Winter Olympics 2014: Where to watch in New York City
The Olympics are kicking off today—do you have a game plan? Catch all the action at these NYC bars screening the events.
Fri Feb 7 2014
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
We love the Olympics. Also, drinking. And seeing as the opening ceremony is happening tonight (7:30pm on NBC), we've got to get our priorities in order; namely, finding a fun bar to watch the Winter Olympics in Sochi. So gather your buds, head over to one of these spots airing the athletic extravaganza, and watch the spectacle unfold. (And if you just want to focus on the Games without a bunch of rowdy folks taking shots and shouting "U-S-A!," go to the Paley Center's more civilized, big-screen viewing party.)
Banter. This Williamsburg saloon is shifting its usual football focus to Sochi. Bonus: It has one of the longest happy hours in town, running daily from noon to 8pm ($3 pints of Captain Lawrence Pale Ale, $5 margaritas, etc.).
Boxers NYC. Catch all the NBC coverage at this LGBT sports bar in the Flatiron.
Kelly's Sports Bar. If you'd rather hang out with friends than focus on what's happening onscreen, this East Village watering hole will be showing all the athletic events with no sound.
Woodwork. Order from a 30-deep beer list at this wood-paneled Park Slope barroom while you catch the action in Russia.
The Whiskey Brooklyn. Flatscreen TVs will be playing the Games nonstop, but there are also shuffleboard tables and an arcade-style rec room to keep you entertained.
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