There are lots of places to watch sports on the Upper West Side, but most of them are either random pubs that show replays of Yankees games with subtitles, or they’re bright college bars that smell like spilled light beer. Blondies is an exception. There are a bunch of tables you can reserve ahead of time, TVs playing the biggest games with volume, and some of the best buffalo wings in the city.
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When you want to watch sports on TV outside of your apartment, go to one of the 24 bars on this guide.
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Nobody Told Me
Nobody Told Me is a casual cocktail bar on the Upper West Side that’s perfect for when you need to catch up with a friend and drink something great.
Barney Greengrass is the definition of a Classic NYC Establishment. What’s not to love about a 100-year-old tradition of sturgeon scrambled eggs and a H&H bagel with lox, cream cheese and tomato?
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Triona’s is a sports bar in Gramercy that is usually pretty low-key, except when Michigan or a team from Chicago is playing.
Northern Territory is an Australian restaurant/bar in Greenpoint with an excellent rooftop.
Winnie’s Lobby Bar
Winnie’s is a little cocktail bar just off the lobby of the Refinery Hotel, and it’s a good spot for a drink with someone who likes live jazz.
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Prohibition is a bar on the Upper West Side that has live music every night and works well for a date.
Dive 75 isn’t quite a dive. Nor is it a cocktail bar. It’s just a nice little bar with board games and couches on the UWS.
Jake’s Dilemma is a bar on the Upper West Side that feels like the kind of place you might have gone during your junior year of college.
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