If you think "cozy sports bar" is an oxymoron, this single-room East Village stalwart will completely change your perspective. Not only is the crowd an anomaly—more affable regulars, less rowdy superfans—but the TVs are all kept at a low volume, letting you mingle with other fans in relative quiet (unless, of course, someone’s team is doing well). The draft list offers a frequently changing selection of microbrews alongside standard suds like Bud Light. Regalia from various teams covers the walls, making it a blessedly neutral home for fans of all persuasions.
Bar hopping is easy in the East Village, where drinkeries run the gamut from buttoned-up cocktail lounges and swank speakeasies to rowdy pubs and gritty dive bars. But when you want to settle in and watch a game, you need a locale with quality brews and even better bar food, plus space to sprawl out and maybe even go wild with your fellow fans. So the next time your team's playing, head to one of the best sports bars in the East Village.
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