Where to Watch The Super Bowl in NYCBy Billy Lyons | January 30, 2014 By Billy Lyons | January 30, 2014
Whether you plan to sport blue and green, blue and orange, or are just feeling blue about New York's football teams this year, Super Bowl Weekend is a great excuse to show your true colors. Here's a look at a few places that are offering up a little something for everyone in case your plans are still up in the air like a Peyton Manning touchdown pass.
For Seahawks Fans
If you're looking for an Emerald City friendly hideaway, Feile is welcoming in Seattle fans with a 6 for $20 bucket of brews. Guests can select from beers like Miller Lite, while Washington brewery Red Hook will be represented with $5 draught specials. Attendees can also expect a selection of appetizer specials like wings before settling down to watch the latest Russell Wilson highlight. Though the bar is not accepting reservations, a handful of tables are being held for walk ins (212-695-1122)
For Broncos Fans
Taking advantage of the deals at Butterfield 8 might make us feel a mile high whether we like football or not. For $50, Bronco lovers receive endless wings, Bud, and Bud Light - or what is known as the right way to pre-game. If mixed drinks are in need, there's also an unlimited package for $65 with wings also included. (212-679-0646)
For Manning Fans
If watching Eli's older brother is the sole reason to tune in Sunday, head over to the Cajun bar D.B.A in Williamsburg which will no doubt be full of supporters for the native N'awlins son. The bar's sly and rye $6 special along with Louisiana's own Abita brew will make everyone feel a part of the Manning family, with Lucy Roux serving up spicy brunch options like po' boys and empanadas beginning at 1:30 PM until well into the night. (718-218-6006)
For Craft Beer Fans
Though Sunday’s game is notorious for witty beer commercials, Houston Hall is renowned for smart beers on tap. The current line up offers the bar's signature golden and red ale among other rare finds as well as Angry Orchard Apple Cider. For $50, guests can gain access to the massive beer hall's cash bar while snacking on complimentary wings and a DIY burger station. Tickets can be secured in advance here. (212-675-9323)
For Beer Pongers
We know there's a few armchair quarterbacks out there dying to get on the field of play. Heading out to Overlook Lounge for a beer pong tournament starting at 3 PM can help release some aggression before settling down to watch the game. For those looking to flex their beer muscles, $20 gets you and a partner into the day's tournament, with a $200 winner take all cash prize. The bar will serve up $10 pitchers of Bud Light until 6 PM and guests can pull up a chair near one of the 30 flat screen televisions if their dreams of a championship pong run were crushed. Those interested in joining the field of play can register in advance here. (212-682-7266)
For Traditional Tailgaters
After running a few option routes on the nearby Highline, Chelsea gastropub Willow Road (above) is offering guests the chance to cool off with a traditional tailgate party. Fried chicken, hot dogs, and plenty of beer will be on hand to toast opening kickoff. The restaurant will showcase the game on several televisions throughout the bar and dining room, so arriving early is the best way to secure a good spot in front of the tube - or at least a comfortable place to chow down for some delicious burgers. (646-484-6566)
For Non-Traditional Tailgaters
We know kitchen legend tells us Sunday is all about grilling up burgers and chicken. However, if you can’t bear the thought of spending Groundhog Day eating the same thing over and over again, check out Obao Hell’s Kitchen. The southeastern Asian restaurant is offering up a food and drink special along with a 100 inch television to watch the game. For $20, guests receive unlimited drinks during a two hour open bar. For an additional $20, guests can select a two-item food platter full of treats like fried dumplings, calamari, and Vietnamese salad. (212) 245-8880
For Brooklyn Tailgaters
Daniel Delaney's BrisketTown will be setting up shop inside Williamsburg event space Villain for a pop up party of epic proportions - at least by Instagram standards. Couches, two bars, and a large projection screen have been added in to create the feeling of a fun loving man cave, with Delaney's team bringing all the brisket we can handle. Tickets start at $55 and include a BBQ plate and one drink, which we can purchase here (718-782-2222)
For Queens Tailgaters
If you're looking for an all in one place to party, MexiBBQ is offering all of their weekly specials on Sunday. Diners can select from all you can eat ribs for $19 or relax with a burger and beer for $10. Bartenders will also be mixing up $4 margaritas as well as pouring half priced draft beer for the super occasion (718-626-0335).
For High Rollers
We're always intrigued by a lavish spread, especially when its at a place like The Sea Fire Grill. For $150, guests receive unlimited mini burgers, chicken wings and fish tacos in addition to an open bar. Wine, beers, and specialty cocktails will all be on hand to enjoy as the restaurant features the game on a big screen projector. (212-935-3785)
If making the Super Bowl a minimal expenditure is top priority, head straight to 100 Montaditos. The sandwich spot that boasts over a hundred different varieties will showcase the game on its multiple flat screens while offering up two for one $12 to $20 beer buckets. Since there’s eight beers per bucket, we think you’ll need a friend or two to help join you even if the price tag is something you can take care of all on your own. (646) 719-1713
We know even with great deals, amazing televisions, and fellow fans running wild throughout the city, some of us just can’t stand leaving the house. Instead of spending the game switching between chips and pretzels, consider calling up 5 Napkin Burger. The classic American joint is offering a few catering packages, including a mix of sliders for $69 as well as wings for $45. If you're planning on having around 10 guests, there's also a package for $199 that includes two mixed slider and two wing platters along with chips and guac - though the fact they're providing napkins might be most important of all. Orders must be placed in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.