When it comes to watching this year’s Super Bowl, don’t settle for homemade Velveeta cheese dip and cold chicken wings. These New York restaurants and bars ensure your game day food and drink will be just as exciting as what’s happening on the field.
Head to Vandal’s Gallery Dining Room with its five large flat-screens, two projectors, and a DJ for The Big Game Party. This trendy spot on the Bowery puts cool twists on favorite game-time foods, such as the New York hot pretzel with steak tartare, black cherry soda pop Jägermeister ribs, and grilled Chilean sea bass tacos. Wash it all down with a First + Ten cocktail or pick a larger drink package for you and your friends to share. Call the restaurant or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. 199 Bowery, 212-400-0199
Come alone or with a large group to Printers Alley, where Super Bowl specials abound. Here you’ll find nearly 30 televisions spread across two floors, and a veritable feast of wings, hush puppies, bacon mac ‘n cheese, beer, frozen drinks, and more. 215 W. 40th St., 212-419-2770
Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge’s Super Bowl viewing party comes with iconic rooftop views of Midtown Manhattan. Watch the game at one of the 10 large-screen TVs, as you order fan favorites like jalapeno poppers, a three-bean chili, and an exclusive Game Day Marg. Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. 71 W. 35th St., 212-630-9993
Two must-have foods for your Super Bowl viewing experience come together at Quality Italian with the Buffalo chicken pizza, which is available at the restaurant or for takeout on game day. The “dough” comprises one large chicken cutlet and the addictive sauce includes Frank’s Red Hot, garlic, Worcestershire, Calabrian chili, butter, and honey. But that’s not all: there’s mozzarella, parm, pecorino, and muenster cheese on top with shavings of carrots and celery with a gorgonzola-buttermilk dressing. 57 W. 57th St., 212-390-1111
If your flat-screen television doesn’t cut it, watch the big game on the really big screen at Nitehawk movie theater in Williamsburg. Order items like chef Kurt Applegate’s wings with house-made buffalo sauce while you relax in one of the cushy seats. The Puppy Bowl will play in the lobby for those more interested in watching four-legged football. 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, 718-782-8370
At Massoni, you can enjoy unlimited food and drinks throughout the entire game. Don’t miss out on the stellar cheese-and-pepperoni pizza, spicy buffalo wings, hot dogs, and draft beer. You can buy tickets ahead of time on eventbrite.com or simply walk-in, too. 11 E. 31st St., 212-951-1141
Even your food order can reflect your true team allegiance at the PH-D Lounge at Dream Downtown. Patriots fans can pair the New England loaded lobsta chowda fries with a Handsome Tom Collins cocktail, and if you’re rooting for the Falcons, there are Dirty Bird Hot-lanta Wings to complement the Hotalanta cocktail. Whoever you’re cheering on, there will be a DJ on hand to keep the party vibes strong. 355 W. 16th St., 212-229-2511