New York may not be hosting Super Bowl Central this year, but there are still plenty of parties to attend on game day. Whether you’re a hardcore New England Patriots fan, rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or just looking to party, New York bars have it all for Super Bowl XLIX. Here are (arguably) the best five spots in Manhattan to watch the big game Sunday:
1. Tir Na Nog Times Square -- 315 W. 39th St.
If you’re rooting for the Patriots, you’ll want to be at Tir Na Nog in the neighborhood of Times Square: It’s the official bar for Pats fans in New York. This Irish pub hosts a Sunday Showdown for $55 that encompasses an open bar for the duration of the game, plus wings, bar snacks and a half-time dinner. You can watch the big game on one of 19 high-definition televisions or on a 12-foot projector screen.
2. McSwiggan’s -- 393 Second Ave.
Carlow East’s sister bar, McSwiggan’s in the area of Gramercy Park is throwing a party for Seahawks fans that features a 5-hour open bar, an all-you-can-eat buffet and eight big TV screens to view the game. Buy tickets online for $125 or at the bar in cash for $100.
3. Bounce Sporting Club -- 55 W. 21 St.
Neither a Pats nor a Seahawks fan? Watch the game and party with a neutral crowd at this modern, upscale sports bar in the Flatiron District. Bounce will be offering traditional Super Bowl snacks such as pigs in blankets and wings, plus cocktail specials such as a New England Sour or a Seattle Brew Crew for $13 each.
4. Posh -- 405 W. 51st St.
Posh, a gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen, is throwing a free Super Bowl party with a live disc jockey and free sliders from the nearby 123 Burger Shot Beer at halftime, as well as select $3 beers all night.
5. Rochelle -- 205 Chrystie St.
If beer is your drink of chioce, head down to this East Village gastropub Sunday for buckets of Budweiser cans for $20, Stella drafts for $6 and Rochelle’s Super Bowl-size whisky wings for $24.