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29 Step-Above Sports Bars in NYC

Where to cheer on your favorite teams throughout NYC

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New York is home to sports fans from all across the world and does its best to accommodate them, with a Bay Area-themed bar blocks away from a haven for Wisconsin fans. Here's a guide to greats bars in New York for cheering on a favorite team.

Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2016.

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1. Harlem Tavern

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2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
(212) 866-4500
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Doubling as a bar and restaurant, this Harlem locals’ staple has TVs inside and a projector on the patio for its sports-loving customer base. The menu runs to burgers, salads, tacos, and other bar fare, and happy hour Monday through Friday brings $5 beers and $6 sangrias.

2. Blondies

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212 W 79th St
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-3311

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.

3. The Supply House

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1647 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028
(646) 861-3585
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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.

4. Sweet Spot

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22-72 31st St
Queens, NY 11105
(718) 777-7475

With its ample lounge seating and large format fish bowl drinks ($50 for a shareable vat of booze), Sweet Spot in Astoria is a solid spot for enjoying the game with a large group of friends. There are also non-giant cocktails, 20 beers on tap, and $4 beers and $5 wines during happy hours. The 7,000-square-foot space features a whopping 43 TVs.

5. Stax NYC

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1485 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10075
(646) 998-3560
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Upper East Siders flock to Stax for more than just the sports. Build-your-own burgers, mac and cheese sticks, and wings are on the popular menu, plus a daily happy hour brings $5 drafts, frozen margaritas, and wines.

6. The Irish Rover

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3718 28th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 278-9372
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This convivial pub has a loyal clientele, and it's not hard to get a buyback (every third drink is usually on the house). Don't miss Thursday nights here — even if there isn't a game — when the bar usually hosts trivia night.

7. The Three Monkeys

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236 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 586-2080
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With a wide selection of drinks, including 34 draft beers, this two-level bar is a solid place to catch a Boston sports, or any game, in Midtown. Multiple TVs, an extensive food menu, and an outside patio make this a step-above hang-out spot for bigger groups. Try the brisket sliders.

8. Break Bar & Billiards

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32-04 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106
(718) 777-5400
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Billiards and live sports collide head-on at Astoria's Break Bar. The space has 16 HDTVs and two projectors, 14 pool tables, two ping-pong tables, and plenty of arcade games. Most drinks are under $10, and happy hour brings $4 beers, $5 wines, and free pool.

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9. Shorty's

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576 9TH AVENUE (41st &, #42nd
New York, NY 10036
(212) 967-3055
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Known for its popular Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, the Shorty’s kitchen is open all day until close. Catch a game on one of the 12 TVs, alongside 20 beers on tap and happy hour specials that vary daily with $6 glasses of wine and shots. There are also locations in Flatiron, Financial District, Upper East Side, and Prospect Heights.

10. Foley's NY Pub & Restaurant

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18 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 290-0080
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Foley's is part Irish bar, part sports bar — specifically baseball. This is one of the best beer bars near the Empire State Building for watching the game, with tons of memorabilia, Yuengling buckets of five beers for $20, and different stuffed burgers every week.

The red exterior of a sports bar called Foley’s, with flags hanging off the front Foley’s [Official Photo]

11. Bar 43

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4306 43rd St
Sunnyside, NY 11104
(718) 361-3090
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The walls in this Sunnyside bar are covered with a total of 25 TV screens that show all international sporting events, including soccer, with ample seating. Mondays bring 50-cent wings, and happy hour means $2 off selected beers and all cocktails. 

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12. Gym Sportsbar

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167 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 337-2439
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Regulars take advantage of the two-for-one happy hour deal that lasts until 9 pm while catching all games from 12 TVs at this bi-level sports gay bar in Chelsea. Gym Sportsbar also has a basement dance floor fittingly named the Locker Room.

13. Bounce Sporting Club

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55 W 21st St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-8007
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This sports bar-slash-club in the Flatiron District has more than 20 TVs for any game-viewing needs. The club aspect means there's the option of mimosa service while watching a game, if desired.

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14. Kettle of Fish

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59 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-2278
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Kettle of Fish has been a shrine to Wisconsin and its sports teams since 1950. 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.

15. Finnerty's

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221 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-2655
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Finnerty's in the East Village is a home away from home for the Bay Area sports fan. But when the San Francisco Giants aren't playing, visitors can catch almost any game on one of the 24 TV screens. If with a group, get keg service, which starts at $250 with a ton of options like Goose Island IPA, Coney Island Lager, Ommegang Witte, and Blue Point Blueberry Ale. Weekday happy hour brings $5 drafts and $7 wines.

16. Professor Thom's

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219 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 260-9480
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New Englanders gather at this bi-level East Village bar in big groups. But when the Pats or the Sox aren't playing, Professor Thom's is still a great place to watch any sporting event. Get loaded tots. Get nachos.

17. Standings

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43 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 420-0671
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Small-scale sports bars like Standings are not easy to come by. The bar's single room has 10 barstools, eight TV’s, and just three tables on the opposite wall. The beer list at this East Village hangout focuses on American microbrews and handcrafted ales, and changes every one to two weeks. Bring in food or get a free slice of pizza on Friday nights.

18. Blue Haven

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108 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 505-3400
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When Blue Haven isn't serving as a late-night hangout for neighboring restaurant employees, it's a fine place to watch everything from football to basketball. Happy hour here gets visitors $2 off any drink, and $2 off food during lunch. It opens daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there’s an additional Kips Bay location.

19. Royale

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157 Loisaida Ave
New York, NY 10009
(646) 394-9224
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A standout burger only ups the reason to Royale in the East Village for a game, where a year-round outdoor patio with a big TV is the preferable place to hang. This is a chill, good spot for groups.

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20. Sláinte

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304 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 253-7030
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From the team behind Cooper's and the now shuttered Dempsey's, Slainte is a fine place to watch just about any sport. The bar's narrow space is lined with 12 TVs on one side, ending with a projector on the back wall. The staff is kind, the nachos are piled high, and the person at the door always knows when to stop letting people in. Bonus: There's a $5 happy hour Monday through Friday.

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21. Keg & Lantern Brewing Company

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97 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 389-5050
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Keg & Lantern is a small-scale brewing company that happens to house a great sports bar. Seating at this Greenpoint hangout is available both inside and outdoors, where fans of any sport can watch their favorite team. Food and drink specials are available every night including half-priced wings on Monday and Wednesday.

A high-ceilinged room with a glass ceiling and picnic tables Keg & Lantern [Official Photo]

22. Saluggi's East

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399 Grand St
New York, NY 10002
(646) 896-1163
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For those who prefer pizza for game day food, Saluggi’s on the Lower East Side is among the best bets. The bar’s faintly ski-lodge aesthetic features plenty of TV screens for watching the big game. Get a mini meatball-topped pizza, or anything with ricotta. There’s also a location in Tribeca.

23. Warren 77

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77 Warren St
New York, NY 10007
(212) 227-8994
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Tribeca sports bar Warren 77 is ideal for fans who aren't exactly diehards and are maybe looking to have the game play in the background. The food here is solid, too. Menu options includes nachos, barbecue ribs, and a grilled chicken cobb salad.

24. Banter Bar

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132 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 599-5200
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This soccer-only Williamsburg sports bar serves British comfort food like beef and chicken pies set to plenty of natural lighting. A rotating 24 taps and large selection of scotch lubricate games from all major leagues, especially early in the morning for the English Premier League.

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25. 4th Down Sports Bar

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750 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(917) 744-6522
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Contrary to the name, 4th Down in Williamsburg is much more than an American football bar. On any given night, TVs around the space play basketball, UFC fighting, and international games. Beer options include Narragansett, Red Stripe, Modelo, and Genesee. There are plentiful arcade games, too.

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26. Clara's

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53 Wilson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(347) 295-1338
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Clara’s in Bushwick plays games on 11 televisions as well as on a massive projector. There’s a pool table and jukebox for in between the action, and tehre are several specials: Mondays are dollar wings, while Tuesdays bring a $15 burger and High Life draft special. Order buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks.

27. Brooklyn Tap House

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590 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(347) 750-7557
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This Bed-Stuy hangout is a beer garden that doubles as a sports bar. Visitors can watch games from the big screen outside, or one of the 20-plus screens inside. Happy hour deals Monday through Friday include $4 beers and $5 well drinks and wine, with 50-cent wings on Mondays. Traditional bar bites like jalapeño poppers and nachos are also available.

28. Berg'n

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899 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Head to Crown Heights’s Berg’n for a family-friendly viewing option. This food hall from the founders of Smorgasburg has various food vendors such as King David Tacos and Mighty Quinn’s, as well as a very large bar area with a projector and craft beer, natural wine, and some low-ABV cocktails. Most tables are communal.

People sit at communal tables in a large space Berg’n [Official Photo]

29. Rhythm & Booze

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1674 10th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788-9699
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The ideal neighborhood bar, Rhythm & Booze has been drawing in Windsor Terrace locals with a friendly staff, plenty of TVs, and solid bar food. Get the chicken wings.

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1. Harlem Tavern

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

Doubling as a bar and restaurant, this Harlem locals’ staple has TVs inside and a projector on the patio for its sports-loving customer base. The menu runs to burgers, salads, tacos, and other bar fare, and happy hour Monday through Friday brings $5 beers and $6 sangrias.

2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026

2. Blondies

212 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

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.

212 W 79th St
New York, NY 10024

3. The Supply House

1647 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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.

1647 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028

4. Sweet Spot

22-72 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

With its ample lounge seating and large format fish bowl drinks ($50 for a shareable vat of booze), Sweet Spot in Astoria is a solid spot for enjoying the game with a large group of friends. There are also non-giant cocktails, 20 beers on tap, and $4 beers and $5 wines during happy hours. The 7,000-square-foot space features a whopping 43 TVs.

22-72 31st St
Queens, NY 11105

5. Stax NYC

1485 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075

Upper East Siders flock to Stax for more than just the sports. Build-your-own burgers, mac and cheese sticks, and wings are on the popular menu, plus a daily happy hour brings $5 drafts, frozen margaritas, and wines.

1485 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10075

6. The Irish Rover

3718 28th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103

This convivial pub has a loyal clientele, and it's not hard to get a buyback (every third drink is usually on the house). Don't miss Thursday nights here — even if there isn't a game — when the bar usually hosts trivia night.

3718 28th Ave
Astoria, NY 11103

7. The Three Monkeys

236 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

With a wide selection of drinks, including 34 draft beers, this two-level bar is a solid place to catch a Boston sports, or any game, in Midtown. Multiple TVs, an extensive food menu, and an outside patio make this a step-above hang-out spot for bigger groups. Try the brisket sliders.

236 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019

8. Break Bar & Billiards

32-04 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11106
A bar with TVs Break Bar & Billiards [Official Photo]

Billiards and live sports collide head-on at Astoria's Break Bar. The space has 16 HDTVs and two projectors, 14 pool tables, two ping-pong tables, and plenty of arcade games. Most drinks are under $10, and happy hour brings $4 beers, $5 wines, and free pool.

32-04 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106

9. Shorty's

576 9TH AVENUE (41st &, #42nd, New York, NY 10036

Known for its popular Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, the Shorty’s kitchen is open all day until close. Catch a game on one of the 12 TVs, alongside 20 beers on tap and happy hour specials that vary daily with $6 glasses of wine and shots. There are also locations in Flatiron, Financial District, Upper East Side, and Prospect Heights.

576 9TH AVENUE (41st &, #42nd
New York, NY 10036

10. Foley's NY Pub & Restaurant

18 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
The red exterior of a sports bar called Foley’s, with flags hanging off the front Foley’s [Official Photo]

Foley's is part Irish bar, part sports bar — specifically baseball. This is one of the best beer bars near the Empire State Building for watching the game, with tons of memorabilia, Yuengling buckets of five beers for $20, and different stuffed burgers every week.

18 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

11. Bar 43

4306 43rd St, Sunnyside, NY 11104
An empty bar with TVs playing sports Bar 43 [Official Photo]

The walls in this Sunnyside bar are covered with a total of 25 TV screens that show all international sporting events, including soccer, with ample seating. Mondays bring 50-cent wings, and happy hour means $2 off selected beers and all cocktails. 

4306 43rd St
Sunnyside, NY 11104

12. Gym Sportsbar

167 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Regulars take advantage of the two-for-one happy hour deal that lasts until 9 pm while catching all games from 12 TVs at this bi-level sports gay bar in Chelsea. Gym Sportsbar also has a basement dance floor fittingly named the Locker Room.

167 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011

13. Bounce Sporting Club

55 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010
An empty sports bar with high top tables and many TVs Bounce [Official Photo]

This sports bar-slash-club in the Flatiron District has more than 20 TVs for any game-viewing needs. The club aspect means there's the option of mimosa service while watching a game, if desired.

55 W 21st St
New York, NY 10010

14. Kettle of Fish

59 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014

Kettle of Fish has been a shrine to Wisconsin and its sports teams since 1950. 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.

59 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014

15. Finnerty's

221 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Finnerty's in the East Village is a home away from home for the Bay Area sports fan. But when the San Francisco Giants aren't playing, visitors can catch almost any game on one of the 24 TV screens. If with a group, get keg service, which starts at $250 with a ton of options like Goose Island IPA, Coney Island Lager, Ommegang Witte, and Blue Point Blueberry Ale. Weekday happy hour brings $5 drafts and $7 wines.

221 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

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16. Professor Thom's

219 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

New Englanders gather at this bi-level East Village bar in big groups. But when the Pats or the Sox aren't playing, Professor Thom's is still a great place to watch any sporting event. Get loaded tots. Get nachos.

219 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

17. Standings

43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

Small-scale sports bars like Standings are not easy to come by. The bar's single room has 10 barstools, eight TV’s, and just three tables on the opposite wall. The beer list at this East Village hangout focuses on American microbrews and handcrafted ales, and changes every one to two weeks. Bring in food or get a free slice of pizza on Friday nights.

43 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003

18. Blue Haven

108 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

When Blue Haven isn't serving as a late-night hangout for neighboring restaurant employees, it's a fine place to watch everything from football to basketball. Happy hour here gets visitors $2 off any drink, and $2 off food during lunch. It opens daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there’s an additional Kips Bay location.

108 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012

19. Royale

157 Loisaida Ave, New York, NY 10009
A backyard patio with tables and greenery Royale [Official Photo]

A standout burger only ups the reason to Royale in the East Village for a game, where a year-round outdoor patio with a big TV is the preferable place to hang. This is a chill, good spot for groups.

157 Loisaida Ave
New York, NY 10009

20. Sláinte

304 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
The exterior of a bar, with ivy in the window and a sign that says Slainte Sláinte [Official Photo]

From the team behind Cooper's and the now shuttered Dempsey's, Slainte is a fine place to watch just about any sport. The bar's narrow space is lined with 12 TVs on one side, ending with a projector on the back wall. The staff is kind, the nachos are piled high, and the person at the door always knows when to stop letting people in. Bonus: There's a $5 happy hour Monday through Friday.

304 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

21. Keg & Lantern Brewing Company

97 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
A high-ceilinged room with a glass ceiling and picnic tables Keg & Lantern [Official Photo]

Keg & Lantern is a small-scale brewing company that happens to house a great sports bar. Seating at this Greenpoint hangout is available both inside and outdoors, where fans of any sport can watch their favorite team. Food and drink specials are available every night including half-priced wings on Monday and Wednesday.

97 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

22. Saluggi's East

399 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

For those who prefer pizza for game day food, Saluggi’s on the Lower East Side is among the best bets. The bar’s faintly ski-lodge aesthetic features plenty of TV screens for watching the big game. Get a mini meatball-topped pizza, or anything with ricotta. There’s also a location in Tribeca.

399 Grand St
New York, NY 10002

23. Warren 77

77 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

Tribeca sports bar Warren 77 is ideal for fans who aren't exactly diehards and are maybe looking to have the game play in the background. The food here is solid, too. Menu options includes nachos, barbecue ribs, and a grilled chicken cobb salad.

77 Warren St
New York, NY 10007

24. Banter Bar

132 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Black exterior of a sports bar with a sign that says Banter Banter [Official Photo]

This soccer-only Williamsburg sports bar serves British comfort food like beef and chicken pies set to plenty of natural lighting. A rotating 24 taps and large selection of scotch lubricate games from all major leagues, especially early in the morning for the English Premier League.

132 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

25. 4th Down Sports Bar

750 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
A bar lined with chairs looking up at TVs 4th Down Sports Bar [Official Photo]

Contrary to the name, 4th Down in Williamsburg is much more than an American football bar. On any given night, TVs around the space play basketball, UFC fighting, and international games. Beer options include Narragansett, Red Stripe, Modelo, and Genesee. There are plentiful arcade games, too.

750 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

26. Clara's

53 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Clara’s in Bushwick plays games on 11 televisions as well as on a massive projector. There’s a pool table and jukebox for in between the action, and tehre are several specials: Mondays are dollar wings, while Tuesdays bring a $15 burger and High Life draft special. Order buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks.

53 Wilson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

27. Brooklyn Tap House

590 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

This Bed-Stuy hangout is a beer garden that doubles as a sports bar. Visitors can watch games from the big screen outside, or one of the 20-plus screens inside. Happy hour deals Monday through Friday include $4 beers and $5 well drinks and wine, with 50-cent wings on Mondays. Traditional bar bites like jalapeño poppers and nachos are also available.

590 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

28. Berg'n

899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
People sit at communal tables in a large space Berg’n [Official Photo]

Head to Crown Heights’s Berg’n for a family-friendly viewing option. This food hall from the founders of Smorgasburg has various food vendors such as King David Tacos and Mighty Quinn’s, as well as a very large bar area with a projector and craft beer, natural wine, and some low-ABV cocktails. Most tables are communal.

899 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11238

29. Rhythm & Booze

1674 10th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

The ideal neighborhood bar, Rhythm & Booze has been drawing in Windsor Terrace locals with a friendly staff, plenty of TVs, and solid bar food. Get the chicken wings.

1674 10th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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