It’s early February, time for the New England Patriots’ annual trip to the Super Bowl. (All best wishes to the Los Angeles Rams, making their first appearance since losing to the Patriots in 2002).
Super Bowl III unfurls February 3 at Atlanta’s two-year-old Mercedes Benz Stadium. If you love being in a crowd when you watch the big game, critique the ads and listen to Maroon 5, we found three New York City hotel bars standing ready. They’re loaded up with beer, burgers, big screens and wings.
As for us, we can’t wait to hear a Pip-free Gladys Knight, daughter of Atlanta, belt out the Star Spangled Banner. Bring it on!
Super savings You’re as likely to see an Irish football game, i.e. soccer, as the Jets or the Giants at Fitzer’s Bar at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel. But this clubby, congenial gathering spot with multiple TV screens is ready to roar for Super Bowl LIII. Score a table or a couple of stools at the bar and take advantage of this year’s big game prices — 20 percent off wings, sliders, potato skins and draft beer.
Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel, 687 Lexington Avenue between 57th and 58th streets; 212 355-0100.
Rooftop viewing If the game lags or you’ve had enough of Adam Levine, you can always drink in pulse-quickening views of the city from the Haven Rooftop, the enclosed — and heated — winter ski chalet bar and lounge perched atop the Sanctuary Hotel. The Touchdown Package guarantees you a pitcher of beer, a plate of appetizers and seats for two ($55 per person). Watch the game on eight 55-inch screens. Doors open at 5 p.m. Reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel, 132 West 47th Street; 212 466-9000
Kick it over the High Line Once again the Standard High Line’s Biergarten goes all out for the Super Bowl, aptly enough since this vast outdoor space directly below the High Line feels as big as a football field and gets just as noisy. Watch the game on two massive screens (90 inches each) and tuck into tailgate chow (think burgers, wings and “finger food,” a server told us) and beer. And wish yourself luck: prizes are awarded every quarter. The party kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Reservations advised.
Standard High Line, 848 Washington Street; 212 645-4100.