Spend these last few days of the summer with friends, enjoying a great drink, and cheering on the USA in the Summer 2016 Rio Olympics! Here are some of the best bars and restaurants that we recommend for watching and celebrating the Games.
1. Village Pourhouse
Greenwich Village: 64 Third Avenue
If you want to be a part of the Games and play like an Olympian, then this is the bar for you! In celebration of the Olympics, there will be a Summer Beer Olympics game Saturday, August 13 from 2-6pm. With all star beer pong players, chugging champions, flip cup, and many other fun drinking games, this is a great way to spend a fun Saturday Tickets are $90 for three full hours of an open bar, great appetizers, and entry into the tournament. Come willing to drink and ready to win!
Brooklyn: 40 Bogart Street
In order to pay tribute to the 2016 Olympics, this Bushwick favorite dine-in movie theater will be showing nostalgic sports films like Cool Runnings and Space Jam. Watching the games projected with good company is a great way to enjoy the games. They are also keeping track of what times each sport us taking place as well as what countries have already won medals. This place is the perfect spot to add to your tab as you keep tabs on your favorite athletes.
3. Ambrose Beer and Lobster
South Street Seaport: 18 Fulton Street
At this beer and seafood-focused South Street Seaport location, the restaurant’s huge TVs will be showing every major Olympic event both indoors and on the outside patio. And rooting for Team USA takes on a greater meaning at Ambrose, as every gold medal earns visitors a free shot. The restaurant will also host board games where any guest can participate; the winners of games like giant-sized Connect 4 and shuffleboard can earn 50% off their bill.
4. Haven Rooftop
Theatre District: 132 W 47th Street
This lounge-style restaurant serves eclectic foods and drinks from around the world, and is broadcasting the Games in their entirety on the TVs at the bar area. Drink while you watch to beverages from around the world, from Russian vodka and Mexican tequila to Brazilian specials like the caipirinha — Brazil’s national cocktail.
5. Public House
Murray Hill: 140 East 41 Street
Celebrate the Olympics just a step outside the office. Public House’s happy hour is the perfect time to root for America while enjoying your favorite drink for discount prices. Order a round of your favorite domestic beer for your friends for only $4 a glass. Don’t forget to order a bite to pick at while you critique the competitors… because what’s better than judging world-class athletes while you eat and drink? With a wide space and multiple TVs, Public House will be sure to give you a prime Olympic viewing experience.