A guide to 2012 Pro Bowl parties

Warren Moon (center) and Tony Gonzalez host the Pro Bowl Players Party, one of the best parties of Pro Bowl weekend. -Photo by Tracy Chan

This weekend, the stars will be all over Honolulu for the Pro Bowl. That the Pro Bowl is a big deal party-wise is an understatement; if there’s one thing these guys know how to do (other than play football), it’s throw a party. Here’s a guide to where the players will be, and who’s hosting what!

All Star Pro Bowl Kickoff Party Waikiki

Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9 pm at Zanzabar Nightclub — The first of three Pro Bowl parties at Zanzabar. Who’s going: Host Willis McGahee (#23 Denver Broncos), and others, including Dwight Freeney (#93, Indianapolis COLTS), Patrick Peterson (#21 Arizona Cardinals) and Javon Kearse (former #93 Tennessee Titans). For more information, email info@hotlavahawaii.com or call 808-429-0715.

10, 21+.

Warren Moon & Tony Gonzalez Pro Bowl Player’s Party

Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8 pm at Pearl Ultralounge — After 12 years, this red-carpet charity party is known as THE place to be; if you can only attend one Pro Bowl party this weekend, make it this one. Who’s going: NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon and Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta Falcons), NFL cheerleaders and a mix of Pro Bowl players, current NFL players and retired Hall of Famers.

$25 general admission, $50 fast pass, $100 VIP; presale tickets available by calling Sports Dream at 888-789-5666; 21+.

Warren Sapp Pro Bowl Party

Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 pm at Kanpai Bar & Grill — Who’s going: Retired NFL player Warren Sapp, “NFL Live” host Trey Wingo and others.

$10, 21+.

Players Lounge Pro Bowl Party

Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 pm at Zanzabar Nightclub — The second of three Pro Bowl parties at Zanzabar. Who’s going: Host Patrick Peterson (#21 Arizona Cardinals) and others, including Willis McGahee (#23 Denver Broncos), Dwight Freeney (#93, Indianapolis COLTS) and Javon Kearse (former #93 Tennessee Titans). For more information, email info@hotlavahawaii.com or call 808-429-0715.

$10, 21+.

Jesse Sapolu Pro Bowl Party at Addiction

Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 pm at Addiction Nightclub (The Modern) — Who’s going: San Francisco 49ers Alumni Jesse Sapolu, various players.

21+.

Pro VIP Celebrity Pool Party

Saturday, Jan. 28 from noon-6 pm at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort — A hot pool party with celebrity guests, DJs and a $1000 bikini contest. Who’s going: Various pro football players.

$20, tickets available at honoluluboxoffice.com, 21+.

Official NFL Pro Bowl Saturday Night Party at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 pm at The Royal Hawaiian — This semi-private NFL on-location party includes food, live music and performances by Pro Bowl cheerleaders. Who’s going: Pro Bowl cheerleaders, NFL mascots and various players.

$199 per person, presale tickets available at ticketmaster.com; 21+.

Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party

Saturday, Jan. 28 from 7-10 pm on Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki — Waikiki’s huge block party to celebrate the Pro Bowl includes six entertainment stages, food and local crafts on the street. Who’s going: NFL players, cheerleaders, mascots and local celebrities.

Free, all ages.

Cal Johnson Pro Bowl Party

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 pm at Tsukiji Restaurant — Who’s going: Rapper Gucci Mane, Calvin “Megatron” Johnson of the Detroit Lions, and Nate Burleson of the Detroit Lions.

$10, 21+.

Official 2012 NFL Pro Bowl Tailgate Party

Sunday, Jan. 29 from 11 am-2 pm at Richardson Field — The official NFL Tailgate Party will highlight the food, sounds and iconic pop culture items of decades of football. Who’s going: NFL Players, Pro Bowl cheerleaders and NFL mascots.

$225 per person (game admission not included), tickets available on
ticketmaster.com; all ages .

Pro Ballerz Pro Bowl Ball

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 pm at Zanzabar Nightclub — The last of three Pro Bowl parties at Zanzabar, this one wraps up the weekend with a ball. Who’s going: Host Dwight Freeney (#93, Indianapolis COLTS), plus other players, including Patrick Peterson (#21 Arizona Cardinals), Willis McGahee (#23 Denver Broncos) and Javon Kearse (former #93 Tennessee Titans). For more information, email info@hotlavahawaii.com or call 808-429-0715.

$10, 21+.