Monday, January 31, 2011

Spotlight Artist: Full House

Our next Spotlight artist is Full House, "the ultimate cover band". Lead vocalist & guitarist Joe Scollo answers our questions below.

Joe Scollo (Lead vocal & guitar)
Keith Hill (keyboards & vocals)
Angus McEachern (bass & vocals)
Joey Anderson (drums & vocals)

How long have you been performing?
35 years.

Past lives (i.e., previous bands, your early years, etc.):
Teen bands: 1971-75 - "The Inner Feeling", "Salvation"; 1976 -"Disciple" (These 3 were my bands)
1976- "The Rhythm Jesters" (Not my band)
1977- to 2011 "Full House" (My band)

Favorite venues to play:
Madison Square Garden (in Billy Joel's Band) Oct 20 & 21, 1991
Overlook Beach (Town Of Babylon Summer Concert Series)
Mulcahy's in Wantagh
Tuxedo Junction in Stamford, Ct.

Musical influences:
Beatles, Stones, Doobie Brothers, Allman Brothers, Clapton, Jeff Beck, Paul Rogers

Blatant self-promotion: What would you like to plug?
Our "Great American Classic Rock Show":

facebook: fullhouseband
Youtube: fullhouseband

Where can we buy your music?
Anywhere if you hire us for a wedding, corporate or private event, concert, nightclub, restaurant, etc. is mostly focused on NYC. Do you ever perform in the city? If so, where?
We're pursuing bookings in NYC as of the date of this interview.

Tell us a story or anecdote about performing live.
Again my personal story is when I had the opportunity to perform in Billy Joel's band at MSG for two nights in October, 1991 with Sting & Don Henley- on the same bill! The concert was for Henley's "Walden Woods" Benefit shows. With Full House, my fondest memory is probably opening for The Ramones at Hammerheads (a very popular nightclub at the time) in West Islip in the late '70s.

You also play weddings. Any funny stories? You don't have to name names.
After the weekend rehearsals (Saturday & Sunday) for the Billy Joel shows, I had Full House weddings on those nights. But I decided to go out with my friend Tommy Byrnes (the guitarist with Billy since 1990 & the one who recommended me for the gigs). I had about 15 too many & was about 90 minutes late for both weddings. On the Saturday I rammed into the back of a car on the LIE (no one was hurt except me), totaling my brand new vehicle & having to be brought by police to to nearest station. They held me for a 1/2 hour before letting me go when I told them I was rehearsing with BJ & had to get to performing at a wedding to which I was already more than an hour late. The climax was when I got back to St. Regis Hotel in NYC (at about 2am), where the band was staying. The first encounter I had was an unspoken one with Don Henley at the elevator. When he saw my disheveled look and blood stained white shirt he decided to take a different elevator. There you go! Pretty good, huh!

Any advice to someone just starting out?
Keep practicing & find musicians who are good & you like. Band chemistry is key!

Below is a promo clip for Joe's Great American Classic Rock Show:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spotlight Artist: Louis Matteo

Indie rock guitarist and songwriter Louis Matteo recently wrote to us via the MurphGuide page on facebook to tell us about his fund raising campaign on He is using the grass-roots fund raising tool to help finance his debut full-length album. So we figured, let's ask him some questions and feature him as our next spotlight artist.
Are you a solo act or do you have a band?
I am a solo act backed by an incredibly talented live band. They are:
Chris Anderson - Bass
Paul Maddison - Guitar
Adam Tressler - Guitar
Elliot Jacobson – Drums

How long have you been performing?
I have been performing in one form or another since age 9.

Past lives (i.e., previous bands, your early years, etc.):
I joined my first high school punk band called Captain What at age 17. That same year, I experienced my first taste of studio recording and received widespread local recognition for the songs created during that session. The next band I joined, Anthem, went on to win the Kent State University Battle of the Bands and perform on the main stage at FlashFest in the spring of 2003. Several smaller projects later, I began writing on my own and here we are today.

Musical influences:
The Beatles, Ben Folds (Five), Bob Dylan, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Gustav Mahler, Ingrid Michaelson, Iron & Wine, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane, The Killers, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, Modest Mouse, Pavement, Phoenix, Queen, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, The Shins, Simon and Garfunkel, The Smiths, Stephen Malkmus, The Strokes, Sufjan Stevens, Thom Yorke, Weezer

facebook: Louis-Matteo
Youtube: iamlouismatteo
Myspace: louismatteo
Reverb Nation: louismatteo
Sonic bids: louismatteo
Pure Volume: louismatteo
Twitter: louismatteo

Where can we buy your music?,, itunes,,,,, (and napster UK),

I read that you went to Berklee College of Music. Did you find the atmosphere there competitive or collaborative? What is the live music scene like in Boston?
Yes, I did study at Berklee College of Music and will say that the experience on campus is what you make of it. I made a real effort to connect and surround myself with like-minded peers to form a collaborative atmosphere. Others may have a different experience and find the vibe to be harsh and competitive. Honestly, it’s all about forming lasting relationships that create opportunities down the road. The live music scene in Boston is alive and well. There are venues for all genres and experience levels throughout the Greater Boston area. The massive population of students also provides a fantastic platform to reach new audiences.

Favorite venues to play:
NYC: National Underground, Crash Mansion, Sullivan Hall, Fontana's
Cleveland: Peabody's, The Grog Shop, Agora Ballroom
Boston: All Asia Bar

Blatant self-promotion: What would you like to plug?
I will be performing at the welcoming gala for the sixth edition of the Pop-Eye Awards in Cáceres, Spain, then presented with the best international artist award in November 2011.
Tell us a story or anecdote about performing live.
The best part about performing live is looking out at the crowd while the audience sings along with songs they know and love. YOUR songs, in this case, the songs I have written. I have one fan in particular that knows every single word of every song and watching that person from my vantage point on stage absolutely lights up my life. Those moments are priceless! Also, on one specific occasion, I autographed and personalized the back of one fan’s cell phone cover. She said she would put tape over it to preserve it forever. That was a very cool moment too.

Any advice to someone just starting out?
Believe in yourself, follow your heart, and keep playing no matter what happens along the way.

Photo by Beth Fridinger

Can you recommend any other acts we should feature on MurphGuide?
Will Knox and Sydney Wayser

I first learned about you when you posted on the MurphGuide page on facebook. How did you hear about MurphGuide?
I stumbled across MurphGuide a few years ago while browsing the web for fun places and events happening in and around New York City.

Regarding your kickstarter campaign: How far along in the recording process are you? What will the funding enable you to do?
I am currently in the pre-production phase of the recording process for my debut full-length album. More details will be released as the project unfolds in the coming months. The funding will enable me to record and release new music for my fans, plus make arrangements to tour and play in their towns.

To learn more about Louis' Kickstarter campaign and to help support his new project, watch this video, and support him if you are so inclined:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yankees G.M. Brian Cashman Guest Bartends for Charity at Foley's Anniversary

Irish-American baseball hall of famer (it's true) and Yankees G.M. Brian Cashman will be guest bartending tonight at Foley's.
photo by Jim Accordino via wikipedia

As part of Foley's 7th anniversary celebration, Brian Cashman, New York Yankee GM (and Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame inductee), will be working behind the bar tonight. Foley's will donate 50% of its sales from the drinks that Cashman pours during his shift, with proceeds to be donated to Ed Randall's Bat For a Cure: Teaming Up Against Prostate Cancer, which promotes prostate cancer awareness and prevention.

Congratulations to Shaun Clancy and all our friends at Foley's on their 7th anniversary.
celebrating 6-9pm tonight
Foley's Pub & Restaurant
18 W. 33rd St.
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 290-0080

Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure
Brian Cashman to Guest Bartend at Prostate Cancer Fundraiser at Foley’s
Ed Randall's Talking Baseball
NY Yankees Brian Cashman, FOX's Tim McCarver inducted into Irish baseball Hall of Fame (

But wait, there's more...
If you are interested in guest bartending, check out MurphGuide's directory of guest bartending in NYC for places that will allow you behind the stick.

The Daily News has video of the event:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Australia Day 2011 in NYC

[If you found this page through a web search, please note that this page was from 2011. For Australia Day 2012, please go to:]

Wednesday, January 26 is Australia Day, the official holiday of Australia.

For those Aussies living in New York (and for those that want to party with them, or party like them), here are some places to help you feel at home. Enjoy your day. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oi, oi, oi...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Australia Day at The Australian
Where else to celebrate Australia Day than at The Australian?
- Guest Bartender Aussie TV star Jamie Durie!
-Prizes for Best Dressed Male and Female (Aussie themed) presented by Jamie
- Specials on premier Aussie wines (Penfolds, Rosemount, Greg Norman)
$10 entry from 6.30pm – 10.30pm
DJ all night
The Australian
20 W. 38th St.
(bet. Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY

Wednesday, January 26
Australia Day Celebration at Van Diemen's

Van Diemen's Land was a term used for Tasmania, which is now part of Australian. So Van Diemen's bar in NYC will be celebrating all day, with Australia Day Aussie wines (Featuring Australia's finest wines) Aussie Beers ($5 for all Aussie beers) and serving "good old Aussie tucker" all day:
Meat pies, sausage rolls, and their famous Aussie burger: (w/bacon-egg-beets-pineapple)
DJ Cate spinning all the great Aussie hits with Mad Max on the big screen.

The New York City Aussie Expat Meetup Group will be in attendance. You can join them here:

Van Diemen's Café
383 Third Ave.
(between 27th & 28th St.)
New York, NY
(646) 752-5884

Wednesday, January 26
Three Australia Day Celebrations at 3 Aussie locations:
$5 Milk bar menu
$20 happy hour
$30 premium happy hour
$2 entry for Queensland Flood Relief Appeal
3 Burgers & steak sandwiches
3 happy hours for $20
at 3 locations:
The Sunburnt Cow
137 Avenue C (between 8th & 9th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 529-0005
The Sunburnt Calf
226 W. 79th St. (Broadway)
New York, NY
Bondi Road Fish and Chips
153 Rivington St. (between Suffolk & Clinton St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-5311
Wednesday, January 26
Australia Day at Eight Mile Creek

Drink specials from 7-10pm
$5 Coopers Pale & sparkling bottles
$6 Pub red and white wines from Australia
$5 house vodkas
no cover
7pm - 4am
Eight Mile Creek
240 Mulberry St. (between Prince & Spring St.)
New York, NY
(212) 431-4635
Wednesday, January 26

Australia Day at Sheep Station

Park Slope's Australian "local" will be serving authentic Australian fare, and wines exclusively from Australia and New Zealand.
Sheep Station

149 4th Ave. (corner of Douglass St.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 857-4337

Wednesday, January 26
Australia Day at The Wombat
The Wombat offers contemporary cuisine with an Australian flair.
Restaurant & Bar
613 Grand St. (Leonard St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 218-7077
The New York Magpies Australian Football Club presents...
Saturday, January 22
Australia Day Celebration

$20 admission
7pm - 2am
Nevada Smith's
74 Third Ave.
(between 11th & 12th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 982-2591

Australia Day (wikipedia)
MurphGuide Directory of Australian Bars in NYC

Spotlight Artists: The Amish Outlaws

Our next spotlight artist is The Amish Outlaws. If you are looking for an Amish cover band, look no further than this band straight outta Lancaster. Rock, rap, hip hop, country, name it, they play it. Formed by real life Amish men that never returned from their Rumspringa, The Outlaws are popular and hard working musicians that regularly gig in the northeast, from Connecticut down to Maryland. Founding member and bass player Brother Ezekial answers our questions below:

photo by Alex of

Ishmael L. Cool J on guitar.
Jakob the Pipe Layer on drums and bonds.
Amos Def on keyboards and vocals.
Big Daddy Abel on lead vocals and guitar.
Hezekiak X on lead vocals.
Eazy Ezekiel on bass.

How long have you been performing? How long in NYC?
The band's been together since 2002. We played our first show in July of 2003. We started off as another band called "Elephant's Gerald" but grew from an elephant into The Amish Outlaws.
Our first New York City show was in 2006. Thursday, January 25th, 2006, so today is our 5 year anniversary of our New York City debut. Do they make cards for that?

Past lives (i.e., previous bands, your early years, etc.):
I was Joan of Arc in my former life. Members have been in a few different bands. Ish was in The Monkees for a few years. They were a big influence on The Beatles. He was like the Pete Best, until he punched Micky Dolenz in the face. Abel has good solo rock and roll he does. You can find it out there if you look. The rest of us have been in a few different bands, but not much of note. Amos and Hez and I grew up Amish, so to say we had a limited musical childhood would be pretty on the money. It wasn't until we got out here in The World that we dove in to music head first. We still haven't come up for air. Just sandwiches.

Favorite venues to play:
Oooh, so many. Looney's Pub in Bel Air, MD is always looney. Pun intended. Seacrets in Ocean City, MD is also a trip. You know, in the good way. Both are HUGE, always packed, always fun. The Hudson Water Club in West Haverstraw, NY is so great, especially in the summer. We play right out on the deck near the water and they treat us so well there. Cancun Cantina West in Hagerstown, MD is like stepping into a cowboy blender, but without the carnage. People are really into us in Maryland. It is nice! Glenrowan and Burke's in Yonkers, NY are both like family to us by now, the staff and the patrons. Vintage in White Plains, NY is the same way. That Declan... he is always ready with a hand shake and a scotch. I could go on and on. Really, we are lucky enough to be at a point now where we like just about every place we play.

Musical influences:
Since we are a cover band, it is hard to say... other bands that are in the same line we are and do things well definitely influence us to keep on top of our game, as much as we can. The Nerds are the first and the best. No one does it like they do and no one ever could. There are some newer bands like Mashwork Orange that are pushing the envelope. They do all mash-ups, like a DJ would play. A band like Johnny Drama are great musicians and are incorporating a lot of visual elements into their show, which is great. There are original bands like Fishbone that I know inspire me. The energy they put out in a performance is insane. You can't go to a Fishbone show without leaving with a big, jaw-cracking smile.

Blatant self-promotion: What would you like to plug?
Our web site mostly. It has the skinny on us. And the fat. And our shows. We play all over... lots of places in New York, but up and down the northeastern coast.
facebook: The-Amish-Outlaws
Youtube: AmishOutlaws (But search for the band name and loads of videos come up from other folks.)
Twitter: @amishoutlaws
Myspace: amishoutlaws
fotki: amishoutlaws

Where can we buy your music?
We don't have any for sale right now. We may have a live CD at some point... it's been in the works for a while.

Tell us a story or anecdote about performing live in NYC.
Hez isn't the greatest driver in the world. He knows it, so I am not making mean by saying it here. Anyway, one time that we were playing in the city we were heading to the club and it was a real white-knuckle ride. Jakob was in the back, I was shotgun, Hez was at the wheel. I think he ran at least two red lights straight up. Changed lanes a few times without signaling. Drove on the median. Made a right on red... in addition to the two red lights. Anyway, we are getting close to the club and are going down this two-lane road with a walkway or sidewalk in the middle. On the walkway, we see a guy with long, curly brown hair and shorts and tube socks. I look. Hez looks. As we pass him by, we realize it is Lips from the band ANVIL. Look them up if you don't know them already. Hez screams, "It's LIPS!" and immediately starts to panic, trying to find a way to turn around and get back to him. There is NO way he can do it without it being illegal or dangerous so I start screaming, "Hez!! Stop!! No!!" and he goes, "BUT IT'S LIPS!!" He was right, but I finally got him to stay the course. I kind of regret it though.

Oh, and Hez made a New Year's resolution - no more tickets and, to his credit, he has been driving a whole lot more sensibly.
Photo by Anna Sawin

Any advice to someone just starting out?
Give it everything you have, no matter if there are five people watching you or fifteen hundred. And remember, it's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice. And don't take any wooden nickels.

Upcoming Shows:
You can catch the The Amish Outlaws at several shows in the NYC area, including:
Thursday, January 27 - Burke's - Yonkers, NY
Thursday, February 3 - Doyler & Dunney's - New City, NY
Friday, February 4 - Vintage - White Plains, NY
Thursday, February 10 - Glenrowan Tavern - Yonkers, NY
Sunday, February 20 - Rory Dolan's - Yonkers, NY
Thursday, March 10 - Burke's - Yonkers, NY
Friday, March 18 - Bar A - Lake Como, NJ
Saturday, March 19 - Willie McBride's - Hoboken, NJ
Thursday, March 24 - The Red Lion, New York, NY

Below is a video of The Amish Outlaws performing in Vegas. More videos can be found at:

Burns Night in NYC 2011

Burns Night is held every January 25 in honor of the birth date of Scottish poet Robert Burns. It is usually commemorated with a Burns Night supper. complete with the traditional Scottish dish, haggis. Here are some places to celebrate in NYC:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Robert Burns Supper at St. Andrew's

St. Andrews prix fixe dinner: $69.95 + tax & gratuity
They promise a full night of entertainment including live music, bagpipes, Burns recitals, Balvenie tasters and more. Reservations required: 212 840-8413
St. Andrew's
140 W. 46th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413

Monday, January 24 & Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Robert Burns Supper at Highlands & Mary Queen of Scots

Scottish restaurant Highlands and its sister Mary Queen of Scots are hosting Burns Suppers on two nights, January 24 & 25, with a $45 four course set menu with optional $35 whisky pearing.
Call for reservations:
150 W. 10th St.
(between Waverly Pl. & Greenwich Ave.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
(212) 229-2670

Mary Queen of Scots
115 Allen St. (Delancey St.)
Lower East Side
New York, NY

Here are some other Scottish bars in New York:
Jock Tamson's Bairns
1609 Second Ave.
(between 83rd & 84th St.)
upper east side
New York, NY
(212) 879-0402

Grisly Pear
107 MacDougal St.
(between Minetta Lane & Bleecker St.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY

197 Second Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 529-0340

but wait, there's more...
Scots that want to keep the party going, can team up with fellow Celts from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Wales and Galicia to attend the Inter-Celtic Fest Noz this weekend...

Saturday, January 29
The Association of Bretons in NY presents...
Inter-Celtic Fest Noz
The 2nd Annual Interceltic Festival of NY
An evening of music and dance celebrating the common heritage, traditions, culture, and story of immigration of Celtic peoples in NYC. Thirty musicians locally based or from abroad, will create a ceilidh or fest noz like atmosphere highlighting the dancing nature of Celtic music.

Musicians include:
Tony Demarco and friends, Fergus Begley, Thomas Moisson, Charlie LeBrun, Nosa Terra, Niall O’Leary dancers, and many more…
$15 admission
7pm - 3am
Tribeca Loft at Bowlmor Lanes
222 W. 44th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY

Monday, January 24, 2011

NYC Restaurant Week: January 24 - February 6

NYC & Company present their annual Love NYC Restaurant Week. From January 24 to February 6, 2011 (excluding weekends) some of New York City's top restaurants are offering prix fixe menus for $35 (dinner) and $24.07 (lunch)*.

Participating restaurants include: Aureole, Ben Benson's Steakhouse, Bar Boulud, Blue Smoke, Bobby Van's, Butter, Capital Grille, Cipriani, City Crab, Dos Caminos, Le Cirque, Les Halles, Megu, Metrazur, Michael's, Nino's, The Ocean Grill, One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Opia, Palm, Rosa Mexicano, Russian Tea Room, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Smith & Wollensky, Steak Frites, Sushi Samba, Tao, Terrace in the Sky, Tribeca Grill, 21 Club and The Water Club.

You can make NYC Restaurant Week reservation with

*Saturdays excluded; Sundays optional. Beverages, taxes and gratuities are not included.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Jets Playoff Game Watch Parties - Jan. 23, 2011

The gang green bandwagon continues to steam roll along. Here are some spots to watch the Jets on Sunday. [We will be adding more all week, so keep checking back].


NY Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
6:30pm ET

Here are some suggested viewing locations...

Sunday, January 23
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Slattery's
co-hosted by Murph of
Drink special: $30 open bar for 3 hours during the game
RSVP via facebook
Slattery's Midtown Pub
8 E. 36th St.
(bet. Madison & Fifth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 683-6444

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at T.G. Whitney's
T.G. Whitney's is normally closed on Sundays, but they are opening up special for the Jets game.
Frank, the owner, says "don't get stuffed in some over crowed bar, just make a reservation and sit back and watch the Jets melt The Steelers"

Call Frank to reserve a table: (212) 888-5772
$12 pitchers
$45 open bar with appetizers durning the game
2 floors, with seating for over 100
Prizes for best jets gear
Bar menu available
Of course, when the Jets win, free shots for everyone
T.G. Whitney's
244 E. 53rd St.
(bet. Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772

Howard H. and the rest of the faithful Jets fans in the NYC Jets Fans Meetup Group will be hosting a gathering at Bull's Head Tavern.
You can become a member of their club by joining here:

6:30pm at:
Bull's Head Tavern
295 Third Ave.
(between 22nd & 23rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 685-2589
Sunday, January 23
Jets Playoff Game Watch at McFadden's
$3 Coors Light
$25 Beer Towers * 1/2 Price Apps * Kitchen Open Late
Call: 212.986.1515 for reservations
Kitchen will be open late
McFadden's Saloon
800 Second Ave. (42nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 986-1515
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Nelson Blue

Nelson Blue will have the sound pumping
$10 wings & a PBR
If the Jets win, then the 1st hour afterward will be $4 Steinlager
Shots are always in the running too.
6:30pm at:
Nelson Blue
233-235 Front St. (at Peck Slip)
New York, NY

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Parkside Lounge

The Parkside Lounge will be serving Jona’s famous burgers at the bar. They’re first come, first served until they run out, so get there early to call dibs.

Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston St (Attorney St.)
New York, NY

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Opal
251 E. 52nd St. (Second Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 593-4321

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Bourbon Street
How is this for confidence:
"When the Jets win, you are guaranteed a seat for the Super Bowl"
Bourbon Street also will have a $40 pregame w/full buffet, mixed drinks & bottled beer
starting at 6pm
Reservations required

Bourbon Street

4012 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY
(718) 224-2200

and a similar deal at their sister bar in Kew Gardens...
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Austin's Ale House
Showing the game on the BIG screen and multi screens
$40 per person (plus tax & tip) includes
mixed drinks, bottled beer and halftime buffet
Plus, "When the Jets win, you are guaranteed a seat for the Super Bowl"
Austin's Steak & Ale House
8270 Austin St. (Lefferts Blvd.)
Kew Gardens, NY
(718) 849-3939

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Crowe's Nest
Eddie Crowe of Crowe's Nest invites you to join him for the Jets march to the Superbowl this Sunday.
$12 domestic pitchers, $20 domestic buckets (6 12oz. bottles per bucket)
1/2 price wings and fingers.
RSVP via facebook
Full audio surround sound on 7 Flat Screen LCD TVs
Crowes Nest

1804 Second Ave.
(between 93rd & 94th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 860-2300
Keats, the local midtown bar with nightly karaoke will be showing the NY Jets play the Pittsburgh Steelers for a spot in the Super Bowl.
Drink specials all night, and Karaoke immediately following the game
RSVP via facebook
Keats Restaurant
842 Second Ave. (45th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 682-5490

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Playoff Game Watch Party at Stone Street Tavern
Stone Street Tavern invites you to come watch the championship games on Stone Street.
$4 Coors Light drafts, $12 Coors Light pitchers and 25 cent wings
from game time until close
Stone Street Tavern

52 Stone St.
New York, NY
(212) 785-5658
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jets Playoff Game Watch Party at Off the Wagon
Watch Sunday's game at OTW with their famous Beat the Clock specials on on Pitchers
Plus, wings are half off
Doors open at 12pm
Off the Wagon
109 MacDougal St.
(bet. W. 3rd & Bleecker St.)
New York, NY
(212) 533-4487

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Playoff Game Watch Party at Red Sky
Sunday Fun Day at Red Sky Lounge will start with a pre-game tailgate starts at 4pm. Drink Specials include: $3 Bud / Bud Lite Drafts- all game. They will be raffling off a flat screen TV, and giving away prizes- all game. (DJ Price will be mixing up tunes in between the commercials). RSVP via facebook. For reservations call 212.447.1820 or email:
Red Sky Lounge
47 E. 29th St. (Park Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-1820
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Playoff Game Watch Party at Bar 43
Bar 43 in Sunnyside has made "Uprising" by Muse their Jets anthem. See a clip from last week:

Watch on the HD giant screen and 9 HD plasma TVs upstairs and 3 HD plasma TVs downstairs.
Also, check out owner Mickey McCreesh, featured on this video on NY-1.
Bar 43
43-06 43rd St. (43rd Ave.)
Sunnyside, NY
(718) 361-3090

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Playoff Game Watch Party at The Greentree
For our friends in the Bronx, The Greentree in Riverdale is showing the game on 60 inch plasmas, with beer and wings specials. Plus a Corona promotion from 5-7pm with Corona specials & giveaways
The Greentree Restaurant & Bar
5693 Riverdale Ave. (W. 259th St.)
Bronx, NY
(718) 601-2572

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Playoff Game Watch Party at Croton Reservoir Tavern
Doors open 2:30pm for the Bears-Packers game
Drink specials
co-hosted by Greg of

Croton Reservoir Tavern

108 W. 40th St.
(bet. Broadway & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
212 997-6835

On the upper west side, Soldier McGee's welcomes Jets fans to watch on 8 50-inch TVs at:
Soldier McGee's Tavern
480 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 579-4299

and you are going to Pittsburgh for the game...
Sunday, January 23
Jets Playoff Game Bus Trip to Pittsburgh from The Blind Pig
One night hotel, game ticket, round trip bus Starting at $650
Two nights, game ticket, round trip bus Starting at $750 (Leaving Saturday, January 22)
Buses will be departing Blind Pig Saturday at 3pm, and Sunday at 7am
Pre-Game with The Blind Pig at the Pirates Ballpark Lexus Club with a 3 hour open bar
Call Matt Kenny ASAP: 917.412.4937
RSVP via facebook

Bus will leave around 8:30am

Blind Pig
233 E. 14th St.
(between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 209-1573
But wait, there's more...
Calico Jack's will be serving 1/2 price apps, $3 call mixed drinks, $3 margaritas, and $3 domestic drafts during the Jets-Pats game.
Calico Jack's 802 Second Ave. (between 42nd & 43rd St.) New York, NY (212) 557-4300

Hop Devil Grill will start the day early with "all you can" beerunch. Beer, mimosas, bloody marys, sangria . . . it is your call. Brunch starts at 11 am and runs through 4 pm. Then Bears-Packers at 3 "to see who gets to play the Jets in the Super Bowl" at:
Hop Devil Grill 129 St. Marks Pl. (bet. First Ave. & Ave. A) New York, NY (212) 533-4467

The Half Pint Bar will be serving $25 beer towers of Bluepoint, and $3 house shot specials.
The Half Pint 76 W. 3rd St. (Thompson St.) New York, NY (212) 260-1088

Stout will be showing Jets-Patriots on 35 HDTVs, with $4 Bud Light draft & bottles and free shots for every Jets touchdown. RSVP via facebook at:
Stout 133 W. 33rd St. (bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.) New York, NY (212) 629-6191

Marty O'Brien's on the upper east side has been a home to devoted Jets fans since opening in 2000. On Sunday, they will free hot dogs at:
Marty O'Brien's 1696 Second Ave. (between 87th & 88th St.) New York, NY (212) 722-3889

Bourbon Street on Restaurant Row is showing both games on all screens, with sound. Specials include 2 for 1 drafts, $5 wings, sliders, & cheese fries at:
Bourbon Street 346 W. 46th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) New York, NY (212) 245-2030

Redemption Grill has their Sunday Funday specials before 6pm: $20 for entree + 3 drinks. And then, after 6pm: $3 Bud Light draft, $15 Bud Light tower. And for the ladies, 2 for 1 Sangria & Cosmos at:
Redemption Bar 1003 Second Ave. (53rd St.) New York, NY (212) 319-4545

Our friends at Park Avenue Tavern invite you to "get with the program and watch the Jets rip apart the "lace curtain" Pittsburgh Steelers". They have self pouring tap tables and will serve mean green shots every time the Jets score. Say hello to Matty D...biggest Jets fan in town.
Park Avenue Tavern 99 Park Ave. (39th St.) New York, NY (212) 867-4484

And some readers suggestions:
MurphGuide reader Robert S. suggests The Avenue in Glendale: Showing both conference championship games on 15 40-inch LCD HD TVs, with .25 wings during the game, and $4 well drinks, $2 Miller Lite pints, $7 Miller Lite pitchers, $2.50 Miller High Life bottles at:
The Avenue Bar & Grill 71 22 Myrtle Ave. (71st. Pl.) Glendale, Queens, NY 347 725 3853

Via twitter, MurphGuide reader Cara of Vero Wine Bar suggested Bounce, which claims to be "reinventing the sports bar in New York City."
Bounce 1403 Second Ave. (73rd St.) New York, NY 212 535-2183

Also via twitter, American Retro reports they are serving $8 pitchers of Rolling Rock and $6 nachos, showing the game on 10 TVs at:
American Retro 714 11th Ave. (between 50 & 51st St.) New York, NY 212 245-2203

MurphGuide reader Joe M. will be at Copper Door Tavern, a "happening after work sports bar" with a laid back atmosphere and food and drink specials.
Copper Door Tavern 272 3rd Avenue (between 21st & 22nd St.) New York, NY 212 254-3870

See also:
Where to Watch NFL Playoffs in NYC
Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers game watch in NYC
the MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars for some suggested viewing locations: