Metro is live, in Manhattan, the center of the universe, for pre-gaming with the pros at The Ainsworth in Chelsea, one of New York’s premier Giants bars.
Tables have been reserved weeks in advance and, as the countdown to the kickoff is well underway, Big Blue fans are flooding the doors.
Waitress Carina Whitcomb, 26, is psyched for the game — and the tips she expects to rake in tonight from the hundreds of customers. “I love when Giants fans are here,” she said. “They are great customers.”
Another thrill is when the floor of the restaurant transforms into a veritable football field at every touchdown, she said. “It gets so loud; they dance on the tables and really let loose,” she said of fans.
Manhattanite Ashleigh Groves, 26, is still in disbelief that his New York Giants actually made it all the way to Indianapolis. “I can’t believe I’m here for the Super Bowl,” he said. But Groves added that he’s anxious the team won’t be able to go all the way. “It will be a very sad day if we lose. I will drown my sorrows in my pillow.”
If they win, however, Groves vowed he’ll be shouting from the rooftops. “It will be a very happy hangover,” he said.