Where to watch the Mayweather-McGregor fight in NYC
Lots of bars around NYC are showing the Mayweather-McGregor fight, but we picked some viewing parties guaranteed to be a good time.
Genres will collide this week when boxer Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement to take on UFC's biggest star, Conor McGregor.
Watching the Aug. 26 fight at home would run you a cool $99.95 — and it won’t match the atmosphere of a bar full of rowdy fans ready to see some action.
Plenty of bars are showing the fight around town, but we found some outstanding viewing parties for a guaranteed good time:
McGettigan’s Irish Pub: The popular sports bar for everything from cricket to rugby will screen the fight throughout the bar as well as on a giant screen. Tables are first come, first served with a $40 cover charge (tickets are on sale now and going fast). Party goes from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with three-hour open bar packages ($60 or $90 for premium). 70 W. 36th St., Midtown, 212-913 0533
Slate: Stay busy at this upscale party bar with two floors of foosball, ping-pong and pool tables plus live music by Scram Jones leading up to the fight, which will be screened on a 20-foot HD video wall as well as TVs throughout the venue. Hosted by Harlem rapper Dave East, entry is $20 while customizable table packages going up to $3,500. The party starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 4 a.m. 54 W. 21st St., Flatiron, 212-989-0096
Kilo Bravo: Williamsburg’s beloved low-key sports bar is offering a free pint of Bud Light with every ticket (starting at $20; $40 will get you a seat at the bar). Kitchen is open all night with food specials. 180 N. 10th St., 347-987-4379
Queens Bully: Looking for a more low-key place to watch the fight? This new Forrest Hills gastropub will be open with a $30 cover (includes one drink), mixing up cocktails and serving barbecue and sides like Corona elote beginning at 5 p.m., with a DJ spinning before and after the fight until 4 a.m. 113-30 Queens Blvd., 718-520-8600
Watermark Bar: You don't need a reservation to roll up to this Financial District riverside bar. Entry is $20; snack on spicy cheese nuggets and giant Angus beef hot dogs, with games like cornhole on their large patio on Pier 15. 78 South St., 212-742-8200
Libation: The McGregor and Mayweather fight will have a winner, but neither of them can beat a $1 themed cocktail from 8-9 p.m. Enjoy three floors of entertainment with a live DJ for just $25 (table service starts at $100), with five jumbo HD projectors and 16 screens to watch the action. 137 Ludlow St., email@example.com
Sushi By Bou: For something completely different, former Pro-AM fighter-turned-sushi chef Takeshi Sato takes over the omakase counter for an intimate screening of the fight (just 16 people) followed by a 90-minute dinner experience with open sake, beer and specialty cocktail bar from 9 p.m.-midnight for $250. Sanctuary Hotel, 132 W. 47th St., text 917-348-5737