by Nicole Vullo from Nitetables
If the Super Bowl is like New Year’s Eve for sports bars, then this year’s big game is like the turn of the millennium.
Thanks to the Giants’ red-hot winning streak — including a nail biter in which they snatched the NFC Championship from the 49ers — New York has a team in this year’s big dance, and seats to watch them alongside other Big Blue fanatics at the city’s best bars are going fast. Peruse the food-and-drink packages below and reserve today for guaratnteed seating — or risk standing at the bar or worse: stuck outside on the street!
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NEW! COPIA (Midtown East) Here’s another private-party option: Book this sophisticated Midtown East bar/restaurant’s Lounge Down Below package (which, coincidentally, is good for birthdays, bachelors and other private events too), and your party of 20, 30 or 40 will have its subterranean drinking den all to yourselves (not counting your personal staff of waitresses and bartenders). Watch the game on flat-screen TVs with a state-of-the-art sound system while enjoying a three-hour premium open-bar and a buffet consisting of three entrees. All of this for just $84 per person!
NEW! MARCO POLO CRUISES (Midtown East) How about a private cruz (as in Giant receiver Victor) around Manhattan during the big game? Marco Polo’s Super Bowl Cruisin’ package offers parties of 50 or 100 people use of their fully-staffed, two-deck vessel, plus four-hour open-bar and Italian dinner buffet, for just $78 a person. (On the menu: Cesar salad, chicken Francese, lasagna and dessert.) Flat-screen TVs will broadcasting the game while you’re on the water. Bonus: Want more of a party atmosphere? They’ll throw in a free DJ available upon request.
NEW! K-LOUNGE (Midtown) The sexy Midtown club (it’s named for the Kamasutra) is transforming its swank, second-floor club into a Super Bowl viewing party with several large-screen TVs and a projector screen. Reserve a table and space on their luxe white-leather banquettes with drink and bottle service for about $45 minium spend a person, or pay $30 per-person admission at the door for standing-room with two free tickets. Hungry patrons are welcome to order Indian fare from the affiliated and critically-acclaimed Bombay Palace downstairs.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY (Hell’s Kitchen) Want to watch the game on the eight HDTVs at Justin Timberlake’s favorite Memphis BBQ joint? Their Super Bowl XLVI Package ($100 a head for parties of four to 12 people) gets you that plus a family-style buffet dinner and top-shelf open-bar for the duration of the game. Plus, every time the Giants score, everyone in the place gets a free Big Blue Shot. And if you wear your love for the Giants on your sleeve (or head or anywhere on your person!), you get another gratis shooter.
SOLD OUT! TRAFFIC (Hell’s Kitchen) Calling all Patriots supporters — especially those who fear cheering their team on in public in New York will result in getting a beer shower from Giants fans: Traffic is your New England viewing-party headquarters and, therefore, your Super Bowl haven. Book their Football Frenzy package and each member of your group of four to 10 may drink from their open well-bar for the duration of the game and order from a choice of four appetizers (the menu includes upscale bar bites — think fresh sirloin sliders and bacon crab mac & cheese — as well as more healthful options such ashummus, bissara and cucumber yogurt dips served with warm pita).
POP BURGER (Meatpacking) Want fries with that? Book their Super Bowl Score package ($62 per person for parties of four to 10) and you’ll get them, along with a table in the hip bar/lounge area that lies behind the fast-food counter, plus Pop Burgers and all the beer and wine your group can drink for the duration of the game. Bonus: Whenever the Giants score, everyone gets a free shot.
POP BURGER (Midtown East) Their uptown location also offers the Big Game package. For about $62 per guest, groups of four to 10 will each get an order of Pop Burgers and fries, plus beer and wine for the duration of the game. And whenever the Giants score, everyone gets a free shot.
PUBLIC HOUSE (Midtown East) This sophisticated sports bar/lounge’s Football Mania deal provides parties of six to 10 with unlimited draft beer for the duration of the game as well as a choice of appetizers. (Six guests get four appetizers; eight get six; and ten get eight). Popular bites include wings, nachos, chicken tenders and spinach & artichoke dip, as well as this specialty, macaroni & cheese squares.
WHISKEY PARK (Midtown West) Football-loving foodies will eat this up! The posh Gerber Group-managed bar inside the Trump Parc hotel will be treating patrons who purchase their Super Bowl-on-the-Park package ($50 per person for parties of four to 12) to unlimited Corona and Corona Light, along with gourmet sandwiches from the heralded Gorilla Cheese food truck (pick one: Classic America Grilled Cheese with bacon and/or tomato, Specialty Smoked Gouda w/BBQ pulled pork & onions on wheat bread; or Specialty Chicken parmesan melt with smoked mozzarella and marinara on French bread), plus tater tots and, for dessert, s’mores! At half-time there will be a raffle; the winner gets a Sony home theater system.
TEQA (Murray Hill) How about a Mexican feast? Celeb magnet Derek Axelrod’s taqueria Teqa is known for its authentic yet modern South-of-the-Border fare, which is the main attraction of their Sports Package. For $100 a person, a party of six to 10 gets unlimited well drinks (including their refreshing beer cocktails) and Tecate for the duration of the game, as well as four appetizers: Quesadilla Stack, Trio de Salsa, Taquitos and Fondue. Also available for booking: the 10-person, $100-a-head Super Bowl Feast, consisting of open well-bar or Tecate beer for the duration of the game; two orders of chips and salsa; two orders of guacamole; and three orders of quesadillas.
M1-5 (TriBeCa) A dressed-up warehouse, this sexy space is a standout, thanks to its wrap-around bar, relaxed vibe, diverse crowd, friendly staff and, come February 5 Super Bowl Party Pack. For $120 per person, parties of four to 12 people may partake in a six-hour (!) top-shelf open-bar (that covers pre-game, half-time AND overtime, should the Giants go to sudden-death again), as well as wings and chicken fingers (a.k.a. flingers).
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY (Upper East Side) The original Southern Hospitality location features several packages, including the Thirsty Super Bowl. For $60 per person, groups of four to 12 will get top-shelf open-bar for the duration of the game. Want their fabulous Memphis BBQ as well? At $80 per person, the Hungry Super Bowl package will feed parties of four to 12 with a family-style buffet and allow for top-shelf open-bar for the duration of the game.
…Or rent out one of these private rooms and throw your own Super Bowl bash!
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY (Hell’s Kitchen) Outfitted in dark wood and lined with windows that look out onto its bustling neighborhood, the cozy Library Room is available for parties of 40 to 60 people for $80 a head. That gets everyone in your group top-shelf open bar, a full BBQ dinner and seating for all. NOTE: This private party must be booked 48 hours in advance.
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY (Upper East Side) Dark wood walls and furniture, four HDTVs and photos of its hometown hero, Elvis Presley, and other music legends fill its warm and inviting Memphis room. For a total of $2400, a party of 30 people will get top-shelf open-bar, a full BBQ dinner and ample seating. NOTE: This event must be booked 48 hours in advance.
POP BURGER (Midtown East) You and 29 friends will pay about $73 each for a private room with a full wait staff that’ll bring you your choice of food and beverages (up to $2200 worth). At half-time, pick up a game of pool on your very own billiards table.
SOLD OUT! BROTHER JIMMY’S (Union Square) Famous for serving up 20 years of its North Carolina brand of BBQ, Brother Jimmy’s makes its NiteTables debut with this Super Bowl Bash party offer. Grab 44 of your friends and enjoy the game in their Garage room; about $100 each covers the room rental with a minimum food-and-beverage spend. (Eats include their popular wings, rib tips, onion straws, and frickles.)
The 40/40 CLUB (Flatiron District) Relaunched with a buzzy party featuring part-owner Jay-Z, the beautifully renovated 40/40 Club is back up and running — and taking reservations for what’s likely to be one of the most indulgent Super Bowl bashes in New York City. Reserve the music mogul’s personal favorite VIP room, and you’ll have the run of this club-within-the-club, a sophisticated drinking den that features an array of flat-screen TVs, pool table, luxe leather couches and a trophy case filled with sports memorabilia. For $120 per person, you and 99 friends (not problems!) will select drinks and eats from the newly upgraded menu. This deal is perfect for a company looking to host an office gathering — or perhaps a group of Patriots fans looking for a safe place to root for their team without getting beer dumped on their heads
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