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The five best spots to watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in NYC

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

This Saturday, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will face off in what some are already calling the “fight of the century.” Considering the Pay Per View fee for the fight is a whopping $89.95, if you catch this match in person, you’ll probably want to do at a bar. Here are some spots you can hit up on the big night (the fight starts at 11:30pm, with the undercard starting at 9pm) without feeling like you might want to punch someone yourself.

Hecho en Dumbo

Prefer to watch the match at a table rather than packed into a crowded bar? $85 will get you a three-course dinner with classic ceviches and a parrillada. It will also get you a seat. Email to reserve a spot.

The Ainsworth

At both the Union Square and Chelsea locations, this cocktail bar is hosting a viewing party where a $30 cover will also score you a free drink. Make a reservation.

Social Bar & Grill

The second and third floors of this Hell’s Kitchen bar will be dedicated to the big fight with more than 20 televisions broadcasting the match. If you get there before 10pm, the cover is just $20. After that, it’s $30 per person. Buy tickets.


This Lower East Side bar is throwing an “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Punch” party with a $40 cover before 9pm and $60 after that. The event will feature food from excellent Filipino restaurant Jeepney. $100 gets you a two-hour open punch bar. Buy tickets.

Beast of Bourbon

$35 gets you access to the viewing party at this Bed-Stuy bar just off the Myrtle-Willoughby G stop. Doors open at 7pm, and the whisky bar will be featuring specials on drinks and barbeque all night. Buy tickets.

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