Watch the Super Bowl at these New York Super Bowl events
Looking for a festive spot to watch the Super Bowl? No matter what team you’re rooting for on Sunday, you’ll have a blast at one of these parties
Fri Jan 24 2014
Photograph: Jena Cumbo
Love the Seahawks? The Broncos? Huh. How about an excuse for a booze-and-grub-fueled blowout? Ah, there you are. Enjoy drink deals, sharable eats and even stand-up comedy at these bashes while you watch the Super Bowl.
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If you want to cheer with your pals
The Saints may have exited the playoffs a while ago, but that doesn’t mean the folks at d.b.a. Brooklyn—a bona fide hangout for New Orleanians—won’t be watching the big game. Settle in with one of the $6 beer-and-shot specials (like the “Sly and Rye,” a combo of Sly Fox’s pale ale and Old Overholt). Show up anytime on game day; if you’d like to reserve a table for a group, call 718-218-6006 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (The bar is taking reservations “until they fill up,” according to a staffer.)
- 113 North 7th St, (between Berry St and Wythe Ave)
The Super Kick-Off Party
The team behind a trio of Brooklyn staples—Floyd NY, the Bell House and Union Hall—will turn all three bars into football havens with this shindig, presented in association with Floyd Beer Cheese and Sixpoint. Each spot will serve bites and $4 drafts provided by the sponsors, and set up additional big-screen TVs so you can watch the Broncos and the Seahawks face off from any corner of each bar. Floyd NY, 131 Atlantic Ave between Clinton and Henry Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-858-5810, floydny.com) • The Bell House, 149 7th St between Second and Third Aves, Gowanus, Brooklyn (718-643-6510, thebellhouseny.com) • Union Hall, 702 Union St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-638-4400, unionhallny.com) • 5:30pm; free
- Various locations
If you want to chow down
Tuck into quintessential football-viewing fare like wings, nachos and—of course—wieners at this friendly Park Slope joint, which shows NFL games throughout the season. On Sunday, it’s throwing an all-you-can-eat blowout; tickets also give you picks in the Super Bowl pool, and winners will receive a pass for a Sixpoint brewery tour, Bark swag and IPA drafts.
- 474 Bergen St, (at Flatbush Ave)
Daniel Delaney’s Williamsburg BBQ joint gets into the competitive spirit with a special Super Bowl fete at nearby event space Villain. The game will be broadcast on a few giant screens, and Delaney will serve Central Texas–style smoked-meat platters. Grab a “Linebacker” ticket ($55) for one comp drink, or the Quarterback deal ($99) for unlimited beverages. (Just don’t get belligerent and start drunkenly shouting during the commercials.) Enter code TONY when ordering online for $5 off.
- 50 North 3rd St, (between Kent and Wythe Aves), 11211
Boozy game-day deals don’t get much better than this: A $35 ticket buys you access to a halftime buffet, as well as unlimited wine or beer, brought to you by the city’s largest microbrewery. Use that ticket wisely and sample one of the drafts crafted in-house, such as the easy-drinking Checker Cab Blonde Ale. The bar will have three big screens set up, but if you get bored during the third quarter, you can wander around the expansive space and soak up the Hudson River views.
- Chelsea Piers, Pier 59, 18th St, (at West Side Hwy), 10011
If you want to party during halftime
Break Bar and Billiards
This massive Queens watering hole is good for those who are invested in the game—and for those who are only interested in watching the commercials. Sixteen hi-def TVs keep football fans engaged, but if you’d rather not watch Bruno Mars’s halftime performance, you can blow off steam with pool, Ping-Pong, air hockey or foosball. • 718-777-5400, break-ny.com
- 32-04 Broadway at 32nd St, Astoria, Queens
If you want to just focus on the game, dammit
This establishment’s usual crowd of Pats fans may be off cursing Tom Brady’s name, leaving plenty of room for others in search of a serious football spot. Unlike most sports bars, the volume isn’t loud and the crowd isn’t rowdy; plus, you can sip American craft-beer drafts native to the competing teams’ cities, such as selections from Seattle’s Elysian and Colorado’s Great Divide breweries. During the main event, feast on free Nicoletta pizza while sharing a mega-pitcher (72 ounces for $20) with your friends. • 212-420-0671, standingsbar.com
- 43 E 7th St between Second and Third Aves
Settling in to watch a game at this cozy West Village bar feels sort of like hanging out in your parents’ basement, thanks to the couches littered throughout the space, tchotchkes on the walls and a selection of dad-friendly beer (like $4 Buds or Yuenglings). Though the Packers fans who normally fill the joint may be absent on Sunday, there’ll be plenty of genial pigskin enthusiasts chugging the aforementioned cheap brews (or, if you’re feeling fancy, $6 Sixpoint drafts) in front of the six TVs.
- 59 Christopher St, (between Seventh Ave South and Waverly Pl)
Keg & Lantern
Die-hard sports fans and armchair athletes gather to watch games on the 11 flatscreens at this Greenpoint neighborhood pub. On Sunday, enjoy two-for-one shots from 7pm until the bar closes, or take your pick from the 32 taps, which contain everything from Coors Light ($4) to the traditional Polish lager Zywiec ($6) and Ithaca Flower Power IPA ($7). • 718-389-5050
- 97 Nassau St between Leonard St and Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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