If you can’t have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the Super Bowl in person the next best thing is to enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of watching it on the flat screen of a New York City bar. It doesn’t hurt to have some great food to munch on while you’re at it. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or you jump on the bandwagon just for this one day, you’re sure to have a good time if you head to one of these NYC Superbowl hotspots of 2015:

The Classic Sports Bar Experience for your Super Bowl Parties

What better place is there to watch the Super Bowl than a bar that dedicates its life to sports? You’re sure to be surrounded by die-hard fans, or at least people who are excited enough to pretend to be, creating a festive game day. Check out these sports bars for your 2015 Super Bowl Parties and Super Bowl-watching experience.

Cheer for the Patriots

If you’ll be rooting for the Patriots, Professor Thom’s in the East Village is the place to be. This bar is dedicated to the Boston spirit year-round, so it will help you feel like you’ve been transplanted to New England for the game. On game day, Professor Thom’s is throwing a tailgate party with the backing of Boston beer companies, plus you can watch your team from the 22 TVs around the pub. Festivities include discount pitchers and a Drink Special wheel.

Another option for Patriots Fans is Tir Na Nog in Times Square. Pay just $55 to get an open bar, snacks and dinner during the game. Watch the action from 19 HD televisions, plus a projector.

Choices for Supporting the Seahawks

If you happen to be a Seattle fan living far from your home team, don’t fret. You can come together with your other West Coasters for this important game day. You have a few options to try.

The main Seahawks bar in NYC, Carlow East in the Upper East Side, is sold out for its Super Bowl party. Nonetheless, Central Bar in the East Village will provide you with beer straight from Seattle, two for one burger deals and other specials, along with two projectors for watching the game.

At McSwiggan’s in Gramercy, indulge in the Super Bowl buffet and open bar for $125. This bar has eight large screen televisions for the game and other activities if you want more of the excitement and less of the actual game.

How to Steer Clear of Sports Bar Super Bowl Parties

Maybe you want a classier experience than spending your Sunday at a sports bar. That’s not a problem in New York City. Try these establishments for Super Bowl Parties:

Jimmy at The James Hotel in SoHo

This swanky bar provides a classy Super Bowl experience with trendy cocktails in a refined setting. Instead of wings and greasy bar food, you’ll have cheeseburger sliders, deviled duck eggs and other high-level fare. This bar has what you need to watch the game: projection screens and HD televisions. (Jimmy at The James Website)

Blue Smoke in Flatiron and Battery Park City

If you care more about the food than the game, but you still want to check the score between bites, try this restaurant for its Southern-style fare. Feast on ribs or barbecue chicken with comfort food sides that include steak fries, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese. (Blue Smoke Website)

You’re in luck that you live in New York City during this yearly event. The city knows how to make the day special, with parties popping up everywhere you look, and food and drink specials to match. We hope you have an amazing time at one of these Superbowl-celebrating bars, even if your team loses or you’re only there to watch the commercials. Let us know in the comments how these Super Bowl parties went or if you find another great spot for watching the Super Bowl.

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