Playwright Irish Pub
27 West 35th Street (Between 5th and 6th Avenue)
Subways: 6 (33rd and Park), N/R/Q/W (Herald Square), F/V (Herald Square)
Food: Bar Fare
Where We Watch says: There are a lot of reasons why the Where We Watch team loves Playwright Irish Pub. Besides being a go-to location for some of our favorite sporting events, including Champions League Finals and the Belmont Stakes and a very generous early start for the French Open Men's Final , it is generally a quite strong place to watch sports. Most days, the atmosphere is intense, the bar is packed and the audio is always on. Plus, with a wide draft selection and an ecclectic bar menu, you're guaranteed to have enough sustenance to make it through the day (which is usually our problem!). Another bonus, there is an OTB on the top floor if you're into ponies and want to get an early bet down. You want to find a place where everyone knows your name? You just found it.