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The Top Three NYC Hotels for Watching the World Cup

June 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM | by | ()

You can't deny the appeal of The Standard's Biergarten

The 2010 World Cup has barely even begun and already we've watched the games from the comforts of our home, a friend's house and onboard an airplane. It's about time we moseyed over to a hotel bar for a beer and some rowdy cheering, don't you think? As a matter of fact, you should get out of the house too, and head to one of these Top 3 NYC Hotels for Watching the World Cup:

The Standard
Underneath the High Line in the Meatpacking District, The Standard boasts of its own fully-fledged biergarten, complete with be-dirndled beer wenches and specials on Euro brews. Plus, through June 25, they'll be showing those games on a big screen erected in the biergarten for the express purpose of becoming immersed in FIFA madness.

The Bowery
Yep, The Bowery. If Euros are paying $500+ a night to sleep here, then they damn well want their FIFA World Cup too. That's why you'll find the games shown live on a TV at Gemma, the hotel's restaurant. Gemma is known for having an excellent brunch over which it's possible to linger for hours, quickly building up an impressive Bloody Mary tab, and soccer is a great excuse to do so this weekend.

Muse Hotel Times Square
If not you're not feeling the downtown scene and perhaps you'd rather not splurge, then Nios, the Muse's restaurants, is absolutely perfect. Plus if you're a tourist in NYC, you'll feel comfortable here surrounded by Times Square. Nios is showing the games along with offering a special international menu that includes these plates, according to Zagat:

Kobe beef sliders with a Negra Modelo beer ($15), chorizo pizza with Harpoon beer ($15), fish ’n’ chips with Kronenbourg beer ($12), carbonara poutine with Brahma beer ($14) and plantain chips with Peroni beer ($9). And, as a tribute to the host nation, you can order homemade ostrich biltong jerky with South African Castle beer for $12

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