Sports Bars in NYC: The Best Places to Catch a Game

If you’re a fan who prefers to watch the big game at the bar then NYC is the place to be. New York offers some of the best sports bars in the country. Whether you are looking for the bar with the most TVs, the best food, or the best craft beer, New York City has it. Bars in NYC can stay open until 4am, making the city a haven for fans who want to watch games until the wee hours of the morning.

Top Sports Bars in NYC

Tonic East

411 Third Avenue, New York, NY

Tonic East offers three floors of sports, drinks, and food. Its third floor is a rooftop bar that turns into a late night hot spot. Tonic East is more than just a sports bar however, as they host weekly karaoke nights and bottomless brunch every weekend. Specials include Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 11am to 8pm, Tequila Taco Tuesday, and Fajita Wednesdays. Tonic also has a second location in Times Square.

Stan’s Sports Bar

836 River Ave, Bronx, NY

If you are a true die hard Yankees fan, then you already know what Stan’s Sports Bar is. Stan’s is the best bar to go to before, during, and after Yankee games. Yankee Stadium is right down the street from Stan’s, and you can even hear the stadium cheers from the bar. If what you seek is a bar completely filled with Yankee memorabilia and Yankee fans, then Stan’s is the bar for you.

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Standing’s Sports Bar


43 E 7th St, New York, NY

The smallest bar on this list, Standings is known for its “MEGA” pitcher and microbrews. At peak capacity, Standings can fit between 40 to 50 people with only 10 barstools and three tables. All four major professional sports leagues can be seen on the screens at Standings, as well as college sports. Happy Hour specials are from 5-7pm Monday through Friday, and free pizza every Friday at 8pm.


325 Church St, New York, NY

Sallugi’s Restaurant is best for people who prefer pizza over traditional game day food. Their mozzarella cheese, sauces, and salad dressings are all made in house. Saluggi’s has two locations: the original being in Tribeca and the other can be found on the Lower East Side. Past events include UFC fights, Big Ten College Football games, and their annual Kentucky Derby Party. At these events they offer drink specials, food specials and is one big party.

Bar 43

4306 43rd St, Sunnyside, NY

For all of those soccer diehards out there Bar 43 in Queens is the perfect place to catch a footie match. It is the official Queens home of the New York Red Bulls and the New York City Football Club (NYFC). It is also an official location for Arsenal NYC, which is America’s largest Arsenal Supporters Club. Players have even been known to make appearances at the bar. Every Monday, Bar 43 offers 50 cent Atomic Wings from 8pm to 12am.

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Shorty’s is best known for their cheesesteaks


Various Locations

With four locations scattered throughout Manhattan, Shorty’s is one of the most popular sports bars in NYC. They’re known for serving the most authentic cheesesteaks and have their bread shipped directly from Philadelphia. Shorty’s offers a variety of craft beers and plenty of TVs, making it a great place to catch any major game. Shorty’s has locations in Hell’s Kitchen, the Flatiron District, the Financial District, and the Upper East Side. All four locations have Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm.