Best 12 Sports Bars in New York

Are you on the lookout for the most entertaining Sports Bars in New York?

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Keep in mind, this article is in ascending order. We’ve saved the best Sports Bar for last. Enjoy the list!


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Taproom No. 307 This Murray Hill watering hole isn’t just another sports bar that offers more than the usual suspects on draught. Twist & Smash’d this Queen’s patty chainlet is stocked with griddle-smashed burgers, spiral-sliced “twisted” potatoes, indoor bocce courts, and 60 sports-touting TVs. Tailgate Outdoor Sports Bar With picnic tables, Astroturf, and buckets of beer, you can kick up your feet and pretend that you’re grilling out with your buddies. Keg & Lantern Part sports bar, part Zen garden, this Brooklyn brewpub is great for those “one is a die-hard Rangers fan and the other thinks rangers work in parks” couples.

12. Banter New York

Banter New York

Banter Sports Bar is a nice cozy bar to drink at while watching a game! Beautiful area for dining, great food, and presentation, and great drinks. Awesome location for shopping in Soho nearby! What a fantastic soccer bar, and definitely a wonderful place to catch a match. The banter Sports bar is an amazing venue to host your private events. Banter bar operation hours are 8 am – 3 pm on Monday – Friday, and 8 am – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

11. Bronx Alehouse New York

Bronx Alehouse

Bronx Alehouse Sports Bar is an amazing spot and is open on Sunday through Saturday for indoor & outdoor dining, pickup, and delivery from 11 am to 12 am. Great place to watch football with good craft beer and awesome people. Very authentic craft beer joint with a good variety of brews.

10. Keg & Lantern New York

Keg & Lantern New York

From its creation in 2009, Keg and Lantern have proudly become an integral part of Greenpoint, offering a wide range of beers. They have worked hard to provide a selection of beers as diverse as the clientele and unique tapestry of the neighborhood. Whether you call North Brooklyn home or hail from far away, Keg and Lantern is the community’s go-to brewery for sports, gatherings, and quality eats. Their mission from the beginning has been to create a wide and evolving collection of beers for everyone in the neighborhood, continually expanding on an inclusive draft list without pretension and providing a fun atmosphere that invites locals and beer connoisseurs to come together and enjoy.

9. Jack Demsey’s New York

Jack Demsey’s New York

When in NYC whether visiting the Empire State Building, a game at MSG, or shopping at Macy’s, remember to stop in at Jack Demsey’s for a quick bite and a drink, we’re steps away from it all. Our long mahogany bar offers a large selection of draft beers, stout, ale, cider, and your favorite bottled beers. We also offer Single malt Scotches, small-batch Bourbon, Port, an extensive wine list, and your favorite mixed drinks. Jack Demsey’s provides a warm comfortable dining experience, offering American cuisine with a touch of Irish & English flavor.

8. Break Bar and Billiards New York

Break Bar and Billiards New York

The break Bar is LCI / Astoria’s most exciting entertainment venue. Often referred to as an adult playground, break offers numerous activities including billiards, ping-pong, darts, vintage, arcades, foosball, and Hoops. With a 55-foot-long bar that includes a rotating selection of 18 beers on tap, dozens in the bottle, as well as a full range of cocktail options, there is always something new to try. We also offer a full food menu with a great selection of American comfort food. With 16 true HD television displays, 2 giant projectors, and state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities, Break is also the area’s premier venue to watch all your favorite sports teams compete.

7. Standings Bar New York

Standings Bar New York

Hips sports bar! The first thing you notice about Standings Bar is its size, and its entirety is a single, small room, with 10 barstools, and three tables and three tables on the opposite wall. This bar is the best place for beer and football. They play the sound of the game rather than music. It’s possible to see the bar’s eight flat screens from nearly everywhere, and the 12 draft lines are never more than a one-friendly pass away.

6. Union Grounds New York

Union Grounds New York

Stop by for a pint or two of your favorite drafts while you cheer on your favorite team. They have both indoor and outdoor dining options with some of the best pub food. It’s one of the few spots in the area where you can fully enjoy any sporting event or if you just want to hang out with your friends. This is a great bar if you’re in the Brooklyn area and you’re assured of everything from football to wrestling mania, plus great dishes. Really comfortable casual setting, with great bartenders and drink selections.

5. Harlem Tavern New York

Harlem Tavern New York

Harlem Tavern Sports bar is open Sunday through Saturday for indoor and outdoor dining, pickup, and delivery. Harlem Tavern is a bar with a massive indoor/outdoor seating arrangement. Every game imaginable is playing on one of their many screens.  Harlem Tavern is located near a lot of Harlem restaurants, some of which are pretty iconic. Even when surrounded by so much competition, this place manages to be one of the funniest and tastiest restaurants around.

4. Boxers HK New York

Boxers HK New York

Boxers HK is NYC’s premier gay sports bar located in the flatiron district. The bar has two levels, several pool tables, brick oven pizza, beer on tap, many huge plasma screens, and an outdoor patio for your enjoyment. Nice cool sports bar and a very popular social bar having an amazing brunch menu. The bartenders usually pour decently strong drinks. After work or after the game, Boxes NYC is the place for gay sports leagues and fans to meet. It offers a food menu and NYC’s longest-running 2 for 1 happy hour 7 days a week. Monday – Friday 4 pm – 9 pm, it’s the perfect spot to hang with your friends, day or night. Everyone is soooo nice! Its diversity draws attention to be among the crowd.

3. Tailgate Outdoor Sports Bar

Tailgate Outdoor Sports Bar New York

Tailgate’s newest Brooklyn outdoor Sports Bar. Tailgate Sports Bar is an awesome place to go when in Brooklyn and they have great staff who are friendly and welcoming, with so many cool events going on at Tailgate bar. It’s located in a clean and relaxed community. The bar features very creative drinks that are very affordable, every table has a barcode where you can order and pay through your phone, pride month drink – a frozen cocktail that comes with graham cracker. It’s a fun drink – tasting like coffee and cinnamon, the staff is super accommodating, picnic tables for outdoor seating, a great outdoor setting, clean bathrooms, and great delicious summer cocktails.

2. Stout New York

Stout New York

Beautiful Bar with a sports feel! Stout Sports bar started in 2005 and has always been home for the residents and visitors of New York; a true public house. At each stout location, they offer a welcoming place for all to come as they are. Their core values foster connection and authenticity and our brand heart aligns with the community we serve. Spacious and decent sports bar in the Financial District to grab a few drinks, enjoy the bar food, watch a game, or catch up with a buddy. From the ambitious and driven, commuters on the move, or those seeking something less traditional, Stout gets back to the roots of why pubs were created in the first place: to foster warmth, connection, and memories.

1. Twist & Smash’d New York

Twist & Smash'd New York

It’s a premier sports bar in Astoria featuring two full. If you are in the mood to watch a game and just sit by the bar, it’s a good spot. Twist and Smash’d Sports are simply amazing. It’s a pretty cool bar, a super big open space with a massive bar and a million and one different game to play from connecting four to Jenga to shooting hoops to a cool spot to chill with friends and watch the game, maybe play some beer dominoes, etc. The bar has lots of seating.

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In Conclusion

Boxers HK is a popular gay sports bar that stakes a claim on Hell’s Kitchen with a three-level spin-off, featuring a 1,500-square-foot roof deck. Bronx Alehouse in less than two years, the brick-walled joint has become a bona fide craft headquarters, hosting boisterous guest-brewer events, doling out growlers, and attracting loyalists who attempt to sample and rate 100 different quaffs for the bar’s Beer Club. Union Grounds is a pretension-free sports bar that is open to putting on any game you request—though you may have to get there early to reserve your channel.

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