Why watch the Big Game from home when you can celebrate each touchdown – or drown your sorrows after every fumble – at these bars and restaurants hosting NFL viewing parties, drink specials and an exciting atmosphere for pigskin fanatics. By Sarah Shaker.
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Hudson Common becomes “Hudson Stadium” in the fall, and Super Bowl Sunday is no different. The Hudson Stadium All Access Super Bowl party starts at 4 p.m. and boasts a “Super Bowl experience unlike any other,” featuring a pre-game tailgate and official viewing party. The large projection screens and 11 flat screen televisions will make sure you catch all of the action between Hudson Stadium and Hudson Common. Can’t miss menu items include Common & Uncommon Wings and table-side ice chests of beer.
For prime game viewing with awesome food in Brooklyn, park yourself at Pork Slope. This neighborhood bar has two 42” and one 60” televisions to catch all the action. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a “American bar food and an extensive collection of American whiskeys.” Try the Mother Porker with cheddarwurst, griddled onions, fried egg, bacon, pickled jalapenos and mustard.
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
Known as a post-grad hangout for former frat brothers and college sports fans, it’s no suprise Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is trying their hardest to make their venue the ultimate football destination. All five of their city locations will have the Big Game playing on 40+ HDTVs. We’ve shared our love for their unlimited specials before, so on Sundays make sure to pig out at the All-You-Can-Eat Rib Fest with two sides, cornbread and your choice of Bud or Bud Light Draft for $27.95.
Prefer a swanky football viewing? Throughout the season The Royal in Union Square will be showing the Big Game on several screens where traditional sports bar meets the sophistication of a late night lounge with a high quality menu. Relax on the large leather banquettes in the rear of the space for comfort while cheering on your team at one of the 40 plus LED televisions. Try the Tuna Tartare with Sesame Crisp or go for bar food with a high-end twist like Mac N Cheese with Aged Parmesan Truffle Oil.
The long list of beer specials include Bud, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Coors Light, Amstel Light, Corona, Guinness, Heineken, Sam Adams, Sam Adams Light and Stella Artois. For your viewing pleasure there are 15 55’’ LED Flat Screen TVs, 2 46’’ LED Flat Screen TVs and 6 165’’ Video Walls suspended over the main floor bar and private rooms are available to throw your own Jay Z approved football bash.
Katch Brewery & Grill
Pull up a bar stool at the recently opened Katch for the ultimate game-watching experience in Astoria with 63 flat screen TV’s. Pair your brews with plates from their long list of bar appetizers like Katch Disco Fries topped with mozzarella, garlic aioli, basil aioli, red pepper aioli and a side of gravy.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.