Where to Watch the Game in the Hudson Valley
Take a trip up the river to find all the best brew joints and sports bars for your favorite televised competitions.
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Is your regular wing place not wild enough, buffalo or otherwise? Do you sometimes find yourself thinking, But what if I wanted to watch ALL the games?
Well, rest easy. Then get up, hydrate, do some lunges, and limber up, because we’ve got your definitive list of the Hudson Valley’s best game-viewing venues.
If you’re in the Greenburgh area, consider putting your family in the PourHouse. Despite their name, this joint serves some of the best burgers and wraps around at very reasonable prices. There’s also a full bar and rotating selection of tapped beers, and daily specials. They’ve got nine TVs and you’ll never miss a game. Really. The bar has NFL Sunday Ticket, meaning you literally can watch any game happening anywhere. (Though they of course show preference to New York teams.) The PourHouse is open seven days a week, and will frequently open early if there’s a game on — even on Thanksgiving. (Who doesn’t love a Turkey Day Pong tournament?)
468 Ashford Ave, Ardsley
Sun 12 p.m.–4 a.m.
Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–4 a.m.
Tons of apps, solid wings (including one so hot you have to sign a waiver just to order), and a build-your-own burger option with plenty of toppings make this a go-to neighborhood bar in Peekskill, but the addition of several large televisions also make this an ideal location for taking in a game or fight. For libations there’s about a dozen taps and over 120 bottled beers, but the nicest thing about the Firehouse Grille? The name isn’t just for kicks: bring in a valid ID and firefighters, police department personnel, EMTs and paramedics, active military, and even teachers are granted a 10% discount on both dine-in and take-out orders.
63 Welcher Ave., Peekskill
Opens daily at 11 a.m.
One of Dutchess County’s newest sports bars, Sidelines goes whole-hog on the theme. (That hog, by the way? Like most of the menu, it’s locally sourced whenever possible.) Weekly specials include 50 cent wings with Monday Night Football, Trivia Tuesdays, World Series of Poker Wednesdays (with free-to-play card games), Karaoke Thursdays, live music every last Friday of the month and Dance Party Saturdays with DJ Allstar. Oh, and of course every sporting event you could possibly want on Sundays, from football to NASCAR, across 14 massive televisions. They even host off-track betting on horse races.
7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook
Sun 12–10 p.m.
Mon-Tues 4–10 p.m.
Wed 12–11 p.m.
Thurs-Sat 12 p.m.–1 a.m.
Known as “The Nuddy Irishman” to regulars, this pub has a laid back atmosphere for dinner, and eight TVs and a full bar for screaming at the game. There’s also frequent live music, holidays, special events, and trivia nights, so even if your team isn’t playing it’s well worth dropping by. Have you ever been to Oktoberfest at an Irish bar?
367 Main St., Poughkeepsie
Tues-Thurs 5 p.m.–12 a.m.
Fri-Sat 4 p.m.–2 a.m.
Good food, good beer, karaoke nights, and NFL Sunday Ticket across a dozen flat screens with drink specials during every football game; what more could you ask for in a sports bar? $1-off happy hours? Free pool on Fridays? Whoops, no, they’ve got those too. How about a hilarious social media team? Yeah, they got that.
61 S. Route 9W, West Haverstraw
Sun 12 p.m.–2 a.m.
Mon-Tues 11 a.m.–2 a.m.
Wed 11 a.m.–3 a.m.
Thurs-Sat 11a.m.–4 a.m.
More food! More drink specials! More karaoke nights! Chic’s is one of Kingston’s great neighborhood watering holes. Regulars know about the daily lunch and early bird dinner specials, but after more than 30 years everyone in town counts as regular.
226 Kingston Plaza, Kingston
Everyday 10 a.m.–3 a.m.
A hybrid gactropub and sports bar, you can get everything from scratch-made guacamole and pulled pork, to veggie burgers, thin-crust personal pizzas, and apple-pecan cake with a bourbon cream frosting. Pair any of it with one of their two-dozen rotating international and local craft beers. If you’re not planning on staying to watch the game, at least pop in for happy hour … all three hours of it. On every weeknight.
116 Route 303, Tappan
Mon 4–10 p.m.
Tues-Sun 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. (Bar hours vary)
Since 1951 Melino’s has been the neighborhood bar for many Hudson Valley residents. In addition to classic American pub grub like burgers, wings, moz sticks, and steamed clams (when available), Melino’s serves up a season pass with NFL Sunday Ticket and off-track betting machines so you never have to sit through another time-out again.
749 Columbi St, Hudson
Everyday 12 p.m.–1 a.m.
Pro Tip: If heading out into the crowded night isn’t your bag, or even if you just want to invite some friends over so you can show off that new monster 120” widescreen you blew last season’s fantasy winnings on, keep in mind that many of our recommendations offer catering services. Sometimes the best seat to see the game is actually your couch.