Blarney Rock

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Blarney Rock
Midtown West
The Rock’s proximity to Madison Square Garden isn’t the only reason to visit this bar: There’s a sizable selection of tap and bottled beers and enough TVs to keep you abreast of the action. Elbow room is plentiful most nights (unless the Knicks or Rangers are hosting a team worth watching), and the respectable burger clocks in at just $7. If you’re still set on scoring courtside seats, chat up ticket holders over free “wings and things,” served after every home game.
Venue name: Blarney Rock
Address: 137 W 33rd St
New York

Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Opening hours: Daily 8am–4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 34th St–Penn Station
Price: Average drink: $5
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Pat M

There are several bars to choose from within close proximity of Madison Square Garden, but the Blarney Rock is your best choice for a classic dive/sports bar. Rangers fans flock to this place on game nights so be prepared for a crowded bar when the Blueshirts are in town. The bartenders are friendly and attentive and the food is surprisingly good for a pregame meal. You'll surely get more bang for your buck opting for a burger or wings at Blarney than waiting to get inside the arena. For the spring and summer months, the roof top bar is a great option!