Ultimate Sports Bars
The first stop (and last stop, depending on the amount of beers consumed) for folks who want to get out to watch the game will be at one of NYC's iconic sports bars. All of the below will have the game playing and provide a beer-soaked atmosphere, but here are a few tips that will help you decide which one to hit up.
The Ainsworth / Ainsworth Park: This duo of Manhattan based bars are key examples of sporty bars that have done away with the traditional sawdust-on-the-floor model and gone upscale. They'll be filled with young professionals with investment banking money to burn.
Blondie’s: This iconic UWS watering hole has some of the best Buffalo wings in NYC, so that's a plus. If you want to watch in a totally no-frills environment, this is your spot.
Bar Coastal: If you want to gorge on wings but don't want to head to the West Side, this UES joint has your hook up. Also, on their Facebook page they promise that the don't have "preppy idiots puking everywhere" and that works for us.
Mulholland's: This go-to sports bar in Brooklyn has 22 beers on tap, plenty of pub grub and will play the game on a dozen TVs.
Professor Thom's: Pats fans fill this East Village favorite during games, and groups can cheer on teams from booths that are equipped with their own television screens.
40/40 Club: The sports bar that's actually a club. Famously owned by Jay-Z, this is the venue to hit if you'd rather pop bottles than pull pints on game day.