New York, NY 10003
Village Voice's Description
Here we have the East Village's destination for Red Sox fans, a narrow, low-ceilinged sports bar containing 16 TVs and a shiny red plaque that proclaims, "Red Sox Nation." Professor Thom's, however, doesn't discriminate--viewing parties are held on Monday nights for True Blood fans and Sunday nights for still-dedicated, DVD-scouring Lost fans. And even when the Sox don't win, this place still knows how to celebrate: free Jello shots whenever someone dies on Lost. (Post-crash, that is.)
If you're like us, Sunday afternoons in the fall require a serious NFL fix that can only be satisfied by watching several different games at the same time. Problem is, the bar on the corner only has three or four TV sets (with most of them tuned to the home teams), but you don't want to contemplate the other extreme - the cacophony and sensory overload of a place like... More >>
If you're like us, Sunday afternoons in the fall require a serious NFL fix that can only be satisfied by watching several different games at the same time. Problem is, the bar on the corner only has three or four TV sets (with most of them tuned to the home teams), but you don't want to contemplate the other extreme - the cacophony and sensory overload of a place like tourist-saturated ESPN Zone in Times Square. We've found the perfect spot in the middle: Professor Thom's on Second Avenue. Sure, it's a Red Sox mecca, and you'll have to be prepared for a packed crowd when the Patriots are playing, but Thom's is great for football fans hailing from other parts of the country, too. The place has enough TVs to show most or all of the games, but isn't so overwhelmed by televisions that it loses its neighborhood-bar feel. The food's good, by bar standards (nachos are served on giant pizza plates!), and make sure you try the delicious Thom's Ale.
Tips from foursquare
Any Boston Bruins fans living in or visiting NYC? If so, this is the bar to watch your B's.
If you have a killer appetite for bar food, and have a bar food eating companion, you'll need to have the nachos. They serve them on a pizza tray stacked a half-foot high.
This is THE bar for University of Michigan fans! $30 3-hour open bar before the game. Nightly happy hour until 7pm.
Best place in the City to watch Boston sports, hands down.
Great Boston sports bar. Wear your Red Sox jersey and get some extra love from the bartenders. Pro Tip: stay upstairs to avoid the crowds.
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