Dear Brunch Gang

Dear Brunch Gang: Game-time brunching

By on September 8, 2011

Dear Brunch Gang,

I’m so pumped that football is back! Any recommendations for a good place to grab some brunch and watch the games on a Sunday?

Go Giants!

Hoping to Score


Dear Hoping to Score,

We’re excited for football season to start, too! There are certainly plenty of sports bars in NYC where you can get the game experience, as well as a great brunch.

Village Pourhouse has always been a favorite sports bar of The Gang. With locations in the East Village, Theatre District, Upper West Side and Hoboken, there’s bound to be one in your neighborhood. They offer up a tasty brunch with drink specials during football season for both college and NFL games. On Saturdays and Sundays, treat yourself to a $5 mimosa or bloody Mary, or splurge on a $12 Bud Light pitcher for the table.

If you’re in Murray Hill, check out brunch at Van Diemens or The Hill. Van Diemens features $6 bloody Marys or mimosas with their brunch. If you feel like tossing back a few cold ones, take advantage of their $4 Bud Light or Coors drafts. If  you’re craving amaretto French toast, check out The Hill’s all-you-can-drink brunch, where $20 will get you an entree and all-you-can-drink mimosas or bloody Marys from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you want to venture up the East Side a little bit more, check out brunch at Cornerstone Tavern. Although they only offer one drink with their brunch, they have a great beer list! And their short rib hash sounds delish.

Craving some wings with your brunch? Make a visit to Duke’s! In addition to the $10 Liquid Brunch, which will give you unlimited screwdrivers, mimosas and bloody Marys during your meal, they also have half-priced wings during all college and NFL games. Sounds yummy! If this sounds up your alley, grab some wet naps and head over to their Gramercy or Murray Hill locations.

BBQ and football are as American as apple pie. So if you want some good old-fashioned BBQ while you’re watching the game, where else would you go besides Brother Jimmy’s? Their locations literally all over the city — from the Upper East Side down to Chelsea — have you covered no matter where you are!

Don’t forget, watching football and brunching can both last for hours. So if you plan on brunching and staying for the game, we highly recommend making reservations so that you’re seated before the 1 p.m. games. And if you’re going to brunch at these places on a Saturday, you might want to check beforehand to see if it is an official college game watch site for NYC alumni.

Game on,
Brunch Gang




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