Maybe you're really excited about seeing Beyoncé perform during the halftime show on Sunday. Or, maybe you're a dedicated fan, and you actually care about the score of the game. Regardless, if you're anything like us, the Super Bowl is a time to be social. So, whether that means sharing a bowl of chips or one of those "Oh-my-god-did-you-just-see-that?" moments with your friends, you'll probably be in the mood for a gathering.
Lucky for you, we've got the lowdown on all the NYC hot spots. From happy hours to all-you-can-eat deals and the biggest LED screens, our list of SP happs will have you ready to ditch the couch and go out. And, if you're having too much fun to stop and watch the commercial breaks, you can always set your DVR and catch up later. Something tells us a touchdown or that wardrobe malfunction we're all waiting for will be way more exciting in a lively bar.
With Super Bowl specials like BBQ Pig Wings, Fried Oyster Sliders, Chicken Wing Dip, $4 Drafts and TVs lined up along the bar, chef Marc Murphy's Ditch Plains is the perfect location for hungry football fans to watch the game this year.
Ditch Plains, 100 West 82nd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues); 212-362-4815.
This Brookyln hot spot is offering a happy more-than-an-hour as well as chips and guac pick-up for only $5 per-person with a $25 minimum. Sip on signature Mexican margaritas including the Margarita de Remolacha, made with fresh beet juice, Pueblo Viejo blanco tequila, Combier, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.
Gran Electrica, 5 Front Street (at Old Fulton Street); Brooklyn; 718-852-2789.
The Ainsworth & Ainsworth Park
This party comes with 360-degree views throughout the bar, a 60-item dining menu, and Ainsworth specialty cocktails. The Ainsworth has two locations that are both providing everything you need to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday in style.
The Ainsworth, 112 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues); 212-741-0645.
Ainsworth Park, 111 East 18th Street (at Park Avenue); 212-673-2467.
The recently opened Chelsea gastrobar is hosting "Bubbles and Buckets" featuring Chef Todd Macdonald's acclaimed jerk-spiced buttermilk fried chicken served with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Need we say more?
Willow Road, 85 10th Avenue (between 15th and 16th streets); 646-484-6566.
The Super Bowl will be playing on Eventi's huge 16-by 30-foot LED screen, perfectly viewable from the hotel's second floor restaurant, Humphrey. Drink specials, all-you-can-eat wings at halftime, and one of the biggest screens in NYC makes the Eventi Hotel a sure spot to see the game.
Eventi Hotel, 851 6th Avenue (between 29th and 30th streets); 212-564-4567.
Atop the Dream Downtown Hotel, PH-D will have a DJ bumping beats while viewers enjoy the game and munch on Chili Cheese Fries, Dozen Red Hot Wings, Mini French Dip Cheese Steaks, and more.
PH-D, 355 West 16th Street (at 9th Avenue); 212-229-2511.
508 Gastrobrewery is hosting an all-you-can-eat-and-drink bacchanal for the ages. The all-star lineup includes boar chili, nachos, flatbreads, taquitos, house-brewed beers, wines by the glass, well drinks, and more. Plus, it's only $45 per person from 6 to 9 p.m.
508, 508 Greenwich Street (between Spring and Canal streets); 212-219-2444.
The Windsor Gansevoort Park
Crown Group Hospitality's newest property is getting the party started at 4 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. Reservations for $75 bar, $600 tables, and $1,500 booths are now being taken. In addition to viewing the game, guests will enjoy music from DJ NVM, seasonal cocktails, and an array of gourmet comfort food including Tuna Tartar with Wonton Chips, Guinness Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Truffle Grilled Cheese, and more.
The Windsor Gansevoort Park, 420 Park Avenue (at 29th Street); 646-380-5301.
Riverpark is decking out its private dining room with big plasma TVs and lounge furniture. Its bar menu includes favorites from chef Sisha Ortuzar such as Crispy Paella Rice Balls and Spiced Potato Chips with Goat Cheese and Rosemary. A variety of cocktails and beer & wine will be available as well.
Riverpark, 250 East 29th Street (between 1st Ave and FDR Drive); 212-729-9790.
Photos: Courtesy of The Ainsworth, PhD, The Windsor, Willow Road