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 host game watches at Reservoir in The Village.

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 have two location for 2019: The Abbey Tavern on the east side (Kips Bay), and Jo Jo’s Philosophy in Greenwich Village.

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

Jo Jo’s Philosophy: 169 Bleecker St. (Sullivan St.) New York, NY. (646) 669-7330


michigan-alumni-nyMichigan Wolverines:
The U of M Club of NY has two game watch locations for 2019: Blue Haven East in Murray Hill and The Irish American in the Financial District.

Blue Haven East: 493 Third Ave. (between 33rd & 34th St.) New York, NY. (646) 678-4200

The Irish American: 17 John St. (between Broadway & Nassau St.) New York, NY. (212) 349-4659

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:


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


ohiostateOhio State Buckeyes:
The Ohio State alumni club of New York host game watches at three official game watch locations: 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, Brother Jimmy’s (Murray Hill) and Jack & Fanny’s. Each location will be showing the games on all TVs with sound and will be offering gameday specials. In addition to the four 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
Jack and Fanny’s: 1591 Second Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.) New York, NY. (917) 259-0028

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 has a new game watch location for 2019:  Hog Pit in Chelsea.


Hog Pit
37B W. 26th St. (between Broadway & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 213-4871

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 has a new game watch location for 2019: Redemption.


Redemption: 1003 Second Ave. (53rd St.) New York, NY. (212) 319-4545


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 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


perdue-newyorkPurdue Boilermakers:
The Purdue Club of New York City has two game watch locations: Dewey’s Pub and 3 Sheets Saloon.


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


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

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 2019 college football game watch locations in NYC.

Also see the MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars.

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