Sunday, February 28, 2010

Where to Watch USA vs. Canada: Feb. 28, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 3:15pm (EST)
Olympic Hockey: Team USA vs. Team Canada

On the final day of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the last big event is the men's hockey, where Team USA faces Team Canada for the gold medal today at 3pm.

Here are some places to watch in New York City...

Bar Coastal Goes Canadian
Bar Coastal always had a west coast vibe, so having the Olympics in Vancouver was right up their ally. They "went Canadian" for two weeks with specials on Molson and Moosehead beer during the entire Winter Olympics. But they are a true American bar, so for today's big game, they add Budweiser to the mix:
$2 pints of Bud & Bud light in addition to
$3 Molson Drafts and $3 Moosehead Bottles
while showing the USA vs. Canada gold medal game.
Bar Coastal
1495 First Ave. (78th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 772-8400

The Battle for the Gold at Third & Long
Third & Long is always a great bar to watch NHL action, so the place will be packed with real hockey fans in addition to those jumping on the band wagon just for today's games. Curtis recommends getting there early if you want a good seat.


Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

Traffic will have the game (with sound) on 23 HDTVs.
As always, they will serve $12 domestic pitchers and their classic $30 for 30 wings and a bucket of Coors Light special during the entire game. If you live in the Turtle Bay area and want to watching at home, you can call
212-813-1595 for delivery.
Traffic Bar
986 2nd Avenue
(between 52nd & 53rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 813-1595

Olympic Hockey Game Watch at Ship of Fools
Thanks to its size and the sheer quantity of TVs in 3 rooms, Ship of Fools is one of the top sports bars in New York City.
Their regular Sunday specials include:
$3 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers $10 Domestic Pitchers.
If you want to get there for brunch, they offer one free bloody Mary, mimosa,domestic draft or well drink with any entree.
Watch USA vs. Canada at 3pm
One lucky winner will go home with a bike.
Ship of Fools
1590 Second Ave.
(between 82nd & 83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-2651
Olympic Hockey at Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne Road is a sports and beer lovers paradise. Since they have the NHL Center Ice package, you know that hockey fans already frequent this place.
In addition to a great beer selection and HDTVs everywhere you look, they boast New York City's only illuminated full-bar ice rail in NYC, keeping your beer ice cold as you watch the action on the ice.

Lansdowne Road
599 Tenth Ave.
(between 43rd & 44th St.)
Hell's Kitchen
(212) 239-8020
New York, NY

USA vs. Canada at Chelsea Brewing Co.
Today is the day for gold medals:
USA vs Canada hockey
and Great American Beer Festival gold medal beers at Chelsea Brewing Co
$3 pints & food specials


Chelsea Brewing Company

Pier 59, Chelsea Piers
New York, NY
(212) 336-6440

Olympic Hockey at Smith's Bar
Smith's Bar has 14 HD ready widescreens
They promise to "keep you cheering until the final Gold medal is handed out".
Smith's Bar
701 Eighth Ave. (44th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 246-3268

Closing Ceremonies at Rogue
Rogue was already planning a promotion for the closing ceremonies, now you can start earlier, and watch the hockey game at 3pm

And how is this for a "NAFTA-style" drink special:
Not Canadian, not American, but Mexican beer special:
They are offering $3 Negro Modelo drafts while they last.
Rogue Restaurant & Bar
757 Sixth Ave.
(between 25th & 26th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 242-6434

Any NYC sports bar worth their beer and chicken wings will be showing the games, so if the above suggestions don't suit your needs, check out MurphGuide's Directory of NYC Sports Bars:

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