Drama, trash talking, family tensions: the build-up to the Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s May 6 showdown has had it all, but it’s almost time to put away the extracurriculars and step inside the ring. On Saturday night, Mexico’s best and greatest will be throwing hooks and haymakers from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, but all around the country, fans of the so-called sweet science of boxing will be flocking to house parties and bars to check out the action.
After all, what fun is watching the biggest fight of the year to date without some fun atmosphere and loud yelling? The Canelo-Chavez Jr. fight should be an event that you don’t want to miss, and we’ve collected the best bars showing boxing on Saturday. From New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Houston and San Antonio, these are the bars to hit up if you want to watch the fight.
New York City
Hangar 11 ($15 Cover)
119-11 Metropolitan Ave
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
This Mexican-American bar-restaurant hybrid in New York’s Kew Gardens will be popping off for the battle for Mexico’s pride. As a bonus, the $15 cover is one of the lowest we found in New York City.
Twist and Smash’d ($20 Cover)
34-02 Steinway St
Astoria, NY 11101
If food and drink specials are more important to you than atmosphere, this Astoria, New York sports bar will be the way to go. Watch the Canelo-Chávez Jr. fight off while enjoying $8 quesadilla dishes and $6 margaritas.
La Huasteca ($30 cover)
3150 E Imperial Hwy #100
Lynwood, CA 90262
This should be the most lit party in Los Angeles on Saturday, as this Lynwood restaurant will be hosting a viewing session for the Canelo-Chávez Jr. fight.
Barney’s Beanery Burbank ($10 advance cover)
250 N 1st St
Burbank, CA 91502
Burbank, Los Angeles’ version of Barney’s Beanery should be the easiest way to watch Canelo and Chávez Jr. fight, as they are allowing pre-sales on Eventbrite to let you skip the line.
Lincoln Bar ($5 Cover if arriving after 8PM)
5110 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
Not only will Houston’s Lincoln Bar be showing the Canelo-Chávez Jr. fight on 28 screens, but they will always have a post-fight party with their resident DJ, DJ Seduction. This is also a unique event, in that it’s free if you show up before 8PM CST; afterwards, it’s $5 if you book in advance on Eventbrite, $10 at the door.
Revelry on Richmond
1613 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
Similarly to Lincoln Bar, Houston’s Revelry on Richmond will offer a discount if you book ahead of time, but even the $10 at the door price is manageable. They also promise weekend drink specials, and a kitchen staying open throughout the entire PPV, including the Canelo-Chávez Jr. fight.
the bar 10 DOORS ($10 Cover)
1251 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Regardless of who wins the Canelo-Chávez Jr. fght on Saturday, one thing is for sure: four hours-plus of tequila and beer will lead to one heck of a dance party afterwards. Chicago’s the bar 10 DOORS will be hosting an afterparty on its two dance floors, and its kitchen will be open late, so you can come for the fight and stay for the party.
1659 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
You can go big at Chicago’s The Ogden for the Canelo-Chávez Jr. fight, as they allow groups ranging from 2 to 20 to reserve tables, from $30 to $35 a person, depending on the size. If you’d rather come alone and make friends and enemies in standing room, their $25 cover will get you in the door.
4th Quarter Sports Bar ($10 Cover)
8779 Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78240
San Antonio has a lot of options for watching the Canelo-Chávez fight, so you can’t go wrong with any sports bar showing boxing in the area. 4th Quarter Sports Bar will be playing the event with sound, however, which is appealing to boxing fans that want to hear every blow, every grunt, and every cheer from the Las Vegas crowd.
4429 Walzem Rd
San Antonio, TX 78218
Over 35 TVs will be switched on to the Canelo-Chávez Jr. fight at San Antonio’s Bar 23, along with two massive projectors. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a buffet and drink specials, so you can truly bring your viewing experience to the next level.