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The best place to watch the New York Jets is at MetLife Stadium. But if you can attend the game in person, or the Jets are playing out of town, watch it at an NFL sports bar in the company of friendly fans that share your love for Gang Green! Check out the best Jets sport bars in the Big Apple and several other cities around the country.
New York Nets Team History
As one of two professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area, the Jets compete in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division of the National Football League (NFL).
In fact, the Green Gang shares MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with the New York Giants of the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC).
First of all, the New York Jets were founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York. Furthermore, they were a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). Finally, the team joined NFL when the two leagues merged in 1970.
After the Jets advanced to the playoffs for the first time in 1968, they went on to compete in Super Bowl III. Most noteworthy, they defeated the Baltimore Colts. In fact, this was the Jets’ only Super Bowl appearance.
While, the New York Jets have appeared in the playoffs 13 times since 1968, they they have won the AFC East Championship four times. Although they won the championship in 2010, they lost losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Best New York Jets Bars in the Big Apple
Because of the large number of sports bars in New York, this list has to be highly selective. Furthermore, it has to be a bit arbitrary.
In fact, you could walk into any neighborhood bar in the five boroughs of New York City and find the Jets on television come Sunday. On the other hand, it might be showing the Giants.
But interestingly, my research indicates that at least two of the top sports bars for New York Jets fans are not even located in the Big Apple. Can you guess where they are?
Not only to bars sometimes close, fans also sometimes migrate to other establishments. Similarly, bars also sometimes decide to broadcast other events. Therefore, make sure to call ahead to make sure the bar will be showing the game you want to watch.
- Whiskey Rebel – 129 Lexington Avenue. (between 28th & 29th St.) New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 686-3800.
- Croxley’s Ale House – 63 Grand Street, Brooklyn, New York. Telephone: (718) 387-4290.
- Blondies Sports – 212 West 79th Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 362-3311.
- 200 Fifth Restaurant and Sports Bar – 200 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Telephone: (718) 638-2925.
- Johnny Utah’s – 25 West 51st Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 265-8824.
- Van Diemens Bar + Kitchen – 383 – 3rd Avenue, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 532-1123.
- Mustang Harry’s – 352 – 7th Avenue, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 268-8930.
- Rocky McBride’s – 27-01 -23rd Avenue, Astoria, New York. (718) 777-2723.
- Printer’s Alley – 215 West 40th Street, New York, New York. Telephone: (212) 419-2770.
- Brooklyn Tap House – 590 Myrtle Avenue, New York, New York. Telephone: (347) 750-7557.
Where to Root for the New York Jets in Suburban Locations
While not all of these bars are full-fledged Jets hang-outs, Jets fans do tend to gather at them to root for Gang Green on game day!
However, bars sometimes close, and fans occasionally migrate to other establishments. Not only that, bars sometimes decide to broadcast other events. So make sure to call ahead to make sure the bar will be showing the game you want to watch.
- Taste and Thirst – 715 – 4th Avenue, San Diego, California. Telephone: 9619) 955-5995. – “San Diego Jets Fans.”
- Dilworth Grille – – 911 Morehead Street, Charlotte, North Carolina. Telephone: (704) 377-3803.
- Stadia Sports Grill – 11200 Broadway, Suite 947, Pearland, Texas. Telephone: (713) 436-3300.
- Peabody’s Entertainment Complex – 15333 Amberley Drive, Tampa, Florida. Telephone: (813) 972-1725.
- The Wreck Room – 1390 California Street, San Francisco. Telephone: (415) 932-6715.
- Suzy’s Bar and Grill – 1141 Aviation Boulevard, Hermosa Beach, California. Telephone: (310) 379-6171.
- Cobo Joe’s Sports Bar and Smokehouse BBQ – 422 West Congress Street, Detroit, Michigan. Telephone: (313) 965-0840.
- The Ram at Kent Station – 512 Ramsay Way, Kent, Washington. Telephone: (253) 520-3881.
- Mr Tramps – 8565 Research Drive, Austin, Texas. Telephone: (512) 837-3500.
- J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub – Park Plaza, 27 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. Telephone: (617) 482-2255. – “We’re home of the NY Jets Fan Club.”
Your Feedback on New York Jets Bars Wanted
If you have patronized any of these New York Jets bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.
First of all, you can mention the ambiance for NY Jets fans. For example, are Jets pennants or team memorabilia on display?
Furthermore, how many TV screens are there? In addition, How big are they? Finally, are they visible throughout the bar?
In the same vein, what is the quality of the sound? Above all, is the sound turned on? Not only that, some bars show games, but they don’t turn on the sound. Or the sound is set so low you can hardly hear it. Certainly, that can be a big disappointment.
Furthermore, how is the food? For examle, is there New York style pizza? And what about Coney Island red hots? On the other hand, what about the service? In short, would you recommend the bar to other New York Jets fans?
Most importantly, please let me know if any of these Jets watch bars have closed. Either that, or if Jets fans are no longer watching Jets games at them.
Also, your own recommendations on where to watch the New York Jets play will also be greatly appreciated!
Traveling to a New York Jets Game?
Should you fly, drive, or take the train? If you live nearby, driving or taking the train, subway, or bus is probably the best option. However, if you are traveling from a distance, flying would be the fastest and most convenient way to go.
The New York Jets and the New York Giants share MetLife Stadium, which is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. And the New York – New Jersey area has three airports. So which airport should you fly into?
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA) – 31 miles from MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Mets.
- New York JFK Airport (JFK) – 49.5 miles MetLife Stadium.
- Newark Airport (EWR) – 24 miles from MetLife Stadium.
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