These NYC bars are luring you off the sofa on Sunday with a range of special drink and meal deals, giveaways, raffles, and other ribaldry, not to mention hundreds of fans to high-five after each touchdown.
Whether rooting for Panthers or Broncos, these 10 New York football dens score high in football fandom.
5 E. 38th St., 212-679-0646
Broncos fans unite at this NFL network–recognized Denver Bar in Midtown. Much of the action revolves around the 40-ft granite bar and multiple giant HGTV plasma screens, which allow a good view from any point in this classy, old-school New York bar, complete with ornate chandeliers, crown molding and walnut paneling. Best of all, $55 gets you unlimited domestic beer and wings throughout the game; add $10 more and get well drinks.
352 7th Ave., 212-268-8930
The bar top may be a tad stickier at this Midtown Broncos haven, but that’s just excess Denver spirit from the young, energetic fans. The super spacious blonde-wood interior, replete with booths, also holds quite a lot of them, partaking the party’s specials, like $8 beer and a shot and a $25 bucket of wings, while cheering at the 20+ high definition televisions.
80 W. 3rd St., 212-677-2290
There should be plenty of roaring at this steam punky two-level West Village beerhall, a former barrel factory and warehouse that now serves as home base for the Roaring Riot, a national club of Panther fans. Two 20-foot projection screens will show the game, alongside dozens of high-def televisions, and the 40 craft beers on tap will keep the fandom well-oiled. In fact $25 will get you unlimited pints of it, plus wings.
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
1485 2nd Ave., 212-426-2020
181 Lexington Ave., 212-779-7427
416 8th Ave., 212-967-7603
116 E. 16th St., 212-673-6465
This bastion of North Carolina spirit promises to “Put Some South in Yo’ Mouth,” and follows through with “Panther” Pulled Pork Sandwich and Pimento Cheese Fries, among other Southern classics. Go a la carte or opt for the Pro Bowl Package ($40 per person) or beefed-up All Pro Package ($60 per person), both of which come with heaps of wings, hush puppies, rib tips, and beer. If the original Upper East Side location is packed, there are three other branches in Manhattan.
750 Grand St., Brooklyn, 917-744-6522
Add some hipster flair to your Super Bowl at this Williamsburg bar that prides itself on its sports passion. Perhaps the best evidence is the two projection screens—one 120-inch, one 100-inch—plus 14 large HD plasma TVs. Take it all in while downing buckets (literally) of beer with 6 for the price of 5, depending on the brand. For the harder stuff, there’s a good selection of Irish whiskey, rye, and bourbon.
363 Greenwich St., 212-226-4737
Add an equal measure of culinary excitement to the game at this upscale Marc Forgione joint in Tribeca. On Super Bowl Sunday, the restaurant throws a $150, all-inclusive tailgate party that comes with unlimited drinks (except specialty cocktails) and a spread of pastrami subs, wings in chili-lobster sauce, and other artisanal nibbles. Carnivores will also rejoice at the top-quality wet- and –dry-aged steaks. As for the game, look to two large projectors with surround sound.
300 W. 40th St., 212-510-8415
If you lust for beer as much as football, this 10,000-square-foot, three-floor Hell’s Kitchen brew haven, with 75 brands on tap (and 100 more in bottles and cans) is hosting a range of Super Bowl packages ($40–$150) that come with everything from reserved seating to unlimited bites, beer, and even cocktails of premium liquor. Raffles and giveaways will take place throughout the game.
156 W. 56th St., 212-957-9676
If you prefer to take your Super Bowl over a fine cigar and French Champagne and a blazing fireplace, this post Midtown Ivy League-style club with plush leather easy chairs is the place for you. The bartenders will also be mixing a few specially made cocktails for the event, alongside complimentary heroes and snacks. The game itself will be shown on three large screens.
219 2nd Ave., 212-260-9480
If sticking it to the Patriots gives you particular pleasure, this Boston bar in the East Village is a good place to rub it in (albeit with caution). Nonetheless, the bar’s passion for football makes for a particularly boisterous annual party. This often gets elbow to elbow, so expect to make new friends.