Blown-glass chandeliers and rustic pine-paneled walls offset the blaring HD-TVs at this cavernous, upscale sports bar in Chelsea. Though swill like Bud Light and Heineken are available, better brews (Goose Island IPA) and sexed-up cocktails are on hand too. The food, like the booze, is a notch above the average pub’s. Skip the bland miso-duck spring roll in favor of earthy wild-mushroom ravioli topped with chopped asparagus and a balsamic reduction. A juicy rendition of that old tailgate classic—baby back pork ribs—is slathered in a smoky pineapple barbecue sauce and slides off the bone with ease. Who said game day couldn’t be classy?
|Venue name:||The Ainsworth||Contact:|
122 W 26th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–1am; Thu 11am–2am; Fri, Sat 11am–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|