6 Places to Watch the Canelo-Cotto Fight and Drink Yourself Broke in NYC

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The Miguel Cotto-Canelo Álvarez fight is just around the corner, and you don’t want to miss it. If you don’t have an HBO subscription, however, or simply want to watch it in the company of screaming strangers while drinking yourself broke, the following bars will be screening the epic fight across New York City. The list might seem short, but with the high Pay-Per-View prices for bars, most of them won’t be showing it, even if they are sports bars. So 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.

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


Jack Dempsey'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


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.

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


Brooklyn Tap House - $15 Cover

An indoor/outdoor bar-room with a large variety of bottled and tap brews and bar food. Call ahead if you want a table, since it’ll fill up fast.

Clinton Hill
590 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: (347) 750-7557


4th Down Sports Bar - $15 Cover

Plenty of TVs, plus pool, foosball, skee-ball, and video games, so it’s a good place if not everyone in your party likes boxing.

East Williamsburg
750 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (917) 744-6522


Made in Puerto Rico: Latin Cuisine and Sports Bar - $15 Cover

Like the name suggests, this is a restaurant bar with plenty of Latin food and sports enthusiasts. It’s the best place to go if you’re a Miguel Cotto supporter, especially if you want to pretend you’re actually visiting la Isla del Encanto.

3363 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 684-1309