Best Bar for Every NFL Team [2016 Bar Guide]
The 2016 NFL season is about to kick off, literally. And while NYC is Jets and Giants country, their fans have more of a problem getting to the Meadowlands than finding bars that bleed blue or attract Gang Green.
But what about fans of the other 30 NFL teams living in NYC? Don’t worry, no matter who you root for, we’ve got you covered.
Here is our bar guide for the top bars for every NFL team in NYC:
Arizona Cardinals: SideBAR (118 E 15t St)
Cardinals fans are underrepresented in New York City. As a result, they share SideBAR with Tennessee Titans fans. Until they find a bar to call their own, that’s where they’ll be– in a sea of red and baby blue.
Atlanta Falcons: The Watering Hole (106 E. 19th St)
The Georgia Dome of NYC features an inflatable Falcons player out front, $5 drafts, and $4 Pabst and Rolling Rock cans.
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Baltimore Ravens: Mustang Harry’s (352 Seventh Ave.)
The brother bar to Mustang Sally’s boasts more space, and pours Chimay Triple and Landshark, among other draughts during Ravens games.
Buffalo Bills: McFadden’s (800 Second Ave.)
McFadden’s is decked out Buffalo Bills’ regalia–complete with colossal inflated figures in blue and red jerseys.
Carolina Panthers: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ (1485 Second Ave.)
The North Carolina barbecue chain serves state staples like ribs and Carolina pulled pork to roughly 100 Panthers fans on game day–a taste of home for North Carolina transplants.
Chicago Bears: Windy City Ale House (7915 3rd Ave, Brooklyn)
While there are a few bars that play Chicago Bears games, Bay Ridge’s Windy City Ale House is a bar dedicated exclusively to Chicago sports and should therefore be the go-to bar for Bears fans.
Cincinnati Bengals: Phebe’s (359 Bowery)
Phebe’s is a cool spot to go even if you’re not there to watch the Bengals, and their bar food is not to be missed. Three words: Cincinnati Skyline Chili.
Cleveland Browns: Brother Jimmy’s (116 E. 16th St)
According to a Browns fansite, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is their go-to New York City Bar. Just make sure you go to the Union Square location. The Panthers fans have claimed the Upper East Side’s Brother Jimmy’s.
Dallas Cowboys: Stone Creek (140 E. 27th St.)
Relax on one of their jet black armchairs and rest your drink on one of their natural wood tables while you watch the ‘Boys came in a relaxed, refined setting. Also: they have a Texas-sized 90-inch screen TV.
Denver Broncos: Keats Bar (842 Second Aves)
Broncos fans and Colts fans share Keats Bar. They claims to back both teams, but maybe they just love Peyton Manning.
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Detroit Lions: Mercury Bar East (493 Third Ave.)
The Michiganers’ home away from home serves mini kegs in buckets with special meals on game day.
Green Bay Packers: Kettle of Fish (59 Christopher St.)
The city’s ultimate Packers bar offers complimentary Wisconsin cheese, crackers and summer sausage, along with Usinger Brats for sale.
Houston Texans: Double Wide (505 E. 12th St.)
The Texans’ normal NYC hub, Idle Hands, is temporarily closed, so fans are meeting to watch games at this Double Wide, a Southern saloon that’s typically home to San Diego Chargers fans, until the old digs reopens as Avenida Tex Mex Cantina in a month.
Indianapolis Colts: Keats Bar (842 Second Ave.)
Colts fans stampede this Irish pub, which has been known to host team owner Jim Irsay’s daughter at some games.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Legends NYC (6 W. 33rd St.)
Jaguars fans gather on Sundays at Legends, a consummate sports bar with jerseys on the walls, plenty of space, and easy pub grub. The Jags even paid for free beers for its fans at Legends during the NFL draft.
Kansas City Chiefs: John Brown Serious BBQ (10-43 44th Dr., Long Island City)
Set in the trendy Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, John Brown Serious BBQ serves up classic Kansas City meats and sides to go along with a solid selection of wine and beer. Chiefs fans love a good K.C.-style smokehouse, even in NYC.
Miami Dolphins: Slattery’s Midtown Pub (8 E 36th St #3)
More than 200 ’Phins fans show up weekly — and get a free shot with every touchdown.
Minnesota Vikings: Bar None (98 3rd Ave.)
Norsemen have donned purple and gold and cheered at this East Village dive for years.
New England Patriots: Professor Thom’s (219 Second Ave.)
This antiquey Boston haven has vintage maps of Beantown and Tom Brady’s college jersey on the wall, making it a wicked good place to watch the Pats.
New Orleans Saints: Bourbon St Bar and Grille (346 W 46th St)
Bourbon Street is an all-things-New Orleans bar, so it’s only natural that it would be the best game-day spot for Saints fans.
Oakland Raiders: Peter Dillon’s Pub (130 E. 40th St.)
This Midtown joint is covered in black and silver memorabilia and shows the game on every single TV, which is great for Raiders fans, and not so great for checking in on your fantasy team.
Philadelphia Eagles: Turtle Bay NYC (987 Second Ave)
A self-proclaimed Eagles Bar, Turtle Bay is a home away from home for Philly fans. On the two occasions when the Eagles play the Giants, this is where you’ll want to be if you root for the Eagles.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Irish Exit (978 2nd Ave)
This bar backs the Steelers, singing Steel City anthems like Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” before games.
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San Diego Chargers: Scallywags (508 9th Ave)
Some Texans fans mingle, but make no mistake: this is Bolts territory.
San Francisco 49ers: Finnerty’s (221 Second Ave.)
The watering hole has Bay Area-spirit as it raffles off a high-priced item like signed Joe Montana and Jerry Rice jerseys every football Sunday.
Seattle Seahawks: Carlow East (1254 Lexington Ave.)
A free buffet during games, as well as discount “Hawkikaze” shots after every Seahawks touchdowns.
St. Louis Rams: Foley’s (18 W. 33rd St.)
Rams fans are hurting for a new place ever since Dewey’s Flatiron closed, so fans are congregating at this traditional Cardinals bar in the meantime. PSA: it’s unclear if this will transition as a LA Rams bar but we have hope.
Tennessee Titans: SideBAR (118 E. 15th)
This Union Square hot spot, which pours drinks for $4 or less during games, is a destination for NFL fans every Sunday, but Titans fans call it home. Be warned: it gets crowded on Sunday afternoons, so get there early.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Stillwater Bar & Grill (78-80 E. 4th St.)
Buc backers gather for $3.50 Buds and Bud Lights, even though the bar’s true allegiance is with the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Washington: Dorrian’s Red Hand: (1616 Second Ave.)
Dorrian’s shows every game for the D.C. Team that Shall Not Be Named. Listen for the team’s fight song after every touchdown.
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Starting September 8th, the NFL is back in full swing, which means Sundays (and select Monday and Thursday nights) are for football. Use this list to find the best place to watch your beloved out of market team with fans that, like you, don’t need to live in the same city as their favorite team.