Where to watch Super Bowl LI in New York City.
A general view of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots next to the Vince Lombardi Trophy prior to a press conference in preparation for Super Bowl LI at George R. Brown Convention Center on Feb. 1, 2017. Reuters

The New York City sports bar scene will be gearing up for big crowds on Sunday. Numerous bars throughout Manhattan will be serving up drink specials while the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons go head-to-head in Super Bowl LI.

The big game kicks off at about 6:30 pm ET, giving patrons countless drinking and dining options for an event that can last nearly four hours. Some bars are expected to go the extra mile this weekend.


If mimosas are on the agenda, look no further than this Union Square hot spot. SideBar will offer bottled drink specials including Bubble Buckets featuring five individual bottles of champagne and orange juice, $55 bottles of White Girl Rose and $120 coolers loaded with 24 Bud or Bud Light Bottles – if the brews aren’t enough to simmer Super Bowl anxiety, patrons can also purchase a 750ml bottle of Fireball for an extra $100. While the game is playing, spectators can dine on SideBar’s full menu with a wide variety of options like buffalo or bacon-wrapped wings, loaded waffle fries and the bar’s famous double stack burger. Reserve a table by emailing Cory@Funbars.com.

Location: 118 E 15th Street

Professor Thom's

If your money’s on Tom Brady and the Patriots, Professor Thom’s in the East Village is the place to be. The diehard Boston bar will be supporting their favorite team down to the very last second of the NFL season while offering beer specials on New England brews like Harpoon, Downeast Cider House and Sam Adams. Along with gifting the first 20 customers a limited edition Patriots-inspired Professor Thom’s t-shirt, the bar will also host giveaways during the game. Customers decked out in Patriots gear will also receive a free glass of champagne for a bar-wide toast during the National Anthem. No need to worry about having a good view of TV screens either, because Professor Thom’s will be showing the game on more than 40 screens with sound. Doors open at 12 p.m.

Location: 219 Second Avenue

The Barrel Room at Park Avenue Tavern

Tucked quietly beneath Park Avenue Tavern, The Barrel Room in Murray Hill will feature six booths with four in-table tap brews and three TV screens positioned for perfect viewing throughout the bar. The game will play with sound so spectators won’t miss any flags called by Carl Cheffers, Super Bowl LI’s lead referee. Doors open at 4 p.m. and reservations can be made online www.parkavenuetavernnyc.com.

Location: 99 Park Ave


For the first time ever, The VNYL will host a Super Bowl bash with 5 TVs in the basement’s Lion Den while the game plays on a 36-square-foot projector upstairs at the main bar. The East Villiage hot spot is offering $75 per person open bar packages that include game day snacks like Jameson Habanero, Guinness BBQ wings and The VNYL signature Out & In sliders. Patrons also have the option to book a private room for up to 40 people. No matter which team wins, viewers can celebrate (or mourn) during a post-game after party with a DJ and dancing that starts at 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and reservations can be made by emailing bookings@thevnyl.com.

Location: 100 Third Avenue

Boulton & Watt

The Alphabet City bar will show the game on seven televisions. However, folks looking for a VIP experience fitting for a football star can reserve the only booth at Boulton & Watt, which comes with its own private screen and two in-table beer taps. The bar will host a slew of drink specials too, including $7 drafts, $9 homemade pickle backs and 64-ounce growlers of TBD beers from each of the Super Bowl contenders’ respective cities for $20. Game day snack specials will also be available. Doors open at 10 a.m. and reservations can be made by calling (646)490-6004.

Location: 5 Avenue A

Sweetwater Social

What better way to celebrate game day than with a whole roasted pig? For $125, patrons can party hard during the game with an all-inclusive ticket that features an all-you-can-eat whole roasted pig along with turkey, prime rib, wings, sliders, nachos, desert stations and an open bar that starts one hour before kickoff until the end of the game. If all the eating and drinking isn’t enough game-day satisfaction, Sweetwater Social will also have games, contests and a photo booth on hand during the Super Bowl. Purchase tickets at www.drinksweetwater.com or by calling (212)253-0477.

Location: 684 Broadway