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Top Five Sports Bars

City bars with better-than-stadium grub and more TVs than you can possibly watch at once.


583 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-857-5777
A Prospect Heights bar functioning as both a soccer haven and a solid source of international beers and organic, locally sourced grub.

Nevada Smiths
100 Third Ave.; 212-982-2591
This "'football' mecca" for English and International soccer fans occupies four full floors, which includes two full bars, a swanky-sounding VIP room, a separate wine bar, and a lot of other stuff you might not expect to find in a self-professed sports bar.

167 Eighth Ave., nr. 18th St.; 212-337-2439.
If you think big-city gay men and major-league sports are contradictory, you can get over your stereotypes at this one-of-a-kind sports bar for men who really like athletes.

Jimmy’s Corner
140 W. 44th St., nr. Broadway; 212-221-9510.
Owner and professional trainer Jimmy Glenn’s shrine to boxing is lined with personal effects pasted up over nearly 30 years. (Check out the shots of him with Ali.)

Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave., at 11th St.; 212-979-2337.
Games play here via 22 flat-screen TVs luring in investment bankers looking to experience East Village funk and wayward NYU students in search of happy hour $1 Buds.

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