8 Bars to Watch Fútbol and Football

As summer ends, the blues can set in. Check ‘em at the door because now that swimsuit season is headed for hibernation, wings, burgers and fries are all back on the table. And it’s just in time for football season (and the postseason of the European version of football, soccer). Break out the oversized jersey shirts and get ready for good grub with a side of high-fives at these eight Long Island sports bars. PS: If those jerseys are snug by the Super Bowl, it means you did the season right.

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Tommy’s Place, Port Jefferson

This local watering hole boasts tons of flat screen TVs made for watching multiple games and tracking every player on your fantasy team. The juicy burgers can be paired with regular or sweet potato fries, wings are half-priced on Sundays and the service is faster than NFL games get after the two-minute warning. Phone: 631-473-8778 | Address: 109 Main St. Click to go

Croxley’s Ales, Franklin Square, Rockville Centre, Farmingdale, Smithtown, NYC & Brooklyn

There's no shortage of beer on tap at Croxley's Ale House image: facebook.com/croxleyalehousesmithtown

There’s no shortage of beer on tap at Croxley’s Ale House image: facebook.com/croxleyalehousesmithtown

Like Cowboys fans when the team is good, Croxley’s Ale House seems to be everywhere. Unlike Cowboys fans, each of the five locations are beloved. Expect craft beers—not that mass-produced stuff. Theres no Bud, Coors or Miller in the house but there’s plenty of Blue Point, Montauk and Brooklyn to wash down a heaping plate of wings. Click for locations, contact info and to go

The Bench Bar And Grill, Stony Brook

Sport Bars

The Bench is the seat of the action for sports fans around Stony Brook.

A favorite place to go after a Stony Brook football game, this Bench doesn’t get too cramped, even if there is a large crowd. The sprawling indoor space is home to more than 40 TVs, friendly service, smoky pulled pork and plenty of Seawolves red. Football specials include $3.75 beers (select bottles), $10 wing baskets and select $5 apps. Phone: 631-675-1474 | Address: 1095 NY-25A, Stony Brook Click to go

Main Event, Farmingdale & Plainview

This spacious neighborhood bar has a brick interior and tons of memorabilia autographed by sports legends, allowing guests to get nostalgic as they watch today’s stars on 80—count ‘em 80—televisions. Gameday specials include $3 pints of Coors Light and a mini buffalo pizza that just screams football. Farmingdale Phone: 631-522-1030, Address: 1815 Broad Hollow Rd. | Plainview Phone: 516-935-5120, Address: 799 Old Country Rd. Click to go

Monaghans, Rockville Centre

Sports fans looking for a more intimate place to root for the home team have found a haven in Monoghans. The relaxed family-run pub is known for serving a proper pint of Guinness and Irish specialties like Shepherd’s Pie topped with creamy fresh mashed potatoes. The bar is surrounded by televisions, which are also visible from the candlelit but still casual dining room. Phone: 516-764-6372 | Address: 48 N. Village Ave. Click to go

Phil’s, Wading River

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image: facebook.com/phils-restaurant

Large windows allow Phil’s to get a little more sun than the average sports bar, reminding Jets fans that there’s still good in the world even if there team is in the cellar. More good: Quick service, plenty of parking and beer and burgers and steaks carnivores list as heavenly. Phone: 631-929-0508 | Address: 1856 Wading River Manor Rd. Click to go 

Changing Times Ale House, Farmingdale, East Northport and Bay Shore

Each location has more than 48 TVs, meaning multiple games are visible no matter where a guest is sitting. Farmingdale also has football and shuffleboard, which make for perfect halftime entertainment (and if your team is getting blown out in the second quarter, you can just stay there). As for the Bay Shore location, there’s a Sunday brunch because gameday is better with an 8oz Brunch Burger loaded with candied bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried egg. Click for locations, contact info and to go

Napper Tandy’s, Smithtown

A watering hole with pub grub and a friendly, high-five loving crowd, Napper Tandy’s has become a destination for sports fans. The loaded nachos are the ultimate football fare. Topped with chili jalapeños, olives, tomatoes, cheddar and lettuce, it’s probably best to share them with friends but understandable if you don’t want to. For something a bit different but still indulgent, the pork potstickers are glazed with a sweet-and-salty teriyaki glaze. Phone: 631-360-0606 | Address: 15 Main St. Click to go

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

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