The fanatics—the European hooligans and the overzealous, faux-enlightened American ex-study-abroad kids—call it "church." Its motto is "Where Football Is Religion." It's Nevada Smiths, and it's a world-renowned bar made famous for its incredible atmosphere during soccer games. There aren't many seats at all, but there wouldn't be space for them anyway—the place is packed. With more than 100 games showing every week (it also televises rugby, if that's your thing), whether you're there for the doors to open before the 7:45 a.m. Saturday English Premier League kickoff or want to catch the 10:30 p.m. West Coast MLS match, expect to get bumped and jostled as hundreds of supporters yell at any one of the 14 plasma screens or huge projection screen along one wall. 125 East 11th Street, 917-402-1510, nevadasmiths.net (10003)

Location Details

100 3rd Ave.
New York NY 10003
212-982-2591