New York City is known as the city that never sleeps for a reason. It prides itself in offering a wide variety of entertainment options, restaurants and, of course, bars. Whether you’re a NBA or NCAA basketball fan, the Big Apple has just the right bar for you. Head on over to any of these five New York City sports bars to watch the latest basketball game.
64 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
If you’re in the mood for a fun and laid-back bar to watch the basketball game, then make sure to check out Village Pourhouse. This East Village bar boasts over 20 HD flat screen TVs for your ultimate viewing pleasure. Village Pourhouse serves a great selection of craft beers with food ranging from snack bites to burgers, sandwiches and salads. The establishment has two additional locations on the Upper West Side and in Hoboken, NJ.
The Bronx Alehouse
216 W. 238th St.
Bronx, NY 10463
If you’re a basketball fan and beer connoisseur, then you have a good excuse to head to the Bronx. Located on 238th Street, The Bronx Alehouse is a low-key sports bar playing NFL, NBA and soccer events on a number of flat-screen TVs. The Alehouse is known for its quality selection of brews and ever-changing taps including beers such as Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse and Olde Saratoga Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout. Drink 100 different types of beer and find your name on the wall of fame.
599 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
This Hell’s Kitchen Irish Pub is serious about two things: sports and beer. Lansdowne Road plays all types of sports games on multiple flat-screen TVs, and joins in on the NCAA fun during March Madness. Watch your favorite game while drinking your favorite beer, and keep it cool with the bar’s ice rail. Complement your cold beer with some delicious eats such as a soft pretzel, Scruffy Duffy Wings, a burger or a salad.
212 W. 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
Blondies plays all sports, and takes game requests. NFL, MLB, NHL, college football, college basketball – your wish is Blondies’ command. If you’re craving some proper game food, make sure to place an order of wings, known by many as the best wings on the Upper West Side. Games taken at request, good wings, all washed down with a cold beer, what could be better?
Legends New York City
6 W. 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001
Located in Koreatown, Legends NYC is the perfect sports bar to watch just about any sporting event, including basketball. Head on over to Legends to catch the game on one of the bar’s numerous TVs, and enjoy some casual grub and drink. Choose from a burger, wrap or salad, or a more filling meal such as seafood or steak. Don’t forget to check out the bar’s impressive decor, which includes photos of legendary athletes, singers, actors, actresses and celebrities.
Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.