Where Will You Watch the Super Bowl? (And Cheer on New Rochelle’s Ray Rice!)


Westchester represent! Ray Rice, the New Rochelle native and running back for the Baltimore Ravens, will be playing in the Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco ’49ers on Feb. 3.

The game will be in New Orleans, but surely there’s a hometown contingent rooting Rice on in New Rochelle, too! We want to know where. Beechmont Tavern? Spectators? Smokehouse Tailgate Grill?

Let us know in the comments below!

Also, after the jump, we also have suggestions for Super Bowl gatherings all over the region.

Take a look, and if you don’t see your favorite place on our list, please let us know by adding it in the comments section below. We’ll be updating the list all week, and revisiting it in advance of the Super Bowl, too!




97 Lake Street Sports Cafe & Restaurant: It’s got 28 high-def TVs and a 108-inch big screen, along with bar food and a gluten-free menu. 97 Lake St., West Harrison, 914-328-1414, www.97lake.com


Beechmont Tavern

A classic neighborhood joint, serving great burgers, wings, salads, and soups, along with a generous dose of hospitality since 1928. Check out your favorite sports on their 11 flat screens. 750 North Ave., New Rochelle. 914-636-9533.


Burke’s Restaurant & Bar:A cozy, laid back neighborhood pub, where you can dine and drink at the bar, sit by the fireplace, or enjoy better-than-average pub food in the separate dining room. Familes gather early for Dublin Burgers and homemade pot pies, and a late-night bar crowd scarfs down Irish nachos (chips, scallions and bacon) while enjoying live music. 645 Bronx River Road, Yonkers. 914-237-5137


Demeter’s Tavern and Sports Bar: Drinks, great food, and 14 big screens. If you can’t wait for Sunday, they’ve got all the college games on Saturday. 51 Old White Plains Road, Tarrytown, 914-631-9679, www.demeterssportsbar.com


Doubledays: A big square-shaped bar in the center and lots of TVs for game day. Specialties include a cheese-steak sandwich and baby back ribs at this sports grill. And of course you’ll find nachos, chicken wings, and variety of burgers. 83 Main St.

Dobbs Ferry. 914-693-9793


The Cabin: The bar is friendly and stocked with TVs in this restored roadhouse; the cuisine is reasonable and satisfying, too, from comfort food to modern salads to gourmet pizzas. 1172 Knollwood Road, Greenburgh, 914-592-6682, www.cabinrestaurantny.com


Black Bear Saloon: Plasma screen TVs littered throughout the bar make this a great spot for a burger and the game. But if you want to root in private, there are six personal booth TVs, too, but make a reservation for one ASAP. 166 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, 914-422-3270, www.blackbearwp.com


The Yard House: Overhead lines transport cold beer from the keg cellar to the taps at the new Yard House Restaurant in Yonker’s Ridge Hill. Add big screen TVs and an extensive menu and you have the makings of a Sunday outing. 273 Market St., Yonkers, 914-375-9273, www.yardhouse.com


Brazen Fox: One gorgeous pub: mosaic tile, dark wood, TVs everywhere. Try the beef stew, or stick with the Guinness. 175 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, 914-358-5911, www.brazenfox.com


Dunne’s: Away from the usual suspects on Mamaroneck Avenue, the most authentic Irish pub experience in White Plains. You can also expect an excellent traditional Irish breakfast all-day Sunday, especially during football season. 15 Shapham Place, White Plains, 914-421-1451


Mickey Spillane’s: This American pub with an Irish flair serves up a variety of specialties, including pastas, salads, steaks, seafood, ribs, and sandwiches. Watch the game on the tube while taking in libations. There’s a fireplace, too. 431 White Plains Road, Eastchester, 914-395-3838, www.mickeyspillanes.com


Molly Spillane’s: The Mamaroneck sibling of the Eastchester pub has two floors, 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. 211 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, 914-899-3130, www.mollyspillanespub.com


J.P. Doyle’s: A comfortable long bar, die-hard fans, plenty of screens, and a menu that extends beyond the typical pub fare, with entree choices like grilled filet mignon and pan-seared salmon steak. 48 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow, 914-631-3015,www.jdoylesrestaurant.com


Uncle Henry’s Sports Bar & Grill: With more than 17 televisions throughout the restaurant, you won’t miss a single moment of your game. Wings are a favorite, and they come mild, hot and hot-hot-hot, which literally threaten to singe the tabletop when ordered in a healthy count of 36 to the plate. 309 Halstead Ave., Harrison, 914-835-0804, www.unclehenrysbarandgrill.com


Beechmont Tavern: Just footsteps from the front entrance of Iona College, The Beechmont is better than the average dive, the kind of no-frills place to watch the game with a cold one and some above-average pub grub. Wings are the thing here; score a basket of 20 in your favorite sauce. 750 North Ave., New Rochelle, 914-636-9533, www.beechmonttavern.com


The Cellar Bar: The Cellar Bar has been a Larchmont landmark for years. It’s the only full bar in the area and features a pre-kickoff buffet on Mondays and chili-dog dart night on Thursdays. Be nice and you may even get a free T-shirt. Larchmont train station, 8 Railroad Way, Larchmont, 914-834-8723


Larchmont Tavern: A veritable town landmark that’s known to residents as “The LT,” this down-to-earth establishment features sandwiches, steaks, pasta, and five flat-screen TVS. 106 N. Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont, 914-834-9821, http://larchmonttavern.com


Pete’s Saloon: Dark wood, brass fixtures and, of course, TVs tuned to the big games. One side of the menu is devoted to “burger alley,” but there are always sandwich specials, chicken entrees, soups, and salads, plus a selection devoted to “junk food.” 8 W. Main St., Elmsford, 914-592-9849, www.petessaloon.com


Michael’s Tavern: There’s something for everyone at this local tavern that serves traditional American fare, including lots of screens in the bar. 150 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, 914-769-9849, www.michaelstavern.com


Foley’s Club Lounge: The Giants used to hang out in this Pleasantville mainstay when training camp was held in nearby Pace University. If you get bored with the game, try a game of darts. 479 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, 914-769-9822.


The Sports Page: Owner Bob Hyland is a former Giant player, has created the ultimate sports bar: Tons of memorabilia fill the bar and dining rooms, and yes, there is a TV from just about every seat in the house. 200 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, 914-437-8721,www.sportspagepub.com


Emma’s Ale House: The atmosphere is upscale, but not stuffy, with high tables in the friendly bar, which has a handful of screens, and a separate dining room next door. The menu is full of options from small plates (the filet mignon sliders are terrific) to flatbread sandwiches and salads to Guinness-braised beef stew. 68 Gedney Way, White Plains, 914-683-3662, http://emmasalehouse.com


Peekskill Brewery: Terrific destination for beer-lovers; the brewery makes its own and stocks 99 varieties of bottled craft beers. Head for the lively bar, which has screens and a menu of German-inspired entrees, a Brew burger, wings, and more. 55 Hudson Ave., Peekskill, 914-734-2337, www.thepeekskillbrewery.com


Thornwood Ale House: Choose from more than 60 beers — and eight on tap — and a menu of classics with a twist, such as venison and black bean chili and truffled spinach dip. Oh and football? No worries. There are ample sceens for all. 665 Commerce St., Thornwood, 914-263-1537, http://thornwoodalehouse.com


Rockwell’s American Restaurant: Low-key atmosphere, with a crowd-pleasing menu featuring great burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Catch a game on the big-screen TVs, and enjoy a pint of one of the many beers on tap at the bar. 105 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, 914-738-5881, www.rockwellsusa.com


J.C. Fogarty’s Town Tavern: Fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and burgers, all the Irish pub favorites. 60 Kraft Ave., Bronxville. 914-337-1122, www.jcfogartys.com


Finnegan’s: Tthis tavern has everything that makes a pub great: delicious burgers, great pints and sports. Drink specials, 10 domestic and foreign beers on tap and a focus on football is what you’ll find at this Manhattan-styled Irish pub. 347 Downing Drive Yorktown Heights, 914- 962-777. Also in Fishkill, http://finnegansyorktown.com




Liberty’s American Bar & Grill: With 16 flat screens and an extensive selection of drought beers, this is a mecca for sports fans. But add an impressively decorated dining room and an interesting menu, and there’s more than enough reason to return after the games are through. P.S. There’s free wi-fi in the bar, and gratis soda all night for designated drivers. 51 Route 303, Tappan, 845-398-1981, www.libertysbar.com


Black Bear Saloon: Plasma screen TVs littered throughout the bar, making it a great spot for a burger and the game. There are also quesadillas and black bear fingers, and it draws a happy-hour crowd, too. 82 Main St., Nyack, 845-675-7020, www.blackbearnyack.com


Buffalo Wild Wings: Sports fans, this is your house of worship. Dozens of TVs and draft beers. Wings with 14 signature sauces. Buffalo Wild Wings advertises a “stadium atmosphere indoors,” but watching a game here may be even better than being at the ballpark. Palisades Center, 4640 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, 845-480-7344. Also in White Plains and Port Chester, www.buffalowildwings.com


Club House Bar & Grill: The menu is typical pub food, ranging from burgers to renowned wings to lobster and porter house steaks. They’re tops in TV, however, with 31 LCD screens throughout. Another noteworthy mention: frozen drink rails on three tables and the two bars keep your drinks frosty between sips. 191 S. Main St., New City, 845-638-1818, www.clubhousebarandgrille.com


Johnny’s Barbecue Smokehouse: Chef Dave “Fink” Finkelstein mans the smoker here and turns out killer ribs that drip off the bone; juicy, smoky chicken; and bacon everywhere. Even the salads are stand-up. 50 E. Central Ave., Pearl River. 845-735-3970.


The Pearl River Saloon: A recent renovation has spiffed up the surroundings, but the atmosphere and menu are still the same. Expect good burgers, wings, and yes, the popcorn machine is still there, too. 45-49 W. Central Ave., Pearl River, 845-735-5300, http://thepearlriversaloon.com


Olde Village Inne: A great long bar with an Irish tilt; Guinness and about a dozen more beers on tap and sports on the TV. Burgers, shepherd’s pie, chicken potpie and the like; OVI regulars swear by their wings. 97 Main St., Nyack, 845-358-1160




The Stadium: A sports museum, restaurant and sports bar all in one. With simple American fare such as strip steaks, burgers and Stadium dogs, everyone will find something to like. Before or after your meal, take a walk around the building to view one of the largest individual sports memorabilia collections in the country, including two Heisman trophies. 1308 Route 9, Garrison, 845-734-4000, www.stadiumbarrest.com


South Side Sports Bar and Grille: With 20 flat screens, great food mini Cordon bleu bites, popcorn shrimp and mozzarella sticks but since it’s football Sunday don’t miss the Touchdown Burger. 927 S. Lake Blvd., Mahopac, 845-621-8710, www.thesouthsidegrille.com There’s also a Yorktown location, same great food, atmosphere and TVs: 1927 Commerce Street, Yorktown, 914-214-8600,


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. You missed the Buffalo Wild Wings in New Rochelle! Based on my experience there during a Ravens game last year, they get a big Ray Rice fan base there when he is playing.

  2. I will watch the Super Bowl if CBS guarantees without exception that they will not train any camera on Lewis at all during the entire game and additionally there will be no commercials for the movie BULLET IN THE HEAD.

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