I split Patriots season tickets with a bunch of my friends, so I’m not too thrilled that I’m going to miss this Sunday’s playoff game against the Jets. At least, I’m going to be on a trip in Florida. My buddy has it worse: he’s slated to be in New York this weekend.
So what’s a Patriots fan stuck in Gotham to do? Well, for starters the good news is at least he won’t be in totally hostile territory. New York is a crossroads of fans of all types, and probably more than half the city leans towards the Giants rather than the Jets anyways. (Best to stay away from Queens, however; the former home of the Jets runs more green than the other boroughs.)
Secondly, don’t panic. The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston has some recommendations of some safe havens for Patriots fans to cheer on their team in the Big Apple:
- The Hairy Monk, 337 Third Avenue (corner of 25th Street), 212-532-2929
- Pat O’Brien’s Bar, 1701 Second Avenue (corner of 88th Street), 212-410-2013
- Professor Thom’s, 219 Second Avenue (between 13th and 14th Street), 212-260-9480
- Riviera Café & Sports Bar, 225 West 4th Street (corner of Seventh Avenue), 212-929-3250
If you happen to be a Pats fan and find yourself in other places around the country—and around the world—there’s a full directory of Boston sports bars around the globe in The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston. And, of course, there’s a full profile of sports bars around Boston where you can cheer on your team, if you’re not lucky enough to be in Foxborough.