The national past time is back! Cue: burgers, dogs, beers, baseball civil war in NYC, and a daily celebration for the very heart and soul of American athletics. For those of us in NYC, it’s quite simple really: Yankees or Mets? Naturally, the majority tends to sway towards the more champion-laden (and historically rich) squad: the Yanks.
With the weather warm, the games plentiful, and the season underway, the ultimate question then becomes: Where we watching the game? As the Yanks are a national treasure of sorts—and NYC royalty to boot—there is no shortage of venues broadcasting their daily efforts. Some of the more adventurous spots even cater to the die-hards by incorporating festive “game time” drink specials into the mix. With a plethora of options threatening to overwhelm one in a tide of rapturous baseball ecstasy, a list of the top Yankee Bars has been comprised—enjoy!
Stan’s Sports Bar, an unofficial Yankee “landmark” nestled behind the bleachers of the Stadium, is one of the premiere locales for fervid Yankee fans! Absolutely saturated in memorabilia, positively rollicking during games, and unquestionably the vintage “Yankee spot," Stan’s is a must for any true fan!
Named after the legend himself, this Yankee haven assaults patrons with a veritable storm of Yankee memorabilia. Wall to wall markers of the Mantle era entrench one in rich Yankee lore, while decent chow and suds make it a quality spot to relax and catch the game.
A go-to for the rowdy spectator in all of us, the Dakota Roadhouse sets the stage for classic Yankee-themed debauchery! Aside from the usual bar grub and fare, the Roadhouse touts the epic season-long special of “Free Coors Light for Every Yankee Homerun!" With the homer-friendly nature of the new Yankee Stadium, there is only word for this ingenious endeavor: magical!
Decorated with multiple awards, and lauded as “NYC’s Best Sports Bar," Sporting is a must for anyone that calls themselves a sports fan. Naturally, with the Yanks being the resident kings of this city, they shall always have precedence amongst the bevy of tubes! Always stocking quality draft (and craft) brew, Standings provides that quintessential “IT” that is the marker of all good sports bars: ambiance.
Self-dubbed as “The Official Game Watching Headquarters in Greenwich Village,” Amity Hall more than lives up to its name. Touting impressive brew variety, and creatively sumptuous chow, Amity provides the prefect blend of “sports bar” and gastropub. Next time you’re in the market for slightly more polished sporting locale, Amity Hall is the spot!