Party Earth Review Arsenal fans beware – Floyd, NY is the resident bar of the New York Tottenham Hotspur Fan Club, and weekend mornings find the quaint rustic space full of rowdy hooligans in blue and white sipping breakfast pints and singing obnoxiously about a team of Robbie Keanes. When it’s not Spur headquarters, though, this welcoming, wood-paneled tavern hosts eclectic, laid-back mobs of local bearded hipsters and after-work neighborhood everymen dedicated to the mellow vibe and reasonable prices. Classic beer and tobacco ads, black-and-white photos of mustached generals, and a mismatched collection of time-worn furnishings make up most of the décor near the ... more
131 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Whether their allegiances lie with Real Madrid, Einholt, or the boys from White Hart Lane, soccer hooligans always have somewhere to catch the big game in the Big Apple. Soccer bars in New York are few and far between, but these watering holes more than welcome the rowdy crowds who are willing to brave the time difference and come out to support their club.
The two chief New York soccer bars are Nevada Smiths on the Lower East Side and Floyd, NY in Brooklyn. Known as “the Church” to its patrons, Nevada Smiths is a traditional sports pub, narrow and wood-paneled, with an excellent draft beer selection and plenty of autographed soccer jerseys lining the walls. Floyd, NY is a bit more fashionable with its overstuffed antique furniture, indoor bocce court, and vast brick space, but hosts plenty of heckling and rally songs on weekend mornings (though Arsenal fans be warned – Floyd is one of the city’s chief Spurs bars). Still, many of the city’s bigger sports bars like SNAP in Chelsea and 200 5th in Brooklyn will happily turn on a match for rabid fans dying to keep an eye on the Premier League.
NYC soccer bars are always a rowdy good time, giving both lifelong fans and the uninitiated a welcome chance to have a pint, crack a joke, and scream “Gol” at a flat-screen to their heart’s content.