Get Thee to a Sports Bar in New York City

Cheers, groans, beer, and plenty of big-screen TVs. Depending on your hobbies and personality type, that either sounds like torture or heaven. If you are in the latter category, this is the article 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 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. Three words: pack your cheesehead. Or if your sports passions extend beyond the Packers, go to Studio Square NYC for 30,000 square feet, with over 40 flat screens and a massive 160 square foot garden screen. Those are some stats to get behind.

Game on. Literally.

Watch the game. Drink some beers. Rinse. Repeat. The Village Pourhouse gets what it is all about (and it's not the hokey pokey). Whether you are participating in their famous Wednesday night trivia nights or watching a sports game with the ample...  Read More

Standings is likely referring to the fact that there are league standings inscribed on chalkboards, but it may also be tongue in cheek with the fact that you will likely be on your feet at this bar. In fact, there are only 10 barstools. This is...  Read More

Upper East Side
Kinsale Tavern

A true, fun-loving Irish sports pub, Kinsale takes very little about itself seriously. Just look for the giant Guinness mascot ready to welcome you inside. Folks from all walks of life are welcome to stop by here, grab a stool, order a pint and...  Read More

Garment District
Legends New York City

You don't always see white linen tablecloths and classic wood interiors at a sports bar, but at Legends, this is the case. Of course, it is still a casual dining experience with the usual pub favorites. It gets quite rowdy and filled with...  Read More

West Village

One of the favorite NYC bars of the four AFC/NFC Championship teams. Not every bar has that title, but Kettle of Fish does. This cozy underground bar in the West village gives Packers fans something more to look forward to than the game alone....  Read More

A word that certainly seems ironic when the game is on is "banter." Nonetheless, Banter is a great bar to marry beer and soccer. May they live happily ever after. You can even start your day here. It opens up at 7:30 in the morning on the...  Read More

They say you can't judge a bar based on the size of its nachos, but Professor Thom's does have a big – er – plate. There are also other things we are impressed by, with 17 high definition televisions and a 41 foot bar ready to quench your...  Read More

If you want to go to a sports bar where the food is more than an afterthought, The Brewery is your place. Their burger is 8 ounces of Angus sirloin served on a house brioche roll. There is also a divine brunch menu which includes everything from...  Read More

"Beer beer beer...I'm goin' for a beer. Beer beer beer...I'm goin' to drink some beer. I like drinking beer. Lovely, lovely beer." It's not our fault that we started out the blurb with these words. The catchy song on Studio Square NYC's website,...  Read More

Flatiron District

For all intents and purposes, this Flatiron spot is far too sexy to be thrown into the sports bar mix. This looks like a place where people with expensive taste in clothes and cognac (Read: A-listers) gather and indulge. Not surprisingly, 40/40...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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