Whether it’s basketball, baseball, ice hockey or football, some sporting events require more than just a bag of chips and big screen in your living room they’re meant to be experienced on a grander, more social scale.
For diehard sports fans who want a true taste of the action, Gayot has rounded up the best sports bars to watch the game while enjoying good grub and fun times.
Santa Clara, CA
Michael Mina’s Bourbon Pub at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is casual, boisterous and filled with energy and football stadium-appropriate fare. The central bar and video screens galore reinforce the sports bar ethos, but the food and décor move beyond it. Nachos are a sumptuous mess of beans, cheese, salsa and a soft egg stacked among full-size baked tortillas into a tower that is broken tableside with a mezzaluna.
New York, NY
This Irish-influenced gastropub boasts all the familiar trappings of an American sports bar. The loud space is frequented by neighborhood office workers, tourist spillover from Times Square, and commuters waiting to catch their train at Penn Station. The Gorgonzola-topped Black Angus grass-fed burger and Guinness-laced baby-back ribs are menu standouts.
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