This West Village hangout, established in 1950, bills itself as the best place to watch a Packersgame outside of Lambeau Field. If a bar full of Cheeseheads and complementary cheese andsausage sounds like your thing, Kettle of Fish is where you want to be on game day. At othertimes, the vibe is more like that of a low-key neighborhood bar. Attractions include the usualdarts and videogames as well as a collection of board games.
Finnerty's brings the Bay Area to the East Village and is the perfect place to watch the Giants orthe Forty-Niners. If you make arrangements in advance, the in-house keg service lets you enjoymass quantities of your favorite brew from the bar's wide selection, making it especiallyattractive for big parties.
Located in Alphabet City, Horseshoe Bar (sometimes also referred to as 7B or Vazac's) featuresa long U-shaped bar centered around a huge tower of drinks that you might recognize from itsappearance in various movies, including The Godfather Part II. The music tends toward metal orhard rock, and the place is rarely crowded, even on weekends.
Right across the street from Heritage Field, Stan's is the perfect spot for Yankees fans to gatherbefore or after a game. Unsurprisingly, this place can get pretty packed on game days. Theowners also operate the nearby memorabilia shop Stan's Sports World, so this is a must-visit barfor anydie-hardfan.
Unlike some of the other bars on this list, Gleason's, located in Astoria, doesn't specialize incatering to fans from one particular place, instead promising "a Little Something Good forEveryone." So if you want a maids place to watch a game without being surrounded by a mob of die-hards, Gleason's, with its many TVs and plenty of space, might be the place you're looking for.
This Prospect Heights soccer bar has won a loyal following from its regular patrons, not only forcatering to an oft-neglected sport, but also for its dcor, its selection of international beers, andits menu, which features a variety of organic and locally grown options--it's particularly proudof its macaroni and cheese, which is offered at a special price on Monday nights. Woodworkoffers a change of pace from the usual dive atmosphere of your typical sports bar.
As the name implies, this Park Slope bar is a shrine to all things Californian, founded by a pairof graduates from Berkeley. It offers sixteen craft beers, most of them coming out of the WestCoast and not too easy to find elsewhere in New York. This is a great spot for any Californiansports fan looking for a home away from home to relax or watch a game.
Named after "the first celebrity bartender in America," Professor Thom's in the East Villagefeatures a 41-foot bar, 17 LCD TVs and a projector screen. This unique and quirky bar alsooffers a range of exotic beers from Europe to enjoy in the wooden booths or big leather couches.The "Nachos De Tomas" are amazing and the most notable item on the varied menu. This multi-floor bar is especially popular with fans of the University of Michigan Wolverines.
This bar takes as its motto "Any game, any time," and with 40 HDTVs, including one massive80" screen, all connected to just about every sports package available, they have the capability todeliver on that promise. Manny's, located in the Upper East Side, also features free iPhonecharging stations, and when there's no game on to keep your interest, you can challenge yourfriends to a game of Call of Duty or Madden Football on the Xbox.
Standings in the East Village takes its name from its big chalkboard listing current teamstandings. But as sports-focused as this place is (its walls are plastered with the memorabilia ofjust about every team imaginable, and there is no music to be heard here--just the audio of thegame), it also hews to the principle that "catching a game doesn't mean you have to drink crapbeer." Standings offers 12 craft brews on tap and 25 more by the bottle, making this little placean ideal destination for those who are both sports fans and beer snobs.
Last modified on Thursday, 20 December 2012