842 Second Ave., nr. E. 45th St.; 212-682-5490
This is Manhattan's designated Indianapolis Colts bar, so don't come in without some conversational knowledge about the likes of Reggie Wayne, Joseph Addai, and Dallas Clark. But do come in with a love of free appetizers, because those will be on hand two hours before the big game and at half-time.
98 Third Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-777-6663
Transplanted New Orleanians had to share their beloved Bar None with Vikings fans for the NFC Championship game, but with the evil Brett Favre vanquished, the Saints faithful will have it all to themselves come Sunday. If you choose to make this your viewing party, make sure to run through a few choruses of "Who dat?" beforehand.
317 E. Houston St., nr. Ave. B; 212-673-6270
This long-running L.E.S. dive is the perfect place to drink without the distraction of partisanship or gimmickry; here, it's all about cheep beer. Even better, their party gets started at 4 p.m., giving you two hours and 28 minutes before kickoff to focus solely on sampling the fermented libations on hand.
The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
West Side Hwy. at 23rd St.; 212-336-6400
Go off the beaten path at the Golf Club at Chelsea piers, where the game will be broadcast on an eight-foot-by-ten-foot jumbo screen, and pizza, wings, salad, beer, and wine will be on hand. More important, access to the driving range means you can play while you watch.
The Bell House
149 7th St., Gowanus, Brooklyn; 718-643-6510
The Bell House is one of the better-looking music venues around, but on Sunday it will transform into a fount of testosterone for a "Super Big Ass Super Bowl Party." On hand will be specialty cocktails (the Peyton Manhattan, the Drew Sea Brees), an in-house commentary team, fake ref flags to throw around, an MVP prize for "best fan," a halftime performance from the Shitty Who, and post-game live karaoke with Bunnie England & New Originals. Hard to top!