By Mike Cellucci
Whether you’re looking for an upscale (dudes who wear sports coats and ties to watch football) or the shitty dive-bar (that reeks like the drunk girl throwup from the night before) New York City has a sports bar for everyone.
122 west 26th st between 6th and 7th ave.
With overpriced everything, guys dressed like they are ready for a fist pumping club night, The Ainsworth is the place to be. If you have a man crush on Scott Disick from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.“
The food isn’t bad but it’s nothing to write home about and the portions are on the smaller side. Word of advice, if you have a large group, book a table in advance.
Bounce Sporting Club
55 West 21st Street & 1403 2nd Avenue
Think The Ainsworth, but add a hint of trash. That is all.
Manny’s on Second
1770 2nd Ave
Manny’s is your normal sports bar that serves great wings and has a friendly, helpful staff. Plenty of TV’s. 2 floors.
212 W 79th St
Maybe the best wings I’ve had in Manhattan, definitely up there. Small spot but does the job. Perfect go-to sports bar for UWS residents.
Village Pourhouse –
64 3rd Ave
has mediocre bar food, a solid base of 21-24 year olds, tends to be overcrowded but if it’s your team that’s playing, can be a lot of fun. Not a bad choice is you are in or around the East Village. Grab a pitcher and go creep out some strange.
6 W 33rd St #1
Typically a soccer driven sports bar, this would be a great place for the late “where do I watch the Super Bowl” decision as it shouldn’t be overly crowded.
43 E 7th St
(between 2nd Ave & Taras Shevchenko Pl)
Sports bar with a great beer list. It’s part of the whole Standings/Jimmy’s 43/Burp Castle family that shares its beer cave, so there’s some serious beers there. Free wings during Monday Night Football.