It’s Saturday night and the Yankees are battling the Houston Astros to make it into the World Series.
Why not make it a two-fer and head out for dinner and game 7 of the American League Championship Series. You won’t be alone.
“If you’re coming for the game, get here early,” advised the bartender at Tappan’s Hudson 303 Sports Cafe.
In Tarrytown, Ian Smith has the same advice. He’s seen an increase in Yankee fans at The Tapp.
“Many people have been coming out to watch the game. I would say about 25-30 percent of our bar crowds during games are watching the game,” says Smith, who tends bar at The Tapp. “You can tell from the cheers and jeers.”
Nabil Sayegh of Nyack had a seat at O’Malley’s in Nyack hours before the opening pitch on Friday.
.“We got here early for the seats so we can watch the game,” says
Here are a few suggestions for cheering on the Yanks. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments:
O’Malley’s on Main Street in Nyack expects a large viewing crowd for the Yankees game tonight. The 12-year-old bar located in the middle of Main Street is a favorite for sports fans and walk-ins. The bar is dressed with Yankees balloons and other paraphernalia to make New York Yankee fans fit right in.
The Irish pub anticipates upwards of 300 patrons tonight to watch game six New York Yankees versus the Houston Astros.
Bartender Marie Doran expects a busy night ahead. “It’s exciting we’re expecting a good crowd and everyone will have a good time – go Yankees,” she says.
The bar is open until 4 a.m. and there will be specials on food including unlimited wings and $15 for buckets of beer.
Sean Vitale of Nyack has been a customer at O’Malley’s for several years and describes it as a fun bar with a great atmosphere to watch the Yankees game. “I think we got a pretty good shot at winning,” he says. Go: 108 Main St., Nyack; 845-727-0514; http://omalleysofnyack.com/
Rockland’s Greatest All Star Sports Grill, New City
This recently opened mecca of all thing sports is the brainchild of Bill Willows, who was inspired to open the restaurant and dedicate it to honoring past and present Rockland County athletes. The bar, which replaced Austin’s on South Main Street, has tons of sports memorabilia, including a jersey from two time World Series champion and former Yankee Roy White. On the menu: Burgers, onions rings, steak sammies! Go: 190 S. Main St., New City, 845-499-2294
The Huddle, Sleepy Hollow
This small pub takes its name from a legendary Tarrytown watering hole, known for its often raucous crowds. The new Huddle is small, but the fan following is huge. There are 20 craft beers on tap, four wines on tap, burgers, fried pickles, and homemade chili — tailgate mainstays. Go: 92 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow, 914-909-5644, thehuddlebar.com. Street parking only.
D&D’s Restaurant & Pub, New City
If you’re searching for a beer tower, D&D’s has you covered. Live like you’re in college again with 120 ounces of domestic brew for $25 or $30 for imported brew. Or keep calm with $3 domestic drafts, $4 imported drafts, and $15 and $18 beer buckets. Fifty cent wings come in sets of 10 and $2 tacos or sliders in sets of three. Go: 191 S. Main St., 845-639-0178.
The Tapp, Tarrytown
Newly re-opened after a renovation, the all-new menu includes Ommegang Three Philosophers-braised short ribs, fries with a sriracha aioli dipping sauce, and a pork belly sandwich topped with cheddar and caramelized onion. Along with the craft beer on tap, there are some seasonal cocktails like The Tappan Sea Monster — a riff on a dark ‘n’ stormy that features Blessed Brew kombucha, Kraken black rum, ginger and fresh lime. Go: 17 N. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-703-6022; thetappny.com
Molly Spillanes, Mamaroneck
Two floors, three outdoor patios (one with an outdoor fireplace), and a huge bar (with 16 high def TVs). It’s a draw for families, couples, and singles who come for great burgers and steaks, salads, and late night dining. Go: 211 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, 914-899-3130, mollyspillanes.com. There are sister sites in Mount Vernon, (Maggie Spillanes, 571 Gramatan Ave., 914-699-8900, maggiespillanes.com; and Eastchester; Mickey Spillanes, 431 White Plains Road, 914-395-3838, mickeyspillanes.com
Hudson 303 Sports Cafe, Tappan
If you’re planning to head here for the game, get here early! This popular cafe fills up fast with die-hard fans. Hudson 303 Sports Cafe offers 11 screens on which to catch the game. On top of that, the bar and restaurant features 24 rotating craft beers on tap, as well as fresh, classic pub fare like sliders, wings, pizza and more. Go: 116 Route 303, Tappan. 845-848-2441. hudson303.com.
Buns N’ Bourbon
Who says you gotta eat wings with your baseball? This new Peekskill hot spot has ample televisions tuned to sports, the atmosphere is so cool, and the drinks, well, they’re bourbon based, but no fear, you can get a cold brew, too. There’s pulled pork, Kobe beef dogs and fried shrimp on the menu. For a change of pace, head next door to sister restaurant, Taco Dive Bar, for eclectic tacos! Go: Buns N’ Bourbon, 55 Hudson Ave., Peekskill, 914- 788-2867; bunsnbourbon.com; Taco Dive Bar, 55 Hudson Ave., Peekskill, 914-788-8226
Demeter’s Tavern, Tarrytown
This Tarrytown mainstay is just finishing up a major renovation that will add some additional space and update its interior. Sports fans love it for the long, convivial bar and its friendly dining room that serves great burgers, beers and more. If the Yankees make it into the World Series, the Tavern will mostly likely be open, but call first to be sure! It’s a great place to kick back and watch the game on one of 12 plasma TVs. Go: 51 Old White Plains Road, Tarrytown. 914-631-9679.
This fun sports bar on Central Avenue gets a thumb’s up from sports fans. Tons of big screens will all be focused on the game. The menu includes dozens of wing options, burgers, along with salads, nachos and quesadillas. Beers on tap and in the bottle, cocktails and great sangria. Go: 156 Central Park Ave, Hartsdale, 914- 358-9051, rudysny.com
Ron Blacks, White Plains
This big, welcoming bar/restaurant always attracts a crowd. Televisions are located behind the huge four-sided bar. Metered parking available in Post Road lot. Go: 181 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, 914-358-5811, ronblacks.com.
There are big screens with great sightlines spread throughout this family-friendly restaurant, along with high-tables and a long, welcoming bar. On the menu, non-traditional tailgate items like tuna tacos, Sticky Bites (think wings with less mess, no bones!) pork belly sliders and satisfying burgers. There are 12 beers on tap, plus bottles faves and a great cocktail list for fans who have to get all fancy up in there. Ample parking in an on-site lot. Go: 127 Woodside Ave., Briarcliff, 914-236-3651, 105Ten.com
Spectator’s, New Rochelle
Think this place is only for college kids? Think again. This is a true neighborhood joint that draws football fans and patrons of all ages. Stocked with surround sound, giant screens, and a special stadium-style seating arrangement, this is as close as it gets to actually being at the game — and has the energy to match. Go: 219 North Ave., 914-636-9522.
Beechmont Tavern, New Rochelle
A Westchester favorite that’s big on the sports theme, with photos and pennants devoted to Iona athletes as well as walls of photos of all the New York teams. There are large TV screens in the bar and dining areas, and the menu hits all the usual pub fare, such as beer-battered onion rings and chili cheese dogs. Go: 750 North Ave., New Rochelle, 914-636-9533; beechmonttavern.com.
Buffalo Wild Wings
With 20 different sauces and seasonings to choose from, there is something to satisfy everyone. And with more than 30 televisions in each location, you’re sure to have a great view of the game. There are restaurants in White Plains, New Rochelle, Port Chester, West Nyack and Stamford, Connecticut. Go to www.buffalowildwings.com for locations and hours.
Yonkers Brewing, Yonkers
Enjoy tasty craft beer (our pick is Quinn For the Win) and great game-day (or night) menu offers that include Yonkers Lager BBQ pulled pork sliders, cheese nachos and super pretzels for $10. For a classy moment, grab a meat and cheese board for $10. Bonus: The Brewery is close to the Yonkers train station and the Buena Vista garage, so if you’re heading to the stadium by train, stop in before or after the game. Go: 92 Main St., 914-226-8327. Yonkersbrewing.com
Wood & Fire, Pleasantville
Check out the game from the huge rectangular bar at this Pleasantville restaurant that serves wood-fired pizza and Italian classics. Don’t miss the weekend bottomless brunch option. Go: 59 Marble Ave., Pleasantville, 747-2611, woodandfirepizza.com
The bar at Barley on the Hudson in Tarrytown July 5, 2017. The restaurant opened on the Fourth of July. (Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)
Barley On Hudson, Tarrytown
If the weather holds, why not watch the game at an outdoor bar? Barley on Hudson has a couple of sets over its bar — which is covered by the way. Order a tuna sandwich or crab cake from the kitchen and then sit back and watch the action, or the traffic on the Gov. Mario Cuomo bridge from your seat. Go: 236 Green St., Tarrytown, 914-418-5724
Contributors: Karen Roberts, Karen Croke, Journal Staff reports
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