Get your game face on — Super Bowl XLIX is almost here! There’s nothing like watching the big game surrounded by passionate fans. Grab your pals and cheer on your team at these super-charged game-day destinations:
For the Ultimate Seahawks Fan
If you bleed blue and green, Carlow East is the Super Bowl bar for you. Known as NYC’s official Seahawks roost, this Upper East Side watering hole has played host to Seattle fans for the past eight years. Order a “Hawkakazie” shot and get loud with your fellow 12s. How loud? You’ll feel the floor shake when the bar erupts in unison to shout, “Seattle, first down!” Tickets for the big game ($100 at the bar/$125 online) include five hours of open bar and buffet-style snacks. Expect tickets to sell out quickly.
Alternative Seahawks spots include McSwiggans (393 2nd Ave.) and Feile (131 W. 33rd St.).
For the Ultimate Patriots Fan
If you’re rooting for New England, boisterous East Village pub Professor Thom’s is the Super Bowl destination for the Boston strong. Yes, that’s Tom Brady’s college jersey on the wall. On game day, die-hard Pats fans will enjoy a Super Bowl tailgate party sponsored by various Boston breweries. Be sure to arrive early to stake out your spot; doors open at noon.
More dedicated Patriots destinations: Riviera Cafe & Sports Bar (225 W. 4th St.), Rose Hill Tavern (337 3rd Ave.) and Tir Na Nog in Times Square (315 W. 39th St.).
…And Something Completely Different
Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema doesn’t sound like a Super Bowl must, but they’ll be showing next Sunday’s big game on the big screen. Perks at this unique theater include themed cocktails and table side service (try the house-made hot wings) during the game. Secure your spot by purchasing a $25 food and beverage voucher in advance. The best part? Frustrated fans can flee to the lobby, where they’ll be screening the Puppy Bowl and Kitty Halftime Show.