Look, we get it, your NYC apartment is too small to host your five best friends for the big game, we’ve been there. Finding the right bar, not just a subpar watering hole, to watch the game is no walk in the park though. There’s no need to give up and go to a generic midtown sports bar that’s overcrowded and overpriced just because you know they’ll be showing your team. NoHo is home to some of the city’s very best bars for watching sports for every kind of fan. We’ve put together our guide to the neighborhood’s best spots to catch any game that’s on.
Bleecker Street Bar: This beloved spot on Bleecker Street is a crowd-pleaser. It’s got enough TVs that any spot in the house is able to keep an eye on the game. Moreover, it’s got specials, including 5 for $25 buckets of beer and White Claw, so you won’t have to rush to the bar during commercial break. With plenty of tables, you won’t have to cram six people at a tiny high-top table – it’s a perfect option for groups! Find more info here.
Sweetwater Social: This basement bar has it all. Shuffleboard for the friend who gets bored, an incredible cocktail list, great TVs around the bar, and it takes reservations. No more waiting around like a vulture to snag a table for the first twenty minutes of the game. They’ve got all kinds of specials up their sleeves throughout the season, so be on the lookout for great deals, great events, and more to accompany great games. Learn more here.
West 3rd Common: A gem in NoHo’s bar scene, this cozy spot has all the makings of a great sports bar: delicious, classic bar food, plenty of drink options, and TVs you can see from any seat in the house. They’ve got happy hour everyday, including Saturday and Sunday from 4:00-8:00 PM and half-off the whole bar on Sundays from 8:00-close. We’re not saying you should only go here for the generous deals, but they’re honestly too good to pass up. See more here.
Slainte: It’s so easy to way overpay for less-than-great bar food in New York, so stop spending $20 on nachos and start eating good. Every night from Monday to Thursday they’ve got delicious specials from steak dinners, to $1 tacos and $1 sliders. It’s hard to find a better place to watch a game, eat cheap, and drink well all at once, but weeknight games at Slainte make it happen. If you’re catching a weekend game, no problem, they’ve still got the same tasty food that far surpasses standard bar fare. Learn more here.
310 Bowery Bar: While the mouth-watering pizza is reason enough to venture to this brick-lined Bowery bar, we like it for the game-watching too. Take your normal pub, mix it with a fancy lounge, shake it all up, and you’ve got 310 Bowery Bar. It’s dependendable enough to walk in and catch a game at anytime, but with a fun, upbeat atmosphere. You’ll never want to celebrate a win anywhere else. Find more information here.