We’ve been going to sports bars in New York for 20 years. Let’s play the word association game: we say “sports bar;” you think “fist fights, cheap plastic pitchers of bad beer and 25 cent wings.” They don’t bother to call them “chicken wings” because of the dearth of poultry meet on each bone. And yet these places often pack the crowds in five deep at the bar, because the typical patron can’t afford anywhere else.
We’re the midtown New York sports bar for grown-ups. As any sports bar must, we take our sports seriously – a quick glance at our 9, brand new, large screen HD TVs attests to that. Our full-season DirectTV packages for NCAA and NFL Football provide further evidence. And our often opening at 8:30 am on Saturday for English football seals the deal.
But we’re just as passionate about the beer we serve. As we wrote last week, our first-class list of 24 craft beers on draft and five craft bottle beers evolves regularly, particularly as the seasons change. As the glowing reviews on Open Table and Yelp convincingly show, sports fans share our taste in beer. They also love our beer specials. For nearly every game, we offer some sort of special on one or more of our craft beers. Whether it be a pint for $5 or a 48 ounce Steiner for $14, or a great deal on a combination with our out-of-this world chicken wings that have more meat on each one than on a dozen of the other guy’s, you can always divine our special at a glance, as everyone seated at the bar is partaking of it.
Our passion for sports and beer doesn’t come at the expense of the taste of our food – we are, first and foremost, a Gastropub. A read of our posts explaining the origin and preparation of our late summer kabobs and heirloom tomatoes or our flank steak and tomatillos will launch a strategic battle in your mind on how to enjoy a healthy tasting of our chicken wings and yet leave room for the delectable main course.
And that is not a problem you usually conjure up when you think “sports bar.”
While our place enjoys a steady, sizable crowd for most major sports event and NFL Sundays, you’ll almost always find a comfortable seat of your very own.
Welcome to the best sports bar in midtown Manhattan for grown-ups.