It's February 1st, so you know what that means: Super Bowl XLIX is here. Even though our beloved New York City teams aren't in the running, that doesn't mean you shouldn't spend the day staring at a massive screen, as you throw back a few brews and demolish some seriously-delicious snacks.
If you weren't lucky enough to score to tickets to this year's big game, don't worry, because spoiled nyc got you covered.
From keg parties and college sports bars to trendy lounges equipped television screens of epic proportions, NYC covers all ends of the Super Bowl celebratory spectrum.
So throw on your jersey, round up your crew, and get ready to cheer on your team-- amidst a crowd of football fanatics on the biggest game day of the year. Here are 7 hot spots to watch the Super Bowl in NYC.
1. Professor Thom's
If you happen to be a die-hard Patriots fan, Professor Thom’s is the perfect spot to get schooled on a few plays, as you watch your beloved Tom Brady (and try to pretend you're not insanely envious of his wife, Gisele). Located in the East Village, this proud Boston bar is guaranteed to be packed to the brim with red, white and blue-clad patrons come Super Bowl Sunday.
This place has all of your game day essentials, including a 40 foot bar, an arsenal of ice cold beers on tap, a private screening room on the second floor, 17 televisions, and an HD projector. They're also throwing a pretty sweet Super Bowl tailgate party, sponsored by the most well-known Boston beer companies in the country.
2. Carlow East
If you're a Seattle Seahawks fan, you should definitely hit up Carlow East. As this city's official Seahawks bar, this UES pub is the perfect spot to surround yourself with a bunch of Richard Sherman fans (who will certainly chime in every time you boo New England's wide receivers). In honor of the special occasion, you can expect to find all of their TVs tuned to the big game, as well as a top-shelf open-bar and top-notch buffet (set-up with bunch of drool-worthy dishes).
3. PH-D at the Dream Hotel
If your to take your Super Bowl experience to the next level, head over to PH-D located atop the Dream Hotel Downtown. Strategic Group has put together a Super Bowl soiree suited for any football fan who also fancies dancing on a few couches from time to time. This rooftop lounge will have 60 inch flat-screens set up for maximum game-viewing pleasure, not to mention beats by DJ Dimitry Mak (in case you feel the need to bust out a few victory dances). Also, they'll also be serving your favorite bar snacks, like delicious sliders, that are totally worth taking your eyes off the action-- but just for a few seconds.
If the quality of food is a primary concern on Super Bowl Sunday, take a trip over to SNAP. Located on 14th Street, this 2,200 square foot bar features dozens of flat-screen TVs equipped with surround sound, as well as a 20-foot long LED tricolor ticker built directly into the American ash wood bar top. But the best part is that you can stuff your face throughout each quarter of the game with mouthwatering eats like a NY strip steak, mild to spicy buffalo wings, and sliders. Regardless of which team wins the game, it's pretty impossible to leave this place disappointed.
5. Nitehawk Cinema
Size matters-- screen size, that is. So when it comes to watching the Super Bowl on television, the bigger the screen the better. Since most of us don't have the luxury of a private theater tucked away in our studio apartment, Nitehawk Cinema will be hosting a special Super Bowl Party so you can get your game-fix on a massive, movie theater-sized screen.
The Williamsburg cineplex will also have hot wings served table-side so you don't have to miss a minute of the action, as well as Sam Adams Boson Lager and Elysian Space Dust IPA on tap to satisfy fans of both teams.
And if human football players aren't you thing, you can catch the Puppy Bowl (complete with a kitten-filled halftime show) right in the lobby.
6. The Gander
If you're looking to watch the game while simultaneously stuffing your face with a seriously-delicious, all-you-can eat football feast, make your way over to The Gander. This Flatiron resturant will be hosting their first “Gander Bowl” downstairs. In addition to the perfect view of the field via flat screens, you'll have access to an unlimited amount of mouthwatering sliders, ribs and melty mac n cheese alongside specialty game day punches and kegs of Budweiser and PBR. Not to mention, they're also having a wing eating contest during half time and the winner gets a prize. Yes, you can actually get a prize for showing a pile of wings into your mouth at record speed. I guess dreams do come true.
7. Twist and Smash'd
If you're in or around Queens on Super Bowl Sunday, head over to Twist and Smash'd in Astoria. This luxurious sports bar boasts over 50 beers on tap and 54 flat screen TVs, so no matter where you are sitting, you'll have a great view of the Pats and Seahawks going head-to-head. In addition to the huge selection of ice cold brews, they're also serving up a variety of delectable bar snacks like burgers, wings and their infamous twisted potatoes. Not to mention, they have 2 indoor bocce ball courts-- so you can keep the competitive spirit going after the game ends.
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