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Victor Jung

New York City is a town filled with sports bars. NYC has over half a dozen professional sports teams, and multiple teams for the same sport. There are the Mets and Yankees, Jets and Giants, and the Knicks and Nets. Luckily for sports fans, New York has enough fandoms to accommodate all teams, even those from other states. Whether you are a Mets or a Yankees fan, a Packers fan or a Steelers fan, there is probably a sports bar for you in the city. However, not all of these businesses can be up to par. Below is a list of sports bars worth visiting more often than not.

  1. Warren 77

Don’t expect every game to be a big occasion here. It’s a casual sports bar. There is usually a game on the television, but it is treated as background noise. The social factor and the food plays a big part in why people visit Warren 77 on a daily basis.

  1. Kettle of Fish

Here is a sports bar in New York that doesn’t aim to glorify New York’s history in professional sports. In fact, it is Wisconsin themed. If you live in New York, but none of your favorite teams are in the city, you may enjoy the atmosphere at Kettle of Fish on Christopher Street.

  1. Finnerty’s

This bar is for fans of the Bay Area. Baseball is their specialty, focusing primarily on the San Francisco Giants. This bar is open from noon until 4 a.m. Despite specializing in sports, the 24 televisions outfitted around the bar provide near limitless viewing experiences.

  1. Professor Thom’s

This is a great place to go if you are a Patriots or Red Sox fan. However, when these teams aren’t playing, you can still come in and enjoy their loaded tater tots or nachos. Regardless of the games being shown here, you can count on the food to be a consistent bang for your buck.

  1. Bounce Sporting Club

A sports bar that prides itself on being different from the rest, Bounce Sporting Club houses a 4,000 foot floor plan with almost as many television screens to match. Reminiscent of a 40/40 Club, this establishment serves traditional pub fare in addition to more colorful menu items such as duck sliders and a Gruyere cheeseburger topped with a fried hen’s egg. The only potential downside to Bounce is the sheer number of customers that tend to pack the house on gameday.

  1. The Ainsworth

Antique pine wood lines the walls of this multipurpose restaurant that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner for games at any time. The Ainsworth isn’t necessarily considered a standard sports bar, but they certainly cater to most sports fans. This slightly more upscale restaurant also hosts private dining events, serving both gastro pub food and comfort food.

Try a Different Bar

These aren’t the only great sports bars in New York City; they are merely some of the best the city has to offer. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, you should know that there are countless other options for watching nearly any game being aired.