Whether you’re looking for sports bar to sip on suds while you watch the game or a place to dance the night away, these are our picks for the 7 best guys’ night out spots in New York City. By Charli James.
Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway between 6th St & Driggs Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11211
The gold standard of manly food is steak, and Peter Luger is NYC’s God of steak. It’s pricey, but the incredible service, laid back ambiance and delicious filets are well worth it. Get ready for a manly meal and a serious steak high.
The Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
A restaurant completely devoted to meatballs…what’s not to like? The cities tastiest balls come in six varieties served in your choice of four sauces. Order the Spicy Pork Meatball Hero and try not to rave about it to all your friends. No reservations accepted, so there can be a wait on popular nights, but it’s worth it. The Meatball Shop also just opened a second location on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg.
583 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Woodwork is the place in Brooklyn, if not the whole of NYC, to watch soccer – but you also catch any other big game here. This footie bar also has a great selection of food (the mac and cheese is delicious) and you’re almost certain to be shooting picklebacks by the end of the night. Make sure to stop in during the next Arsenal game and chant with the entire bar.
Break Bar and Billiards
32-04 Broadway Ste B
Long Island City, NY 11106
This Astoria games emporium has everything you could want in a sports bar. Watch the game on one of the nine 50-inch flat-screens, get in a round of Big Buck Hunter during half time, or shoot some pool on one of their 16 tables. Free pool and ping-pong while you eat or drink, and the drinks are reasonably priced (around $5 each).
43 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
Sports are king at this tiny East Village spot. Every inch of wall space is covered in memorabilia, games commentary always win out over music, and a constantly rotating selection of microbrews on tap keeps things tasty. Everyone is into the game, so it’s a blast if you’re looking to hang with other serious fans.
Kiss and Fly
409 W 13th St
New York, NY 10014
Hours: Wed to Sat 11pm-4am
Chandeliers and painted ceiling decorate this decadent club, and due to the strict door policy the crowd inside is beautiful too. The music vibe is old school hip-hop and Michael Jackson. Go ahead and spring for a table and girls are sure to join you.
212 W 79th St
New York, NY 10024
Uptown sports lovers, Blondies is your spot. Blondies has three rooms with TVs everywhere so you can turn your head in any direction and still see the game. At least one screen will be dedicated to any sport showing on TV—including boxing, WNBA, NHL– you name it. The Buffalo wings are considered some of the best in the city, and the cheap pitchers of beer are perfect sidekicks to every game.
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