Bar hopping is easy in the East Village, where drinkeries run the gamut from buttoned-up cocktail lounges and swank speakeasies to rowdy pubs and gritty dive bars. But when you want to settle in and watch a game, you need a locale with quality brews and even better bar food, plus space to sprawl out and maybe even go wild with your fellow fans. So the next time your team’s playing, head to one of the best sports bars in the East Village.
Choose indoor and outdoor seating with live music, a friendly staff and easy access to the “Trop” via the tunnel under 1st Avenue South that leads directly to the stadium property. This spacious venue has several floors and is located near the Grand Boulevards metro. You can pack a ton of people in and there’s still enough screens for everyone to comfortably watch. There is generally a young crowd here, and both locals and tourists pour in whenever a big match is on.
While it’s known for its brunch atmosphere, Bevvy also is a high-energy gastropub designed for sports enthusiasts. Located in the Colony, an uptown retail hub, Bevvy serves it up with burgers, taco, flatbreads and sandwiches, and dozens of TVs to watch live sports while sipping craft beers and cocktails. Football fans can find a sports haven at RnR in Old Town Scottsdale.
The bar is filled with dozens of screens that air a great variation of different sports from basketball to cycling. If that isn’t a big enough reason to go, Satellite Sportcafé also offers all you can eat spareribs for only ten bucks. There are plenty of places in Amsterdam to choose from when it comes to sports bars and most of these establishments screen Dutch, European and international league games throughout the week. Here are our top picks from their number, which range from classy, laid back bars to more boisterous watering holes. If you want to watch the Classic in the Jordaan, there are plenty of options. You will find Café Thijssen on the corner of Lindengracht and Brouwersgracht.
Vegas has its share of Irish pubs, but McMullan’s is the complete package. Just west of the Strip on Tropicana, it’s convenient for both tourists and locals without any parking headaches to worry about. The bar is also across the street from the Orleans casino, where you can place a bet when inspiration hits. McMullan’s has an easy-going neighborhood vibe and several rooms for handling overflow crowds eager to watch all sorts of games day and night.
Half Moon Windy City
In terms of rankings, Half Moon Windy Cityis a step above a typical sports bar with cheeky décor and a club-like atmosphere. We believe in being a community hangout for all ages, that serves great food & drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere built on the excitement & unity of sports. Today a number of chains have co-opted the concept, and as a result, the sports bar has grown more sophisticated and more food-oriented. Beer has evolved into craft brews, booze and even wine to cater to more diverse tastes.