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douglas525 Aug 30, 2008 11:36 AM

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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    roze Aug 30, 2008 11:42 AM

    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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      douglas525 Sep 1, 2008 04:48 AM

      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.

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        roze Sep 1, 2008 09:33 AM

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

        http://www.standingsbar.com/

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      douglas525 Sep 1, 2008 04:50 AM

      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.

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        DeeDee Sep 1, 2008 02:12 PM

        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!

        www.fireflynyc.com

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          douglas525 Sep 6, 2008 07:01 AM

          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?

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          DeeDee Sep 7, 2008 05:43 AM

          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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            douglas525 Sep 7, 2008 03:45 PM

            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.

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