NYC Sports Bars Where You Can Watch the NFL Season Kickoff
Unsure where to go for the opening game of this year’s NFL season? Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a total rookie, check out this list of sports bars to make the most of your next game day.
Tribeca may not be the first neighborhood that comes to mind when you think of sports bars, but we guarantee that this pub will be a game changer. Ample television screens mean you can catch multiple matchups at once and the sports paraphernalia on the walls will help get newbies in the mood. Be sure to come hungry because the food at Warren 77 is top notch; whether you opt for chili con carne tacos or a quinoa salad (well, what did you expect? This is Tribeca), you will not leave disappointed.
Competition for bars is fierce in Alphabet City, but Boulton & Watt manages to set itself apart, especially when it comes to gameday. The communal tables are perfect for bringing a crew of your fellow sports fanatics and the casual attire means you won’t feel underdressed in a jersey. There are beer options to suit every palate as well as ample wine and cocktail offerings.
If you hail from New England and care even a little bit about football, then this is the bar for you. Professor Thom’s is a Patriot’s bar so get ready to watch Tom Brady on repeat on any of the many televisions in this bi-level space. If you get a case of the drunchies, you’re in luck because Professor Thom’s is famous for their nachos (which come in three sizes so you can really go all out if you choose to.)
Campeon is the south of the border version of your classic sports bar: ample televisions adorn the festively decorated walls and wings are served with pineapple habanero sauce. If you lose interest in the football, turn your focus to the dangerously strong margaritas, chipotle burgers with Oaxaca cheese, bacon, and avocado, and pulled brisket tacos with horseradish cream and crispy shallots.
Libation is a safe bet if you’re coming with friends who root for different football teams; the bar has no specific team allegiance and enough alcohol to soothe even the most deep-seeded sports rivalries. If you’re really looking to make a day of it, Libation also serves brunch, complete with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Kip’s Bay is home to many bro bars and Taproom No. 307 is no exception. Beer and football games are the focus here but that doesn’t mean that sports newbies won’t leave happy as well. There are over 40 draft beers to choose from as well as upscale menu options like truffle fries and pesto pizza for visitors craving a bite.
So, the next time football Sunday rolls around, be sure to pick the game day bar that is best for you and your crew. It might just make all the difference in the world.