Mets Home Opener 2012

Happy opening day!  The NY Mets open their 2012 season today, April 5 at Citifield against the Atlanta Braves.  Johan Santana returns to the mound for the first time since 2010.  Game time is 1:10pm.

If you going to the game and are looking for a spot to go before or after the game, check out McFadden’s, right at the ballpark past centerfield.
They have a pre-game tailgate special:
$30 for unlimited drinks for 2 hours before any game.
Purchase your pre-game drink tickets on-line, and then see Kim  for a wrist band when you arrive.  If you have any questions email

McFadden’s Citifield
36-2 126th St.
Flushing, NY
(718) 651-2220


After the game, McFadden’s will be hosting an event for the Ron Darling Foundation.   Mets broadcaster and former star pitcher Ron Darling will be at McFadden’s after the game to hang out with the fans and speak about his foundation.
All season long, every donaation of $5 or more will be entered in the McFadden’s Sports Fan of the Month.  Winner will receive 4 of Ron’s personal tickets to teh game, plus access to batting practice and a visit to the booth with Ron.

The Ron Darling Foundation
The Ron Darling Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit charity that fights Type 1 Diabetes (aka juvenile diabetes).
McFadden’s will have a line-item on all guest checks where you can make a donation to the foundation.  No donation is too small. Every penny donated will go towards families in need of help.

If you want to go to the game with a group, Austin’s Steak & Alehouse is organizing an outing.
$65 per person includes a pre-game party with unlimited drinks, burgers &  hot dogs from 11am – 12:30pm.

Call the bar to reserve.
Austin’s Steak & Ale House
82-70 Austin Street
Kew Gardens, NY
(718) 849-3939


But wait, there’s more…
If you can’t make it to the game, the next best option is to (sneak out of work and) watch with fellow fans at a NYC bar.  Here are a few suggestions:

The New York Beer Company is offering a special Opening Day prix fixe menu this weekend, through Sunday, April 8.

The menu items are themed for the Mets division rivals from Miami (empanadas), Philadelphia (cheese steak) and Atlanta (peach cobbler).

New York Beer Company
321 W. 44th St.
(between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
212-245-BEER (2337)


Lansdowne Road: 599 Tenth Ave. (bet. 43rd & 44th St.)  New York, NY (212) 239-8020.
Showing the game with full audio, $3 Bud Light bottles.

The 13th Step: 149 Second Ave. (between 9th & 10th St.) New York, NY (212) 228-8020
MLB package, showing all games.  1/2 price drinks all day, 11:30am until 9pm.

Off the Wagon: 109 MacDougal St. (between W. 3rd & Bleecker St.) New York, NY (212) 533-4487.
Showing all games, all season. Half price bar 2-8pm.

3 Sheets Saloon: 134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.) New York, NY (212) 777-1733.
19 HDTVs. Half price bar until 8pm

Firefly: 54 Spring St. (bet. Lafayette & Mulberry) New York, NY (212) 966-8716.
Sports lounge with 16 HD large screen TVs with Surround Sound.

Smith’s Bar: 701 Eighth Ave. (44th St.) New York, NY (212) 246-3268.
classic Times Square bar with 14 HDTV’s

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