On Sunday, the Eagles will battle the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. At bars all across New York, fans will be battling for their sanity and a glimpse of a television screen. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here, 17 spots to enjoy the game, with plenty of televisions and specials — since everyone knows that the best part of watching the game is the food.
Empellón Al Pastor
Just $45 at Alex Stupak’s East Village watering hole will get you 1.5 hours of unlimited classic margaritas, select beers, and tacos, including the cheeseburger taco, tacos al pastor, and more. If this sounds appealing, reserve your spot at email@example.com.
Westlight serves up sky-high views along with the game, and plenty of outdoor area should you need a breather. A $75 entrance fee includes a supersized buffet of food; drinks are extra. Reservations are recommended.
The taqueria will be showing the game across all locations, with group packages available and including pitchers of cocktails, family-style guac, corn esquites, and a selection of tacos. Packages run from $29.99 to $49.99 a person; make a reservation through Resy for parties of six or more.
Nomo Soho Hotel
The Nomo Soho Hotel gets festive, holding its party beginning at 6 p.m. in the Tiki room with a $40 punch bowl (serves two), $40 craft-beer buckets (five beers), a $16 tray of General Tso’s duck wings, truffle fries and popcorn, and much more. Come hungry for this one.
Immerse yourself come game time with themed cocktails like the Eagle Rare and the Tom Brady Collins ($15). There’s food, too: sriracha honey wings, short-rib nachos, and meatball sliders.
The Standard Biergarten
Make a table reservation through SevenRooms ($500 for tables of eight, $250 for tables of four) and each member of your party gets two cans of Standard Brauhaus and one shooter of Underberg. Tailgate specials like hot dogs, wings, and nachos will be available in addition to the regular menu.
The Italian enoteca and trattoria goes to the pigs with a Super Bowl Pig Roast and buffet-style antipasti spread. Tickets are $45 per person, with $15 pitchers of Forst lager.
It’s free to watch the game, but if you feel like doing an activity, it’s first come, first served for the bowling lanes. Or just stuff your face with a $30 all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes wings, pulled pork, corn bread, mac-and-cheese balls, and more. Wash it all down with $5 Coney Island Pilsners and $6 frozen margaritas all night.
Meat-lovers rejoice: The Gowanus indoor-outdoor barbecue restaurant will be home to a ticketed party ($50), which comes with two drink tickets and all-you-can-eat pulled pork and wings, plus à la carte specials.
Ginny’s Supper Club
Cheer for your team in style at this Harlem speakeasy, which will be showing the game on a projector screen, with a small-bites menu. There’ll also be free raffles in between the quarters for Red Rooster gift cards and merchandise. Reserve a table at 212-421-3821.
Here’s the one to get a little rowdy, as both locations of the beer-and-bites bar will have the game going on multiple televisions, and game specials like the Super Guacamole Bowl ($39), which serves four, sliders and hot dogs by the dozen, and Jell-O shots in your preferred team’s color.
House of Yes
Why just watch Justin Timberlake onscreen when you can have an impersonator at the party with you. You don’t even have to be a football fan to enjoy this Totally Immersive SUPERB OWL Experience!: Just show up representing whatever sports and teams you choose and enjoy shot and beer specials, cheerleaders, wings, and whatever else sounds like it belongs with “sports.” Also, the game will be on. Tickets are $20.
Sir Henri Penthouse
Have your Super Bowl with 18th-floor views atop Chelsea’s Hotel Henri. This one’s a bit of a fancier affair: An $80 ticket includes a four-hour top-shelf open bar and a buffet with chicken and shrimp dumplings, sliders, and more. Plus a DJ before and after the game.
For a chance to see the game on a 36-foot screen, head to this downtown multilevel bar, which will be serving beer and shot specials, housemade potato chips, and the requisite wings and nachos.
The cocktail bar on the rooftop of the LES’s Hotel Indigo is a sprawling affair and is currently in après-ski mode, offering you digital fireplaces, purple deer heads, and just as sprawling views. But you’re there to watch the game. They’ll have that, too, on a large projection screen.
If you’re the type to watch football with a glass of Champagne in hand, the Roof at the Viceroy has you covered: They’ll be screening the game, and currently have a Veuve Clicquot bar set up through March.
The charming all-day Nolita café and wine bar hosts a party with an affordable $15 beer and sandwich special. Sandwich specials include a hamburger with roasted potatoes, a cotoletta alla Milanese, or a zucchini panini. Either way, sounds filling.