Feature: Top Spots to Watch Sunday Football

Football season is underway! Fans are passing beers while players are passing the ball. Whether you’re wearing your favorite team’s jersey or you’re busy yelling at a bad referee call, there are places in NYC where you can enjoy Sunday games with your fellow New Yorkers over beer and bar food specials. Check out our fanatic football picks for each borough below.


Every Bronx Bomber who has attended a Yankees game this season knows that with the new stadium came a Hard Rock Café. Their hours of business are limited now that the Yankees have finished their season, but pop in on a Sunday and enjoy any of their specialty drinks from their drink menu anyways. There is plenty of seating at their circular bar equipped with flat screen TVs in the center, or you can enjoy the game from any of the other flat screen TVs scattered around the Café.

Hard Rock Café
1 E 161st St
Bronx, NY 10451-2100
(646) 977-8888

Take a short ride down the Grand Concourse from Yankee Stadium to the G Bar. Throw back some $1 shots while watching Sunday football on any of their six TVs. After you run to the bathroom during halftime, order some free halftime pizza or 50 cent wings. In the mood for fancy football? Order their lobster special during the game for only $11.95.

G Bar
579 Grand Concourse
Corner of 150th Street
Bronx, New York 10451
Tel.: 718.402.6996


New York native Meg Parisi recommends Manny’s on Second as a great Sunday football sports bar. “Manny’s really does have the best wings and over 20 TVs. Awesome deals on beer too,” said Parisi. Dana Martinez seems to agree with Parisi. Martinez describes Manny’s as having “HD TVs everywhere you look, not to mention a floor to ceiling projection screen, (delicious) wings, and amazing waffle fries.” With 40 flat screen TVs, two 63” projection screens, satellite service that can gain you access to any game, and $12 Bud, Miller and Coors light pitchers, it’s like you’re in the stadium itself.

Manny’s on Second
1770 2nd Ave
(between 92nd and 93rd St.)
New York, NY
‪(212) 410-3300

Cheering on the Giants when Mark Sanchez is resting for the next Jets game, Parisi’s second choice for Sunday football is Swig. Located on Second Avenue, Swig has a neighborhood vibe. “They have $4 pints and really great bar food. The scene is chill and cute guys too,” said Parisi. Swig down $4 pints or $14 pitchers of Swig Ale, Budweiser, or Coors while you enjoy a relaxing Sunday.

1629 2nd Ave
(between 84th and 85th St.)
New York, NY
‪(212) 628-2364

Pigskin or plastic? Follow the flying balls at Still where footballs and beer pong balls are tossed across tables and TVs. Fitted with 7 flat screens and a 15 foot projection screen, Sunday gridiron action can be seen easily. Buy a $9 Bud Light pitcher for some beer pong challenges, or sit down with a $15 Sam Light bucket to wash down Still’s $1 sliders. You can also try their Buy 10 Get 10 Free wings special.

192 Third Ave.
(between 17th & 18th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 471-9807

Live it up in Greenwich Village at Down the Hatch. What can $21 get you? From 1-6pm indulge in all you can eat fries, onion rings, and wings with up to three pitchers of domestic beer for $21 per person. How’s that for your recession budget! Walk downstairs to enter this basement bar and enjoy a Sunday football game on any of their 9 flat screen TVs. During halftime or after the football game, you can battle it out for hours on the one of their foosball tables.

Down the Hatch
179 West 4th Street
(between 6th & 7th Ave)
New York, NY
(212) 627-9747


If you’re lucky enough to get to 200 Fifth in time to snag a table, the TV that comes with it can be programmed to show the game of your choice. While you’re waiting for the game to start, take a look at their Sunday brunch menu, or take your pick from one of the 40 beers on tap. Even if you’re not there early enough to find a seat, seeing the game of your choice is still possible. Packed with the energy of a young crowd, you can watch your team barrel towards the end zone on any of the 20” TVs that line the bar.

200 Fifth
200 5th Ave (Union Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 694-4158

At Red Star choose from any of the 14 beers on tap and watch the game on one of their 15 HDTVs. Go big or go home during the 1 p.m. games with $24 Tubes specials (128 ounces) on Bud, Bud Light or Red Star Lager, or downsize your fun with $15 Bud or Bud Light buckets. After 7 p.m., their $4 Cool Ranch Hot Dogs go perfectly with their $3 Bud Light pints or $10 Bud pitchers.

Red Star
37 Greenpoint Ave
(between Franklin St & West St)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 349-0149


Bar 43 and Grill is the perfect neighborhood spot in Sunnyside, Queens to show off your end zone dance moves. This new chic and trendy spot has 13 plasma TVs to feed your football fix. You can catch their brunch special (complete with mimosas) for $18 or stick to the more traditional football bar menu and catch their $15 Bud pitcher special.

Bar 43 and Grill
43-06 43rd St,
Sunnyside, NY 11104
(718) 361-3090

Invite your friends to meet you at Blackbird’s Bar & Restaurant for some football frenzy. Grab a table and order from their special football menu while you watch the play by play action on their evenly spaced out TVs. Be sure you take advantage of their $3 Bud Light bottles or save big time with their $9 six of any six combo special of Nips, Rolling Rock, Budweiser, Bud Light, or Coors Light.

Blackbird’s Bar & Restaurant
41-19 30th Ave,
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 943-6899

Know of any other top spots to watch Sunday Football that we failed to mention? Tell us! Leave your Sunday Football hot spot in the comment section below.

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  1. I Bleed Green and White says:

    Wow those are some great ideas!!! This Saturday’s game is going to be intense. J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!

  2. dave says:

    Nice article i’m definitely going to try a couple of these spots.

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