Embrace the Southern Way of Life with Sports and a Smokehouse in Murray Hill
Head to Murray Hill to the high-end sports bar Gold Bear. Bright, simple, and modern, this spot is brought to you by the Analogue team and themed for Berkeley’s sports mascot, the California Golden Bear. With big-screen TVs lining the walls, you can catch a Cal game (or any game, really) while enjoying a drink. There is a modest list of cocktails, wines, and beers on tap, but don’t miss out on their old fashioned menu featuring their signature cocktails. It’s the perfect stop to whet your appetite and cheer on your favorite team before dinner.
Once you’ve had your pre-dinner drinks, head on over to Blue Smoke Flatiron for some New York barbecue. This smokehouse has become a New York staple, bringing in locals and tourists alike. It has Southern-industrial vibes with bright red booths and a dark wood bar. There’s plenty of natural light to brighten the experience, regardless of the time of year. Just make sure to head there hungry because dinner is definitely the main event, featuring platters of meat—like brisket, baby back ribs, and sausages—alongside traditional Southern sides. After down head south—aka downstairs—to check out their sister club the Jazz Standard.
377 Park Avenue South, Manhattan
Blue Smoke Flatiron
116 East 27th Street, Manhattan