Take dad out for a meal, with a side of sports, this Father's Day
Special to amNewYork
Sunday is a busy day for sports fans a slew of baseball games will be on (including Rays-Mets and Yankees-Marlins games) and the Sonoma Nascar race is taking place. Its also Fathers Day.
Though the ol guy may be content watching the games on TV, dont let his big day turn into just another lazy Sunday. Enjoy a good meal alongside a helping of games at one of these upscale sports lounges.
416 Third Ave., btwn 29th and 30th sts., 212-481-1712
With 25 high-def TVs, this may be the best bet for fans of a wide variety of sports or dads with adult ADD. The two-level sports bar feels like an upscale cabin, with brown leather seating and wooden walls.
All day and night Sunday, enjoy $10 pitchers of sangria and favorite dishes such as the $12 Hill Burger.
Mickey Mantles Restaurant & Sports Bar
42 Central Park S., at 59th St., 212-688-7777
Though it boasts views of Central Park and was named the No. 1 U.S. sports bar by ESPN.com in 2007, it may not be ideal for everyone its namesake is a Yankees legend, and patrons are die-hard fans.
But for Yankees fans, it may very well be the second-best place to watch a game. For the price of a hot dog and beer at Yankee Stadium you can get a meal.
And with an extensive selection of Yankee memorabilia for sale, dont fret if youve forgotten a gift.
6 W. 25th St.,
Jay-Zs sports bar/club is named after a baseball feat only four players have ever accomplished: hitting 40 home runs and stealing 40 bases in one season. Jerseys belonging to those four players A-Rod, Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco and Alfonso Soriano are hung inside the establishment.
The multilevel space features 15 LCD TVs, eight plasma screens (three of which are 60-inch), and four two-sided screens. While the decor may scream Money Aint a Thang, the median price of a meal is just $14.
A Beyonce after-party will be held at 8 p.m., so reservations are strongly recommended.
The Blue Seats
157 Ludlow St., btwn Stanton and Rivington sts., 212- 614-1494
This upscale sports bar offers plenty of options for large groups. But be forewarned: Its not the place for heckling and beer spillage.
Here there are 72 HD flat-panel TVs and a raw bar.
Brunch will be served from noon to 4 p.m., 10-cent wings with pitchers of beer or sangria from noon to 7 p.m., and $25 pitchers of sangria all night. Dinner reservation options range from four to 20 people and from a $100 to $1,200 minimum (for the Skybox).