Plan your Super Bowl weekend: Watch parties, halftime-inspired workout

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ByNatasha Zouves KGO logo
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Plan your Super Bowl weekend: Watch parties, halftime-inspired workout
We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website- to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- If you're still formulating your Super Bowl plans, we've got you covered! We've teamed up with our partners at Hoodline- the hyperlocal neighborhood website- to find weekend activities that will maximize your Game Day experience. Keep reading to discover a swanky East Bay Watch Party with views of the water and a San Francisco workout inspired by this year's halftime show!

Waterview Watch Party in the East Bay

Check out the Super Bowl Party at Eve's Waterfront in Oakland! South of Jack London Square, this restaurant offers a panoramic view of the Oakland Estuary. Watch a 100-inch projection screen inside, while water surrounds you outside.

"You can view the Super Bowl, and you also have waterfront views of everything in Oakland," said owner Eva Malki. "This is a different venue. A lot of other watch parties may be in bars or sports bars. This is an upscale environment."

Foodies rejoice, this relatively new dining spot is also offering an "upscale take" on Super Bowl food, including Korean Fried Chicken, Maple Fennel Ribs, Danger Dogs, Grilled Hot Links, Beef Sliders, Veggie Dogs, Chicken Sliders and Steak Fries.

You can also peruse their beer specials, at $3.00 for select drafts. The restaurant's Ocean Bar will feature specialty cocktails.

The viewing party at Eve's Waterfront officially starts at 2:30 p.m. If you want to start the party even earlier, there's a prix fixed buffet brunch that will be served starting at 10 a.m. It's located at 15 Embarcadero West in Oakland.

To find out more about the Watch Party, click here.

Click here for more on Eve's Waterfront.

Watch the Game in a Historic San Francisco Location

You can also check out a viewing party in a historic San Francisco setting. The Bayview Opera House is boasting a 20-foot screen to watch the big game!

The organizers say there will be a "super powerful Panasonic 8000 lumen projector" for Super fans. Also, they say their "D & B sound system will make you feel like you're at the stadium."

There's also a separate movie and activity room for the kids! The watch party starts at 1 p.m. at 4705 Third Street. You must RSVP.

Click here to find out more about the Watch Party.

Click here to find out more about the Bayview Opera House.

Halftime-Inspired Workout

So how are you going to earn all of those calories? Come to Wheel House in San Francisco on Saturday morning for an intense and fun workout, inspired by this year's halftime performer!

Perhaps you've tried spinning before. This is high-energy indoor cycling in an upbeat party environment, glow sticks included! In a darkened room, you'll see video displays and move to the beat of a specially-curated Lady Gaga setlist.

"The lights are low, if you're not rhythmic you just hide in the back. You can just enjoy it," said Carl Morley, who will be leading the class. "We like to make people feel good, that's what our primary goal is."

Wheel House is located in SF's Financial District and offers indoor cycling, TRX and yoga. It represents the dreams of two former techies: co-owners Carl Morley and Suhail Maqsood. Both of the co-owners used to work at Oracle, but they quit their day jobs to make this new venture a reality.

"Basically, Carl used to complain about his job... it wasn't very inspiring to him, it wasn't very fulfilling," said Suhail. "I told him not to complain about it unless he could find something else to do. And then one day, I heard him hand in his notice to his boss over the phone. I was shocked that he actually did that!"

Shocked, and more than a little inspired, Suhail joined Carl in opening Wheel House three years ago. Carl describes the move as a calculated leap of faith.

"My world opened up," said Carl. "I like to see that what I'm doing has a direct impact on people's lives. Whereas when you're in a cube, you don't see the correlation so clearly."

Both Carl and Suhail are originally from the UK; Suhail comes from London and Carl from Yorkshire, from "a small little village in the middle of nowhere." They've now made the Bay Area their home, and say they've designed the classes with busy San Franciscans in mind.

"They come in here, and may have ailments or they have goals they want to achieve. Or they just want to get away from their desks because they're stressed out," said Suhail. "We offer express classes during lunchtime, so that's perfect for that."

Carl says this weekend's halftime-themed ride is the perfect opportunity to stop by. Sure, many of us plan on consuming some pretty amazing food on Game Day, but Carl says the class is about more than just torching calories.

"It's all about fun," said Carl. "The game is fun, you want to be around people you care about, and you want to do something that everyone can be involved in, and that's what indoor cycling is."

You can stop by their special 45-minute Lady Gaga-themed class this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at their location at the Embarcadero Center. The drop-in price is $15.

Click here for more on the event.

Click here to find out more about Wheel House.

MORE TO DO: Enjoy the weekend, and don't forget to check out Hoodline's events calendar for more ideas.