Seven great Bay Ridge spots to watch the Big Game


For local football fans who have gotten over the bitter, disappointing seasons of both New York football teams and are ready to watch the Big Game on Sunday, February 5 (and not obsess over halftime performances and new commercials), Bay Ridge has great destinations where you can share your fandom for the sport with others.

Lonestar Bar and Grill, 8703 Fifth Avenue, has quickly become a prime destination for Bay Ridge residents who are serious about their sporting events. During the evening, the watering hole will offer attendees all-you-can-drink beer, wine, well drinks and soda. Make sure you bring your appetite as the party will also include all-you-can-eat food. You get the full experience for just $60. The evening of fun will begin at 5 p.m. and end when the new champion is crowned. There is limited availability and reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 718-833-5180 or visit Lonestar on Facebook.

Looking for a great meal to go along with your great drinks? Head over to Bay Ridge fixture Skinflints Restaurant, 7902 Fifth Avenue. You can’t go wrong with their menu, which features delicious wings, burgers, ribs and more. Couple that with a large beer selection and it’s a great place to hang and watch the game.

If you’re a sports fanatic who enjoys big crowds and wants several huge high-def televisions at the bar with lots of drink selections and a delicious menu, Salty Dog, 7509 Third Avenue, is where you want to go. With more than 16 Flat Screen TVs, there’s not a bad seat in the house to watch what promises to be an exciting game.

Want something a bit different? Lock Yard, 9221 Fifth Avenue, which features a selection of brews and eats, will be hosting its First Annual Chili Cook Off from 1-4 p.m. Considered a pre-big game event, a $10 donation is suggested at the door with half of the proceeds going to Fisher House. So before the game starts, cast your vote for the best chili and enjoy some great brews to go along with it.

For those looking for something a bit more inexpensive, The Pour House, 7901 Third Avenue, will be showing the game. With no cover charge, the festivities will begin at 3 p.m. as the venue hosts pre-game bingo with great prizes for the winners. There will also be free giveaways for attendees once the game starts. You can also expect several drink specials. Call 718-491-6658.

If you’re looking for a traditional night at a bar without the bells and whistles, Three Jolly Pigeons, 6802 Third Avenue, has it. The same upscale ambiance, large bar and television sets will be a part of the night. What more could you ask for? Call 718-745-9350 for more information.

The Wicked Monk, 9510 Third Avenue, known for its big turnout during football Sunday, will cater to regulars, but everyone is invited to join the fun. Fans can watch the two teams battle it out and enjoy free giveaways, t-shirts and a 55-inch HDTV raffle. Prizes will be given out every quarter. Call 347-497-5152.

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