Football season is almost here and that means figuring out where you are going to spend all day drinking while watching the games on Saturday and Sundays.Whether you are looking to watch football or futbol, we have put together a list of some of the Best Sports Bars in NYC, some of which are well known for their bro-vibe, some are dives and some have a nightclub atmosphere – all showing the big game.
Best Sports Bars in NYC
Address: 247 W. 30th St, NY, NY 10001
This is fun bar that gets really busy for the Georgia Bulldogs games since they are a Georgia bar. They have over 150 American made Whiskeys and a Southern inspired menu. They also have 37 televisions and can accommodate for groups up to 400 people. If you are looking for a college football game while the Bulldogs are playing you will probably just want to go somewhere else.
Address: 122 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
This is a great spot for the casual sports fan or the fantasy footballer or bettor since you will get to see every game. If you are heading to watch football especially on the weekend we would recommend that you make a reservation either for a table which will require a revenue minimum. Otherwise you will want to get their early to make sure and get yourself at the bar.
Bleecker Street Bar
We would recommend checking this bar out if you are going to be with a bunch of friends that aren’t really big sports fans, they have darts, pool tables, Big Buck Hunter, and even a photo booth. They have a happy hour that runs from 12 noon and runs until 8pm. They all major seasonal sports including MLB Extra Innings, NFL Packages, NBA Packages, the Yankee’s Channel (Yes Network), and SETANTA channel for Soccer and Rugby.
The have a bunch of drink specials and a party room with a private bar for Team, Alumni, School and all other types of parties. If you are heading here to watch football, be aware that this bar supports the Steelers,Michigan State, Ohio State, Northwestern University, Penn State, University of Oklahoma, University of Virginia, University of Kansas, Indiana University, University of Tennessee and John Hopkins University. They play all games all of the time.
Bounce Sporting Club NYC
Address: 55 W 21st St, NY NY 10010
Bounce Sporting Club is a great time place to watch sports however be aware that this basically turns into a nightclub. They do have a great cocktail program with a number of signature cocktails like the Lion of Culiacan (El Jimador Bianco, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Spencer’s Jalapaño syrup and Ilegal Mezcal.) Table reservations are also strongly recommended.
Finnerty’s is a Bay Area bar and they show the Giants, Golden State Warriors and the 49ers games. They have two dozen HDTV’s and 28 draft beers. They also have keg service that you can order to your table for an event or just for your group.
Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 16 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009
This bar is brand new to the East Village, located on 1st street and 1st avenue right off of the F train. This will be their first football season open but they have an awesome setup with two bars, a solid number of high top tables, great drink specials and a whopping 40 big screen TVs. No doubt, this is where we will be watching football whenever we find ourselves in the East Village.
Address: 43 E 30th St, NY, NY 10016
They show all of the games for college football they are a South Carolina bar. They have a huge beer selection on draft and they allow you to order beer flights of 4 – 4 oz draft beers for $12.
Jack Demsey’s is a dedicated soccer bar and University of Kentucky Bar. They have an 8 foot projection screen plus 12 smaller flat screen TV. They are the home of the Celtic Supporters Club, but you can also catch all NFL, UFC, Premiere League and Irish Rugby.
Kettle of Fish
The Kettle of Fish was started in the 1950 and is a Packer’s bar. It has had Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan. They have a main bar and a back room with sofa’s and tables to sit at. There are also dart boards, a pinball, Ms Pacman, and Megatouch machines as well as some board games.
Manny’s on Second
Manny on Second has 40 HDTV’s and virtually every major satellite/cable sports packages possible so you won’t miss a game. They also have an 80″ and five 63″ TVs.
This is a Boston & University of Michigan team bar so if you are a Red Sox, Patriot, Bruins, or Celtics fan then this is the place for you. They have a ton of TVs so you will never miss a play. They have a ton of different beers on tap and some amazing nachos.
Neighborhood: Chelsea/Garment District / Madison Square Garden
Address: 218 West 35th Street, New York, New York 10001
Rock’n Reilly opened in April/May of 2016 at the New York Renaissance hotel on 35th st between 7th and 8th avenue. They have an enormous space that is great if you are looking not to feel cramped like many of the other sports bars in New York City. Did I mention that they have a HUGE patio and a retractable roof that literally turns a little more than half of the venue into outdoor space. The TV Situation is very strong, they literally have televisions everywhere. If you a fantasy sports fan then this is your spot. The Fantasy Sports Network will be broadcasting live from RR. The original Rock’n Reillys is located in LA.
The Rooftop at Ainsworth Midtown
Address:: 45 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016
This is the place that you should be drinking at if you are in Midtown. The newly opened midtown location to me was a hybrid of the 26th street location and their Park Avenue location with one big difference being the rooftop.
This new location has three different bars to choose from and the TV situation is good, there is a DJ that plays music but they will play the sound for select games.
Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 43 East 7th St.
Nestled on the same block as McSorley’s, another landmark, Standings is small, unassuming. The bar refuses to play music just the audio from the game. Standings offers free food, usually pizza or wings, during games.
Tonic is a Penn State bar and they have $15 pitchers of Yuengling, Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top and Rolling Rock, beer buckets and even Mega Kegs of Budweiser or Bud Light ($40.00). They also do a bunch of food specials all which start one hour prior to kickoff for the duration of the Penn State games only. They do have three levels and a rooftop that makes a good place to watch a game, at least while the weather’s still warm.
Neighborhood: Kips Bay
Address: 383 Third Ave, NY, NY 10016
They have a ton of TVs and great wings with a large selection of beer both on tap and in the bottle. They also do a 1-1/2 open bar that is available for $19.99 between 11am-4pm or a two hour open bar for $24.00 if you have a minimum of 25 people.
They have a decent selection of beer both draft and canned and they show all New York games (baseball, hockey, basketball and football,) and a bunch of Premier League Football (Soccer) games.
Best Sports Bars in Brooklyn
Neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Address: 63 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
They have cheap good wings, tons of TVs and a large selection of beer to choose from. They also have a bar on Avenue B, but their venue in Brooklyn is more fun.
Henri on Fifth
Neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Address: 279 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
They have a huge selection of beers on tap, canned and by the bottle and a happy hour from 4pm to 10pm Monday through Thursday (4-10pm.) They have a ton of brunch beverages and with the size of the bar there is not a bad seat in the house.
Mullanes Bar & Grill
They try to show every game from NBA, MLB, NHL and Champions League. They also show the Islander games and the Nets since they are in Brooklyn and located two blocks from Barclay Center. They have a number of drink specials like $6 Beer and Shots, and $5 house wine.
Neighborhood: Park Slope, Brooklyn
Address: 446 Park Place
This is a beer bar, the space is split in two between the bar and stool section. They have a bunch of flat screens that are littered through-out the bar. They have a number of American beers on tap including Coors, Guinness, and Sam Adams.
This is everything West coast in Brooklyn. You can find a number of West Coast beers on tap. They are a self described West Coast microbrew pub with ever changing list of microbrews.
Woodwork is a Brooklyn soccer bar where they show everything from MLS and English Premier League, to La Liga, Serie A, Lique 1, Bundesliga, and UEFA. They have a number of nine specialty cocktails, six draft beers and then a bunch of cheap beers that you can choose from. There is also a happy hour Monday to Friday 4-7pm with $4 drafts and $4 wells. You can also do any cheap beer ($3) paired with a shot for $6.
Break Bar and Billiards
They have a 55 foot bar and a rotating 18 beers on tap, a dozen bottle beers as well as a wide range of cocktails. You can watch the games on one of their 16 HD TVs or 2 giant projectors. If like to passively watch sports then this is the place for you, since they are a pool hall with Billiards tables, Ping-pong, Darts, Vintage arcade games, Foosball and miniature basketball games.
This sports bar will have all different fans at the bar on Sundays.Cowboys, Steelers, Niners, Dolphins, and Rams. The bar is spacious bar with plenty of TVs. This bar is just a bar for those who cannot find a bar for their team and don’t want to watch the games alone.
Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens
Address: 37-18 28th Ave.
The beer is cheap and a bunch of decent non-Irish beers and they have a number of TVs
They have over 40 flat screens and a massive 160 square foot Garden screen with sound for the game of the week. During Yankee games they have 80 oz of Heineken for $10. While this probably isn’t the best beer garden they have a massive screen.
Bronx Ale House
If you find yourself in the Bronx looking for a sports bar go here. They have 16 local and imported craft brews on tap that is rotating. If you live in the Bronx and are haven’t been visit their website to see which beers they currently have on tap. They also have a beer club that you can get involved with if you plan on being there often. If you drink 100 different beers you become a gold member and then you get 50% off any draft beer on Wednesday night.
Stan’s Sports Bar
This is more of a stadium bar than a Yankees bar, located right across the street from the old stadium, Stan’s is the Yankee’s pre-game destination. Raucous, loud, crowded: Everything you would expect from a stadium bar.