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14 Places to Watch the 2016 Summer Olympics in NYC

By Angely Mercado | June 13, 2016 2:10pm | Updated on August 3, 2016 2:23pm
 Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012.
Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — New York City bars know how to celebrate a sporting event — there's a dedicated bar for everything from soccer to equestrian.

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro kicking of Friday and closing on Aug. 21, venues across the city giving New Yorkers a place to watch on neutral ground (if you want to go to a country-specific bar, check out our listing of bars by nationality).

Bookmark this list of places where you can catch the ceremonies and games, and we'll keep adding to it as bars announce their plans.

To jump to a specific borough, click the following links: BROOKLYN, QUEENS, MANHATTAN


► Woodwork, 583 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights

This deeply committed sports bar promises to have Olympic viewing events and will be airing the opening ceremony. The location has several large-screen televisions and cocktails with fun names like Marcy Bubbles and Crooklyn.

Kent Ale House, 51 Kent Ave., Williamsburg

This sports bar is a soccer fanatic's dream. You can be sure its large flat screens will be on for the men's and women's football tournament, but it's also great for watching just about any sporting event. 

Hunter's, 213 Smith St., Carroll Gardens 

This American cuisine eatery will have a special menu just for the Rio games and viewing events. Dishes will be inspired by Brazilian food and a few drinks to choose from as well. 


Courtyard Ale House, 40-18 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside 

Beer and sports lovers will find a home this summer at Courtyard Ale House. It has 24 craft beers on tap and a third of them are locally produced.


Brickyard Gastropub, 785 Ninth Ave., Hell's Kitchen 

Food lovers will really enjoy watching the Olympics here. With an extensive beer menu and both gluten-free and kids menus on offer, Brickyard has something for everyone in your party.

Smithfield Hall, 138 W. 25th St., Chelsea

This location holds viewing parties for many sporting events,and they're well-equipped for a worldwide event with all sorts of beers, seating space and huge TVs. 

North River Lobster Company/Fish Bar, Pier 81 W. 41st St., Hell's Kitchen

This North River Landing floating lounge and nearby recently opened Fish Bar will have everything from multiple TV screens to a 14-foot TV wall for the opening ceremony, select games and the closing ceremony. For sail times and food and drink specials, go here for the Lobster Company and here for Fish Bar

Virgil's Real Barbeque, 152 W. 44th St., Midtown

Specials for the Olympics come in the form of gold, silver and bronze deals at this eatery. Patrons will be able to go for the gold with two hotdogs and a Magic Hat pale ale for only $10, a Magic Hat for $5 for silver, and a bronze deal of $5 trainwreck fries that come with several cheesy and greasy toppings. 

Legends, 6 W. 33rd St., Midtown

Manhattan's soccer haven will be showing several Olympic sports on over 30 televisions, making it easy for anyone to catch their favorite team while indulging in a dessert menu — even a gluten-free one. 

Duet Restaurant, 37 Barrow St., West Village

This classy restaurant will be serving Rio-inspired $10 infused Caipirinhas throughout the Olympics this August. It's the place for New Yorkers who want to cheer on their favorite team in style. 

Haven Rooftop/Sanctuary Hotel, 132 W. 47 St., Midtown

Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel will be serving Brazilian Caipirinhas and chicken croquettes for $12 all day during the Olympics. There will be oversized TVs and a selection of other refreshing summery cocktails. 

'Rio on the Hudson,' Pier 26 in Hudson River Park, TriBeCa

New Yorkers will be able to watch the opening ceremony and other sports on a large screen at Pier 26 in Hudson River Park. There will be meet and greets with paralympic athletes, Brazilian food and drinks, samba dance lessons and more Olympic sport watching. For a full schedule, go here

Bill's Bar and Burger, 16 W. 51 St., Midtown 

This burger joint will be serving a special gold medal milkshake throughout the Olympics for $14. It's made out of gold Oreos, vanilla ice cream, Hershey's gold almond chocolates, edible gold dust, and gold coins. They will also be Xingu Black Beer, a brew straight from Brazil for $9 a bottle or a bucket of five for $36. Visitors can slurp up the glitzy shake and beers while watching the Olympics at all of Bill's Bar locations

Adoro Lei, 287 Hudson St., Hudson Square

Adoro Lei is offering a special Olympics menu including a Brazilian-inspired pizza with black beans, pulled chicken and chorizo for $15 and specialty cocktails for just $7 made with the Brazilian liquor cachaça. Enjoy it at their bar where they'll be showing the Olympics on their flatscreen TVs.


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