Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us, and you know what that means. Tons of beer, all your favorite appetizers and the one Sunday you can sit around and watch football all day guilt-free.
With sports bars on nearly every street corner, it can be difficult to decide where to watch the big game, which is why we rounded up our favorite spots all over the city. Indulge in excessive eating and drinking, and watch your favorite players fight to the finish at the best sports bars in NYC.
Greenwich Street Tavern
399 Greenwich St. / 212.334.7827 / Website
The Flying Cock NYC
497 3rd Ave. / 212.689.6900 / Website
If you live in Murray Hill, chances are you’ve heard of this NYC staple. Great food, bottomless brunch, a fully stocked bar and indoor-outdoor seating makes this neighborhood bar a favorite amongst Murray Hill’s younger crowd. If you’re looking to throw it back to your college days this Super Bowl Sunday, The Flying Cock’s the place to do it.
Hair Of The Dog
168 Orchard St. / 212.477.7771 / Website
Many people come here to dance to throwback music at 3AM, but we come here to watch the Super Bowl. Described as an “Old-school watering hole meets big-time sports bar,” this historic Lower East Side hotspot has something for just about everyone. In addition to the multiple TVs plastered on the walls, the pub food is perfectly greasy, messy and delicious for game day. And if you’re not a big fan of Buffalo Cauliflower and Chicken Nachos, Katz’s Deli is right across the street. Just saying.
Merchants Cigar Bar
For those craving a more upscale Super Bowl Sunday, Merchants Cigar Bar is hosting a VIP experience complete with a 1.5-hour premium open bar, five flat-screen TVs for viewing and game-day bites such as smoked crispy wings and dry-aged beef sliders. Tickets start at $110 and can be purchased here.
Smithfield Hall NYC
Smithfield Hall might be known for as the home of soccer in NYC, but they also throw down for American football from time to time. Enjoy some of our favorite pub food in the city while you watch the game on one of the 26 TVs, and expect a rowdy crowd ready to enjoy the big game.
212 W 79th St. / 212.363.3311 / Website
It’s no secret that blondes have more fun, so naturally, Blondie’s Sports is one of the rowdiest sports bars in all of Manhattan. If you’re a wing fiend like we are, there is no better place to spend Super Bowl Sunday than at this female-owned Upper West Side tavern. Rest assured, their famous buffalo chicken wings will be your good luck charm this game day.
Gamehaus New York
5-14 51st Ave., Queens / 718.392.9600 / Website
177 Christie St. / Website
For LES-goers, there’s simply no better place to spend an afternoon, and Super Bowl Sunday for that matter, than Ray’s Bar. Expect to find their beloved wings and classic beers on offer alongside immaculate vibes, expansive screening and tons of attractive young people. What more could you ask for out of your Sunday?
The Three Monkeys
236 W. 54th St. / 212.586.2080 / Website
There is no better place to monkey around Super Bowl Sunday than at this city-renowned bar. Known for serving the best craft beer and sliders in town, The Three Monkeys is a great place to watch the game, schmooze with fellow fans and get a little too drunk off of the huge variety of types of beer. Or, if your team loses, you can always opt for the hard stuff with their craft cocktails.
The Super Bowl is a serious business, meaning a serious sound and viewing system is in order. Full concert sound across 14 HD screens are waiting at Brooklyn Bowl alongside dishes such as Rock N’ Roll fries topped with chicken gravy, cajun spice, provolone and cheddar; cheesy nachos with red beans, jalapeños, white cheddar, aged provolone, sour cream corn and red onion; and a fried chicken dinner.
Multiple locations / Website
What says Super Bowl more than one of NYC's best Philly cheesesteaks? If you’re not a huge cheesesteak person, indulge in the Pookie with buffalo chicken fingers, melted provolone and your choice of blue cheese and ranch, or the Chicken Tender Club with breaded chicken, bacon, American cheese, chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, banana peppers and ranch.
250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn / 718.673.6740 / Website
304 Bowery / 212.253.7030 / Website
Since 2004, Sláinte has been a Nolita neighborhood staple. Your classic Irish pub, there are plenty of craft beers, wines, ales and cocktails to go around. Not to mention the delicious wings, nachos, mozzarella sticks, burgers and more. Or just opt for the appetizer sampler and try a little bit of everything.
Whether you can't wait to cheer your team on or have no dog in this fight, Super Bowl Sunday at any of these NYC hot spots promises to be a good time. Happy watching!