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Where to watch the U.S. Open tennis matches in NYC

Here’s where to watch U.S. Open matches in NYC, from sports bars and pubs to outdoor patios, rooftops and barbecue joints.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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Unsure of where to go to watch U.S. Open matches? You might be hankering to get courtside but have to settle for the next best thing—watching topspins and backhands from the comfort of neighborhood sports bars.

NYC has all eyes turned to the U.S. Open and if you’re not lucky enough to score tickets to see these historic matches in real life, watching on screen over some craft beer as the best players head down to the tennis court is the next best thing. Some places are showing it for free, including at Hudson Yards! Rally your crew and head to these sports pubs, patios and some of the best outdoor bars NYC has to offer to relax with some televised tennis.

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Where to watch U.S. Open matches

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Catch the exciting tennis matches on a giant screen at the Public Square & Gardens in Hudson Yards while overlooking the Hudson River, right below the infamous Vessel.The games will be broadcast for free and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, just make sure to consult the full schedule before heading there…

Taproom No. 307
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  • Beer bars
  • Kips Bay
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Taproom No. 307 is a great place to grab a drink while you watch the match on its numerous big-screen TVs. It offers more than the usual suspects on draught—suds lovers can choose from a glimmering lineup of 40 craft-beer taps and a few casks behind the long oak bar, plus a selection of another 40 to 60 bottled beers.

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  • Bars
  • Beer bars
  • Midtown West
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This three-level sports mecca adds multiple projectors to its impressive international selection of bottled and draft beers. And with a central Midtown location, it’s the perfect place to watch the matches during lunch or after work.

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  • Beer bars
  • Financial District
  • price 1 of 4

This 4,000-square-foot Battery Park beer hall with plenty of TV screens has 20 taps rotate selections of hard-to-find German and domestic brews, available in pints, half pints or third pints. A flux capacitor behind the bar controls the carbonation and temperature of each tap, ensuring that pints are served at an optimal 34 degrees. Pub grub includes 10 different types of burgers, a sweet-and-salty donut grilled cheese, and classic bar bites like waffle fries and Bavarian-style soft pretzels. 

  • Bars
  • Gastropubs
  • Midtown East
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Belly up to the copper-top bar at this bi-level gastropub and sample the 30 craft drafts via beer flight, or dig through the barkeeps’ whiskey library of over 60 bottles of the brown stuff. Tufted red-leather booths offer cozy seating for a full meal—the elevated bar fare includes dishes like truffled macaroni and cheese, gruyere-smothered burgers, and sticky hot wings.  

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  • Williamsburg

TailGate, an outdoor bar that opened in the height of the pandemic, gives you the warm-and-fuzzy feeling of hanging out with friends in your backyard. With picnic tables, Astroturf and buckets of beer, you can kick up your feet and pretend that you’re grilling out with your buddies. And if watching sports just isn’t competitive – or dangerous – enough for you, try your hand at some ax throwing. 

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  • Sports Bars
  • Hell's Kitchen
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In addition to showing football (both pro and college), basketball and other sports on its 21 flatscreens every night, this three-level “America’s Gay Sports Bar” is a meeting place for many of NYC’s LGBTQ+ sports leagues, including Out Cycling and Pink Pong Foundation. There’s plenty of space to settle in with a beer and watch the matches, and their daily two-for-one happy hour goes all the way until 9pm. It’s a fun way to catch the U.S. Open!

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  • Beer bars
  • East Village
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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.

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