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The 10 Best Sports Bars in NYC

Though it may not look it from the outside, Kettle of Fish is one of the best places to catch a game in the city.
Though it may not look it from the outside, Kettle of Fish is one of the best places to catch a game in the city.
Courtesy Kettle of Fish

Football has returned, and it's again time to break out your favorite jersey and huddle around your favorite flat screen. While there's no place quite like home to watch a game, sometimes it's nice to get out of the house. Using a complex game plan based on metrics like drink specials, food, attire of the wait staff, and selection of games--both on TV and in-house--we've rounded up our top 10 sports bars in NYC.

Standings boasts one of the best sports memorabilia decors in New York.
Standings boasts one of the best sports memorabilia decors in New York.
Courtesy Standings/Jeremy Edmunds via Facebook

10. Standings, 43 East Seventh Street

The massive amount of sports memorabilia lining the walls of this spot makes up for the fact you'll have to stand shoulder to shoulder with the guy next to you. Eight televisions hang throughout the narrow space, and the great beer selection will have you making new friends in no time. The bar won't play music during games but will blast the game audio, which is great unless Joe Buck is announcing. There's also a free bagel bar on Sundays during football season, which makes up for the lack of food options, or you can order in from nearby establishments.

The crowd goes wild for wings and game day action.
The crowd goes wild for wings and game day action.
Courtesy Mulholland's via Facebook

9. Mulholland's, 312 Grand Street, Brooklyn

Wings, wings, and more wings make this Grand Street bar a stand-out place to watch the game on a busy strip. Twelve HD flat screens, a backyard patio, and a fireplace to warm you up--or burn your betting slips--give the space a classy and open feel. Comfort comes by way of a full menu, neighborly service, and plush couches, which might make you linger well beyond the end of the game.

The outdoor big screen and atmosphere of the beer garden make this an ideal place to catch sports in Queens.
The outdoor big screen and atmosphere of the beer garden make this an ideal place to catch sports in Queens.
Courtesy Studio Square via Flickr

8. The Garden at Studio Square, 35-33 36th Street, Queens

Bigger is better at this Long Island City beer garden, where sports fans have the option of watching their favorite teams compete on a 160 foot outdoor super screen. The space is also a popular location for UFC fight nights and FIFA soccer, though drink specials like $10 pitchers of Coors Light and $5 sangria for the ladies make football season extra special. If you prefer eating alone, the bar features over 30 flat screens and a full grill menu with tailgating specialties like kielbasa and bratwurst.



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