4 Places to Watch the Canelo-Khan Fight and Drink Yourself Broke in NYC

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Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir Khan will face off this Saturday, May 7, in a match that could change the careers of both fighters. If you’re in New York City and want to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo bout but don’t have an HBO subscription, or simply want to watch it in the company of screaming strangers while drinking yourself broke, we got your back. The following bars will be screening the match across the city.

With the high Pay-Per-View prices bars are forced to pay to screen matches, most of them won’t be showing the fight, even if they are sports bars. Save yourself the hassle of making a bunch of phone calls (we already did) and keep this list in mind. Of course, if you know other dope spots screening the fight, sound off in the comments.


Legends - $20 Cover

A classic, huge two-story bar near the Empire State Building with dozens of televisions. No reservations, first-come, first-served, so get there early.

Koreatown, Midtown West
6 W. 33rd St
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 967-7792


Twist And Smash’d Sports - $20 Cover

A large restaurant/bar with great American snack food in the Latino part of Astoria. There are lots of TVs, comfortable couches, and high tables. There’s no doubt it’ll be packed with Latino fans supporting their favorite fighter, so head here if you want to watch the match with your gente.
Specials: $5 margaritas, $3 well shots, $20 Corona buckets (5), and $8 Nachos and Quesadillas.

34-02 Steinway St.
Astoria, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 806-1542


Jack Demsey’s - $20 Cover

An American-style tavern offering a great menu of American grub and Irish breakfast. It will get packed quickly, so get there early.

Koreatown, Midtown West
36 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 629-9899


Playwright Tavern - $20 Cover

An Irish pub located very close to Times Square, so it’s somewhat of a tourist trap, but the prices aren’t crazy.

202 W 49th St
New York, NY 10019
Phone:(212) 262-9229


Honorable Mentions

The following popular sports bars will NOT be showing the fight:

Professor Thom’s (East Village), Bronx Alehouse (The Bronx), 4th Down Sports Bar (East Williamsburg), Brooklyn Tap House (Clinton Hill), Amity Hall (West Village), Mulholland’s (Williamsburg), Croxley’s Ale House (Williamsburg).

The list is very short (and we made a shitload of phone calls), so plan well ahead of time if you don’t want to miss the fight.