A good place to watch NFL games?

nfl logo footballLooking forward to Sunday, Fred emails:

My brother is coming to town for the weekend and he wants to watch the Dolphins game on Sunday (we grew up in Florida). What's a good place to catch NFL games? We're hoping for good food, too.

It seems like every pub, bar and neighborhood joint now has multiple TVs for showing the NFL.

Any suggestions for Fred and and his brother? Please share!

The games being shown this weekend on broadcast TV here are Detroit at Giants and Jets at Denver.

Earlier on AOA:
+ A question last year asked about the best sports bars
+ The Steelers' success started in... Saratoga?

photo: Flickr user Eric Kilby

Comments

definitely mcgearys on the corner of clinton & broadway. theyve got sunday ticket so they get all games, shown on about 5 or 6 big, flatscreen tv's right above the bar. the beer selection is excellent, and my favorite bartender in all of albany--karen--works all day sunday, and she will certainly take care of you. havent had the food yet but, im pretty sure tess collins' chef took over when tess was made manager a month or two ago. and if past experience is any indication, the food should be outstanding.

maybe see you there! (going for the giants game)

I don't know if it's "the best", but any of the Recovery Rooms will work. They have decent sports bar food, all the games, and little speakers for each table so you can listen to the game you're interested in.

Buffalo Wild Wings? Festive atmosphere, good food, huge screens.

Couldn't disagree more on the recovery room. Packed with meatheads in jerseys who scream at the screens. No place to sit and too loud to hear yourself speak.

I would first do a google search and see if there are any known local dolphins bars. Might be. Other than that you should just find a dive that has the nfl sunday ticket and will put on whatever game you ask for. Jessica Stones in latham or Reds by washington park spring to mind


By far, the best place to go, with a lot of TVs great atmosphere and awesome food is Graneys on New Scotland. After that, I would say the Recovery Room, great tvs, even one over each urinal, so you don't have to miss anything and the little personal speakers are nice too. The food there is sub par though. And that is being kind.

What about Smokey Bones on central. Good food and good draft and bottle specials and they have the tv remote sound devices. Had spatan octoberfest on draft last night for $4 a pint and they have the coors light or miller 22oz i think for 2.75

I hate to say it, for the sake of local spaces, but Chili's on Wolf Road carries all the games, along with two for one specials, standard bar food and wings, etc, etc. Might be worth a shot if you're looking for a Dolphin's game in Albany!

Surprised no one has said Wolf's 1-11.. Not quite as sport oriented as Recovery Room (obviously), but their draft beer tap list blows any other sports bar's away. They do have Sunday Ticket and are also centrally located in Colonie

I second Wolf's 1-11. I was there a few Saturdays ago and there were at least eight different college games on multiple flat screens. Echoing the above comment, the reason we went there was for the great beer selection.

Philly Bar & Grill in Latham is awesome for the games. Great food, tons of TVs and they have a covered bar outside w/ heaters to watch the games (until it starts to get really cold). Plus, NFL ticket so all games are on!

Hollywood on Lark has the Sunday ticket now, as does Bombers in Schenectady. Both bars serve wings!

Now that I've been to two of the Recovery Rooms and was able to use the tableside-speakers, I probably won't go to any other place unless they have a similar setup. The whole point (to me) is to experience a game that I wouldn't be able to see on TV without spending a ridiculous amount of money on Sunday Ticket. Why would I only want to see the game but hear a different game ?

Do any of the other places mentioned above have a similar setup to the Recovery Room?

Legends sports lounge on Lark. 2(& 1/2) floors of seats, and have always had the game I was looking for when dining there. Decent fare/prices.

Jacob & Anthony's American Grille in Saratoga is a fantastic upscale place to watch the games. 6 televisions, 1/2 price draft beers, $5 appetizers, and free wings at half-time! Worth the trip!!


Jacob & Anthony's? OMG, it's cheaper to just buy the NFL Ticket and watch from home OR buy a ticket and fly to the game. $12 Martini's, $38 entrees that leave you still hungry, bargain, I think not.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + Eric asked about the experiences families have had with Albany schools -- and... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

It's Memorial Day weekend. Time to fire up the barbecue grill and kick off the unofficial start of summer by doing fun stuff. This week... (more)

A few bits about that big, new mural going up on the side of the Quackenbush Garage in Albany

Maybe you've noticed the new mural going up on the south face of the Quackenbush Garage in downtown Albany. Here's what's up with that, along... (more)

A restaurant for regular group meetings?

Anne emails: I am a member of a service group that meets 2 evenings a month, during the week. We are looking for a restaurant/food... (more)

New York State city and town populations 2016

The Capital Region has some of the state's fastest growing towns in terms of population percentage change. That's one of the bits from new population... (more)

Recent Comments

I've found that anecdotes from neighbors, friends, or internet "strangers" can only take you so far. If you haven't already, I strongly recommend you get out there and visit these schools during the school year, during the school day to get a feel for things. In the last few months, my wife and I have made a series of visits to our local elementary, middle + high-school. During those visits, we had the chance to talk to multiple teachers and see the kids "in action". It was very VERY telling in a lot of ways - both good and bad.

A few bits about that big, new mural going up on the side of the Quackenbush Garage in Albany

...has 5 comments, most recently from Jamie

Fields Sculpture Park at Omi 2017

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jamie

A restaurant for regular group meetings?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Jamie

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from JK

Where to get an Apple laptop fixed?

...has 8 comments, most recently from Greg