Moscow-based Russia Blog correspondent Timofey Chekhoyev has sent us some info about a Super Bowl party he attended at the Bleachers sports bar on February 4, 2007.
At least eighty NFL fans from all around the world paid 500 rubles ($19) for all the fries, chicken wings, hot dogs, and chili they could eat. Based on my recent personal experience dining out in downtown Moscow, that was a very good deal.
The party started at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night and the Super Bowl kicked off at 2:30 a.m. Moscow time. The crowd consisted mostly of Americans with a few Russians familiar with American football from their work and studies in the U.S. also in attendance. Fans rooting for the NFC Champion Chicago Bears slightly outnumbered fans representing the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts, but in the end Peyton Manning and the Colts hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the 2006-2007 Super Bowl Champions.
Russia Blog reader Timofey Chekhoyev (left) with fellow partygoers at the
Sorry, Babushka night club in Moscow
To read more about where expats can watch their favorite sports in Moscow, click on the links below:
Exile.ru review of the Bleachers sports bar and restaurant (warning: crude language)
Way to Russia.net list of list where to watch American and European sports in Moscow. Some of the locations and prices listed at this link may be out of date so be sure to call ahead.
Wikipedia page for Bleachers (contains some disputed information) and the Boarhouse Pub.