Places to Watch Super Bowl XLVII in New York

By Aidan Gardiner on February 1, 2013 4:15pm 

NEW YORK — The answer to the first question is easy. What time does the Super Bowl start? Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

The next question is harder. Where is the best Super Bowl party? Outside of New Orleans, where the Big Game is being played, that's a tough call, but here are a few suggestions.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden (29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, Queens)
The famed beer garden plans to begin its festivities about an hour before kick-off, offering free hot dogs, $10 pitchers of beer and a wings special. The game will be shown in the main hall which is chock full of televisions.

Finnerty's (221 Second Ave., East Village, New York)
Doors will open to the public at 3 p.m., but this bar for San Francisco fans expects long lines. However, for $35, it is offering a V.I.P. package that would let patrons in at 1 p.m. and skip the lines entirely. The package also gives revelers a free commemorative t-shirt and a chance to win an autographed Colin Kaepernick 49ers jersey and football.

The Garden @ Studio Square (35-33 36th St., Long Island City, Queens)
Tickets cost $40 before Sunday and $45 at the door, but for the price, sports fans get unlimited beer, wine, sangria, spiked lemonade, and something they call "red stag iced tea." It will also be offering a buffet and raffle.

Lucky Strike (624-660 W. 42nd St., Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan)
The bowling alley will be offering $15 buckets of beer and a $26 "big game sampler" that includes 2 pounds of wings and six mini cheeseburgers. It will also have bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $10, but only between noon and 4 p.m., well before the game starts.

Sanctuary Hotel New York (132 W. 47th St., Midtown, Manhattan) 
For the more monied pigskin fan, there's Sanctuary. If you're in the mood to treat your six closest friends to a tailgate to remember, head to Sanctuary and drop a cool $850. At the bar, they're offering $.50 wings, three appetizers for $50, and $25 buckets of Budweiser or Brooklyn beer and truffle fries. However, for $600, you and your three friends can buy a table for the night and get one bottle of premium liquor, two beer buckets, and four appetizers. A table for six runs $850, and 10 for $1,300.

Side Bar (118 E. 15th St., Union Square, Manhattan)
Ravens fans plan to stage a party at this upscale Union Square sports bar starting about 3 p.m. on Sunday. Along with $5 "purple crush cocktails" and $4 "purple hooter shots" they'll serve such Baltimore fare as Chesapeake Pretzels topped with crab meat and cheese as well as fried Chicken a la Maryland served with gravy.

The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Roberta's pizzeria will host a Super Bowl party complete with wings, nachos, buckets of beer, towers of beer and shot specials. Doors open at 4 p.m.

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