Our Favorite New York City's Sports Bars

New York has sports bars for everyone, Giants fans to Cowboys fans and everything in between. While finding the right one can be tricky we list our favorites with souther charm, TV's and for those who want an arcade to in between commercials.

Printers Alley, a bit of Southern charm brought to New York City. With 3 projectors, 2 bars, and 20 TV screens, this is the laid-back place to watch the game.. Enjoy the game with Southern classics like pulled pork, collard greens, and fried chicken. Plus, they have 2 kinds of slushies, 12 cocktails, and a selection of beers.

Stout is located in midtown, a central location in the heart of Manhattan right by Madison Square Garden. Hailed as New York’s largest Irish pub at three stories, their menu includes over 150 bottled beers, 25 drafts and more than 65 Irish whiskies. As there are 36 TVs in the pub, there are 36 ways to enjoy the game.

With Billiards, Ping-Pong, Darts, Vintage Arcades, Foosball, and Hoops, Breaks Bar & Billiards is a playground made for adults. But don’t let the games distract you from the 16 TV screens, 2 projectors, and a 55-foot long bar. With over 18 beers on tap and a classic American menu, you’ll almost never want to leave.

A soccer-centric pub, Woodwork constantly has futball on at practically all hours when the pub is open. Their website has all the matches for the day, so no one can second guess who’s playing and when. If there’s a match that someone wants to watch but is not on the pub’s schedule, people can call ahead to request it. Bonus: during happy hour, drafts and wells are $4 from 4-7pm from Monday to Friday.

Last one ‘standing’ is Standings, a favorite Irish Pub by many who claim it to be the classic sports bar. Despite its small size, the 8 TVs could practically be seen from everywhere. They have happy hour 5-7pm Monday - Friday and free pizza on Friday! Granted, you’d probably be bumping elbows with the next two people on either side of you, but you’ll bask in the glory of the comradery that only sports can bring!

How To Drink Like You're At The U.S. Open

Grey Goose Honey Deuce

Grey Goose Honey Deuce

If you haven't gone to the U.S. Open, then there is a lot you're missing out on. From spending the last Summer Days outside, as athletes and celebrities like Andy Cohen, Kevin Spacey, and Anna Wintour take part in this 2-week sporting event, it's always an elegant event.

Crafted to pay homage to the world’s most exciting Grand Slam, the Grey Goose Honey Deuce is comprised of Grey Goose Vodka, freshly squeezed lemonade and raspberry liqueur, topped with tennis-inspired honeydew melon balls.

Designed to transport tennis fans near and far to the non-stop courtside action, the cocktail is named after the most exciting moment of a tennis match when the score is tied at 40-40 - coined by tennis nerds as “deuce.” The refreshing sip is ideal for cooling off during the sultry summer days or powering through the wee hours of the morning to see if Roger Federer can keep up the momentum stateside following his record-breaking Wimbledon triumph.

Not able to attend this year's event? You can still try the Honey Deuce for yourself as it will be served at several New York hot spots, around the city. Bars include the Dream Downtown, PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown, 48 Lounge, Ascent Lounge, The Pierre, and Four Seasons Hotel.

Don't feel like going out, or want to host a viewing party yourself, make your guests feel like they're at the event by making the cocktail yourself. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 parts Grey Goose Vodka
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade
  • 1/2 part Chambord or premium raspberry liqueur
  • Crushed ice
  • Honeydew melon balls

Directions

Chill Collins Glass by placing in refrigerator/ freezer or by filling with ice water for 5 minutes. Remove Collins Glass from refrigerator/freezer, and fill with ice. Measure and add vodka to Collins Glass. Top with measured amount of fresh lemonade. Measure and add raspberry liqueur. Garnish with skewer of 1 or multiple frozen honeydew melon balls (note: place honeydew melon in freezer beforehand, then, to create melon balls, use melon baller).

Our favorite Mayweather vs. McGregor viewing parties in NYC

One of the most anticipated events is happening this Saturday in Vegas, being the much hyped Mayweather vs. McGregor match. While you weren't quite able to secure tickets for the weekend, you can still watch in style and still catch your Sunday morning appointments.

We've dug up some of the best viewing parties happening in NYC, to make sure you don't end up overpaying in a bad location.

You'll want to remember the match is on the west coast and will start Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. So unless you're willing to host yourself here are some of our top spots to watch the match.

Photo via  @alphasportz

Photo via @alphasportz

For those who are looking for a once in a lifestime experience  Sushi by Bou, Chef Takeshi Sato will host a special one-night-only omakase experience on Saturday, August 26th beginning at 9pm at Sushi by Bou beneath The Sanctuary Hotel. The pro-boxer turned acclaimed sushi chef will showcase his knife skills during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight.  Sixteen diners will get to partake in a $250 per person all-inclusive experience, including an intimate screening of the fight complete with an unforgettable 90-minute dinner and drinks. 

The dining experience will reflect the veteran sushi chef’s philosophy and spin on the NYC-meets-Tokyo omakase and will feature 14-16 pieces, along with a hand roll, of the best fish selections from the Tsujiki market. After the fight an open sake, beer and a specialty cocktail bar will be available from 9pm-midnight. 

Located at The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street. To make a reservation, text 917-348-5737.

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The Ainsworth will be showing the fight in both Chelsea and Midtown locations. No RSVP required, door will be first come first in with door cover of $40 per person which will include the first drink on the house.  The menu includes a selection of signature passed and stationary American fare, as well as handcrafted cocktails. If you are unfamiliar, The Ainsworth is famous for theirMac & Cheese Burger (panko crusted mac & cheese patty, beef patty, mac & cheese, sesame bun)!

  • Ainsworth Chelsea:122 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
  • Ainsworth Midtown:45 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016
Ainsworth Chelsea

Ainsworth Chelsea

With 80 HD TV's, more than three dozen beers, and a completely open-air space, Bowery Beer Garden (93 Bowery) is the best place to take advantage to this Summer fight. General Admission entry is $40 and entry fee for guests with a table reservation is just $30.

For those watching with a crew, treat yourselves to a Silver Package (a bottle of premium liquor for $300 for up to 4 people) or splurge on Platinum Package (two bottles of premium liquor and Prosecco for $650 for up to 10 people). Fight aside, everyone wins with $30 Beer Buckets, the $10 specialty Knock-Out Cocktail, $35 one-hour open bar, and a $49.99 Sampler Menus that serve up Crispy Fried Chicken Wings, assorted Bowery Sliders and Mac & Cheese Bites.

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If you’re more interested in a convenient excuse to go out for delicious drinks and food, head to Boulton & Watt (5 Avenue A) where the fight will be shown for just $10 for pre-reservations or $15 at the door.

Pull up a barstool or grab a table in front of one of their 7 widescreen TV’s while you and your friends bite into Crispy Chicken Sliders, Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos or perhaps their classic Mac & Cheese with bacon and wild mushrooms. They’ll also have the homemade Picklebacks lined up for just $7. Fight fan or not, whiskey and pickle juice is a one two punch everyone can get behind!

Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt

Fight Night at Professor Thom's (219 2nd Ave) can be as low key or revved up as you please. For their upstairs VIP party you can roll with the punches with bottomless nachos and an open bar (including well drinks, draft beer and house wines) from 9pm till the end of the fight. Tickets are $75.

Otherwise you can join the bar scene and view the fight downstairs for just $20 general admission at the door.

Professor Thom's

Professor Thom's