With the National Football League boasting some of the most intense rivalries in all of sports, you’ll want to make sure you're on your home turf on Sunday afternoons (and Monday nights) when rooting for your hometown team. Get caught in a Redskins bar wearing your Tony Romo jersey and who knows what might go down.
Lucky for you, New York City is home to hundreds of bars with the NFL Sunday Ticket, making it easier than ever to meet up with fellow fans. We’ve picked out some of our favorite spots for taking in some gridiron action this season.
- If you're an Eagles fan, check out: Town Tavern
This NYU bar features fare named after your favorite Eagle players. If you're torn between a McNabb Burger ($6.50) and Curtis Wings ($0.25), we suggest ordering both! It sure sounds better than Campbell's Chunky Soup. Wash it down with a $3.00 Bud Light or $4.00 Yuengling while you root for your team to reclaim its position atop the NFC East.
Location: 134 West 3rd Street (between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street)
- If you're a Redskins fan, check out: Red Sky
Hundreds of fans pack into this Murray Hill bar each Sunday to watch "The Hogs." After every touchdown, the crowd joins together in an off- key rendition of Hail To The Redskins -- the second oldest NFL fight song. With two floors of plasma TVs, $2.00 beers, and $0.25 wings, there is no better place to cheer on the 'Skins each weekend.
Location: 47 East 29th Street (between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue)
- If you’re a Steelers fan, check out: Reservoir
Terrible Towels adorn the walls at this Greenwich Village hangout which is transformed into a Steelers haven on Sunday afternoons. Although there are a number of places in New York where you can cheer on Big Ben and company, fans like to pack it in tightly at Reservoir and chow down on some of the best waffle fries in the city.
Location: 70 University Place (between 10th Street and 11th Street)
- If you’re a Packers fan, check out: Kettle Of Fish
Grab your cheesehead and make your way down to New York’s “Local Lambeu” where you can cheer on the Packers without having to wear your long underwear and glove warmers. Arrive early or you’ll chance getting stuck in a long line outside of the bar. Once you’re inside, order a signature brat and keep your eye out for free Wisconsin cheese.
Location: 59 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue South)
- If you’re a Bears fan, check out: The Overlook Lounge
“Da Bears” fans like to watch their team play at this Midtown bar which features a roof deck with two giant projection screens. Once it gets cold, fans can migrate inside where they’ll be treated to every NFL game on 20 high-def screens. Split a cheap bucket of Miller Lite with your friends and root for your hometown favorites to put together another Super Bowl run.
Location: 225 East 44th Street (between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue)