Big 10 Football Game Watching in NYC

Big10_LogoIn our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”, we present our annual listing of college alumni football game-watch parties in NYC.

The Big 10 has 14 teams, and is divided into two divisions:

East: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers
West: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin

Here is where the Big 10 college alumni clubs will be holding their game watches in NYC for the 2017 season:

Big 10

Big 10 – East

indiana-universityIndiana Hoosiers:
The Metro NYC Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association (IUAA) host game watches at Carragher’s Bar in midtown and Reservoir in The Village.

Carragher’s Bar: 228 W. 39th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) New York, NY. (646) 370-1545
Reservoir: 70 University Pl. (between 10th & 11th St.) New York, NY. (212) 598-0055


newyork-terrapinsMaryland Terrapins: The New York alumni club for the University of Maryland has a new location for 2017: The Abbey Tavern.

The Abbey Tavern: 354 Third Ave. (26th St.) New York, NY. (212) 696-1011


michigan-alumni-nyMichigan Wolverines:
The U of M Club of NY has four game watch locations: Professor Thom’s in the East Village, Barleycorn in Tribeca Session 73 on the upper east side, and The Montrose in Brooklyn.

Professor Thom’s: 219 2nd Ave. (between 13th & 14th St.) New York, NY. (212) 260-9480
Barleycorn:  23 Park Place (between Broadway & Church St.) New York, NY. (212) 933-0039
Session 73: 1359 First Ave. (73rd St.) New York, NY.(212) 517-4445
The Montrose: 47 Fifth Ave. (Bergen St.) Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 763-0010

michigan-spartans-nyMichigan State Spartans:
The Michigan State University Alumni Club of Greater NY host game watch parties at Blondies and Joshua Tree in Manhattan, and Emblem in Brooklyn:


Blondies: 212 W. 79th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY (212) 362-4360.

Joshua Tree: 513 Third Ave. (between 34th & 35th St.), New York, NY (212) 689-0058

Emblem: 187 Graham Ave. (between Meserole & Scholes St.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 689-2338


ohiostateOhio State Buckeyes:
The Ohio State alumni club of New York host game watches at Iron Bar in Hell’s Kitchen, The Ainsworth in the Financial District, and Pig Beach in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Iron Bar: 713 Eighth Ave. (45th St.) New York, NY. (212) 961-7507

The Ainsworth FiDi: 121 Fulton St. (between Nassau & Dutch) (646) 545-6647

Pig Beach: 480 Union St. (between Bond St. & Nevin St.) Brooklyn, NY.

pennstate-lionPenn State Nittany Lions:
The NYC chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association has four official game watch locations: Tonic East, Proper West, and Brother Jimmy’s (Murray Hill). Each location will be showing the games on all TVs with sound and will be offering gameday specials. In addition to the three featured locations, they offer two alternate “local” neighborhood game watching locations: Mercury Bar West and Manhattan Proper.
Official viewing parties:
Tonic East: 411 Third Ave. (E. 29th St.) New York, NY. (212) 683-7090.
Proper West: 54 W. 39th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 997 9000
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ 181 Lexington Ave. ( 31st St.) New York, NY. (212) 779-4727
Duke’s: 1596 Second Ave. (83rd St.) New York, NY. (212) 717-2020

Alternate locations:
Mercury Bar West: 659 Ninth Ave. (45th St.) New York, NY. (212) 262-7755
Manhattan Proper: 6 Murray St. (between Broadway & Church St.) New York, NY. (646) 559-4445


rutgers-nycRutgers Scarlet Knights:
The Rutgers Club of NY watches at The House of Brews in Hell’s Kitchen.


The House of Brews: 302 W. 51st. St. (Eighth Ave.) New York, NY (212) 541-7080

Big 10 – West

ny-illiniIllinois Fighting Illini:
The Metro NY Illini Club host game watch parties at Scallywags in Hell’s Kitchen.

Scallywags: 508 Ninth Ave. (between 38th & 39th St.) New York, NY. (646) 490-4803

iowa-hawkeyes-nycIowa Hawkeyes:
The NY Metro Iowa Alumni Club host game watch events at The Playwright.


The Playwright
27 W. 35th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 268-8868


minnesota-gopher-nycMinnesota Gophers:
The Minnesota Alumni Association of Greater New York meet at McHale’s Pub.


McHale’s Pub: 251 W. 51st St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.) (212) 957-5138

nebraska-alumni-nycNebraska Corn Huskers:
NYC Huskers, The Nebraska Society of NY meets at Hudson Station.

Hudson Station
440 9th Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 244-4406
northwestern-alum-nycNorthwestern Wildcats:
The Northwester Club of Greater New York meets at Blondie’s on the upper west side.
Blondie’s: 212 W. 79th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY (212) 362-4360.

perdue-newyorkPurdue Boilermakers:
The Purdue Club of New York City has a new location for their game watches in 2018:  Dewey’s Pub.


Dewey's Pub
Dewey’s Pub
135 W. 30th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 685-7781

bigapplebadgersWisconsin Badgers:
The Big Apple Badgers, the official New York City alumni group of the University of Wisconsin has two game watch locations: Mad River on the upper east side and new this season, The Grayson in the East Village.

Mad River: 1442 Third Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.) New York, NY. (212) 988-1832


The Grayson:   16 First Ave. (between 1st & 2nd St.) New York, NY. (212) 510-8726


For other conferences, see our full list of 2018 college football game watch locations in NYC.

Also see the MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars.

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