Eating + Drinking

The Best Super Bowl Parties in NYC

Our list of the restaurants and bars to catch the biggest game of the year.

Photo courtesy of Irvington Bar

Even if you’re not a fan of sports bars the rest of the year, there’s something about the Super Bowl that makes you want to eat wings and drink beer among fellow jersey-wearing football fans. We’ve got a list of the best parties in NYC—with the tastiest wings and coldest beer—to do just that.

HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails

This Kips Bay joint is hosting a five-hour open bar, along with $1 chicken wings and half-price small plates, 5:30–10:30 p.m. Watch the game on four TVs scattered throughout the warm, cozy space, clad in brick and reclaimed wood. Tickets are $55 per person in advance; $60 at the door. 367 Third Avenue (between East 26th and 27th Streets), Kips Bay

Mr. Purple

Perched atop Hotel Indigo, this cool haunt will showcase the showdown between the Patriots and Eagles on a massive projector screen amid its “Cabin in the Sky” winter pop-up. (Picture an eclectic après-ski lodge decked out with deer heads, digital fireplaces, and blankets for bundling.) Indulge in hot libations like the Groggy Toddy and S’More Than a Feeling, and warm your soul with all the chocolate and cheese fondue your heart desires (with matching wine flights, of course). Not a fan of Justin Timberlake? Hang out on the restaurant’s two terraces—which feature 360-degree views of downtown Manhattan—during halftime. 180 Orchard Street (between Stanton and East Houston Streets), Lower East Side

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Irvington

Munch on sriracha honey wings, short rib nachos, and meatball sliders on Super Sunday at the stylish spot—nestled on the ground floor of W New York at Union Square—while sipping $15 game-themed cocktails like Thyme to Fly (with homemade thyme honey syrup and Eagle Rare bourbon) and Tom Brady Collins (with blue curaçao, vodka, and maple syrup). 

And if you’re looking to host your own tailgate party, book the balcony room for $100 a person, which provides private viewing of the game for up to 40 people, a custom menu, and an open bar. 201 Park Avenue South (between East 17th and 18th Streets), Union Square

Professor Thom’s

For an all-day extravaganza, die-hard Patriots fans should flock to this Boston-friendly bar, which boasts 40 glorious television screens—and fellow revelers who won’t sneer at your favorite QB. The festivities here start at 10 a.m. with an Absolut brunch party (followed by Harpoon, Downeast Cider, Sam Adams, and Narragansett bashes), with the official Super Bowl fun kicking off at 4 p.m.

For those willing to splurge, downstairs table reservations are available for $250 a person and include a bottle of champagne per table, an open bar, unlimited nachos, and a limited-edition Thom’s Super Bowl T-shirt. (Priced at $150, Loft VIP tickets—which include all of the above, minus the champagne and table—are already sold out.) For everyone else, it’s best to show up early, since general admission tickets are $20 before 3 p.m. and $30 after. 219 Second Avenue (between East 13th and 14th Streets), East Village

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The VNYL

Watch the big game unfold on a massive 36-foot screen with surround sound at this 7,000-square-foot, multilevel bar in the East Village, designed with 1970s glamour. Chase down $12 wings and nachos and $6 house-made potato chips with beer and shot specials—or one of the restaurant’s playfully named cocktails (care for a Tighty Whities or a Banana Boat?). 100 Third Avenue (between East 12th and 13th Streets), Union Square

Sweetwater Social

Tickets to the underground lounge’s Super Sunday party—priced at $125 per person—include access to an open bar for the duration of the game (plus an hour before kickoff), along with a football-themed feast featuring whole-roasted pig, turkey, and prime rib carving stations (not to mention heaps of nachos, sliders, and wings). Catch the main event on one of six HD TVs or the eight-foot projector, and partake in various contests and bar games, such as Foosball and shuffleboard. To boot, there’s a photo booth. 643 Broadway (between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets), NoHo

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Beauty & Essex

Fans can take in all the action from one of seven big screens at the chic restaurant’s annual Big Game Viewing Party. Gorge on mouthwatering bites from a special menu (highlights include charred Jäger sliders, grilled cheese, smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings, and bulgogi rib-eye tacos) and take home ample prizes and giveaways—and don’t forget to enter all the raffles, which will be held every quarter. Dining table reservations are available beginning at 5:30 p.m., with seats priced at $105 per head with a four-person minimum (which can be used toward food or drinks). 146 Essex Street (between Rivington and Stanton Streets), Lower East Side

Empellón Al Pastor

The Mexican food mecca, which will be showcasing the game at the bar, offers the same Super Bowl dining package it touted last year: For $45, each guest has access to unlimited tacos, margaritas, wine, and draft beers for 1.5 hours. (Reservations must be made in advance.) 132 St. Mark’s Place (between First Avenue and Avenue A), East Village

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Vandal

You’ll need a reservation to watch the spectacle on one of several big screens at this Lower East Side spot, where seated dining tables start at $100 per person. Aside from its regular à la carte menu, the trendy restaurant will be serving a variety of Big Game snacks—from crispy bao buns and grilled Chilean sea bass tacos to tempura popcorn shrimp. 199 Bowery (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), Lower East Side

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