The NBA playoffs are here – and the Knicks are actually in them, for the first time in seven years. Here’s where to watch the action. UPDATE: For our 2012 best Knicks picks, click here.

The Village Pourhouse


Restaurant Row Location
366 W. 46th Street (between 8th and 9th)
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The popular midtown sports bar will be offering Knicks fans Carmelo Car Bombs and select “Stoudemire” stouts for half price during the games.

Blarney Rock Pub

137 W 33rd ST. near 7th Ave.
(212) 947-0825

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This old-school Irish bar still has the requisite pinch of grit lacking in so many of its midtown neighbors. It’s a haven for Knicks fans on game night, and judging by the decor, it has been for decades – they’ve got the sports memorabilia to prove it. Happy hour specials kick in just in time for tip-off: $1 dollar off every drink as you take in the action on any of the bar’s 14 big screens.

Cafe 31

220 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

Conveniently located just across the street from the Garden, this sports bar/pub is the perfect place to grab a pre-game meal if you’ve got tickets to the game. Even if you don’t, you can catch the action on any of their large plasma screens over a plate of buffalo wings and buckets of Bud for $16.

Tír Na Nóg


5 Penn Plaza near 34th St.
(212) 630-0249

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Looking for dinner before gametime? Named for the Gaelic land of eternal youth, this genteel Irish pub offers a cozy, casual atmosphere amidst lace-curtain relics and architectural bric-a-brac salvaged from churches and castles of the old country. Huge picture windows open onto the church-pipe-organ turned bar and illuminate a civil place to enjoy a pint or whiskey. The Celtic-influenced American pub food offers excellent seafood dishes, as well as a memorable shepherd’s pie.

  1. Jeff F. says:

    The Knicks Are Hot!!! These are great tips on bars to watch the Knicks play with good atmosphere, great food & drink specials too!

    I sat courtside to see C. Anthony’s first game at The Garden and that was worth every penny too.
    We bought our Knicks tickets from and the NBA tix weren’t as expensive as we thought they wold be.

    See u at the Bar or The Garden – Go Knicks

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