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Where To Watch Monday Night Football If You're on The Road

November 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM | by | Comments (2)

What’s the best thing about Monday? Easy: Monday night. After dragging ourselves through the always-difficult first day back at work, we suddenly remember that there’s Monday Night Football ahead of us. The afternoon brightens, and we start plotting how we’re going to watch the game. On our own couch, our friend’s couch, or, the best option of all—out at a bar where we can holler at the flat screens and make new friends and enemies out of our fellow football fans doing likewise.

Hotel lobby bars in general can be good places to catch the game, but some go out of out their way to cater to NFL fanatics with rate promotions, drinks specials, and game-friendly bar food. Here are a few offering football specials at this crucial point halfway through the season:

Roosevelt Hotel, New York
When it was still warm out, the hotel’s rooftop lounge mad46 was prime game-watching territory, but now the scene has moved into the cozy Madison Club Lounge. There’s something appealing about watching the Monday game on flat screen TVs in such an historic setting, and the half-price Coors Lights don’t hurt either. Despite the posh décor, you can still chow down on Buffalo wings, potato skins and sliders.

Newport Beachwalk Hotel
This oceanfront property has a football package available on Monday nights through December 28. It includes a one-night stay, continental breakfast, use of bicycles (to warm up pre-game?), and two bottles of beer and pretzels or popcorn. The Monday Night Football Special starts at $150 a night for a standard guestroom. Mention the name of the promotion when booking.

InterContinental Hotel Miami
High on the Dolphins’ improvements this year, and prepping for the Super Bowl in February, the InterContinental in downtown Miami is hosting a “Game Day Scratch-Off Challenge” on Monday nights. The bar’s regular happy hour (5–7 p.m.) will be extended throughout the game, and with each touchdown guests watching will be given a scratch-off card with the chance of winning hotel stays, spa treatments, and Super Bowl tickets.

Brown Palace Hotel, Denver
Broncos fans looking for a good spot to watch tonight’s game can soak up some of their team’s history at this downtown Denver hotel. It was in the Brown Palace’s lobby that Bob Howsam and Lamar Hunt met to discuss the creation of the new American Football League in 1959. Yesterday, a bunch of Broncos old-times celebrated the 50th anniversary of the team at the hotel. You can pretend you’re a team owner or star player by settling in for a single-malt scotch and a cigar in the Churchill Bar.

Encore Las Vegas
The luxury hotel casino's Society Cafe has a special "tailgating menu" with menu items like meatball heros, nachos, and footlong hot dogs, all starting at $12. There are also mojitos, beer and sangria specials. Everything starts, as you'd expect, at kick-off.

Do you have a favorite hotel bar for watching football? Share your game-day favorites with us in the comments below.

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Gansevoort Plunge _ Monday Night Fantasy Football

check out the Gansevoort Hotel in South Beach's Rooftop for great MNF action!  they play the game on the wall through a projector on the roof of the hotel bar.  great scene and great crowd.  Went there this past monday and ran into football stars like Chad Ocho Cinco, Edgerrin James, & even Ludacris was there watching the game!

Get me to Miami!

I'm not loving the Dolphins' dominance over the Jets this season (damn you, Wildcat!) but I would totally hit up South Beach if I could watch MNF with Chad Ochocinco.

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