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Where to Watch the Game This Weekend

New York sports bars have transcended chicken wings and big-screen TV’s. Here, the highlights

The newest hotspots to watch the big game in New York City are high-end venues with menus to satisfy even the most finicky palates. See why below:


The 40/40 Club

6 West 25th Street

The vibe: Glossy and spacious, thanks to two floors and a $10 million renovation by Jeffrey Beers that introduced perks like stadium seating

The grub: Comfort-food favorites with a down-home twist, like southern-fried shrimp, collard greens with Tabasco butter, and sweet potato doughnuts

The drinks: 16 varieties of martini

Celeb fans: Rihanna, Jake Gyllenhaal; President Obama held a 2012 fundraiser here, hosted by owner Jay-Z and the missus


Ainsworth Park

111 East 18th Street

The vibe: Rustic chic—dark bar stools, leather booths and exposed-wood walls

The grub: Roasted beet and kale salad, spicy jumbo prawns and truffled mac-n-cheese

The drinks: Beers are plentiful, but mixed drinks like the Moët Margarita (a cocktail of Don Julio tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice and simple syrup topped with Moët & Chandon Imperial champagne) will sate cravings for something stronger.

Celeb fans: Gerard Butler, Ryan Lochte


Windsor Gansevoort Park

420 Park Avenue South

The vibe: Sophisticated and streamlined, with leather booths, dark wood floors, pin-striped wallpaper and antique-white ceilings

The grub: Tuna-steak BLTs and truffle grilled cheese

The drinks: Mixologist Ben Scorah uses fresh juices and syrups (vanilla, agave) for his cocktail concoctions, like Bling, which mixes Voli Vodka, cinnamon-infused agave, and fresh apple and lime juices.

Celeb fans: Spike Lee, Cuba Gooding Jr., Taylor Kitsch



3119 Newtown Ave, Astoria

The Vibe: Large and spacious, with an outdoor back garden full of picnic tables.

The Grub: A full grill menu, including slowly smoked ribs and a platter of 50 wings.

The Drinks: Beer connoisseurs, rejoice – Katch offers over 50 kinds of draft beer. Or, pick your poison and make your own drink ‘kreation.’


The Royal

127 4th Avenue

The Vibe: Spacious and fun, with 40+ TV’s and LED pulse and still lighting.

The Grub: Standard favorites like sliders, wings, and sandwiches can be eaten at lounge-style seats throughout the bar. Additionally, the rear leather banquettes are perfect for large parties!

The Drinks: Offers an assortment of bottles, beers, and custom cocktails, like the Matcha Fizz, a green tea-flavored libation with a lemon twist.


Brother Jimmy’s

Multiple locations

The Vibe: Low-key and more dive-y, but still a New York classic.

The Grub: Standard sports bar fare, including hush puppies and fried green tomatoes.

The Drinks: Concoctions come served in an oversized mason jar, and the original Jimmy’s offers an extensive selection of bourbon.