Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reader mailbag: Any suggestions for a low-key place to watch the Super Bowl?

Another straightforward question. So maybe your apartment? Haha. Kidding! Well, the Big Game is coming up Sunday as you may have heard. (Make the hype stop! Please!)

So! Anyone with a suggestion for someplace low-key in the East Village to watch the game? (Please no blatant shilling or answers like "football sucks. Read a book.") As for us, we'll be watching it at the International!

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17 comments:

nygrump said...

http://provenzanolanzafuneral.com/

Anonymous said...

Excellent suggestion, NYG. See you there! BYOB, obviously.

olympiasepiriot said...

Fuck football...I play ice hockey.

That said, there IS no low-key place to watch this shit. Maybe the loud crowd will be bearable at Mona's. There's usually a lower ratio of fratbros there. Last time I had to accompany someone watching this, we opted for somewhere we could get a table, so we ended up at Hop Devil Grill.

Anonymous said...

Head over to standings bar on 7th st it will probably be busy but only because its so small. Usually a very friendly neighborhood crowd. No liquor just beer so it keeps the woooo! to a minimum. And free pizza

esquared™ said...

St. Dymphna's
11th Street Bar
Lucy's
Sophie's
Mona's
Josie's Bar
The Library
Tile Bar
Grassroots Tavern
Big Bar
The Thirsty Scholar (and also maybe it's sister bar Ryan's Irish Pub)

Nearby EV —
Old Town Bar & Restaurant
Shades of Green
Pete's Tavern
Milano's Bar

What is a Super Bowl?

I'm watching it at Swift and then Scratcher after intermission, nonetheless...

BODevillager said...

Lucky's on Houston Street. No beer but free soda pop refills... just sneak a flask in and voila you got a whole variety of sickly sweet alcoholic beverages.




Anonymous said...

Agreed on 11th Street Bar. Have watched it there for the past four years and it's busy but not sports bar crazy.

Anonymous said...

I am well-pleased that the excellent, low-key spot I discovered for watching has not yet been mentioned. I discovered it the year the giants played the patriots in AZ (so, certainly as big or bigger than this year for local watching) and had a friend in town who wanted to watch on a screen bigger than my tiny not-flat screen. Crossley Ale house, near where i live, was SELLING seats at the bar. I found a place almost as near by, a neighborhood classic, that was far from crowded, had two big screens, and the bartender had ordered a couple of pizzas for the "group". That's all I'm sayin'

Anonymous said...

No TV @bigbar... That's what makes it cool and low key!

Anonymous said...

I would say a place that does not sell alcohol, and where sports fans don't go.

Anonymous said...

Is there a bar around that bans the fans of the teams that are playing but still shows the game? If so, that would cut down on the noise...

esquared™ said...

Right. I meant Cherry Tavern not Big Bar. Stupid alcohol...

olympiasepiriot said...

Personally, I'd rather have a place that'll put on the Montreal-Winnepeg game. Fuck football.

Barring that, I'll take a book and go to Big Bar. There. It needed to be said.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Why, EV? The Stupor Bowl is more like it. I heard a report about relatively healthy Super Bowl viewers having 'complications' during the Halftime Show and ending up in comas. The comatose viewers are then shipped off to an "institute" that "looks after them." I suspects there is more to this than meets the eye!

EV Grieve said...

@Ken

This is why I only watch the Lingerie Football League!

Crazy Eddie said...

I’ll be watching the game at my mother in law’s house in Jersey, encapsulated in the man cave I have created in her furnished attic. Meanwhile, she and my wife will be watching Downton Abbey downstairs...... which I will then watch with my wife during the numerous repeats at the various PBS stations the following week. Edith is a slut!

Anonymous said...

O'Hanlon's?