The 2023 pro football season starts tonight. If you’re looking to snag a spot to watch the Lions and the Chiefs pass, punt and score, we’ve got the End Zone of watering holes and eateries you’ll want. Nab a stool or a table at one of these seasoned sport-viewing spots (most with game-day specials — touchdown!) and get ready for some football.
Springs Tavern. 15 Fort Pond Boulevard, Springs, 631-604-6944. They are ready to rock and run, complete with an NFL RedZone package for their four TVs this season, plus drink specials ($10 house rosé, $10 frozen and house margaritas), beer specials from their five flowing taps and a bar menu sure to satisfy, with dishes like chicken nachos and piles o’ wickedly good wings.
The Tavern at the Chequit, 23 Grand Avenue, Shelter Island Heights, 631-749-0018. Open all year round, Tavern, the Chequit’s beloved downstairs watering hole, is the best place on the island to gather ’round the large, roomy center bar for all the NFL ball you can handle. Plus, you won’t want to miss sous chef Tommy Jacobs’ stellar wings (which he brought with him from his days at the dearly departed Dockside Bar & Grill in Sag Harbor), dry rubbed overnight and then fried to a crisp and tossed in sweet buffalo sauce. And they’re a buck a pop during all football games!
Union Burger Bar, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, 631-377-3323. Right now, Union Burger says they’re offering happy hour prices during all football games — $6 beers, $8 glasses of wine and $10 cocktails, but more specials may well be coming as the games get going through the fall. Stay tuned!
Westhampton Beach Brewing Co., 220 Roger’s Way, Suite 1, Westhampton Beach, 631-998-0800. Brewery owners Brian Sckipp and John Salvaggio always have a million fun things going on at their Westhampton Beach brewery. This fall, add football to the roster. NFL games will be shown on all four TVs where you can chow down on game-day wing and beer specials — and, as always, kids and dogs are welcome.
Cittànuova, 29 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-6300. Pasta and pigskin? Hells yeah! This Italian staple in East Hampton has three TVs streaming sports all the time, and you can bet Monday night football will be in the mix. Look for special wing and beer deals during the season.
M.J. Dowling’s, 3360 Noyack Road, Sag Harbor, 631-725-4444. While they don’t open on weekends until 3:30 p.m., you can still catch the rest of the NFL show on Sundays in the late afternoons and evenings, as well as on Thursday nights. Weekly specials change up every Friday, as do the fresh, rotating selection of beers on tap.
Coche Comedor, 74A Montauk Highway, Amagansett, 267-5709. No matter the game, it’ll be on at Coche. So if you’re fond of hitting them up for their weekly Platillo specials, they happen to coincide with Thursday night games (sweet!). This week’s: a trio of frozen ‘ritas (lime, spicy and strawberry) and two pork belly tacos with pickled cabbage and salsa macha. Check back in for weekly specials.
Townline BBQ, 3593 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, 631-537-2271. If you’re looking for a great spot to tap into touchdown heaven, hit up Townline for its seven-TV-strong broadcasting of pro-football this season, along with great bar snacks (like their Nugs, smoked rib tips with Carolina dipping sauce or Townline popcorn sprinkled with house-made spicy rub) and the always reasonably priced, ever-rotating beers on tap (seven of ’em! — plus wine and a cocktail on tap, too!). And be sure to check their website and Instagram page for the specials of the day!
Corner Bar, 1 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-9760. Catch the game at this comfy, cozy corner staple in Sag Harbor, for a convivial afternoon or evening spent watching all the blitzes, sacks, snaps and touchdowns, sipping on some local brews from one of their six taps and celebrating your favorite team’s win (or soothing a loss) with a bowl of creamy New England clam chowder, buttery lobster rolls or a classic Corner Bar burger.
Clubhouse, 174 Daniels Hole Road, East Hampton, 631-537-2695. It’s kind of a no-brainer to hit up the Clubhouse — the Hamptons ultimate sporty spot with its 23 TV screens — for pro-football season. Not only are they spotlighting the game on Sundays, but offering drink and munchie specials during games, too.
Southampton Publick House, 62 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2800. For 26 years, owner Don Sullivan (that’s Sully to those in the know) has been screening the NFL games all season at this 21-screen South Fork staple at both the cozy indoor and breezy outdoor bars. In addition to the usual $5 beer in bottle, $6 tap, and $8 glasses of vino for happy hour, he’ll be adding great food specials during games, too, like half price wings and burgers after 5 p.m. for Monday Madness, and half price Bud and Bud Light, too. “Any game you want to watch and any given day,” says Sully, “you can find here!”
Birdie’s Ale House, 801 County Road 39, Southampton, 631-259-3822. Their wings are famous, and washed down with all-day $10 pitcher and $6 can specials of beer during NFL’s 2023 season makes a Birdie’s a great spot to settle in for prolonged quarters and ample overtime. According to owner Bridge Grace, there’s a lot to look forward to beyond the blitzes this football season — like their Howler Head whiskey event, $6 drafts during Saturday college games and $10 Miller Lite pitchers during pro games Thursday nights. Sundays will have a multitude of special offerings, like $6 cans of High Noon Hard Seltzer (plus swag!) on September 10, $10 Miller Lite pitchers all day on September 17, and a Bud Lite cooler raffler, free swag and $5 Bud Lite beer all day on September 24 at this Southampton fave.
Buckley’s Inn Between, 139 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, 631-728-7197. Catch NFL’s 2023 season at this East End Irish pub fave, and enjoy one of their 15 beers on tap, crispy onion rings, boneless pop-em-in-your-mouth Buffalo wings or decadent super-stuffed potato skins. Bonus: Sunday games scores you two-for-one apps at the bar!
Bobby Van’s, 2393 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 631-537-0590. While it’s not remotely a sports bar, this storied steakhouse does have a lovely bar that demurely broadcasts all stripes of sporting events. You might have some stiff competition between football and tennis on any given weekend, but our source there says each of their duo of TVs will broadcast each, so everybody wins.