Houston may be the host city for Super Bowl LI, but 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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This diehard New England Patriots bar in the East Village is giving out some nice rewards to attendees. For starters, the first 20 customers to arrive will receive a limited edition, Patriots-inspired Professor Thom’s T-shirt. On top of that, any person sporting Pats gear will be treated to a complimentary champagne toast during the performance of the national anthem. Even 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 noon, and you can call ahead for reservations.
Chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s Bowery brasseriewill be preparing game-day edibles that will suddenly make you want to put on your Sunday best. Envision vegetable crudité with feta and lemon dip ($12); BBQ pork flatbread with red cabbage slaw ($16), lime-marinated chicken wings and jalapeño avocado dip ($15), Vermont sausage in a blanket ($14) and duck confit empanadas with an orange glaze ($13). Along with the bar’s TVs, the game will be displayed on a seven-foot screen.
In Union Square, this full-service sports lounge, restaurant and event space will be featuring bottled drink specials. Bubble Buckets ($40) will feature five individual bottles of champagne and OJ. Also, find $55 bottles of White Girl Rose and a $120 cooler filled with 24 Bud or Bud Light bottles (add a 750ml bottle of Fireball for only $100). As for mealtime during game time, SideBar’s full menu will be available. Wings offerings extend to versions ranging from Buffalo or Bacon-Wrapped to Mac & Cheese or Louisiana. Or go with a starter such as the Loaded Waffle Fries or main dishes like the Double Stack Burger. Oh, and reservations are strongly encouraged.
Starting at 5pm, this Gowanus brewery will be having $15 specials of its Vliet Pilsner. As for food, its meal partner, The Meat Hook, has drawn up a special game-day menu: ribs, wings, dips and classics for any special teams. While chowing down, see the game being displayed on a 12-foot screen with surround sound.
On the Upper East Side, this craft beer hall will offer a special menu consisting of buckets of wings and platters of sliders and pigs in a blanket. Instead of beer buckets, Treadwell Park is going with complimentary cooler bags that can be mixed and matched with Pilsner, IPA or cider cans. There’s also a specialty cocktail, Perfect Illusion, comprised of Don Julio Blanco, pineapple juice, ginger beer and a prosciutto-wrapped rim with a dry ice swizzle and pineapple.
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-half, $45-per-person special of unlimited tacos, margaritas, draft beers and wines, so bring along a good group of five (or more) buddies for a good starting point. The regular a la carte menu will also be in service, so perhaps get the chicken wings with peanuts and Arbol chiles ($14) and nachos ($10).
This subterranean lounge in NoHo will host its Super Bowl viewing feast with a $125 food-and-open-bar package, available an hour before the game starts and ending when it’s all over. Pile your plate with pub grub from carving stations, extending to choices like ribs, nachos, sliders, a whole roasted pig, wings and prime rib. As for watching, find three 50-inch TVs and a nine-foot projector so you don’t miss a thing. And if you prefer to skip out on the halftime show, get busy with various contests, bar games like shuffleboard and foosball, and a photo booth.
Fans of American football and Southern-style BBQ in NYC will mingle nicely at this Times Square joint while watching the game on a 10-foot projection screen. Patrons can fill up on Virgil's famous Pig Out for two ($32.95), with Memphis Style Pork Ribs, Sliced Texas Beef Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork, Barbecued ¼ Chicken, cornbread and two sides. Wash it down with a pitcher of Budweiser or Bud Light ($12). Put your name in for raffle drawings scheduled every 15 minutes for your chance at winning gift cards, T-shirts, cookbooks or footballs.
This Bushwick cinema, restaurant and bar trifecta will be screening the game on its giant double screens at the bar ($10 per seat) and inside the movie theater ($15 per seat). Its four VIP booths (with a five-person table limit) are $150 each and paired with a couple of draft beer pitchers and a platter of wings. Free seating by the bar and drink rail is on a first-come, first-serve basis. As for grub, find specials such as hot wings and barbecue pork rib plus Syndicated’s signature dishes—go for the specialty Loaded Tater Tots and Bacon Nachos.
At its Murray Hill location, thisNew American restaurant will offer meaty specials that will appeal to just about any sports-loving carnivore. The choices: Pig Head Nachos, with pico de gallo, cheddar, jalapeño and crema ($12); hot wings with Crystal hot sauce and blue cheese ($8); and baby back ribs with a whiskey barbecue sauce and mustard slaw ($16). Find customized 12-packs of beer ($50) and individual flasks of whiskey ($25), while being glued to televisions not only within the restaurant but also inside the Road Garden, a heated outdoor space open year-round.
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