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Superbowl Bar Play-By-Play

From multiple large-screen TVs to all-you-can-drink beer specials, these sports pubs will guarantee you get your game on.
 
BY C. SPARTOS
Updated January 20, 2004
 
Game time: The crowd at Jeremy's Ale House.


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Before they read about the game, Upper East Side sports fans watch it here on twenty TVs, including three large screens.

• 1472 Third Ave., between 83rd and 84th Sts.; 212-570-5800.
• $24.95 buys you unlimited draft beer and as many of their famous hot wings as you can stuff down.

 


Croxley Ales
The sports yearling may stand out on trendy Avenue B, but when it comes to the big day, it's simply a standout.

• 28 Ave. B, between 2nd and 3rd Sts.; 212-253-6140; croxley.com.
• $34.95 gives you access to a tailgate party that kicks off an hour before game time — including an all-you-can-eat buffet and open taps like Brooklyn, Bass, and Guinness.

 


Down the Hatch
Dependable deals and lethally hot Atomic wings attract more than just NYU jocks to this downstairs drinker's den with seven TVs.

• 179 W 4th St., between 6th and 7th Aves; 212-627-9747.
• For those looking to get sacked, the bar will pour $2 pints of their imported and domestic beers all day long.

 


ESPN Zone
Come the day of the big game, football fans take this Times Square tourist trap seriously.

• 4 Times Sq., at Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Sts.; 212-921-3776.
• $80 gets you a table seat, a three-hour buffet, four beers, a gift bag, and a raffle, and includes tax and gratuity. $70 buys you the same but at the bar. Reservations will be taken starting January 26.

 


40/40
No football playa-hatas allowed at Jay-Z's super-sleek sports spot drawing plenty of celebs and fans.

• 6 W 25th St., at Broadway; 212-989-0040.
• Though Jay-Z will be in Houston cheering on Beyonce (who is singing the National Anthem), his club is expecting a packed house: Even without specials, their reservation list is almost fully booked.

 

Jeremy's Ale House
The South St. Seaport warehouse serves suds in what else? giant Styrofoam cups (a/k/a "the two-pint bucket").

• 254 Front St., between Peck Slip and Dover St., 212-964-3537.
• Jeremy's is moving down the block to 228 Front Street, but the game-time festivities — including beer specials and a free buffet - will be held at the original bra-strewn space.
 

Park Avenue Country Club
This classy Flatiron playground may not have a members-only policy, but that doesn't stop sports stars from holing up in their VIP room.

• 381 Park Ave. S., at 27th St.; 212-685-3636.
• The club isn't offering any Superbowl deals, but recommends making advance table reservations — otherwise show up early to secure a spot at the bar.
 

Play
This Elmhurst sports emporium not only boasts several bowling lanes but a bona fide smoking room.

• 77-17 Queens Boulevard, Queens; 718-476-2828; letsplaynyc.com.
• Not only can you puff your brains out and watch the game, but the bar will host several beer and liquor promotions, including a mechanical bull courtesy of Red Bull.
 

Scruffy Duffy's
Sure, this Hell's Kitchen watering hole is impossibly loud and obnoxious, but this is Superbowl Sunday, right?

• 743 Eighth Ave., Between 46th and 47th Sts.; 212-245-9126; scruffyduffys.com.
• The bar has 12 plasma TVs, as well as a giant projection screen, so there'll be no neck-craning. No specials, either — just the usual $4.50 pints of Bud and Bud Light ($5 for premium).
 

Sporting Club Bar & Grill
With 45 high-tech TVs and a VIP area, this Tribeca sports mecca appeals to blue- and white-collar fans alike.

• 99 Hudson St., between Franklin and Leonard Sts; 212-219-0900; thesportingclub.net
• $60 buys you an open bar and all-you-can-eat dinner buffet from 5 p.m. to the timer runs out.
 

Time Out
Thirtysomething screens lure thirtysomethings to this Amsterdam Avenue sports center.

• 349 Amsterdam Ave., Between 76th and 77th Sts., 212-362-5400.
• There's a $25-per-person minimum at their tables, which are almost fully booked, but the bar area is first-come first-serve. As for the day's deals, just the usual $3.75 domestic drafts ($5 for micros and imports) and $2 shot specials — bartender's choice, of course.
 
 
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Updated January 20, 2004
 
 
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