The Giants and Jets may be out of it, but there are going to be some great NFL match-ups this weekend. Unbelievably, the Harbaugh brothers are coaching 2 of the remaining 4 teams, and their teams are fun to watch. First up (3pm Sunday on FOX) we have the San Francisco 49ers versus the Atlanta Falcons, featuring the young 49er’s QB Colin Kaepernick who looked invincible against the Packers last week, with incredible arm strength and accuracy, and NFL record-setting runs. This guy is worth watching. Next (6:30pm Sunday on CBS) we have the New England Patriots versus the Baltimore Ravens, with Tom Brady up against Joe Flacco and an inspired Ray Lewis in a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game.
Here are some spots to watch in the Madison Square Park and Flatiron areas:
- Bounce Sporting Club (55 West 21st Street between 5th and 6th Avenue): It features 4000 square feet of space to watch 30 HD TVs for game watching. They also have a full bar with drinks from mixologist Charlotte Voisey, and restaurant menu with gourmet burgers, sliders, wings, and more.
- Chelsea Manor (138 West 25th Street between 6th an 7th Avenue): 84 inch projection plus 13 Plasma tvs, full dinner and bar menu and happy hour specials.
- Dewey’s Flatiron (210 5th Avenue at 25th Street): 17 HDTVs, 24 beers on tap and a full menu of food.
- Duke’s (99 East 19th Street at Park): Every game available is on, and they will even turn up volume for specific games for reserved tables. Plus $3 jello shots, $8 bomber shots and a full menu. Call 212-260-2922 for more info.
- 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street at Broadway): Multi-million dollar renovation was just finished and the place is like a palace for viewing sports. Call (212) 832-4040 for more info.
- Rogue (757 6th Avenue between 25th/26th): 8 flat screen plasma TV’s, 12 beers on tap, and a full menu. Call 212-242-6434 for more info.
- Shorty’s Authentic Philly Steaks & Sandwiches (66 Madison between 27th and 28th streets): Dozens of flat screens plus steak sandwiches, chicken steak sandwiches and roast pork and chicken cutlet sandwiches, all Philly style. And throughout the entire tourney, they are offering 4 beers from Brooklyn brewery Sixpoint for only $5 each.
- Slate (54 West 21st Street): Modern pool hall with dozens of TVs.
- The Windsor (420 Park Avenue South at 29th Street): A second location of the upscale West Village sports bar now open at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel. It features brunch, lunch, dinner and a cocktail, beer, and wine menu.