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Rocco’s Sports and Recreation opened last year in Noho.
Rocco’s Sports and Recreation

The Best Sports Bars Around NYC

Beers, cocktails, nachos, wings, and more — with plenty of TVs for sports fans

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Rocco’s Sports and Recreation opened last year in Noho.
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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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Stan's Sports Bar

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Located across the street from Yankee Stadium, here’s a busy, loud gathering spot for devout pinstripe patronage, where everyone can order wings with Yankee murals and memorabilia as a backdrop.

Harlem Tavern

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While not a typical sports bar, Harlem Tavern is a good spot for dining out or watching a game.  It has many screens showcasing a variety of sports alongside lunch, brunch, and dinner. Try the codfish po’boy or chicken and waffles or drop by for its weekday happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. which 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, good salads, and crisp 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, nearly 20 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 over 40 TVs.

Treadwell Park

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With locations here and in Battery Park, the staff at both locations show as many sports games as possible 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 skeeball.

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Treadwell Park features craft beer and multiple TVs.
Treadwell Park

Hoi Polloi NYC

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There’s a jumbo screen in this vast beer hall in the new Tangram Mall. Open since November, Hoi Polloi features BOGO beers Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and $6 wings. Beer flights are $15 to $20. For food, look for chopped salad, rice balls, jerk chicken, brats, and kebabs.

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

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Pilsner Haus is a massive Hoboken beer hall on a side street with plenty of bar seating, communal tables, mugs of suds, and wurst options. It’s a great place to watch a game, with dozens of TVs and a room full of fans.

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. Home to NYC’s largest Chicago Bears den, Overlook Lounge sports a special Chicago Bears-themed menu including Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs.

Mustang Harry's

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A decades-old sports bar near MSG and Penn Station, Mustang Harry’s run by Irish brothers, Ian and Niall Conroy, serves food like candied bacon and disco fries or turkey French dip or corned beef sandwiches. Kitchen is open until midnight most days except Sunday when it closes at 10:30 p.m. The two-story bar has 16 TVs and plenty of character.

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 funday special also offers price breaks on drinks.

Boca Juniors Argentine Steakhouse

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Boca Juniors is an Argentinian steakhouse that doubles as a sports bar serving sangria. Named after the Argentinian soccer club of the same name, and outfitted in its blue and yellow colors, when the team is playing on the bar’s several screens, the customers go wild with people standing on the tables and twirling team umbrellas.

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.

Standings

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An East Village sports bar since 2005, Standings is a (mostly) standing bar decked out with floor-to-ceiling NY sports paraphernalia. If you’re looking for a small local place filled with big crowd energy, this is it.

Rocco's Sports and Recreation

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Rocco’s is a sports bar for modern bros. It opened last year in Noho from the same owners as the Manhattan bars the Garret and Bandits. You can watch a game with nachos and a pulled pork sandwich, or go for something more refined, like vegan queso and mushroom Po’ boy. For drinks, there are cocktails (around $18 each), plus micheladas and boilermakers. The bar has lots of seating, and two custom basketball machines in the back.

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Rocco’s has basketball machines, too.
Rocco’s Sports and Recreation

Offside NYC

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This Lower East Side Islanders bar is a comfortable place to watch games and grab a smash burger or wings. There’s also Tuesday trivia and karaoke nights.

Lou's Athletic Club

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The team behind Brooklyn’s hippest new bars — Twins Lounge and Carousel — have come to be known for cultivating casual spaces with plenty of atmosphere and style. Lou’s Athletic Club is their take on a sports bar, outfitted with a television for sports, and a photo booth for fun, without the bro-y vibes.

Brooklyn Public House

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With locations in Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Public House feels like a vintage saloon and is a great spot to watch any game, including soccer. In addition to standard pub fare, there’s beef stew, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and fish ‘n chips. It is also home to one of the city’s best happy hour deals; daily from 5 to 7 p.m. onion rings, mozz sticks, and jalapeno poppers are all $5.

Black Forest Brooklyn

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This German restaurant is a solid Brooklyn hideout for watching games with gigantic soft pretzels and a steady stream of German beer on draft. Bar food includes Buffalo and jerk wings, wurst platter, and German-style soft pretzels.

Fulton Ale House

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Tin ceilings and a cozy bar frame this seven-year-old spot from Diana King and Mike Sheehan, who are originally from Buffalo, so, naturally, it’s a haven for Bills’ fans. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating as well as reservations for parties of six or more for game days; table seating is limited: This is truly a bar. Food is supplied by the Wheelhouse in Bushwick.

Stan's Sports Bar

Located across the street from Yankee Stadium, here’s a busy, loud gathering spot for devout pinstripe patronage, where everyone can order wings with Yankee murals and memorabilia as a backdrop.

Harlem Tavern

While not a typical sports bar, Harlem Tavern is a good spot for dining out or watching a game.  It has many screens showcasing a variety of sports alongside lunch, brunch, and dinner. Try the codfish po’boy or chicken and waffles or drop by for its weekday happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. which 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, good salads, and crisp 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, nearly 20 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 over 40 TVs.

Treadwell Park

With locations here and in Battery Park, the staff at both locations show as many sports games as possible 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 skeeball.

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

Hoi Polloi NYC

There’s a jumbo screen in this vast beer hall in the new Tangram Mall. Open since November, Hoi Polloi features BOGO beers Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and $6 wings. Beer flights are $15 to $20. For food, look for chopped salad, rice balls, jerk chicken, brats, and kebabs.

Pilsener Haus & Biergarten

Pilsner Haus is a massive Hoboken beer hall on a side street with plenty of bar seating, communal tables, mugs of suds, and wurst options. It’s a great place to watch a game, with dozens of TVs and a room full of fans.

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. Home to NYC’s largest Chicago Bears den, Overlook Lounge sports a special Chicago Bears-themed menu including Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs.

Mustang Harry's

A decades-old sports bar near MSG and Penn Station, Mustang Harry’s run by Irish brothers, Ian and Niall Conroy, serves food like candied bacon and disco fries or turkey French dip or corned beef sandwiches. Kitchen is open until midnight most days except Sunday when it closes at 10:30 p.m. The two-story bar has 16 TVs and plenty of character.

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 funday special also offers price breaks on drinks.

Boca Juniors Argentine Steakhouse

Boca Juniors is an Argentinian steakhouse that doubles as a sports bar serving sangria. Named after the Argentinian soccer club of the same name, and outfitted in its blue and yellow colors, when the team is playing on the bar’s several screens, the customers go wild with people standing on the tables and twirling team umbrellas.

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.

Standings

An East Village sports bar since 2005, Standings is a (mostly) standing bar decked out with floor-to-ceiling NY sports paraphernalia. If you’re looking for a small local place filled with big crowd energy, this is it.

Rocco's Sports and Recreation

Rocco’s is a sports bar for modern bros. It opened last year in Noho from the same owners as the Manhattan bars the Garret and Bandits. You can watch a game with nachos and a pulled pork sandwich, or go for something more refined, like vegan queso and mushroom Po’ boy. For drinks, there are cocktails (around $18 each), plus micheladas and boilermakers. The bar has lots of seating, and two custom basketball machines in the back.

A naturally lit bar with two basketball machines visible at the back.
Rocco’s has basketball machines, too.
Rocco’s Sports and Recreation

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Offside NYC

This Lower East Side Islanders bar is a comfortable place to watch games and grab a smash burger or wings. There’s also Tuesday trivia and karaoke nights.

Lou's Athletic Club

The team behind Brooklyn’s hippest new bars — Twins Lounge and Carousel — have come to be known for cultivating casual spaces with plenty of atmosphere and style. Lou’s Athletic Club is their take on a sports bar, outfitted with a television for sports, and a photo booth for fun, without the bro-y vibes.

Brooklyn Public House

With locations in Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Public House feels like a vintage saloon and is a great spot to watch any game, including soccer. In addition to standard pub fare, there’s beef stew, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and fish ‘n chips. It is also home to one of the city’s best happy hour deals; daily from 5 to 7 p.m. onion rings, mozz sticks, and jalapeno poppers are all $5.

Black Forest Brooklyn

This German restaurant is a solid Brooklyn hideout for watching games with gigantic soft pretzels and a steady stream of German beer on draft. Bar food includes Buffalo and jerk wings, wurst platter, and German-style soft pretzels.

Fulton Ale House

Tin ceilings and a cozy bar frame this seven-year-old spot from Diana King and Mike Sheehan, who are originally from Buffalo, so, naturally, it’s a haven for Bills’ fans. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating as well as reservations for parties of six or more for game days; table seating is limited: This is truly a bar. Food is supplied by the Wheelhouse in Bushwick.

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