Super Bowl snack spots
Let these NYC bars do right by you.
Wed Jan 13 2010
Everyone watches the Super Bowl for a reason: some for the halftime show, some for the commercials. (We’ve heard rumors of interest in the actual game.) Our Eat Out editors are in it for the food, and needless to say, their Super Bowl chow standards are higher than most. Skip the soggy nachos and let these New York bars do right by you:
The Bell House
This Gowanus concert venue will be projecting the game on its obscenely large screen and, even better, serving up beer cheese from Floyd, NY and Dub’s meat pies. 149 7th St between Second and Third Aves, Gowanus, Brooklyn (718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com)
The Williamsburg sports bar is more gentlemen’s club than frat house. But it achieves destination status for being one of the few spots where you can take in the game with a serious drink. Plus, the kitchen staff cooks up one of the ’Burgs best sirloin burgers and other satisfying fare. 312 Grand St between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-486-3473, mulhollandsbklyn.com)
The East Village favorite is hosting its annual Super Bowl party, for which patrons can reserve a seat for a mere $15. That’s a reasonable cover charge for its famously cheap (and delicious) wings—20 cents a pop on Super Bowl Sunday. 28 Ave B between 2nd and 3rd Sts (212-253-6140, croxley.com)
The LES spot is an unlikely place to catch the Super Bowl, but ample seating and a big-screen projector sound sweet compared with a crowded pub with plasma TVs. Though known for its local live rock shows, Pianos boasts a fine brasserie menu, including six types of burger. 158 Ludlow St between Rivington and Stanton Sts (212-505-3733, pianosnyc.com)
The massive midtown pub takes bar food to a new level ,with 200-plus beers, refined burgers and a raw bar, but regulars know it does the classics (sliders, soft pretzels and artichoke dip) better than most. Expect a packed house: Reservations are recommended. 133 W 33rd St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-629-6191, stoutnyc.com)
BACK TO MAIN PAGE
101 things to do this winter
Seasonal classics and must-do events.