With the end of March Madness upon us, my friends and I starting discussing where to go to watch the Final Four. I'm a huge fan of Village Pourhouse to watch games. What are your guys' favorite bars to cheer on people you've never met play a game you don't play?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
@JenMac I am quite unfamiliar with American Sports but did watch the Superbowl when the Giants won at Blue Smoke the bar in Murray Hill. It was great fun..and even though I dont understand the game ..I got swept up in the atmosphere..
Haha, I'm not a huge sports fan (I even had to google what the Final Four was referring to!) I somehow just...don't care at all, either about playing or watching. I enjoy cycling, walking, etc, but I'm too lazy for any sport that requires "winning"
It can be pretty fun to watch soccer in little bars in Hispanic neighborhoods or even in Little Italy...a few people get really into it and you can hear the cheering halfway down the street...
N/A. I wish I cared about sports, but alas... I guess I can watch a tennis tournament though. If people actually gather to watch those, someone please let me know.
@Uraniumfish with the Soccer World Cup rolling around in June 2010 , I guess those bars that you mentioned will once again be hubs of much revelry. Of course it all depends on the time difference .. the World Cup is to be held in South Africa and I think they are 6 and a half hours ahead of us.
@uptowngirl Last fall I could hear the shouts of "goal!" downstairs at the Spanish bar in my Nolita apartment at all hours of the night. So I guess the die-hards are not deterred by the time difference.
Ok, I'm not really into sports but man oh man was I cheering like a frat dude in the NCAA finals on Monday. Butler almost beat Duke which would have been such an upset. I'm such a fan of the underdog. It was like watching a real life Hoosiers! I couldn't care less about teams or games of any sort; but, a really good game just tugs on the heart strings.
@Uptowngirl: I'm not a fan of college basketball. In fact, I'm not a fan of basketball period. The only games I may watch are the playoffs.
@Everyone actually I quite enjoy watching soccer and do manage to see some Manchester United Games on TV when I am in London though cricket is my first love and it doesnt help that we Indians are fanatical about the game in all its versions.Actually the new format of the game which has been drastically shortened and is quite exciting is soon to be marketed in the US for the brains behind believe it will now appeal to a US audience. Let's see how that pans out..
@uptowngirl There's nothing quite as resistant to the idea of soccer as a US audience. Only time I actually watched was during the last World Cup, and only because I was living abroad at the time. Being surrounded by crazy Euro fans, I felt I had to be the lone voice cheering for the US team. Our national soccer team does decent, even if they're totally ignored at home.
@Uraniumfish Its really strange isn't it considering soccer enjoys a fanatical following all over the world? I also marvel at the term 'World Series' which is used for sports like baseball which is predominantly played only in the US and perhaps Japan. It's really very strange indeed..
@uptowngirl Also super weird is why baseball has developed such a fanatical fan base in Japan, but nowhere else in the world? What gives?