Where to Watch the Game in Westchester
All the best brew joints and sports bars for enjoying your favorite teams go head to head.
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Is your regular wing place not wild enough, buffalo or otherwise? Do you sometimes find yourself thinking, But what if I wanted to watch ALL the games?
Well, rest easy. Then get up, hydrate, do some lunges and limber up, because we’ve got your definitive list of Westchester’s best game-viewing venues.
A beer-lover’s paradise, The Craftsman is owned Joe Vicidomini of The Oath Craft Beer Sanctuary in Tarrytown, so you can put your faith in the staff’s zealous knowledge of brews and the perfect bar bites to pair them with. On game day, head on over to this pro-proletariat beer hall with an empty belly and a full wallet, and then enjoy your revelrous afternoon of reversing those two things.
Pro Tip: If a game falls on a Friday you’re in luck: Every Friday night one brewery takes over all eight taps at The Craftsman to take you on a wild tour of their offerings.
235 Harrison Ave., Harrison
Sun 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Mon 3-10 p.m.
Tues-Wed 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Thurs-Sat 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m.
If you’re in the Greenburgh area, consider putting your family in the PourHouse. Despite their name, this joint serves some of the best burgers and wraps around at very reasonable prices. There’s also a full bar and rotating selection of tapped beers, and daily specials. They’ve got nine TVs and you’ll never miss a game. Really. The bar has NFL Sunday Ticket, meaning you literally can watch any game happening anywhere. (Though they of course show preference to New York teams.) The PourHouse is open seven days a week, and will frequently open early if there’s a game on – even on Thanksgiving. (Who doesn’t love a Turkey Day Pong tournament?)
468 Ashford Ave, Ardsley
Sun 12 p.m.–4 a.m.
Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–4 a.m.
Tons of apps, solid wings (including one so hot you have to sign a waiver just to order), and a build-your-own burger option with plenty of toppings make this a go-to neighborhood bar in Peekskill, but the addition of several large televisions also make this an ideal location for taking in a game or fight. For libations there’s about a dozen taps and over 120 bottled beers, but the nicest thing about the Firehouse Grille? The name isn’t just for kicks: bring in a valid ID and firefighters, police department personnel, EMTs and paramedics, active military, and even teachers are granted a 10% discount on both dine-in and take-out orders.
63 Welcher Ave., Peekskill
Opens daily at 11 a.m.
The Hollow watering hole is anything but sleepy. Open until 2 a.m. or later, The Huddle packs about twenty taps of craft beer, a full bar, and some A-1 pub grub into a relatively small space. They’re a past Best Of Westchester winner and it’s not hard to see why; aside from their regular trivia nights, The Huddle always has some kind of special or event on the horizon. If you miss their football season kickoff, don’t worry. This is Sleepy Hollow, so the Halloween Pumpkinhead Pub Crawl is just weeks away.
Pro Tip: Try the Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls.
92 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow
Mon 3:30 p.m.–close
Tues-Sun 11:30 a.m.–close
With “Hall of Fame Sandwiches,” “Main Events” with your choice of “Sidelines,” and a small portions menu for “Little Sports Fans,” it should be fairly obvious that you’re in the right place. If not, all the TVs lining the walls should clue you in. The food is solid, happy hour deals are good, and local bands are a common sight during off-seasons.
Pro Tip: Depending on how well the Giants do, you might become overwhelmed by the sheer number of special events at Spectators. Sign up for their newsletter to never miss a beat.
219 North Ave., New Rochelle
Sun 10 a.m.–2 a.m.
Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–2 a.m.
Local restaurateur Sal Sal Barone opened this neighborhood joint in 2016 when he noticed the dearth of a good neighborhood wings-and-a-beer place. Now more than a year in, Rooster’s has cemented its place as a haven for Mohegan Lake Game Day festivities. On top of daily 2-for-1 and drink bucket deals, Rooster’s also serves $2 Bud Light drafts and $1 tacos/hot dogs during every live NFL game. For home gatherings, they’ve also got you covered with ten free traditional wings for every thirty ordered to-go, paired with BOGO sides.
1 Baker St., Mohegan Lake
Open Everyday 12–10 p.m. or “whenever.”
“We believe it’s totally normal to argue with a stranger over sports at the bar.” There’s your mission statement, right there. This barbecue joint has plenty of TVs to watch whichever game you want, but frankly we end up paying more attention to our buffalo dip and slow-smoked pork. They even have a second location in New Rochelle if that’s a bit closer for you.
Add to Calendar: Weekly and seasonal specials include $5 Happy Hour Mondays, “Brisket Wednesdays,” and “Every Rangers Gamenight.”
320 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
Sun–Thurs 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Fri–Sat 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
Final Pro Tip: If heading out into the crowded night isn’t your bag, or even if you just want to invite some friends over so you can show off that new monster 120” widescreen you blew last season’s fantasy winnings on, keep in mind that many of our recommendations offer catering services. Sometimes the best seat to see the game is actually your couch.