Ah, the Super Bowl. Neither of our home teams are even in it, but still we’ll be forced to hear about it all week, since the contest goes off at MetLife Stadium, and brands from across the globe are descending upon the Big Apple to shower us (or, more accurately, our sports fanatic tourists) with football-themed festivities.
Even if you spend your entire week avoiding Times Square and PepCity in Bryant Park, though, you may as well make plans to watch the game — this is your last chance to gorge yourself on nachos and wings in one sitting until fall, after all. And say you’re a Broncos or Seahawks fan and you’d like to be in friendly company while you’re losing your mind over what’s happening on the field: We’ve rounded up the Denver-supporting and Seattle-sympathizing bars around the city. Go make a reservation — these spots are bound to be booked come game day.
Mustang Harry’s, 354 Seventh Avenue, 212-268-8930
This Chelsea Bar has a slew of activities for Broncos fans this weekend, including a Friday night party replete with food and drink specials plus giveaways, a Sunday morning breakfast, and, of course, the game itself. Call for reservations.
Butterfield 8, 5 East 38th Street, 212-679-0646
Head to this bar in your Broncos apparel between 4 and 7 p.m. any day this week, and you’ll get half-off appetizers. Come Sunday, $50 buys you unlimited wings, Bud, and Bud Light; $65 gets you unlimited wings, well drinks, and select drafts.
Keats, 842 Second Avenue, 212-682-5490
If you’re considering checking out the Times Square festivities on Sunday, this haven for Peyton Manning supporters is nearby. Reserve a table and load up on pitchers, jalapeño poppers, wings, and nachos.
Stout NYC, 133 West 33rd Street, 212-629-6191
In addition to a watch party replete with Denver beers on tap, Stout will raffle off a Peyton Manning Super Bowl Jersey.
Mustang Sally’s, 324 Seventh Avenue, 212-695-3806
Mustang Harry’s sibling bar, this spot will host legions of Denver fans to watch the game and eat the usual bar fare.
O’Flanagan’s, 1215 First Avenue, 212-439-0660
Seahawk stronghold Carlow East and sister bar McSwiggans are already sold out of Super Bowl party tickets, but there’s still time to get in on the shindig happening at this related spot. Contact Carlow East for details. Expect the usual bar snacks and pints.
Feile, 131 West 33rd Street, 212-695-1122
Feile offers food and drink specials during Seahawks games, and it’ll be hosting Seattle fans this weekend. Make reservations for tables up to an hour before the game starts.
Central Bar, 109 East Ninth Street, 212-529-5333
The 12th man will find his ilk at this spot near Cooper Square, where both floors will be open to sympathizers on Super Bowl Sunday. Weekly deals include cheap drafts and two-for-one burgers.
Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan Street, Brooklyn, 718-366-6311
Owned by a Seahawks fan, this Bushwick spot will celebrate the Super Bowl with chili — and its famous bloody marys.
Beast of Bourbon, 710 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-456-7890
Get down on a little ‘cue — food and drink specials will be on offer all day at this Bed-Stuy spot owned by a Seattleite.