It’s natural to watch big ticket televised sports events in a crowd. If Federer was playing Djokovich at the U.S. Open you wouldn’t be sitting in Arthur Ashe Stadium all by yourself.
New York hotel bars are great places to watch the Super Bowl, World Series and World Cup with a spirited crowd. But March Madness? You’d hardly know there’s a tournament going on at most hotels.
But since opening in 2013 Hudson Common, the cavernous casual restaurant and bar at Hudson Hotel has gone all out in March.
This year they’re showing every NCAA game from March 19 through April 6 from noon till 11:30 p.m., from the Sweet 16 to the Final 2.
With nine flat screens and 100-inch projectors you won’t miss a shot unless you’re distracted by the ice chest of beer wheeled to your table. A highlight are the Bracket Burgers — four signature sandwiches representing each region: West (kimchi), East (reuben), Midwest (Fab 5) and South (BBQ bacon).
And if the score gets lopsided — undefeated Kentucky is playing, after all — you can take the Pop-a-Shot Challenge with hoops set up on the terrace.
Hudson Common at Hudson Hotel, 356 West 58th St. For reservations, call 212 554 6217