Whether you’re in town for the game, looking for a fun place to watch, or simply want to take the rare opportunity to party with Victoria’s Secret supermodels, we’ve compiled the best of the best things to do when the Super Bowl comes to Houston.
Every decent hotel within a 20-mile radius of NRG Stadium has been sold out for months. The City of Houston has spent the last year in fast-paced preparation for what will be its third time hosting the biggest annual sporting event in America. The last few teams are clawing their way to immortality on the gridiron. And although the Cowboys won’t be bringing the trophy back to Texas, Super Bowl LI is still on its way.
The Texans and Cowboys just suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses, effectively ruling out any chance in any envisioned near future of an all-Texas Super Bowl hosted IN TEXAS, a longtime dream of many Texas football fans. With that pipe dream out of the way, only one big question remains – where to be to take in the glorious parade of Super Bowl commercials.
The Leather & Laces event takes place over the two days leading up to the big show at the fabulous Hughes Manor. This is widely known as the most star-studded celebrity bash, and this year is no exception. Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg host Friday night’s party, while a crew of Victoria’s Secret supermodels will head up Saturday night’s festivities. We even hear that a stock car driver or two will be making an appearance, because – well, Texas. Tickets for this event will set you back a bit ($375-1,500), but can you really put a price on partying with supermodels?
Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party
As its name probably indicates, this is the party to go to if you want to hear the best live music Houston has to offer over the Super Bowl weekend. Rolling Stone is taking over the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday night to bring Rolling Stone Live to Houston. Musical superstars Diplo and NAS are performing in one of the city’s best artistic spaces, and the whole thing is hosted by the music- and party-loving talents over at Rolling Stone – this one is a no-brainer.
Said to be in a class all its own, The Maxim Party has consistently been one of the most sought-after Super Bowl parties of the last decade. You have to get access to a special party code just to get the chance to buy tickets. Alongside a bevy of A-list celebrities, social media stars, and athletes, Travis Scott will headline the event, which also features a DJ set from “Anthem King” DJ Khaled. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to dive into a weird and glamorous world where art, fashion, music, sports, and technology collide.
ESPN’s “The Party” Houston
If anyone knows how to throw a Super Bowl party, it’s ESPN. The all-sports, all-the-time network is taking over a 65,000 square foot warehouse just outside the Arts District in downtown Houston on Friday night for their infamous annual throwdown. It’s an invite-only event featuring top acts DJ Khaled and the eight-time Grammy award-winning artist Fergie, as well as some of the best LED tube lighting you’ve ever seen. If you know someone who knows someone who can get you invited to this party, start pulling on that string. Football royalty will be at this one.
The Players Tailgate at the Super Bowl 2017
This event has earned its reputation as the best Super Bowl pre-game experience there is many times over. More than 25 active NFL players will be in attendance, and the sheer number of celebrity chefs on the bill this year makes my mouth water just imagining the menu. The Tailgate is hosted by culinary connoisseur Guy Fieri, a man who takes great food more seriously than most of us probably take our real jobs. Situated just a block and a half from NRG Stadium and featuring an open premium bar and all-you-can-eat gourmet dishes, this is THE place to start your Super Bowl Sunday if you can.
If you want to avoid the glitz and glamor of partying with supermodels and A-listers, check back next week to find out where you can get the Super Bowl experience with sports fans and great food. Regardless of how you decide to spend it, the Texas Lifestyle Magazine Team wishes you a safe, fun, and memorable Super Bowl Sunday.