Fall doesn’t really begin until football season does. Almost overnight, we trade in our swimsuits for jerseys. Luckily, it also means sports bars competing for customers and saving us all money. No matter what team you’re cheering for, take advantage of deals on game day.
43 E. Seventh St.
Eight large TVs and free food makes Standings a touchdown. They offer draft beer specials from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and free Atomic Wings on Monday nights during Monday Night Football at 8:30 p.m.Stop by every Friday for free pizza at 8 p.m. or grab a free bagel Sunday afternoons from September through January. If that's not enough, you can order in food from nearby restaurants.
The Half Pint
76 W. Third St.
Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m., save with $5 draft beers and well drinks. Rotating specials include half-price bottles on Mondays and $25 for five cans on Tuesdays. On weekends, $18 gets you bottomless brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. while watching the early games. With hundreds of beers on the menu it's easy to spend a day sampling. I like to build my own burger (starting at $12).
800 Second Ave.
There's no penalty for offering rotating deals seven days a week. During Monday Night Football take advantage of $3 drafts starting at 6 p.m. You'll see a sea of orange on Sundays with Buffalo Bills fans clamoring for McFadden’s unlimited beer and wing specials starting at $30 for the entire game. On Sundays mixed drinks are $4 while beer towers are $30 all night long. On Thursday nights, win with $5 drink specials from 6-9 p.m. The mozzarella sticks and potato skins are worth the calories.
80 W. Third St.
During games score with $20 buckets (five beers) and pitchers. If you like wings, the more you order, the more you save. Monday through Friday from 12-7 p.m. enjoy $5 beer and well drinks and $6 wines. They have 20-foot projection screens and dozens of TVs. For large groups, this place is a win with 40 beers on tap. Carolina Panthers fans will find a home at Amity.
The Watering Hole
106 E. 19th St.
Monday through Friday from 12-8 p.m., take advantage of $5 drafts, well drinks and wine. If you're hungry go for the extra point with $2 sliders, hot dogs and popcorn chicken. Stop by when they host free comedy and trivia nights that often include free appetizers. They welcome Atlanta Falcons fans with game day specials like $4 cans and $5 drafts. Burgers start at $11, and if you have a sweet tooth try the deep fried Oreos for $6.
Manny's On Second
1770 Second Ave.
This restaurant has all the numbers that matter: 23 beers on tap, five 63-inch TVs and one 80-inch projection screen. On Monday nights, order half-price wings and beers during the game. Monday through Friday from opening to 7 p.m., win with half-price well drinks, wine, bottled beer and most draft beers. Whatever you get to drink, definitely order the sliders.
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 11and 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.