It’s been nine long years since the New York Mets have made it to the playoffs, but this year, all of the Amazins’ hard work is paying off. After sweeping the Cubs to become NLCS champions, the Mets are headed to the World Series!! Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, here are five of the top bars in New York City you should head to for viewing the Mets in the World Series.
18 W 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001
The love that Foley’s has for baseball is apparent even in its name. This Irish-American bar is named for Arthur “Red” Foley. Foley was a sportswriter who wrote about both the Mets and the Yankees. The baseball love at Foley’s is even demonstrated by its décor. Upon entering Foley’s NY, you’ll see its wall covered in autographed balls and other baseball paraphernalia. The bar also has several baseball-themed events and fantasy baseball drafts.
43 E 7th St.
New York, NY 1003
Standings is all about being able to watch the big game. This sports bar is small, but the intimacy enables baseball fanatics to really feel right in the moment when the whole bar is cheering. The big screen TVs air all of the professional sports packages and a wide assortment of beers and wines are served here. The food is great too; we suggest trying the pizza.
221 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Finnerty’s is all about sports. This popular East Village bar was re-established in 2009 and boasts that “the Word Series trophy visit[ed] not once, but two times in 2011 and 2013.” It has an extensive sports schedule including MLB Extra Innings. You can even take your baseball love home with you as Finnerty’s offers sports themed “swag” such as the “Miles to Home plate” shirt.
599 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
Great food goes wonderfully with a good game on TV. Landsdowne Road’s intensive food choices and sporty atmosphere makes it one of the best sports bars in New York. The delicious “scruffy Duffy’s wings” come in either 10 pieces, 20 pieces or 50 pieces. Furthermore, this spot has tons of TV screens in the bar so you won’t miss a second of the game.
Ashton’s Alley Sports Bar
825 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10022
If you’d prefer to watch your favorite baseball team play in a slightly more upscale locale, Ashton’s is the bar for you. Located in Midtown, Ashton’s has over 20 big screen TVs for every sports fan’s viewing pleasure. The bar also mixes classic sports bar treats such as hamburgers and wings with more fancy items such as seafood and steak. There is also outdoor seating and the option of unlimited drinks for one flat rate.
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