Enough about The Big Game matchup, we’re more interested in how we can hang bar-side with NFL players and mingle over appetizers with our favorite celebs. This week, the Bay is buzzing with millions of sports fans gearing up for Sunday’s event, and the city has plenty of ways to keep them entertained until then. If partying with Hall of Famers, superstars and world-renowned DJs sounds like your kind of fun, here are ways to get up-close-and-personal with them this week.
Thursday, February 4
Ditka & Jaws Cigars With the Stars
Co-hosting a smoke-filled affair, Hall of Fame Coach Mike Ditka and ESPN NFL Football Analyst Ron “Jaws” Jaworski will treat guests to an evening filled with premium cigars, single-malt scotches, heavy appetizers, NFL players and ESPN personalities. Celebrities scheduled to attend include Mike Golic, Jon Gruden, Merril Hoge, Suzy Kolber and Mike Tirico. Tickets are priced at $500 a person.
Tyga at Fort 1 Super Bowl Kick Off Party
Tyga will be performing at Fort 1’s hip hop club for the first time on Thursday. Known for partying with celebs like Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and on-again-off again girlfriend Kylie Jenner, you never know who might show up to this shindig. Last week, Justin Bieber crashed Tyga’s 1OAK gig and the duo sang their 2013 hit Wait For a Minute. Tickets start at $106 a person and tables begin at $211 with the best booths going for $525.
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Friday, February 5
Pro Football Hall of Fame Super Bowl Luncheon
From noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, a luncheon at the Hilton in Union Square is being held for John Madden. Guests will get to hear stories from over 50 different Hall of Fame players, including 49ers legend John Brodie while enjoying a cocktail reception and seated lunch. Tickets are priced at $1,000 a person.
Legends Of The Game
Spend an evening with Brett Favre, Tiki Barber and Charles Woodson during the Legends of the Game reception on Friday from 6-9 p.m. The night is being presented by Thuzio, Chat Sports, Sqor Sports and several NFL legends. Guests will enjoy a red carpet, live Q&A hosted by TV personalities, artisan cocktails, small bites, virtual reality experiences, a live DJ and dancing.
Sports Illustrated Party ft. Iggy Azalea
Not only is Iggy Azalea performing at the Sports Illustrated party on Friday, but swimsuit models Nina Agdal and Samantha Hoopes will be hosting the affair. Plus, we’re betting that Azalea’s fiancé, LA Lakers player Nick Young, will also be in attendance. Which means, you may score some face time with other NBA stars alongside the pair’s NFL friends. Tickets are priced at $500.
ESPN The Magazine’s Red Carpet Party
If you’re lucky enough to score an invite to ESPN’s 12th annual Super Bowl party, you might just find yourself chatting up headliner Nick Jonas during the night. Known as one of the best Big Game parties, it is always chock full of male athletes, celebrities, ESPN sponsors, interactive stations and plenty of food and drinks.
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Saturday, February 6
2016 Super Bowl Breakfast
On Saturday, enjoy the most important meal of the day alongside NFL players Brent Jones, Tony Dungy, Roger Staubach, Mike Ditka and others during the 2016 Super Bowl Breakfast. Held at Hilton Union Square, the affair starts at 8 a.m. and Carolina Panther Thomas Davis will be there to receive the 2016 Bart Starr Award. Corporate tables are priced at $2,000 and individual tickets are $250 per person.
DIRECTV Super Saturday Night
Red Hot Chili Peppers and special guests will perform at DIRECTV’s Saturday night event at Pier 70, which is being co-Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV. Guests will be treated to a premium open bar, food and entertainment. While this is an invite-only event, Super Sunday HQ is offering a few tickets which include VIP passes and table options starting at $1,250 per person. Passes are also available on secondary markets such as StubHub! starting at $1,400 a person.
Maxim Party with Bootsy Bellows and Karma International
The Maxim party has all the makings of a great bash: members-only invitations, young Hollywood attendees, performances by Lil Wayne and A$AP Rocky, and a private 50,000-square-foot waterfront venue. Taking place on Treasure Island, the event includes a premium ultra lounge featuring full LED video walls, theatrical lighting & effects, concert sound, and risers for exclusive VIP Tables on different levels.
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Sunday, February 7
Super Bowl Players Tailgate
Before the festivities begin, Guy Fieri and Erin Andrews will be hosting a pre-game party down the street from Levi's Stadium. From 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the tailgate will feature an all-you-can-eat menu designed by Fieri with items such as Low Country Jambalaya, Live Nacho Bar, Beau Mac’s Killer Raw Bar and an assortment of desserts. In attendance will be over 25 active NFL players and celebrities, and diners can enjoy hospitality lounges, private tables and live pre-game broadcasts on LCD TVs. Tickets are priced at $700 per person.