Food & Drink

It's time to skip work to drink... for soccer

Published On 06/12/2014 Published On 06/12/2014
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1. Zum Schneider 107 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

The OG of NYC beer gardens, this German spot is a go-to if you're looking for an authentic German beer and brat session. Though the space isn't typical for a beer garden (as in, there's no garden), the Alphabet City spot has sidewalk seating and communal tables inside.

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2. Berry Park 4 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

If it's warm out, you're definitely gonna want to snag a seat on this 100+ rooftop bar, where you can gaze upon awesome views of the NYC skyline, while sipping on a variety of German suds and sharing some small bites.

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3. Percy's Tavern 210 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Percy's, the ultimate Irish pub in Alphabet City, is one of the best spots for serious pub grub, Irish chants, and pints upon pints of brew.

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4. Jack Demsey's 36 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

Perhaps the only thing that truly stands out about Jack Demsey's, a cookie-cutter Irish tavern bustling with tourists in Midtown West, is the fact that you desperately want there to be a "p" in the name (as does Google -- "Did you mean: Jack Dempsey's?"). Its concept may be par for the course in this pub-laden city, but luckily, you're still in for quality Irish favorites like Shepherd's pie, bangers & mash, and beer-battered fish & chips alongside tall pints of Guinness. Plus, in the morning, you can stop by for an Irish breakfast while you watch live Euro football on one of the countless flat-screens. There's a basement pool room, too, if you're looking to escape the shouting upstairs.

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5. Scorpio Cafe & Bar 3515 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106

This Queens haunt may be a hole in the wall, but its a solid spot to catch a game (especially soccer), where it's not uncommon for rowdy fans to spill out onto the sidewalk while watching the games.