Stanley Cup Playoffs
We will be staying at the Kimberly - midtown east next week. Monday night is an open night. My husband wanted to go to the game, even though he is a diehard Bruins fan and former season ticket holder. He begged, he pleaded - well for 20 seconds. I told him I didn't want to go and was he serious?
A quick look online got me our answer. Tickets rival superbowl tickets and are record breaking prices.
A single ticket is going for a couple of grand. Hell no!
So where to watch the game? Could be any hood really via train or cab.
I mean for that money, do they have a tv in the kitchen of Per Se?
They do have a TV in the kitchen at Per Se, (last time I had the tour anyway) and it was tuned to the kitchen at The French Laundry.
There will be a million places to watch the game.. but the food is morelikely deep fried than cooked sous vide... dipping sauces more likely than herbed foams...
That said... (I know sports bars on UWS best) I plan to enjoy the games for a few nights from a licensed establishment... Blondies on W79th, The Emerald Inn on W 72nd (food is better than you'd expect) In midtown east a mid tier sushi place - Tenzan does have good TV's behinds the bar
Thank you both for some suggestions. I was planning on Tony night at the hotel, so didn't want to have game night at the hotel too. Who knows? Maybe we'll find some fun Tony parties to crash?
Thank you. Honestly I have no idea. If he can figure out a way to get a ticket, I'm happy to cozy in in our suite or take a stroll. 22 years of marriage, you just kind of roll with it.
For me, I guess if he doesn't get a ticket and we head out, a place that you can stroll up belly to the bar at a decent food centric establishment that has tv's and a friendly vibe. Could that/I be any more vague? Watching a pivotal game, I'd rather eat at the bar or a high top rather then a table. A place that will have hockey fans engaged, but not necessarily overtaking the room?
He will likely not get a ticket, and we will stroll and happen upon something.
I appreciate all ideas and the time to express them.
Well I doubt that he's getting a ticket. If you want to head near the Garden to watch, Stout has plenty of TV's and is fairly large. The Flying Puck will definitely have the sound and is very close but they play the sound way too loud and I am not noise averse.
Near your hotel there are a large number of bars on second avenue though they generally skew younger.
Rattle N Hum is a craft beer bar (if the hubby is into that) on 33rd that has a projection screen in the back.
Be forewarned BellaChef, Rangers fans are a bunch of thugs!!!
And I say this as a totally unbiased NJ Devils fan :)
Warren 77 is a sports bar downtown, at 77 Warren St., formerly owned by the former NY Ranger (and the player every fan of opposing teams love to hate) Sean Avery. I went for the first time to watch one of the Blackhaws/Kings game and liked it a lot. The food, while not extraordinary, is better than at most sports bar, and the atmosphere was very un-sports bar like, in a way that I found very appealing. That notwithstanding, there are TVs everywhere so you won't miss the game. And they accept reservations at opentable.com. (I definitely would make a reservation if this is an option that interests you.)