Wherever the game is, whatever the teams, New York City is one of the best places to watch the Super Bowl. Football fans will be gathering for the big day on their home turf—their local sports bars and restaurants. If you’re looking to score on a great promotion or touch down on a new scene, this year’s roster has returning players and fresh picks to choose from. So check out these establishments with prime menus of the best wings and the best beer to solidly kick off your viewing.
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On the Upper East Side, this craft beer hall will offer a special menu consisting of a $39 guacamole bowl (for four), two dozen hot dogs for $45 (including gourmet versions like a banh mi hot dog), sliders by the dozen, a bucket of 10 beers for $55, and, of course, its 22 screens.
Game changer: Team-color Jell-O shots (6 for $25)
Mexican food whiz Alex Stupak’s East Village outpost will be screening the game at the bar. This year there will be a new hour-and-a-half, $45-per-person special (plus tax and tip) of unlimited tacos, margaritas, and select beers. Reservations must be made in advance and all members of the party must start at the same time.
Game changer: DID WE STUTTER? UN.LIM.I.TED.
There's a lot going on here—billiards, food, big-screen TVs and incredibly loud deejayed music. The open space is beautifully designed for big parties, and VIP packages can accommodate groups of four to 10. Guests can enjoy over 40 flat screens and two 20-foot ultra HD "media walls."
Game changer: A vodka open bar from 5-6pm
This South Street Seaport waterfront 6,000-square-foot restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the East River and is complemented by a 1,500-square-foot patio lined with white-oak beer-hall tables and plush couches.
Game changer: Their Touchdown Pizza is two feet of drunk food bliss: a crust made of pigs in a blanket, with the core topped with buffalo fried chicken, guac and chips, all drizzled with Sriracha mayo
This 5,000-square-foot penthouse lounge evokes a Scandinavian lodge, with wood-paneled walls, floral armchairs and black pendant lamps. On warm nights, slip through the sliding glass doors to an outdoor patio with a view of the Empire State Building.
Game changer: One-hour open bar of beer, wine and champagne for $25
This diehard New England Patriots bar in the East Village is giving out some nice rewards to attendees. Drink specials are all about the Northeast, as Harpoon Brewery, Downeast Cider House and Sam Adams will be offering beer specials and giveaways. As for the game, catch it on more than 40 screens with sound. Doors open at 10am, and you can call ahead for reservations.
Game changer: For $150, you can get unlimited booze and nachos from 4pm until the end of the game
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Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen
Knishes, hot pastrami, chopped liver—you’ll find deli classics and much more at Ben’s. The granddaddy of six statewide locations and one in Boca Raton, Florida, Ben’s Gotham branch features a 250-seat purple dining room and extensive menus chock-full of choices. Half an overstuffed sandwich ($9.99–$13.99), served on soft, tangy rye or wheat, is thicker than War and Peace, and the beef ($13.99), turkey ($14.49) and veggie burgers ($11.99) are bursting out of their buns. There is also ribeye steak ($27.99), stuffed cabbage ($19.99) and goulash ($19.99), plus lighter choices, such as Caesar salad ($8.99) and grilled salmon with vegetables ($22.99). To drink, Ben’s serves Dr. Brown’s soda ($2.29), beer in frosted mugs ($5.99) and several wines by the glass ($8.99) along with other drinks from the full bar. With so many choices, stop kvetching and eat already.
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