Last night's comeback win over the Marlins makes eight consecutive victories for the Mets. With hometown fans surely looking to celebrate, we've compiled a list of New York bars where Amazins supporters can gather to hang out with likeminded brethren. From standbys in familiar Citi Field territory to longtime holdouts in Manhattan, here are the best places to watch the Mets games (and drink to victory number nine).
Blondies Sports Bar: A popular destination for collegiate sports fans and alums, this Upper West Side watering hole happily takes requests for game screenings on their sixty TVs. Indulge on juicy, all-you-can-eat wings on Monday nights and get two-for-one drinks during weekday happy hours from 4pm to 7pm.
Foley's: Named after a sports writer who wrote about both the Mets and Yanks, find supporters of both loyalties at this Midtown pub across from the Empire State Building. Any baseball fan can geek out over a collection of 1,600 signed baseballs and soak up three-buck Miller drafts.
McFadden's Citi Field: Located in the Citi Field stadium itself, this spacious Flushing outpost of the Midtown Irish pub only opens on Mets home-game days, three hours before first pitch. Guzzle pre- and post-game drinks before taking your seat, or skip ticket prices and catch the games on the joint's 50-plus HD TVs.
The Pine Restaurant: Tucked into a Queens Holiday Inn, this Italian family trattoria has become a go-to before and after Mets games. There are years of glass-encased baseball memorabilia at the bar, and gargantuan tomato-sauced portions to appease the sea of Mets T-shirt–clad fans.
Standings: Unlike any of its traditional sports-bar counterparts, this smaller booze counter offers a selection of craft and microbrews, while still being one of the best places to watch a game. A chalkboard featuring division standings, updated daily during the season by the owners, hangs on the wall alongside what seems to be a museum’s worth of pennants, photos and jerseys.