While Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg engage in friendly wagers with their Boston counterparts, New Yorkers are gearing up for the Super Bowl this weekend for another showdown between one of sports' longest-standing rivalries. Below are a couple of suggestions for where to watch the game:
Ultimate Giants Loyalty
Where: Foley's New York Pub, 18 West 33rd Street; (212) 290-0080
The Deal: While most New York bars will be rooting for the home team, the owner of Foley's New York Pub in Manhattan is taking his fandom a step further by banning Sam Adams beer from being sold at the bar on Sunday. Hungry patrons can also purchase the bar's Shepard's Pie with all proceeds of the sale going towards charity.
Where: The 13th Step, 149 2nd Avenue; (212) 228-8020
The Deal: Ensure maximum viewing capability at The 13th Step in the East Village where 32 High-Def Flat Screens and a 34-foot bar will be featuring the big game.
Where: Meades, 22 Peck Slip, (212) 791-1818
The Deal: For those searching for a spot to watch the game but have no intention of mingling in bro-town, Meades in the South Street Seaport is the perfect option. The bar will be screening the game on a projector with shots on the bartender every time the Giants score a touchdown.
Where: Mulholland's Bar, 312 Grand Street; (718) 486-3473
The Deal: Mulhollands' owners claim their love of sports is so fervent, that they've placed a huge flatscreen television in their backyard so equally overzealous fans won't miss a single play. This bar is a favorite in the neighborhood and also features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
Where: Red Star, 37 Greenpoint Avenue; (718) 349-0149
The Deal: Pumped for the big game but don't want to sacrifice your personal space? Red Star in Greenpoint boasts plenty of room, large flat-screens, and award winning buffalo wings.
What Football Game?
Where: Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand Street, Brooklyn; (718) 218-8555
The Deal: Oh yea, there's a sports event this weekend! Want to be in the know but respectfully aloof? Head down to Huckleberry Bar where the cocktail joint will be getting into the spirit with beer bucket specials and nachos.
Where: Professor Thom's, 219 2nd Avenue; (212) 260-9480
The Deal: Boston fans ban together at the few but diligent bars cheering for the Patriots. One of those locations is Professor Thoms, where bartenders will be serving from a 41-foot bar and a second floor lounge room.