This is a very busy time of year to be a sports fan! There are the baseball playoffs, college football, professional football and basketball all happening simultaneously. Hockey would be in the mix if the NHL Lockout wasn't happening. If you don't have tickets to the game, you'll probably want to catch the action at a sports bar with big screens and great food. There are more televisions than you can possibly watch at once and better than stadium eats. There also isn't the nightmare of trying to get out of the parking lot.
The camaraderie among fans wearing their favorite player's jerseys just adds excitement to the atmosphere. To hear the cheers and jeers for the teams is really something to experience. In some families, watching sports is like a religion. Even if you are a fan of a fan rather than a fan of a team, you are sure to have a good time.
Whatever the sport, whichever team you’re rooting for, here are a few places to enjoy a game.
- The Main Event 799 Old Country Road, Plainview (516) 935-5120 They feature 50 video displays capable of showing dozens of sporting events from around the globe, simultaneously.
- Rookies Sports Club 70 Gerard Street, Huntington (631) 923-4024 Each booth has its own individual monitor to watch your game of choice. You can choose to have your monitor display what is on any of the 10 main screens, or a video channel displaying a DVD for the kids.
- Changing Times Pub 1247 Melville Road, Farmingdale (631) 694-6462 They offer food and drink specials everyday.
- Croxley's Ale House Locations in Franklin Square, Rockville Center, Farmingdale and Smithtown They have the largest selection of craft beer and imports, world famous wings and show all major sporting events.
- Sporting News Grill 369 Old Country Road, Westbury (516) 213-9200 Real fans enjoy their web site, app as well as their flat screen TV's.
- Irish Times Pub 975 B Main Street, Holbrook (631) 467-4330 The perfect spot to down a pint and watch the game on their 20 large screen TV's.
- McCann's Pub 5590 Merrick Road, Massapequa (516) 798-1496 Their motto is "There are no strangers here, only friends who have not yet met."
- Champions 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale (516) 229-5039 You won’t miss a bit of the action when you’re watching the game on over thirty 32" flat-panel HDTVs, four 46" flat-panel HDTVs, and three 52" plasma TVs.
- Miller's Ale House Locations in Deer Park and Levittown Enjoy their "World Famous Zingers" while watching the game.
- Signal 8 Saloon 80-F Montauk Highway, Copaigue (631) 789-1046 They have every football game at once on 18 TV's in Bose surround sound with delicious food specials.
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