Deciding where to watch the Super Bowl is stressful. Do you pick the place with the best drink specials? The greatest food deals? Do you follow the crowd? Find a quiet bar with a decent screen to watch the game in private? We’ve broken it down by hood and borough of where to get the most bang for your buck during the game. Behold, the ultimate guide of where to watch the 49ers and Ravens battle Harbowl style.
Below 14th Street
The Library, 7 Ave. A
This Lower East Side dive will show the game on its giant projection screen and their regular happy hour, buy-one-get-one-free, will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you get bored, just pull a book down from one of the many shelves. They call it the Library for a reason.
Finnerty’s, 221 2nd Ave.
If you’re a San Francisco fan, this is probably where you should be. They anticipate long lines and are offering a $35 VIP package that includes a complimentary t-shirt and a halftime raffle. Walk-ins welcome but come on, get that t-shirt!
Treehouse Bar at David Burke Kitchen, 23 Grand St.
For $25 a person, enjoy a whole roast pig buffet with $5 beers and $5 whiskeys in a jar.
Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, 267 Elizabeth St.
Indulge in tacos, guacamole, tamales, corn esquites, and quesadillas while the game plays on two huge screens. Drink specials are more than just cheap beers. Sip on spiked horchata, Michelada, and sangria.
Ditch Plains, 29 Bedford St.
Put a little NoLa soul in your game day snacks and dine on fried oyster sliders at this Hamptons transplant. If oysters aren’t your jam, enjoy BBQ pig wings, chicken wing dip, and $4 drafts. TVs line the bar so try to get there early if you want an up-close spot.
Brass Monkey and The Copper Room 55 Little W. 12th St.
Groups can show up and watch the game on one of seven TVs or a massive projection screen. Private areas can be reserved for large groups in advance. Order the Playmaker Snack Platters ($21 or $40) to get classic bar snacks including jalapeno poppers, quesadillas, mozzarella sticks and polenta-crusted calamari. Other meaty deals are $30 for 10 sliders and $20 for 20 chicken wings.
TOY Oyster Bar, 18th 9th Ave.
Hang out in the Gansevoort’s little sister for a day of $1 oysters, buckets of Peroni for $45, and complimentary shots to celebrate Beyonce’s halftime show. The shots are BeyBey themed (“Put a Ring on it” and “If I were a TOY”). If that’s not enticing enough, other fancy bar snacks include spicy tuna toro, shrimp toast cigars, and hidden lobster dumplings.
Fiddlesticks, 56 Greenwich Ave.
The good ole Irish pub will show the game on its giant TVs. Enjoy the usual Sunday Roast specials, and the pool tables will be up for grabs. Drink specials start at $4 for wine and beer and snacks will be available at the bar.
Hill Country Barbecue Market, 30 W. 26th St.
Specials include “the Pit Master”, a quarter-pound lean brisket, one pork rib, one beef rib, quarter-chicken, and two sides for $26. Or go with a hungry group and get 100 wings for $80. Other specials include $5 chili mac, build your own brisket tacos, and the ultimate deal: 20 wings and a bucket of six PBR tall boys for $35.
40/40 Club, 6 W. 25th St.
If you’re trying to channel Hova, watch the game at his headquarters. You can reserve a four-top for a hefty price tag ($750), which gives you chips, salsa, guacamole, buckets of beer, platters, and a bottle of liquor. Cristal maybe? A girl can dream.
Willow Road, 85 10th Ave.
New to the neighborhood, Willow Road will host a “Bubbles and Buckets” special — unlimited buckets of fried chicken served with unlimited bottles of Veuve Clicuot — to game-watchers. But beware, the special is $1,000 for six people and $1,500 for eight.
Above 59th Street
Fatty ‘Cue Pop Up at Whiskey Park, 100 Central Park S.
Recruit a dozen friends and order a whole pig roast served with mac & cheese and garlic dip for $495. Just be sure to order it 72 hours in advance. If you’re a smaller party, snack on other meaty treats like brisket and pulled pork sandwich. Themed cocktails run for $12
Landmarc in Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle
For the traditional football enthusiast, this $45 buffet filled with seven layer dip, chicken wings, and chorizo quesadillas might be the move. But be willing to spend an additional $35 for a four-hour unlimited beer bar.
Roberta’s at Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave.
Bushwick’s famed pizza spot heads a few stops in on the L train to host a Super Bowl party. Doors open early at 4 p.m. and the menu features wings, nachos, pierogies, and towers and buckets of beer. Shot specials included too. Ditch regular TVs and watch the game on a cinema screen or projectors because, well, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Winery, 213 N. 8th St.
Catch the game on the 116″ screen TV with a group of six friends for $250, or just go stag and enjoy beer, wine, sandwiches, and sides. Magnolia Photo Booth will be there to capture the moment.
Marco Polo Ristorante, 345 Court St.
Watch the game and enjoy a well-priced buffet line for $45 a person, which includes food, beer and wine.
Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Blvd.
Bayside might be a little far from the subway, but this New Orleans themed bar will make you think you’re almost at the game. $45 gets you access to a hot and cold buffet, unlimited drinks, and raffle prizes. Not to mention the 10 plus plasma TVs.
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave.
Three words: free hot dogs. If that’s not enough, they’re offering $10 pitchers on select beers, wing specials, half-time promotions during the game, and a 200″ hi-def screen to show the game.