Where to watch Super Bowl LIII in Israel

A list of bars and venues throughout the country, plus how to watch the big game online from the Jewish state.

Mike's Place bar in Jerusalem (photo credit: Gil Zohar)
Mike's Place bar in Jerusalem
(photo credit: Gil Zohar)
The Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots Sunday night as Super Bowl LIII kicks off at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Regardless of which team you are rooting for, you’ll need a place to watch the game – which starts Monday at 1:30 a.m. Israel time. Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) will be broadcasting the Super Bowl throughout the Middle East. Here is a guide to the best restaurants and bars places to enjoy Super Bowl 2019.
Mike’s Place

This chain of six ex-pat sports bars, with locations including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Herzliya, will be open all night and feature multiple screens. They are reportedly expecting some 400 fans in each location.

Dancing Camel

Located on HaTa’asiya Street in Tel Aviv, this attractive micro-brewery also promises beer, all-American cuisine and Super Bowl fun. Reservations are required. Book tickets at the Dancing Camel’s Facebook page.

Beer Bazaar

Located in Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehudah market, the Anglo-friendly Beer Bazaar is known for its giant selection of local craft beers. To watch the game at the Beer Bazaar, RSVP in advance.

The Bear-Inn

Up in Haifa? Check out the Bear-Inn at 135 HaNassi Blvd. Festivities begin at midnight. The inn serves food that is a spin on American cuisine and the bar has been popularly reviewed by many. To reserve your spot, visit the Bear-Inn’s Facebook page.

Internet Access
For those who prefer to watch the big game at home, the Super Bowl will be streamed on CBS, CBS All Access, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon, and NFL Game Pass, among others. NFL Game Pass is the NFL’s official streaming broadcaster.
Special for the Super Bowl, you can buy an all-access pass from Game Pass for a cool $24.99. However, Game Pass sells different packages for different countries, so if you intend to watch the game without a VPN, make sure you buy the program specific for your location outside the US.
Some streaming services outside the US can glitch. It is recommended that you download a personal VPN, such as ExpressVPN. With access to a VPN, you will be able to choose which country you want to watch from. Tutorials for using a VPN are available on YouTube, Google, etc.
With the VPN option you have many different streaming services you can choose from, across all of your devices - giving you the ability to watch the game anywhere you so choose.
All in all, even though Israel is far from living in the realm of NFL fanaticism, there are still many options for you to have an amazing time with like-minded people, all while enjoying and experiencing Sunday's biggest game and football's greatest stage as you would anywhere else in the world.