website. There we see Brooklyn Decker and Bar Refaeli—a model who knows how to make things awkward on Super Bowl Sunday— have hosting duties for Friday, Jan. 31.
On Saturday, the party gets popping with Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. For the nearly $1,000, you get "area access, ultra premium open bar, sushi, champagne and specialty desserts."
This is not for ballers on a budget.
DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl
Are you a former athlete, B-list celebrity or rare A-lister who might be lost? Well, you very well might be getting your flag football on at the Eighth Annual DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl.
The Star-Ledger's Amy Kuperinsky has more on this year's event, including news that you Paramore fans will be pleased to know the band is playing after the celebrity game.
Now if you are wondering where this "beach" will be held, Kuperinsky has you covered:
The star-stocked game happens Feb. 1 at the 88,000-square foot DTV SuperFan Stadium, located in a large heated tent at Hudson River Park Trust, Pier 40 in Manhattan — that's 353 West St.
As for celebs, word is Tracy Morgan and Chrissy Teigen will be there, as well as Guy Fieri. Hey, he will finally get some use out of those sweatbands he always wears.
Former stars like Joe Montana and Deion Sanders will also be on hand for the Feb. 1 game that starts at 1 p.m. ET.
The best part: It's free to the public.
Watch the Game with Justin Tuck
There are sure to be myriad restaurants and bars hosting Super Bowl viewing parties. One that might score you a seat near the New York Giants' Justin Tuck is the event going down at Hudson Terrace.
The two-time Super Bowl champion will be hosting the event, and you can find more information at the event's page.
Tickets range from $130 (plus fees) for general admission to $900 for VIP tickets for six. Admission allows you to enjoy, "premium open bar from kick off to the end of the regulation game and enjoy hors d'oeuvres."
CBS New York has more restaurants preparing a Super Bowl spread around the area.
If you are more of a stay-in and kick-up-your-feet person, CBS New York also compiles a wonderful list of places that are offering interesting Super Bowl take-out selections.
The mac and cheese dog looks especially promising.
Madden Bowl XX
There is still time, albeit not much, to get in on the Madden Bowl XX action taking place on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. ET. Either way, we simply have to make note when this video game is mentioned.
You can find more information at Super Sunday HQ, which explains the event will feature celebs and athletes playing in some rousing games of Madden.
If watching other people have fun isn't your thing, The Roots are primed to perform as well.
Gotham Magazine reports the GQ's Super Bowl party at the Manhattan Standard Hotel will be quite the scene.
Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Michael B. Jordan, and players from the Heat, Knicks, and Nets are rumored to be on the RSVP list for this invite-only soirée atop The Standard. The night’s performance is a secret, but past entertainers have included Cee Lo Green and Lil' Wayne.
Apologies if you weren't invited, but sleep soundly knowing that somebody else is having a blast among some celebrities and hip-hop elite.
Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic
Nothing says football like a little bowling.
At least that's the sentiment at the Ninth Annual Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic, which kicks off Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Chelsea Piers.
You can get more information on the event's page, where you find the cost for a single bowler rests at $750. For a team of four, the cost is $3,000, and if you are planning just to watch celebs bowl, you will plunk down $250.
The money goes to a great cause and there's a buffet, so everybody wins.
Maxim Going Big
Super Sunday HQ has more for us on Friday's Maxim party, which will also be hosted by Kendrick Lamar the night before the big game. According to the report, the fun starts Friday at 10 p.m. ET, and then culminates with a soiree on Saturday.
The party kicks off Friday, January 31st at 10pm, when guests will be treated to a premiere DJ and dance the night away until 4am. The party continues from 10pm to 4am on Saturday, February 1st, with host Kendrick Lamar. Both events will take place at Espace, a 10,000 square foot venue, which is located in the epicenter of the action at 635 West 42nd Street in New York City.
A quick look at remaining tickets has prices in excess of a $1,000, so this is hardly a frugal affair. Still, you will get the chance to enjoy DJ music on Friday or hear Lamar on Saturday.
You also get access to an open bar, food and perhaps a chance to spot the rare athlete or celeb. You know, those people you can also see on television from your couch.
Food. Lots of Food
Between all the drinking, partying and football playing, someone is likely to get a little famished.
That's why you might want to make note of The 50 Yard Lounge, which is taking place right now and will carry on until Feb. 2.
For more information, you can take a gander at the event's website.
Food events placed in aptly-titled "quarter" time slots will take place at One Penn Plaza. Saturday, for example, will feature an "Ultimate American Breakfast,""Ultimate NYC Sandwich,""American Classics with a Spin" and "Burger Bowl."
Saturday tickets will run you $450 at the moment, with multiday passes for Friday through Sunday going for $850. You will get food and the possibility of seeing Cris Carter, Joe Theismann, Doug Flutie and various celebrity chefs.