The next time you want to watch the game, check out any of these sports bars in NYC.
In a city with a population of more than 8.5 million, nothing makes you feel more connected to your fellow New Yorkers than watching a sporting event and cheering for the same team. And the best place in NYC to see a game (besides in person) is at a sports bar. From upscale sports lounges to neighborhood joints with a couple of screens, these sports bars in NYC are worth checking out.
Blue Haven, 108 W Houston St, West Village
Tucked away on Houston Street right between SoHo and Greenwich Village, Blue Haven offers a chill sports watching experience compared to the other spots on the list. This is the place to go when you just want to sit down at the bar, order some food (the hamburger, waffle fries, and nachos are amazing), watch the game and be left alone. The beverage menu is deep with a great selection of craft beer bottles and draught. Happy hour specials on food and drinks run daily.
Tonic, 727 7th Ave, Times Square
While venturing to Times Square to catch the game isn’t ideal, we are making an exception for Tonic. Dubbed “The World’s Neighborhood Sports Bar,” Tonic draws a crowd that mixes tourists with the after-work set who just want to relax in the plush leather booths with a drink. Bring your appetite because the menu is solid with highlights that include the short rib sliders, avocado smashed burger, and chicken + waffle. Just a warning – things get lively here with daily happy hour specials and Karaoke Night.
The Sweet Spot, 22-72 31st St, Queens
Located in Astoria, Queens, The Sweet Spot is a stylish sports lounge brought to us by Harry Panagiotopoulos and George Dimou, the duo behind Igloo Café. The elegant interior is marked by reclaimed lumber flooring, tin ceilings, and glass tiles. Measuring over 7,000 square feet, The Sweet Spot boasts 43 HD televisions with screens even in the bathroom! The menu sets a standard for bar classics with the signature jumbo Buffalo chicken wings, truffle mac n’ cheese, and Guinness fish & chips.
4th Down Sports Bar, 750 Grand St, Brooklyn
This Williamsburg sports bar doubles as a neighborhood hangout. At 4th Down, you’ll find fourteen high-def TVs along with two 120-inch projection screens – each playing a different game. It’s also a place where you can show your competitive side. The arcade has all the favorites including Foosball, Skee-Ball Golden Tee Golf, Beer, and Hoop Fever. Expect daily happy hour and bucket of beer specials (six for the price of five).
Foley’s, 18 West 33rd St, Midtown
Sports, hospitality, alcohol, and good food round out this Irish pub’s one-of-a-kind experience. A commitment to the sport earned Foley’s the honor of home of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame. Owner Sean Clancy takes pride in his menu, offering pub favorites such as the Foley’s burger with bacon, cheddar, mushroom, and onion, shepherd’s pie (The Clancy Family Recipe), and fish and chips with ale battered fries and coleslaw.
Where do you like to watch the game? In the comments, let us know your favorite sports bars in NYC!