Best place to watch a SEC football game?
My husband and I will be in town the middle of September and would like to be able to watch the Alabama game on Saturday afternoon. It's on ABC at 2:30. Any suggestions of a place with good drinks and snacks that would have the game on?
NYC Bars adopt certain schools. Jack Demsey's is the NYC home for Kentucky. They have a dozen big screen TV's. Brother Jimmy's BBQ has 6/7 locations in NYC and they all have multiple big scrren TV's. Check their website for locations. Each one has a bar and 4/5 TV's at the bar ane more around the restaurant.
Overlook Lounge on 44th has plenty of big screen TV's and a rooftop bar with big screens.
Jack Demsey's @ 36 West 33rd St., New York, NY 212 - 629 - 9899.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ @ 1485 2nd Ave., New York, NY 212 - 288 - 0999.
Overlook Lounge @ 225 East 44th St., New York, NY 212 - 682 - 7266.
There's no guarantee that the Alabama game will be on WABC - the local affiliiate. But given their preseason ranking they probably will.
Anyway, as a former Upper West Side resident, Blondies (79th/bet Broadway/Amsterdam gets a huge SEC crowd - UF and LSU alumni groups "home base'
First, second most of the suggestions and data above. Second, a couple of addition comments: the area (and specific suggestion) that Harrison gives is excellent. Many sports bars within a small block area. Plus, as Littleman has suggested, there is a Brother Jimmy's (an SEC hangout) @ 80th & Amst. (It is possible that the 2nd Ave restaurant is closed ( not my nabe) for the 2nd Ave subway construction which is creating havoc with the local retail spots. Finally, all of our suggestions have focused on places that attract a VERY young crowd, which you may like. If not, and it is not clear where your hotel is, just check around your local area to find some adult spots. As the above posters have noted, it will almost certainly be on national TV. In any event, could you post back and let us know what you did and how it all worked out? ROLL
Oh, I haven't been to the Ainsworth and I don't know specifically what the NYC Tide crowd is like. But I've stumbled onto other alumni sports-bar gatherings, and some guys are reliving long-ago Saturdays in the student section, if you know what I mean. Which may be more intense than you have in mind - or not :)
If its going to be a lot of Bama fans at Ainsworth, thats your best bet, its a cool bar, lots of tvs, but maybe not as over the top fratty as bro Jimmys etc. I have had fun at the Ainsworth... My suggestion would have been Village Pourhouse, it seems they have SEC games on a lot, but Ainsworth will be better.
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Great. I'll put it on the list and add the Village Pourhouse as well. Wouldn't you know that as soon as we planned this trip, a FedEx arrived with our game tickets. I forgot I even ordered them!
RTR Hey19! Love your screen name, btw. From the Steely Dan song?
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