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
Big 10 Football Viewing in NYC

Here is where the Big 10 college alumni clubs will be holding their game watches in NYC for the 2023 season:

Big 10

Big 10 – East

Confirmed for 2023

rutgers-nycRutgers Scarlet Knights:
The Rutgers Club of NY has a new game watch location for 2023: Pennsylvania 6.
[schedule]Pennsylvania 6Pennsylvania 6
132 W. 31st St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY.
(212) 727-3666
pennstate-lionPenn State Nittany Lions:
The NYC chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association has several official game watch locations: Proper West (midtown),  Mercury Bar (Hell’s Kitchen) and IV Purpose (Bed-Stuy). Each location will be showing the games on all TVs with sound and will be offering gameday specials.
Official viewing parties:
Olde City Cheesesteaks & Brew: 66 Madison Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.) (929) 281-3222
Blue Haven South: 121 Fulton St. 332-257-7630
Home Base Bistro: 416 Third Ave. (between 29th & 30th St.) (212) 481-1712
Mercury Bar West: 659 Ninth Ave. (45th St.) New York, NY. (212) 262-7755
The Hairy Lemon: 28 Avenue B (between 2nd & 3rd St.) (646) 869-2151
Common Ground: 63 Gansevoort St. (between Washington & Greenwich St.) (212) 255-7484
ohiostateOhio State Buckeyes:
The Ohio State Alumni Club of New York host game watches at 5th & Mad in midtown.
[schedule]5th & Mad: 7 E. 36th St. (between Madison & Fifth Ave.) (212) 725-2353
minnesota-gopher-nycMinnesota Gophers:
The Minnesota Alumni Association of Greater New York meet at McHale’s Pub.[schedule]

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

michigan-alumni-nyMichigan Wolverines:
The U of M Club of NY host game watch parties at Blue Haven East in Murray Hill, Schaffer’s in Chelsea, and Brickyard in Lower Manhattan.
[schedule]Blue Haven East: 493 Third Ave. (between 33rd & 34th St.) New York, NY. (646) 678-4200
Schaffer’s: 151 Eighth Ave. (between 17th & 18th St.) (917) 409-5904
Brickyard: 23 Park Place (between Broadway & Church St.) (848) 469-6773
michigan-spartans-nyMichigan State Spartans:
The Michigan State University Alumni Club of Greater NY host game watch parties at Blondies on the upper west side, and Slainte in the East Village:[schedule]

Blondies: 212 W. 79th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY (212) 362-4360.
Slainte: 304 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston St.) (212) 253-7030

Indiana UniversityIndiana Hoosiers:
The Metro NYC Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association host game watches at Reservoir in The Village.
[schedule]Phebe’s: 359 Bowery (E. 4th St.) New York, NY. (212) 358-1902


newyork-terrapinsMaryland Terrapins: The New York alumni club for the University of Maryland watch games at The Abbey Tavern on the east side (Kips Bay).
[schedule]The Abbey Tavern: 354 Third Ave. (26th St.) New York, NY. (212) 696-1011


Big 10 – West

Confirmed for 2023:
nebraska-alumni-nycNebraska Corn Huskers:
NYC Huskers, The Nebraska Society of NY meets at The Brazen Tavern.
[schedule]The Brazen Tavern: 356 W. 44th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) (212) 445-0131


ny-illiniIllinois Fighting Illini:
The Metro NY Illini Club host game watch parties at The Gray Mare in the East Village.
[schedule]The Gray Mare
61 Second Ave. (between 3rd & 4th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 388-0662


bigapplebadgersWisconsin Badgers:
The Big Apple Badgers, the official New York City alumni group of the University of Wisconsin has two game watch locations: Dorrian’s on the upper east side and The Grayson in the East Village.
[schedule]Dorrian's Red HandDorrian’s: 1616 Second Ave. (84th St.) New York, NY. (212) 772-6660


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


iowa-hawkeyes-nycIowa Hawkeyes:
The NY Metro Iowa Alumni Club host game watch parties at The Playwright[schedule]

Playwright Irish Pub: 27 W. 35th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) (212) 268-8868


Not Yet Confirmed for 2023:
perdue-newyorkPurdue Boilermakers:
The Purdue Club of New York City hosts game watch parties at 3 Sheets Saloon in Greenwich Village.[schedule]

3 Sheets Saloon
134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 777-1733

northwestern-alum-nycNorthwestern Wildcats:
The Northwester Club of Greater New York have been known to meet at Blondie’s on the upper west side and McMahon’s in Brooklyn.
Blondie’s: 212 W. 79th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY (212) 362-4360.McMahon’s Public House
39 Fifth Ave. (between Dean & Bergen St.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 230-4549

Big 10

For other conferences, see our full list of 2023 college football game watch locations in NYC.

Also see the MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars.

Sports Bars in NYC

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