Top 10 New York Knicks Sports Bars

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New York Knicks playing at Madison Square Garden in mid-town Manhattan. Photo Credit: Miltiatis Fragkidis.

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Best place to watch the New York Knicks is Madison Square Garden. But what if the Knicks are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best New York Knicks bars to watch the game with other Knicks fans.

New York Knicks Team History

The New York Knicks are a professional basketball team in the United States.  And they compete in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Knicks were established in 1946. And they originally called themselves the New York Knickerbockers.

In fact, the Knicks are one of only two NBA teams that still play in its original city. And the other is the Boston Celtics.

The New York Knicks are one of two NBA teams based in the Big Apple. The other team is the Brooklyn Nets, which play in the neighbouring borough of Brooklyn.

The Knicks have won eight division titles. And they have won four conference titles. Most importantly, they have won the NBA Championship twice: in 1970 and 1973.

The New York Knicks play home games at Madison Square Garden in mid-town Manhattan. And they share the arena with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Best New York Knicks Bars in New York and New Jersey

The following sports bars and restaurants are popular with New York Knicks fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

  1. Hudson Hound – 575 Hudson Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212)  796 6213
  2. Cornerstone Tavern – 961 – 2nd Avenue, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 888-7403
  3. American Whiskey – 247 West 30th Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 967-1070
  4. Blarney Stone – 410 8th Avenue, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 594-5100
  5. Monahan & Fitzgerald Pub – 214-17 – 41st Street, Bayside, New York. Telephone: (718)
  6. Mr. McGoo’s – 5602 Broadway, Bronx, New York. Telephone: (212) 279-4450
  7. Brazen Fox -174 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York. Telephone: (914) 358-5911
  8. Fox & Hound Pub & Grille – 250 Menlo Park Drive, Edison, New Jersey. Telephone: (732) 452-9100

 

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Here are some sports bars and restaurants popular with New York Knicks fans.

While these venues often show Suns games, there are no guarantees.

Therefore, you should call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of COVID-19, some of the establishments on this list might be temporarily or permanently closed. Either that, or they might not be able to show games or serve alcohol. Therefore, make sure to call first before going!

 

A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract New York Knicks fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

Sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Other times they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special events.

Also, fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on New York Knicks Bars Wanted

If you have patronized and of these Knicks  sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for New York Knicks fans, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these New York Knicks watch bars have closed – or if New York fans are no longer watching Knicks games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the New York Knicks play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Knicks-friendly sports bars in other cities!

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This list of the best New York Knicks sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NBA teams. This post contains affiliate links.

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