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kmbeer May 25, 2012 09:34 AM

Hi All,

Looking for a bar with good food and a good selection of craft beer for the Ranger game tonight. I was thinking Rattle N Hum would be great beer-wise, but I have never eaten there and don't suppose the food is anything to write home about.

There is availability at the Tap Room at Collichio and Sons, which would be great for beer and food, but I have never been -- is it conductive to watching sports?

Anyone have any reliable go-tos for good food, good beer, and good sports watching?

Location doesn't matter (though the east side would be ideal).

Thanks in advance!

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    Riverman500 May 25, 2012 09:50 AM

    The food is good at the Tap Room but you can't watch sports there (no TV).

    For sports watching, I like the Cannibal, which has great small plates as well as a wide beer selection.

    Boqueria is another option but call for their TV sched.

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      kmbeer May 25, 2012 09:58 AM

      Thanks, Riverman. I love Resto's beer selection, so I'm sure Cannibal will be equally good.

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        roze May 25, 2012 11:31 AM

        Cannibal is an excellent choice but call ahead just to double check the game will be on. They don't show sports regularly- just the big games...obviously this game is huge but I would still double check.

        Another option is Wildwood. Tons of TVs, lots of beer choices and decent BBQ. I love their dirty bird sandwich personally. It also has a lot more room if Cannibal is packed.

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      klc137 May 25, 2012 10:09 AM

      The Pony Bar is a craft beer bar with a huge selection. They have televisions around the room. The food is typical bar food, not a big menu - but the beer selection is great.

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        jonsull May 25, 2012 10:26 AM

        Try Beer Authority on 40th and 8th......great beer selection

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          mrnyc May 25, 2012 10:30 AM

          is that open now? good to know.

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            kmbeer May 25, 2012 10:41 AM

            Wow.. Beer Authority has a lot of good Belgians on tap. Will def try that place out. Can't image the food being any good, though...

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            kmbeer May 25, 2012 11:55 AM

            Thanks, everyone, for the great suggestions. I think we're going to do Cannibal early and possibly stay through the game. However, we are meeting up with another couple for the game, and they want to go someplace with an outdoor drinking area -- is there any place in Manhattan where you can watch a game while drinking outside? I can't really think of any..

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              datopone May 25, 2012 12:17 PM

              it's pretty rare for any bar to have tvs outside. I'm even struggling to think of any in Los Angeles. TVs and sun don't go together all that well. if the game is that important, reschedule your plans. otherwise, bring your phone to get the updates.

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                roze May 25, 2012 01:48 PM

                Beerparc on 6th avenue will have it in on their big screen outside and has food and beer vendors.

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                  kathryn May 25, 2012 08:22 PM

                  Is BeerParc still operational, since FoodParc closed?

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                    roze May 30, 2012 05:39 PM

                    I think thegforceny answered that question below. Now Brighton but still serving beer!

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                noodlelust May 25, 2012 01:51 PM

                Seems like you already made up your mind, but for next time, worth noting that the food at Rattle is GREAT. Really great actually and not just for bar food. The Reuben is phenomenal.

                Noodlelust.com

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                  thegforceny May 25, 2012 01:56 PM

                  Dude, come on. Rattle n hum has a REALLY GREAT beer list. Its food? NOT great.

                  Serviceable. It is perfectly serviceable.

                  OP - Try here - The Brighton:
                  http://www.urbandaddy.com/nyc/food/18...

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                    noodlelust May 25, 2012 02:05 PM

                    Agree to disagree!

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