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Professor Thom’s

Bars, Sports Bars East Village
3 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Photograph: Jay Muhlin
Photograph: Jay Muhlin Professor Thom's

Catch the action on one of 12 LCD televisions or the 10-foot projection screen at this East Village saloon. New Englanders can feel right at home; Professor Thom’s claims to be the largest seller of Harpoon outside of Massachusetts.


Venue name: Professor Thom’s
Address: 219 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: between 13th and 14th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–4pm
Transport: Subway: L to Third Ave; N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average drink: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Super bro-like college bar which I have unfortunately been to, too many times to count. I've been here both by day and night. During the daytime to watch baseball (my least favorite sport) and by night to get cheap drinks (which they are). The space is big and there are plenty of tables with seating and the location is super convenient. 

For the future I won't be coming back (unless I'm in a crunch for money)


This is your typical East Village bar - lots of TVs for watching sports (especially for you Boston sports fan since this is a Boston bar), lots of drink options (with a great, wide variety of beers to choose from, including my favorite Harpoon and UFO White), and lots of college and post-college kids. Good spot to go to if you're just trying to chill and drink, rather than party and dance and move around.


Remember that fake movie trailer Seth Meyers made mocking people from Boston? Spend one Pats game at P Thoms and you'll see how hilariously accurate that was. 

Professor Thoms is, in my opinion, THE Boston bar in New York. I grew up in Jersey, and I bleed Yankee pinstripe blue, but I still can't deny that...for Bostonians at least...this is a real solid bar. Is it because I admire the loyalty these fans exude for every sport, 12 months a year? Maybe. But the real reason?


You've heard of the nachos.

You've probably seen pictures of the nachos.

Why a random Boston-centric bar in the East Village started serving nacho platters the circumference of a hula hoop is anyone's guess, but I'm not here to question their decision. I'm here to dive into that platter, face first. 

Great place to go for any Pats, Sox, Bruins, or Michigan fans.  Been there a few times, pretty always for Patriots games when we can't get them on cable because it's NY.  Definitely would recommend for anyone in a similar situation to me, a New Englander in NYC.  Makes the game so much fun to be around other NE fans.  Beer is pretty cheap, so is the food (hit or miss).  During Washington game last year, the owner gave me and my friend two free beers each and free shots because it was a little packed.  Awesome environment for Pats fans, but get there early on game day because it gets packed fast.  Pretty much impossible to get in during playoff games btw.

The manager, Devin Vilardi, is awful. He’s rude, arrogant, and on an insane power trip. I was here on Friday, 15th 2013 and at around 11PM I was on my way back from the restroom, but stopped in an empty area to stand and send a text. He came over and told me I had to go, but when I asked whether I could just finish sending this, he said “no” and that “this isn’t Park Slope”. I asked what he meant, and he stated Moby lives in Park Slope, and that I look like him (which, granted, I do). When I exclaimed how that was kind of rude and unwarranted, he asked why I would care since I wasn’t drinking anything. I then replied that I was in fact there to drink with friends, but he then shouted that “he doesn’t have time for this” and asked a security guard to escort me out. People who treat patrons like this do not deserve their jobs. This place is nothing special, there are a million bars on the same street that are just like this, and it is not worth supporting.