Published February 01, 2013
Big Game Hunting
THE EAST VILLAGE OPTION
Boulton & Watt
The grub: Pickled pineapple and habanero, chicken pot pie and barbecue Bloodys.
The view: Scattered flat-screens that emerge from behind wood and steel panels.
Key to victory: Reserve the back-right booth, unveil your own private flat-screen and receive of the two in-table beer taps.
THE CHAMPAGNE-AND-FRIED-CHICKEN OPTION
The grub: Duck confit nachos and pigs in a blanket, on two.
The view: Four wood-framed, 65-inch screens. Yeah, those are TVs.
Key to victory: Bring at least five people. That’s when buckets of buttermilk fried chicken and bottles of Veuve are possible. It’s the Haloti Ngata diet.
THE MASSIVE-PROJECTOR OPTION
Sanctuary Ultra Lounge
The grub: Fish tacos, filet mignon and beer buckets.
The view: You’ll reserve a booth for up to 20. There’s a ring of mirrors that’s actually 16 55-inch screens. There’s a 110-inch projector that’s actually a 110-inch projector.
Key to victory: Head to the ski-lodge roof for postgame festivities. Consider it overtime.
THE GRILLED-CHEESE OPTION
The grub: Truffle grilled cheese to soak up cocktail-shot flights.
The view: Flat-screens from every angle, tucked seamlessly between vintage sneakers and photos.
Key to victory: Explaining the zone read to the Bulgarian model who ambled in here looking for the hotel lobby.
THE WILLIAMSBURG OPTION
Roebling Sporting Club
The grub: Bourbon, short rib chili and Danish ribs (which may be against the league’s substance abuse policies).
The view: A 12-foot projector in an Edwardian-era-themed sports bar from the Bedford guys.
Key to victory: A right-curl to the closest corner of the wraparound leather banquette.