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15 Bars to Cheer on Your Favorite Sports Team in NYC

Beers, cocktails, nachos, wings, and more — all with televisions for sports fans

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From major professional teams to club leagues, New York is stacked with sporting events. Off the fields and away from the stadiums, sports bars provide the venue for watching everything from the Super Bowl to the World Cup when city apartments are just too small. No matter which favorite team you’re rooting for, here’s a guide to some of the best sports bars across the city.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Stan's Sports Bar

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Located across the street from Yankee Stadium, this place is a popular spot to go before or after a home game. It’s known for being a busy, loud gathering spot for devout pinstripe patronage, where everyone can order wings and gaze at the Yankee murals and memorabilia.

Harlem Tavern

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This bar, which includes a beer garden, makes for a good spot for dining out or watching a game on TV.  It has many screens showcasing a variety of sports alongside lunch, brunch and dinner offerings. Try the truffle burger or crispy fish or chicken tacos. A daily weekday happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. includes a $10 cocktail of the day, $8 select red and white wines, $9 sangria, $7 mixed drinks, and $6 select beer drafts.

Blondies

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Blondie's is an Upper West Side institution that is frequented by football fans rooting for Michigan State, Ohio State, Northwestern University, Penn State, and University of Oklahoma. The staff here is friendly, and they'll play any game requested. It’s also a top wing spot in the city.

The Supply House

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Sports fans of all stripes will delight in the many games that play on Supply House’s plentiful screens. The large space has plenty of standing room and tall tables up front near the bar, as well as booths and table service toward the back. The food here is a step above, with a standout fried chicken sandwich, very solid salads, and crispy wings.

Sweet Spot

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With its ample lounge seating and an impressive single malt selection, Sweet Spot is a solid spot for enjoying a game with a large group of friends. There are also cocktails, 18 beers on tap, and beer and wine deals during happy hours to pair with strip steaks, wagyu burgers with rosemary truffle fries, and more. The 7,000-square-foot space features 43 TVs.

The Three Monkeys

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With a wide selection of drinks, including 36 draft beers, this bi-level bar, which bills itself as NYC’s home for Boston sports, is a solid place to catch a Patriots game, or any game, in Midtown. Multiple TVs, an extensive food menu, and an outside patio make this a good choice for bigger groups. Try the brisket sliders.

Treadwell Park

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With a second location in Battery Park, the staff at this craft beer bar tries to show as many sports games as it can on multiple TVs. Besides the competitions broadcasted around the bar, there are several games including ping pong, pinball, and board games; the Downtown spot even has skee ball.

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Treadwell Park features craft beer and multiple TVs.
Treadwell Park

Overlook

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This bar and restaurant near Grand Central Terminal is the place to be for Chicago Bears fans. The venue has 30 or so high-def TVs and two giant jumbotrons on an open air roof deck to catch games. Home to NYC’s largest Chicago Bears den, Overlook Lounge also sports a special Chicago Bears-themed menu including Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hotdogs.

This Sunnyside bar has become a soccer haven known for its ample seating. Chicken wings come in many sauces and heat levels. Try the loaded nachos with corn tortilla chips topped with fresh pico, avocado, crema, lettuce, and queso. The margaritas are popular here, but there’s also a large selection of draft beers.

Gym Sportsbar

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At this two-level sports gay bar in Chelsea, there’s a two-for-one happy hour deal on weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. with certain beverages at special prices each night until closing. During the NFL season, the Gym Sportsbar’s basement dance floor, known as the Locker Room, is open for watching DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Lineup. A Sunday fun day special also offers price breaks on drinks until the venue closes up for the evening.

Kettle of Fish

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This Greenwich Village sports bar with a literary past (Jack Kerouac and other Beat writers frequented this place) is a haven for Cheeseheads, thanks to its loyalty to the Green Bay Packers. The low-lit Christopher Street bar is a superb place for watching any game and playing a round of darts or pinball when the action dies down.

Sláinte

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This Nolita staple remains a venue for showing most major sporting events. Rotating food specials are offered Monday through Friday plus Sunday, where there’s a special of meaty sliders in choices of chicken, beef, or barbecued pork. For drinks, grab a pitcher of PBR or Narragansett for $20 a pop, or peruse their $15 to $16 house cocktail list.

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Banter Bar

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This soccer-only Williamsburg sports bar serves British comfort food such as meat pies and sausages. Rotating taps and large selection of scotch can be ordered while watching all major league matches, especially early in the morning for the English Premier League.

Clara's

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Clara’s in Bushwick plays games on multiple televisions as well as on a massive projector. It’s also noted for good booth seating. There’s a pool table and jukebox in between all the action, and the menu includes buffalo wings, fried jalapeno poppers, and mozzarella sticks.

Black Forest Brooklyn

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This German restaurant is a solid Brooklyn hideout for watching major sports games with gigantic soft pretzels and a steady stream of German beer on draft. Black Forest is hosting ticketed World Cup livestreams this year — at both its Fort Greene and Smith Street locations — starting at $10 per person, which guarantees a seat and a half liter of soda or a Radeberger pilsner.

Stan's Sports Bar

Located across the street from Yankee Stadium, this place is a popular spot to go before or after a home game. It’s known for being a busy, loud gathering spot for devout pinstripe patronage, where everyone can order wings and gaze at the Yankee murals and memorabilia.

Harlem Tavern

This bar, which includes a beer garden, makes for a good spot for dining out or watching a game on TV.  It has many screens showcasing a variety of sports alongside lunch, brunch and dinner offerings. Try the truffle burger or crispy fish or chicken tacos. A daily weekday happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. includes a $10 cocktail of the day, $8 select red and white wines, $9 sangria, $7 mixed drinks, and $6 select beer drafts.

Blondies

Blondie's is an Upper West Side institution that is frequented by football fans rooting for Michigan State, Ohio State, Northwestern University, Penn State, and University of Oklahoma. The staff here is friendly, and they'll play any game requested. It’s also a top wing spot in the city.

The Supply House

Sports fans of all stripes will delight in the many games that play on Supply House’s plentiful screens. The large space has plenty of standing room and tall tables up front near the bar, as well as booths and table service toward the back. The food here is a step above, with a standout fried chicken sandwich, very solid salads, and crispy wings.

Sweet Spot

With its ample lounge seating and an impressive single malt selection, Sweet Spot is a solid spot for enjoying a game with a large group of friends. There are also cocktails, 18 beers on tap, and beer and wine deals during happy hours to pair with strip steaks, wagyu burgers with rosemary truffle fries, and more. The 7,000-square-foot space features 43 TVs.

The Three Monkeys

With a wide selection of drinks, including 36 draft beers, this bi-level bar, which bills itself as NYC’s home for Boston sports, is a solid place to catch a Patriots game, or any game, in Midtown. Multiple TVs, an extensive food menu, and an outside patio make this a good choice for bigger groups. Try the brisket sliders.

Treadwell Park

A sports bars with communal wooden benches.
Treadwell Park features craft beer and multiple TVs.
Treadwell Park

With a second location in Battery Park, the staff at this craft beer bar tries to show as many sports games as it can on multiple TVs. Besides the competitions broadcasted around the bar, there are several games including ping pong, pinball, and board games; the Downtown spot even has skee ball.

A sports bars with communal wooden benches.
Treadwell Park features craft beer and multiple TVs.
Treadwell Park

Overlook

This bar and restaurant near Grand Central Terminal is the place to be for Chicago Bears fans. The venue has 30 or so high-def TVs and two giant jumbotrons on an open air roof deck to catch games. Home to NYC’s largest Chicago Bears den, Overlook Lounge also sports a special Chicago Bears-themed menu including Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hotdogs.

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This Sunnyside bar has become a soccer haven known for its ample seating. Chicken wings come in many sauces and heat levels. Try the loaded nachos with corn tortilla chips topped with fresh pico, avocado, crema, lettuce, and queso. The margaritas are popular here, but there’s also a large selection of draft beers.

Gym Sportsbar

At this two-level sports gay bar in Chelsea, there’s a two-for-one happy hour deal on weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. with certain beverages at special prices each night until closing. During the NFL season, the Gym Sportsbar’s basement dance floor, known as the Locker Room, is open for watching DirectTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Lineup. A Sunday fun day special also offers price breaks on drinks until the venue closes up for the evening.

Kettle of Fish

This Greenwich Village sports bar with a literary past (Jack Kerouac and other Beat writers frequented this place) is a haven for Cheeseheads, thanks to its loyalty to the Green Bay Packers. The low-lit Christopher Street bar is a superb place for watching any game and playing a round of darts or pinball when the action dies down.

Sláinte

The exterior of a bar, with ivy in the window and a sign that says Slainte Sláinte [Official Photo]

This Nolita staple remains a venue for showing most major sporting events. Rotating food specials are offered Monday through Friday plus Sunday, where there’s a special of meaty sliders in choices of chicken, beef, or barbecued pork. For drinks, grab a pitcher of PBR or Narragansett for $20 a pop, or peruse their $15 to $16 house cocktail list.

The exterior of a bar, with ivy in the window and a sign that says Slainte Sláinte [Official Photo]

Banter Bar

This soccer-only Williamsburg sports bar serves British comfort food such as meat pies and sausages. Rotating taps and large selection of scotch can be ordered while watching all major league matches, especially early in the morning for the English Premier League.

Clara's

Clara’s in Bushwick plays games on multiple televisions as well as on a massive projector. It’s also noted for good booth seating. There’s a pool table and jukebox in between all the action, and the menu includes buffalo wings, fried jalapeno poppers, and mozzarella sticks.

Black Forest Brooklyn

This German restaurant is a solid Brooklyn hideout for watching major sports games with gigantic soft pretzels and a steady stream of German beer on draft. Black Forest is hosting ticketed World Cup livestreams this year — at both its Fort Greene and Smith Street locations — starting at $10 per person, which guarantees a seat and a half liter of soda or a Radeberger pilsner.

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