While the 2018 World Cup Final was happening live in Moscow, Russia, New York was a mere 4,664 miles away. Unfortunately, the New York MTA does not go out that far, so many New Yorkers were unable to attend the final game, but in true New York fashion, bars in the city brought the party.
As the streets of lower Manhattan filled up with jerseys supporting either France or Croatia, many bars hosted viewings where sports fans could not only watch the game but also share the excitement.
Here are a few bars you can check out for the next major sporting event.
Hair of the Dog
Located on 168 Orchard Street on the Corner of Stanton, Hair of the Dog is a well-known sports bar where fans flock to view sporting events. Offering 17 HD TVs and three projectors, fans will surely not miss a beat.
With 14 different draft beers on tap as well as a diverse kitchen menu offering foods from scrambled eggs to buffalo wings, fans have a variety of options to choose from.
Known for its great beer and drink specials, The Skinny hosts events of all calibers. From New Years Eve parties their open Turn Tables Night to World Cup viewings, this bar invites guests to celebrate it all with them.
Their menu includes brunch items, as well as lunch and dinner. The Skinny also has a sundry drink menu that includes a wide array of beers to wines to mixed drinks to hard liquor.
While not exactly a “sports bar,” Libation is a venue that can mold itself to accommodate the experience you are looking for. Libation is a restaurant, lounge, and nightclub that hosts a wide array of events.
The bar offers a brunch and dinner menu, as well as bottle service.
The Set LES
Priding themselves on their menu, The Set LES is a bar that aims to create a relaxed and enjoyable environment for its guests.
While their menu options are dependent on which day of the week you choose to visit, The Set offers a wide variety to choose from, as well guaranteeing that their customers have the best quality of food.
Aside from the menu, The Set is known for their excellent customer service. Their staff not only provides exceptional food, but also an interactive experience.
Iggy’s Keltic Lounge
Hosting happy hours all seven days of the week, Iggy’s is an Irish pub that’s appeal comes from its less-than-glamorous aesthetic.
While they do not have a food menu, they welcome you to bring in food from outside restaurants while enjoying their happy hours.
Iggy’s create an intimate environment for its clientele. You are essentially not a customer, but a friend.