The most-watched game of the year is about to kick off (on Sunday, February 7, 2016), so we've rounded up five prime perches to take in Super Bowl 50 with the best of them. Whether you're rooting on the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, or are just in it for the wings and the beer, these five Manhattan establishments promise atmosphere as big as the game. Look out for food and drink specials, big-screen TVs, and a party-hearty crowd of fellow in-it-to-win-it football fans.
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For Broncos fans: Mustang Harry's
Denver Broncos fans will want to gallop on in to Midtown's Mustang Harry's (near MSG), a stronghold for Broncos fans in the city. With 20 HDTVs and surround sound in place, Super Bowl Sunday will also see all-day drink specials on tap ($4 drafts, $14 pitchers, and more), paired with pub-grub favorites like nachos and wings. 352 7th Ave., btwn 29th & 30th sts.; www.mustangharrys.com
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For Panthers fans: Amity Hall
Panthers fans on the prowl on Super Bowl Sunday should make way for Amity Hall, in Greenwich Village. Catch the game here with two 20-foot projection screens alongside dozens of high-def TVs, which pair up nicely with some 40 craft beers on tap (and plenty more in bottles and cans). It's the bar of choice for the Big Apple Riot, a group for Carolina Panthers fans in greater NYC. 80 W. 3rd St., btwn Thompson & Sullivan sts.; www.amityhallnyc.com
Runner-Up Bar for Panthers Fans: Brother Jimmy's
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Fans of any ilk will have a guaranteed good time at The Grayson in the East Village, with more than 40 screens to catch the big game on. Nab made-to-share drink specials like a "loaded bucket" (domestic beer bucket with six shots of Fireball, for $55) or mini-kegs (from $45). They'll also have nachos, wings, and "super tots" on hand for the ultimate in pub grub. 16 1st Ave., btwn 1st & 2nd sts.; thegraysonny.com
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Pier A Harbor House
The Pier A Harbor House, a massive waterfront bar in Battery Park City (it's set within a 19th-century dock building listed on the National Register of Historic Places), is welcoming game-day revelers with more than a dozen flat-screens, perfect game-day snacks (try savory samplers like pulled-pork sandwiches, lobster mac 'n cheese, and spicy calamari), and, of course, plenty of beer. 22 Battery Pl., in Battery Park; www.piera.comContinue to 5 of 5 below.
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JIMMY at the James New York
For something swankier than your typical sports bar, take your game-day viewing to new heights at this SoHo rooftop bar, set atop the James Hotel. You'll have large HDTVs and an additional projection screen on hand to watch the game, when not taking in the surrounding city views. Trade out beers for inventive cocktails (try a Mule Train, with vodka/,St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, lime/ agave, and ginger beer) and a bar menu with tasty fare like lobster rolls and Bratwurst-style sandwiches. 15 Thompson St. (just south of Grand St.); jimmysoho.com