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Aug 30, 2008 11:36 AM

College Football and Bar Food

Where in the East Village (or thereabouts) has the best wings, nachos, and/or other bar food. The deal breaker is that they have to have ESPN Game Plan or something like that so I can watch the Auburn game, which will not be shown up here otherwise. The more big screens the better. Thanks!

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  1. I would just go to Standings on 7th street which is small but has TONS of TV's an good beer. Then you can order a burger from Paul's around the corner.

    Otherwise Bounce Deuce actually has good wings and tons of tvs if you can handle the club like atmosphere (which I cannot).

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    1. re: roze

      I couldn't find Standings, although I didn't look that hard, so I just went to Bounce Deuce, and you're description is spot on. The menu was a little expensive, but they didn't chince on the the blue cheese with the wings, or for that matter, the celery and carrots. And everything I saw coming out of the kitchen looked sort of high end, at least by sports bar standards. The waitresses give the place a Hooters-with-an-edge sort of look, so I think that's what you're paying extra for. About the club atmosphere...before seven when there were tons of fans for a game in there, the TV sound was on. But after they left, it was nothing but pop/house music. And any time a good song came on, like with a guitar in it, they immediately changed the station or scrolled through the Ipod or whatever. It was all kind of distracting while you were trying to watch a game.

      1. re: douglas525

        Ugh! I hate when places don't keep the sound on! Standings in on 7th street between 2nd and 3rd avenue.

    2. Sorry. Got on a rant and forgot to ask my question. Is there anywhere else anyone can recommend that keeps the sound from at least one game on?---I'd also like to add that I was treated very nicely by the manager who sat me in a prime spot to watch a game from the SEC that I can't imagine anyone else cared about.

      1. Not in the East Village but fairly close is Firefly on Spring Street in Nolita...lots of big screen tv's good bar food and good service. War Eagle!

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        1. re: DeeDee

          Nolita is fine, as is anywhere near the EV. I've been walking over to Washington Square for NFL games, but was hoping to find something closer with less of a lingering bar rot stench. Thanks DeeDee and War Eagle backatcha! Can anyone else think of a sports bar in or near the EV, with decent food, that would allow me to watch non-regional games?

        2. Hey douglas525,

          Have you tried Croxley's Ale House on Avenue B. I haven't been there in awhile but I'm pretty sure they show sports and I remember they have good wings. Check it out and report back.

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          1. re: DeeDee

            Actually, I went to Firefly yesterday. They have sesame chili wings that are pretty tasty. But it's actually the "official" Georgia Bulldog bar of NYC. So by 3:30, the place was packed with red and silver, and they switched the Auburn game over. I overheard someone there saying that a lot of major colleges have "official" bars around town. Does anyone know if there is an Auburn bar? I think I found a place in Chelsea that is sort of an SEC haven. Any part of town is fine.