Catch the Ravens and the 49ers on Sunday, February 3, as they face off in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Along with viewing all the inventive commercials (Kate Upton, anyone?) on a big screen, you'll enjoy drinks, snacks and raucous company at these New York City establishments.
The 40/40 Club: Jay Z's recently re-vamped Flatiron District club offers private tables and private room packages to watch The Big Game. A table for four ($750 plus tax and gratuity) scores you chips, salsa and guacamole, three buckets of beer, a food platter and a bottle of several liquor choices. You can also reserve tables for six ($1,050), eight ($1,400) or 10 ($1,700), each excluding tax and gratuity. Private Room and other VIP packages available on request. Call 212.832.4040 for more information. 6 W 25th St, the4040club.com
Brother Jimmy's BBQ: If you're hosting the party, check out the Super Bowl Catering Package from Brother Jimmy's. The Living Room Tailgate party runs $19.95 per person and features a sampling of hot wings, rip tips, chicken fingers, hush puppies with maple butter and a spinach-and-artichoke dip. Additional items may be purchased a la carte. Delivery in Manhattan only, additional charges may apply. Multiple locations. brotherjimmys.com
Brass Monkey & Copper Room: This casual, no-nonsense Meatpacking destination is offering a variety of viewing options for Super Bowl Sunday. Anyone is welcome to come watch the game on seven screens, including a large format projector screen. Special Playmaker Snack Platters are available for $21 (small) or $40 (large) featuring a variety of bar food snacks like Jalapeño Poppers, Mozarella Sticks and Calamari. Slider and wings specials are also in effect. Fans seeking something special can reserve semi-private viewing areas with dedicated TVs. Two areas seat 10-15 people, and a third accommodates 20-40. (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information). 55 Little West 12th St, 212.675.6686 brassmonkeynyc.com
48 Lounge: The popular Midtown lounge invites fans to watch the 49ers and Ravens duke it out on one of three large screens, including a 120" projection screen, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Drink specials and small bites will be available throughout the game. VIP and Table Reservations available by calling 212.554.4848 or emailing email@example.com. 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 48th, between 6th and 7th Aves), 212.554.4848 48nyc.com
The Ainsworth and Ainsworth Park: The popular, upscale sports clubs are ground zero for financial analysts, athletes and celebrities to socialize and watch the Big Game. At the original Ainsworth, not far from Madison Square Garden, you'll find 360-degree viewing with multiple screens running the game. Order classic bar feasts (wings, sliders, dips, etc), pitchers of Bud Light or specialty cocktails while reveling with fellow superfans. Ainsworth Park, the newest expansion of the brand, encourages those in the Gramercy Park to join in the revelry in tasteful surroundings. 65 TVs will project the game, while you and your friends feast on roast chicken, wild salmon and other protein-driven dishes. The Ainsworth: 122 W 26th St, 212.741.0645 ainsworthnyc.com Ainsworth Park: 111 E 18th St, 212.673.2467 ainsworthparknyc.com
The Tippler: This subterranean spot pours out high-quality drinks in a casual, often raucous setting. Enjoy the game on a giant, pull-down screen in the adjacent event room while savoring specials like $5 black bean dip, and with each $8 Bud Light, you get a free Jameson shot. 425 W 15th St, 212.206.0000 thetippler.com
Angolo SoHo: Prefer to sit down and watch the game, rather than stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowded bar? Head to this Italian-modern spot where chef Michael Berardino is serving up his take on traditional football fare. Watch the Big Game on a flat-screen TV while enjoying house-made Mozzarella Sticks ($12), Calabrian Chili Glazed Chicken Wings ($12), and house-made Italian Sausage with pepper and onions ($13). Pair it with craft Italian beers like Palanfrina (brewed with chestnuts, $16), Birrificio Almond22 or Pink IPA (made with pink peppercorn $16). Or stay domestic with Sierra Nevada ($8) and Full Sail Session Premium Lager ($7). 331 W Broadway, 212.203.1722 angolosoho.com Reservations recommended.
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