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#1 NYCdevil

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

Does anyone know of any bars/restaurants/etc. that would be playing the devils game in manhattan on thursday?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:06 PM

Thursday is a popular going out night in the city, so it'll be tough to find a place that's just going to show Devils hockey. I have a local on the UES that I'll be watching at, but only because I know the bartenders and they'll put it on for me. Your best bet would be to find a small hole in the wall with nobody watching the tube and ask the 'tender to put it on for you.

You can also try Kelly's on Avenue A. They are a Sabres bar in the regular season, but they generally play all the local hockey games. My friend has been hosting Caps parties there and while it may be chock full of Rangers fans, they'll definately have the Devils game on.

You also may want to try the Flying Puck on 7th between 30th and 31st. It will be jam packed with Rags fans, as it's a stones throw form the Garden, but they play all the local hockey games as well.

That said, if you want the best chance to avoid Rags fans, do option one. Pick someplace out of the way, make nice with the bartender and they'll put the game on for you.

Good luck!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:10 PM

Jump on the PATH and go to The Rock to watch it. They're going to be having a viewing party there.

Its going to be extremely hard if not impossible to find a place to watch it other than some random joint since the Rangers have a game 7 the same night.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

St. Mark's Ale House typically shows a lot of hockey, the owner's a hockey fan I think. They don't turn the sound on though, but there's a buttload of TVs and nice cozy booths, some with their own TV right in front. It's nice to go there for a bite and some beers, and ask them to sit you in one of those booths. They'll put your game on if you ask.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:15 PM

St. Mark's Ale House typically shows a lot of hockey, the owner's a hockey fan I think. They don't turn the sound on though, but there's a buttload of TVs and nice cozy booths, some with their own TV right in front. It's nice to go there for a bite and some beers, and ask them to sit you in one of those booths. They'll put your game on if you ask.


I would suggest this place as well, or one of the Village Pourhouses, but with the Rags starting at 730, it will be hard to find a place to put on the Devils in the middle of that game.

Get on a train to Jersey. Even if you dont want to go to the Rock, there's places in Hoboken assuredly that will show it. I was hoping for somethign at Texas Arizona in Hoboken again, but with The Rock having something planned, I dont know if thats going to happen or not.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

Yeah, as most have said, your best bet is probably hopping the Path into Hoboken. Hoboken Bar & Grill will almost definitely be showing the game (Washington between Newark & 1st, or between 1st & 2nd, forget which). Food's pretty good, too.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

well in hell's kitchen, i always go to lansdowne road. they will show the devils game guaranteed on large screens and have great food/drink choices. if you are close enough, go for it. i watched the saturday game there and there were a ton of hockey fans, and devils fans there. 43rd and 10th.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

Yeah, as most have said, your best bet is probably hopping the Path into Hoboken. Hoboken Bar & Grill will almost definitely be showing the game (Washington between Newark & 1st, or between 1st & 2nd, forget which). Food's pretty good, too.


Actually I would recommend going to Hoboken too but going to

Texas Arizona Bar that's a big Devils Bar and on the path it only takes 20 mins from 33rd St.
From WTC it might take a little longer.



well in hell's kitchen, i always go to lansdowne road. they will show the devils game guaranteed on large screens and have great food/drink choices. if you are close enough, go for it. i watched the saturday game there and there were a ton of hockey fans, and devils fans there. 43rd and 10th.


I love Lansdowne but they might have more Ranger Fans that day due to the Ranger game ...
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

thanks for the recommendations guys, i will call up village pourhouse and landsdowne to see what they plan on doing, last resort would be hoping on the path to hoboken.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

I know lansdowne will have it, the owner is a hockey even though flyer fan, and rags fans were pretty chill last time.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

I know lansdowne will have it, the owner is a hockey even though flyer fan, and rags fans were pretty chill last time.



Id avoid just about any bar in the city if the Rags are in a game 7 and I wanted to watch hockey at a bar. I think best case is anyone doing that would have to wait for the Rags game to be over to watch the 3rd of the Devils.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

I know lansdowne will have it, the owner is a hockey even though flyer fan, and rags fans were pretty chill last time.

Just a heads-up, according to Lansdowne's Twitter page, they will have the sound on for the Rangers Game 7 tomorrow night. Maybe they'll have the Devils game on too. Although, they also mentioned showing the NFL Draft and the Knicks final regular season game. ... A lot going on tomorrow night.

http://twitter.com/#!/lansdowneroad
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

yea they had rags sound on last time too, it was confusing as hell watching one game and hearing the other. well in nyc, you are not very likely to find a devils bar, it is what it is.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

Don't forget the fact that not only the Ranger/Sens game is on tomorrow, but the NFL Draft as well, you may have conflict with both.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

pretty crazy there are bars in the city for sabres fans bengals fans mizzou fans but theres not one for devils fans...

the devils marketing team really has their heads up their asses still..
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

pretty crazy there are bars in the city for sabres fans bengals fans mizzou fans but theres not one for devils fans...

the devils marketing team really has their heads up their asses still..



Nothing to do with marketing team. When a diehard Devils fan opens his own bar in Manhattan, we'll have a Devils bar in Manhattan.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Nothing to do with marketing team. When a diehard Devils fan opens his own bar in Manhattan, we'll have a Devils bar in Manhattan.


devils fans dont have one bar to go to in all of nyc.. its really ridiculous to think of all the obscure fanbases that have a bar they can find home.

the devils marketing team should be incentivizing some place to cater to devil fans.. its pretty hard to be a devils fan in the city and theres no reason for that
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

I think I'm going to Texas Arizona tomorrow night with some people. Let's bombard their Twitter with requests to put the Devils sound on! Strength in numbers...
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

what im getting at is the devils marketing program should be doing what they can to make it easier to be a devils fan and build the brand.

helping devils fans in manhattan get a bar they can watch playoff games at would be a start
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

devils fans dont have one bar to go to in all of nyc.. its really ridiculous to think of all the obscure fanbases that have a bar they can find home.

the devils marketing team should be incentivizing some place to cater to devil fans.. its pretty hard to be a devils fan in the city and theres no reason for that



I agree, I wish it was easier for us. There's a lot of us commuting into the city from Jersey who would love to watch the game in the city. However, there's only so much ground the marketing team can cover. Having a "team bar" is sort of an organic thing that "just happens", you can't really force it on an owner of a bar. If I opened up a bar in NYC, I'd show every Devils game with the sound turned up, and word would spread.
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