Your Guide to Superbowl in the Square

USQ super bowl guide

With Super Bowl XLVIII close to home this year, New Yorkers have a plethora of options to celebrate game day. Whether you’re commuting to MetLife Stadium, catching the game at a local bar or hosting your own Super Bowl party, we’ve got you covered on where to go, how to get there, where to stay, where to shop and all the rest of your football-watching needs.

Traveling to the game:
There are a number of transportation options to get you to the game this year. The MTA has released a Regional Transit Diagram that can be found here. NJ Transit has created a limited edition commemorative pass for Super Bowl Week called SUPER PASS. It will be valid for unlimited travel on all NJ TRANSIT rail, bus, light rail and Access Link services throughout New Jersey, including travel to and from Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City which can be found here.  Additionally, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee is also hosting a Fan Express bus to shuttle guests back and forth.  Read more about all the transportation options here.


Where to watch the action:

Many of these fine establishments will be packed.  Call ahead and reserve your spot.

Ainsworth Park (Google Map) 111 East 18th Street: Union Square’s newest post sports bar offer 65 TVs to watch the game.

Blind Pig (Google Map) 233 East 14th Street: This popular spot features 12 TVs and 96 ounce beer towers for the occasion.

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ (Google Map) 116 East 16th Street: Brother Jimmy’s is expecting big crowds to come together and watch the big game on their 30 TVs.  Call to reserve a spot or come early to grab a remaining table.

Duke’s (Google Map) 99 East 19th Street: Duke’s is going all out this year, adding craft beers to the menu for the big day.  Enjoy their award-winning wings with friends while watching one of their 27 screens.

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment (Google Map) 13 East 17th Street: Drink like an Englishman watching soccer.

Nevada Smiths (Google Map) 100 3rd Avenue: With a proclamation like “Where Football is Religion,” this spot shouldn’t disappoint!

Old Town Bar (Google Map) 45 East 18th Street: One of the oldest establishments in the neighborhood (been in operation since 1892!) also features one of the best burgers in town.

SideBar (Google Map) 120 East 15th Street: A neighborhood favorite. Reservations are highly recommended for this establishment.

The Royal (Google Map)  127 Fourth Avenue: Enjoy the game on 40+ televisions and delicious food in this chic space.

The Stand (Google Map) 239 Third Avenue: Enjoy a $35/hr all you can eat beer and wing special while watching the big game. There is also be a special half time comedy show to ramp up the football fun!

The Watering Hole (Google Map) 106 East 19th Street: Known for their epic happy hours, this ‘watering hole’ is taking reservations for the big day.  The game will be playing on the big screen and 6 smaller TVs.


If you’re hosting a viewing party:

Be the Super Bowl hosting champ with some fine foods from our local favorites:

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Google Map) 900 Broadway: Who doesn’t love a huge cheese and charcuterie platter? Stop by to pick one up or have it delivered to your door! View the catering menu here.

Rosa Mexicano (Google Map) 9 East 18th Street: What’s a Super Bowl party without some delicious guacamole? See the full catering menu here.

Union Square Cafe (Google Map) 21 East 18th Street: Chef Carmen Quagliata is serving up big batches of his grandmother’s “Sunday Sauce” for a hearty family gathering. The 86 oz. jar of the red sauce filled with meatballs and sausage is available for $45 and feeds six hungry football fans. Get it here.

Whole Foods (Google Map) 40 East 14th Street: From fruit and veggie platters to chicken and dips, Whole Foods has you covered on game day. See the menu here.

‘wichcraft (Google Map) 11 East 20th Street: Gourmet sandwich platters and sweet treats? Yes, please! ‘wichcraft is delivering the goods this game day. Check out their catering menu here.