Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Westchester
Eight options for game day.
This may be the first cold-weather Super Bowl to be held in an open-air stadium, but that’s no reason you can’t cozy-up—OK, cozy is the wrong word, the Super Bowl is no snuggle fest—drink- and eat-up (better?) at one of these County bars and/or restaurants. From wings to sushi rolls, HD TVs to projection screens, we’ve got you covered for game-day hangouts.
71 Water Grant St, Yonkers
Peter Kelly’s menu for Super Bowl Sunday at X2O is not for the feint of heart for three reasons. First, it commands top dollar at a not-your-neighborhood-wing-special 125 bucks. But it’s worth it for the second reason, which is that the menu offers just about everything you could ever want on Super Bowl Sunday, in—this is the third reason—four game-day themed courses. A “pre-game warm-up” fuses a sushi bar with appetizers like jumbo chicken wings, beer-battered shrimp, and BBQ pork & Jalapeño quesadillas. “The line of scrimmage” is an in-between with garlic chips andtruffled popcorn, while the main action happens in the “red zone” with entrées like rib-eye steak, roast rack of lamb, and king salmon. Round out the meal with what other than the ‘end zone,’ an “array of passed desserts.”Ron Black’s
181 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Listen up, beer lovers: If the idea of having 40 beer varieties at your fingertips during the Super Bowl appeals to you, this is your spot. On game day, look for pitcher specials like $13 Bud Light, $15 Shock Top, and $18 Stella Artois; free chili nachos at the bar (we know, this alone makes it worthwhile); and discounted, party-sized wing platters (100 wings for the price of 90) for $85. And, just in case you’re on the fence—wing platter or stay at home—you can order the special for pick-up.
400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Castle’s Super Bowl festivities are set to take place in the Tapestry Lounge, where you’ll find the bar, requisite HD screens, and—bonus—a lit fireplace. A bowl-exclusive “east meets west” menu goes live at 4 pm and features everything from grass-fed organic cheeseburger sliders and braised heritage pork belly to spicy tuna rolls and duck spring rolls. Prices range from $16 to $19.
59 Main St, Yonkers
For the third year in a row, Zuppa will break from its standard Italian menu and offer a prix fixe menu in honor of the Super Bowl. Game-watching and eating be in the bar area, complete with three screens, one of which is a 100-inch projection TV. For $60, enjoy beer and wine (local brews will be on tap like Yonkers Brewing Co and Capital Lawrence), plus a host of game day favorites with a Zuppa (read: gourmet Italian) twist. Offerings include five types of assorted pizzas, passed hors d’oeuvres like skirt steak sticks and Pancetta cheddar fingerling potato, plus pepperoncini chicken wings with gorgonzola fondue, two types of sliders, arancini risotto rice balls, a pasta station and nutella pizza for desert.
25 Main St, Tuckahoe
Turns out being located alongside the Tuckahoe train station parking lot (usually empty on weekends) has its perks; that’s where Growler’s is hosting an “Outdoor Tailgate and Super Bowl Party” beginning at noon. There will be screens inside and outside, of course, so you wont be at a loss if you choose not to brave the outdoors. But take it from us that it’s absolutely worth dressing warm and bearing the chill—tailgate at Growler’s means barbeque, free chicharróns, and pretzel-bread footballs up for grabs, and all the half-priced wings your stomach desires.
750 North Ave, New Rochelle & 213 East Post Rd, White Plains
(914) 636-9533 (NewRo) & (914) 358-4433
Just to give you an idea of how popular Beechmont is on gameday, the New Ro location (there’s two—one in White Plains as well) usually sells anywhere from 10,000 to 12,000 wings on gameday. So, clearly that’s one reason crowds pack this place, but others include the $5 “super draughts” (32oz domestic beers), nine TVs with surround-sound, and $4 appetizers, plus anything from the standard menu. By the way, of the four flavors of wings (mild, hot, teriyaki, and barbeque), mild is, by far, the most popular, not because patrons have weaksauce heat tolerance but because it’s a house-made specialty.
571 Gramatan Ave, Mt Vernon
Maggie Spillane’s will be running a $40 open-bar for the duration of the game. On top of limitless drinks, it includes access to a courtesy halftime buffet replete with wings, shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie, and other indulgences. The best part of the Super Bowl at Spillane’s might be the 160-inch flat-screen TV they’re renting for the game, which pretty much guarantees you I-watched-on-the-biggest-screen bragging rights.
810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers
There will be four options for watching the game within Empire City’s walls. If TV count is your priority, Dan Rooney’s has over 40 HDTVs, plus a $20 all-you-can-eat deal, a $20 all-you-can-drink deal, or a combined unlimited eat-drink special for $35. If beer selection is the top of your list, Pinch American Grill has over 100 craft brews on tap. The Entertainment Lounge will have $3 Bud and Bud Light drafts, plus $1 hot dogs, while a $14.95 charge per person at Empire Terrace Restaurant buys a seat at a table with a private TV.