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The New York Jets are keeping the 2015 season competitive in the AFC, which is a great turnaround from last year's dismal 4-12 record. New head coach Todd Bowles may be turning the team's fortunes around, which is giving Jets fans something to cheer about.
If you're a Jets fan in Manhattan, you know it can take some time and a lot of effort to head over to MetLife Stadium. Thankfully there are plenty of ways you can watch Jets games without having to leave the island. Here are five Manhattan bars where Jets fans can catch games and feel at home wearing green.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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The Whiskey Rebel
Located in Murray Hill, The Whiskey Rebel is a comfy place for Jets fans. There are plenty of HDTVs around to watch the game, as well as daily drink specials to go along with $3 PBRs. There's no food menu at The Whiskey Rebel, but there is free popcorn and Jets fans are welcome to bring their own food into the bar. 129 Lexington Ave., btwn E. 28th St. and E. 29th St.; whiskeyrebelnyc.comContinue to 3 of 6 below.
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A combination of beer-bar and sports bar, Croxley Ales has a lot to offer Jets fans looking for a spot in the East Village. There are 19 flat-screen TVs at the bar which will let you take in the game with ease. The bar also boasts 34 different beers on tap and more than 100 bottles of microbrews, which means even the pickiest palate can be pleased. On Sundays during the football season, there are affordable specials on wings and nachos. 28 Avenue B, btwn E. 2nd St. and E. 3rd St.; croxley.comContinue to 4 of 6 below.
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Don't let the name fool you. Dive Bar isn't really a dive bar. Originally a speakeasy, this Upper West Side spot is a full restaurant and bar with plenty of HDTVs on hand to catch the Jets game. There are more than 30 beers on tap and more than 100 bottles as well, which means there's always something for the beer-loving Jets fan. The menu includes burgers and breakfast all day, as well as poutine and shakshuka. 732 Amsterdam Ave., btwn W. 95th St. and W. 96th St.; divebarnyc.comContinue to 5 of 6 below.
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Percy's BBQ & Darts
Percy's BBQ & Darts has some of the best BBQ in Manhattan, which makes sense given the establishment's strong ties to Mizzou. It's also a great place to catch the Jets. Located in the Lower East Side, Percy's has more than 24 HDTVs to watch football, drink specials during the game, and a full menu, including brunch. 210 Avenue A at E. 13th St.; percysny.comContinue to 6 of 6 below.
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An upscale sports bar in Murray Hill, Van Diemen's has a great atmosphere as well as great food, which is perfect for any Jets fans in the area. There are more than 15 HDTVs on hand, and all-you-can-drink specials on Bud Light and Coors Light. The menu includes brunch, pizza, tacos, wings, burgers, wraps and dessert. 383 3rd Ave., btwn E. 27th St. and E. 28th St.; vandiemensnyc.com