MIDTOWN — With both the Jets and Giants out of the playoffs, New York football fans may be in a funk, but if you are one of the lucky ex-pats whose hometown team is still vying for a spot in the Super Bowl, you may be looking for a bar to cheer with fellow supporters.
Here are some spots to watch the games this weekend for fans from Seattle to Carolina:
► Green Bay Packers: Kettle of Fish on Christopher Street touts itself as the best place to watch the Packers “with the exception of Lambeau Field.” Some bars in Green Bay may take exception with that, but this New York spot will be bursting with fans and serves complimentary cheese, crackers and summer sausage during the game.
If the bar is filled to capacity then you can check out Tom and Jerry’s, which is within walking distance on Houston and Elizabeth streets. The bar features a stained glass Packers mural, lest you question its allegiances.
► Arizona Cardinals: While there isn’t really an official Cardinals bar in the city, fans are known to flock to Sidebar near Union Square. The spacious sports bar has 21 hi-def televisions and projectors and a kitchen serving classic pub fair.
► New England Patriots: Professor Thom’s on Second Avenue in the East Village is the place for Boston sports fans. It is sure to be packed with Pats fans imbibing large quantities of beer while surrounded by Boston sports memorabilia.
► Carolina Panthers: Amity Hall on West 3rd Street just below Washington Square Park touts itself as the city’s official Panthers bar. The bar will be offering its brunch specials during the game, which include two hours of unlimited Bloody Marys and mimosas with an entrée or $20 buckets of Miller, Coors or Corona.
► Denver Broncos: Butterfield 8 prides itself as the New York’s Broncos bar. Join the mile-high fans and enjoy unlimited wings and beer during the game for $45. The bar is on East 38th Street near Fifth Avenue.