With iconic teams like the Mets, Rangers, Yankees, Giants and Jets, New Yorkers know their city is top dog when it comes to sports cities. And its sports bar owners know just the right vibe to appeal to spectators who need a place to cheer, groan, gulp their brews in front of giant-screen TVs. Depending on your hobbies and personality type, that either sounds like torture or heaven. If you are in the latter category, this list is for you. The major components of any popular sports bar are ideal for shaking off the stress of a day (unless your team is losing).
While New York may have already been crowned the city that never sleeps, these contenders are the bars that never stop playing sports. Meet your buddies for wings, nachos, and a full slate of football, basketball, boxing, baseball, hockey, and NASCAR. Even if you happen to come alone, you can count on finding a crowd to hang with...as long as you're wearing the right colors and logos. You know how these things go.
Some bars get specific with the team that they are rooting for. Watch a Green Bay Packers game at Kettle of Fish where during Packers games you won't have a choice to watch anything else. IF your sports passions extend beyond the Packers, go to Studio Square NYC for 30,000 square feet, with more than 40 flat screens and a massive 160 square foot garden screen. Want to cheer your team on in the lap of what feels like your own penthouse? Then Club 40/40 is your fit; subdued surroundings in the face of passion? Then Manhattan Proper is your ticket. Those are some stats to get behind.
Game on. Literally.