If you're planning to watch the Super Bowl at a bar this year, your options are plentiful. And even though neither team calls New York home, it’s not hard to find bars that can make Patriots and Seahawks fans feel that hometown vibe. While every sports bar will be showing the game, these offer a little something extra.
Carlow East, a favorite Seahawks stronghold, is already selling overflow tickets for McSwiggan’s so no Seattle fan is left out in the cold. Don your Seahawks green finery and watch the game with an open bar and buffet from 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $125 through Paypal or $100 cash. Seven days a week McSwiggan's offers $3 drinks from 4-7 p.m. and midnight-1 a.m., plus tons of other discounts. 393 Second Ave.
This is the place to be if you want to root for New England on Sunday. Doors open at noon with tons of specials, giveaways and craziness. Get there early for bar seating or be prepared to stand. The Go Blue Burger starts at $7.95, but if you're with a group go for the massive triple nachos for $26.95. 219 Second Ave.
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If you're not taking sides in the game but just want a place to have a good time with plenty of space, Beer Authority delivers. With three floors, over 80 beers on tap and great bar food, your group will find something to like. You can grab a spot at the bar, or they are offering open bar packages that include a free buffet starting at $100 per person. 300 W. 40th St.
Monica DiNatale is a Deals Expert and Author of “365 Guide New York City,” a treasure trove of restaurant deals and bar specials in New York. Monica has been featured as the Dining Expert for PIX 11 and Good Day New York and has hosted segments for The New York Chocolate Show and The New York City Craft Beer Week Festivals. “365 Guide New York City” is available in paperback and e-book.