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Best place to watch the Super Bowl?

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1. Posted by steppers (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

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Hi, I am flying into NYC next week and will be either in NYC or Boston for the Super Bowl on the sunday. Can anyone recommend a place to watch it in NYC or best city to watch it in?

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

The February 2005 Sports Illustrated features an article, "Finding the Perfect Sports Bar." The number one sports bar in America is The Fours in Boston. I haven't been there, but if you are going to watch the biggest American sporting event, you might as well watch it in the best of America's sports bars.

I may be down in NYC for Superbowl XL, so I'll let you know if I find anything else.


3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Here's a site that lists the best sports bars in NYC. I haven't been to any, but have been to ESPN Zones in various other places, and they are usually good. I have also seen Scruffy Duffy's mentioned a few other places.

NYC: Best Sports Bar: 2002 Audience Winners

I'm betting that things will get pretty packed at any of these places, so be prepared to show up early (3 or 4 in the afternoon) to get a decent seat, especially if you are going to be there with more than 1 person.

4. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 420 posts) 11y

There are so many great sports bars in both cities that you'll have a hard time going wrong and pretty much every bar in the city will have it on. If you are looking for a place with multiple big screen televisions and big crowds in NYC try Kate Kearny's on 50th between 2-3 avenue, Ship of Fools between 82-83rd St. on second avenue, McAleers(spelling?) on Amsterdam between 80-81st St, The Sports Pages (I think that's what it's called) 3rd ave and 83rd, Bar Coastal 78th St and First avenue, Faces and Names 53rd between sixth and seventh ave (double check this one), Scruffy Duffy's, The Hairy Monk (25th and Third), Barrow St. Alehouse (on barrow St.), A&M Roadhouse... and those are just the ones which come to mind.

I'll be at a private party but I'd probably otherwise head to either Ship of Fools, Bar Coastal or a darts bar called the Gaf (1st Ave between 88-89th St.) for the game.

In fact there is huge strip of bars between 82nd and 90th Street on second avenue which would be good to watch the game at.

I didn't include ESPN-Zone or All-Star Cafe in that list since they are chains and don't have enough local flavor.

5. Posted by steppers (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

Thse recommendations are brilliant thanks everyone! I want a good local bar so will check out around 83rd-90th. What are you doing for private parties? Do americans go all out in celebrating the Super Bowl in their homes?

thanks again, I can't wait to be in NY

6. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 420 posts) 11y

Pretty much we do, It's almost a national holiday at least for the male of the species. We get together have a few drinks, eat some good food and generally hang out with friends.

Feel free to drop me a line before game day and I'll be happy to join you for a pint or two in one of my favorite locals.

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