You’re visiting the Theatre District during your New York vacation and not every play or musical performance on offer at the many famous stages grabs your attention. You’re looking for some drama of a different nature, something more competitive and sporty perhaps?
Although little can beat the atmosphere of watching live sport being played in a stadium, if a game is being played in a different state or even on the other side of the world, the next best thing is enjoying watching your team in action with fellow fans (and rivals!) in a sports bar. The added bonus is that while you tuck into great food and quench your thirst, you never know who you’ll meet and where they’re from, as you share in the spirit of watching the game.
The English Premier League is often amongst the most popular viewing at these venues. Manchester City are currently 1.90 favourites to claim the title, with Manchester United at 3.75 and expected to mount the strongest challenge. Adding to the buzz before and during games, smartphone or tablet in one hand, beer or cocktail in the other, many fans are constantly checking the odds for the right wager, especially if there’s the opportunity of a free bet.
There’s plenty of sports bars offering live games throughout New York City, but here we take a look at three of the most popular around the Theatre District and within easy striking distance of popular tourist destination, Times Square.
Tonic Times Square
727 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 – Tel: (212) 382-1059
Highly popular with tourists and locals alike due to its location between Times Square and Rockefeller Centre, a comprehensive schedule of sports shown live is available at their website. Serving a vast choice of great food and drink throughout the day, from 10:30am to 3am and seven days a week. An added bonus if your team wins, you can celebrate victory by belting out your very own rendition of ‘We Are The Champions’ on their karaoke!
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The Irish Pub
837 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 – Tel: (212) 664-9364
Before even setting foot in this lively venue, a handy list of all upcoming sports events shown live on the many screens, is always published on their website, so you can be certain you’ll see your game of choice. Soccer and Rugby are particular favourite of the owners and regular patrons alike. Boasting ‘traditional Irish pub fayre’ and classic American dishes, there’s plenty for the peckish to enjoy as they watch the game, along with a fully stocked bar to quench your thirst.
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The Three Monkeys
236 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 – Tel: (212) 5862080
With 36 craft beers on tap you might be spoiled for choice, when it comes to wetting your whistle and watching live sports. Whatever time of day, they have great menus to choose from, be it ‘Brunch’ from 11am to 4pm, ‘Current Deliciousness’ throughout the day, or ‘Late Nite Treats’ from midnight to 3am. Set over two floors, plus a rooftop area for corporate events and celebrations, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a great atmosphere.
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