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7 Best Bars To Watch NFL Football In NYC

September 3, 2014 6:00 AM

The NFL season has arrived, and with that comes tailgating, face painting and pre-game rituals. But not everyone can make every game, so if you find yourself in need of a massive TV and lively atmosphere to pump you up, head to one of these New York City sports bars to catch all the action.

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Bar 515

515 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 532-3300

Bar 515 has successfully merged the needs of the die-hard sports crowd with that of the casual fan. Plasma TV screens line the walls of this well-known neighborhood haunt. Bar 515 wouldn’t be a great sports bar without some delicious fare to go along with your brew. Food choices include burgers marinated in Irish stout, California Chicken Pita with avocado, lettuce, tomato and bacon, and Nachos with melted cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole (add chicken or chilli too).

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Mulholland's Sports Bar

312 Grand St.
between Havemeyer and Roebling
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Williamsburg’s rare sports bar, Mulholland’s, is known for its award-winning hot wings, pub grub and casual atmosphere. Have the bartender pour you one of their 22 beers on tap and catch the NFL action on 12 HDTVs as well as the bar’s indoor/outdoor TV in their backyard. This is a true sports fan’s bar, with a vibe like no other.

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200 Fifth

200 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

With more televisions than you can count on two hands, 200 Fifth is both a food and sports haven. The Park Slope haunt on Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue will certainly be a hot spot for the borough’s football fans. The bar features 40 beers on tap, and some nicely proportioned items on their “Bargain Menu.” The place gets bustling, so get there early – especially during sporting events.

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Tonic East

411 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10016

This three-story sports bar, complete with a rooftop overlooking Murray Hill, is built for optimal sports viewing and features cushy sofas, surround sound and huge plasma TVs. Get your football fix while enjoying happy hour specials such as $4 Bud and Bud Light drafts and $15 pitchers from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Mustang Harry's

352 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

If you’re Midtown-bound and itching to find a great spot to watch the game, head over to Mustang Harry’s on Seventh Ave. Mustang Harry’s boasts the “longest bar in NYC” lined with your favorite beers, cocktails and more than 20 high definition TVs for your viewing pleasure.

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Johnny Utah's

25 West 51st St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 265-8824

Another Midtown venue, known to some as “that bar with the mechanical bull,” is certainly a down home spot. During the season, football fans gather here for booze and bites as they watch the action on the bar’s many big screens.

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40/40 Club

6 West 25th St.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 830-4040

While the 40/40 Club gains its real notoriety from its proprietor (the club is owned and promoted by rapper Jay Z), it has more to offer than just hype. For instance, the wings. The main level holds a gigantic, illuminated bar and upstairs holds the lounge’s five private VIP rooms.

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