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ESPN Zone: It even has monitors over the urinals.

Nightlife
Best Sports Bar
ESPN Zone
129 8th Avenue, near 16th Street
212-691-6174

While the ESPN Zone is Gotham's best damn sports bar, period, a bar doesn't need some jock's jock hanging overhead to be a good place to watch the game. Give us unobstructed views, tasty wings, and a clientele all wearing the same shirt as us, and we're fans for life.

 

Team Spots
That said, for every New York team, there is a bar. Bronx Bomber buffs get bombed at Dorrian's Red Hand, as do the Yanks themselves on occasion. The Mets' best off-season move was their skipper's opening up Bobby V's Sports Gallery right near Shea. Jet-friendly Time Out Sports Bar offers a menu ranging from nachos to T-bones. And you'll find the Big Blue crew -- and, often, sack daddy Michael Strahan -- at the Park Avenue Country Club. A slap shot from the Garden, the Harp Bar & Restaurant is ideal for watching the Rangers, while Blondies, where the wings are hot, favors the Knicks. The first-place Nets? They're for real, all right. They're also from Jersey, so we're not going to watch them.

Dorrian's Red Hand
1616 Second Avenue, at 84th Street

Bobby V's Sports Gallery
37-10 114th Street at Ramada Plaza, Queens

Timeout Sports Bar
349 Amsterdam Avenue, near 76th Street

Park Avenue Country Club
381 Park Avenue South, at 27th Street

Harp Bar & Restaurant
132 West 32nd Street

Blondies
212 West 79th Street

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