Sports bars—the space that binds people, often in their visceral hatred for other teams, along with their faithful love for their own. There is something that speaks to the penchant in us all for mob mentality, the wins are bigger, the losses more commiserated. This place, this locale, this beacon does not have to be a chain or faceless franchise pumping out deep cuts of bowling championships and dart regionals; but can be a more specialized or upscale sports bar.
Rugby Bar NYC
As a British influenced gin house and eatery in NYC, The Winslow often caters to European sports and sports fans alike. There aren’t many bars in the East Village or Gramercy area that will willingly and enthusiastically stream Six Nations at 8am (local time). Rugby fans can attest The Winslow is simply one of the best places come for the games. Even not during Six Nations, The Winslow can often look up and stream rugby games guests are interested in viewing.
Soccer Bar NYC
Soccer, aka, the world’s football. There are pockets of enthusiasm growing for the sport throughout the United States; yet it isn’t always easy to find a great bar to take in the matches. With high-end pub fare, a great draught selection (both imported and American craft) and a thoughtfully assembled cocktail menu, The Winslow has something for all sports fans or friends of sports fans alike. Whether you are seeking the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, UEFA Champions League, or want to be amongst your fellow Arsenal fans, The Winslow has got you covered.
Sports Bar NYC
Though The Winslow’s sports loyalties lie heavily under British influence, it is also a great place to take in some local games as well. Depending on the season, you can catch baseball, college football, NFL, NBA, NHL on one of their many large screen televisions. Many times, unless a rather big match or game, the games will be on but will have music playing so it’s a friendly environment for large parties to come in and have some guests enjoy the game as well as not alienate non-sports fans. This way you guests don’t have to choose where to brunch or celebrate a birthday or engagement, they can have a party, and watch sports too.
Yes! For the most part The Winslow can stream any game you happen to be looking for. If the game falls on odd hours when the bar is not yet open, often the staff can accommodate you, if you give them enough notice or offer to bring enough people. If the game falls on normal hours of operation there wouldn’t be any problem streaming it and getting it on one of the televisions for you.
Though not an officially sponsored Arsenal Bar in NYC, The Winslow definitely gets honorary mention. It plays all Arsenal matches as well as has a loyal group of Arsenal fans that frequent it to root on their beloved Gunners.
This depends. Typically all games or matches are not shown with sound as The Winslow has music playing. However, for big games (for example, such as any Six Nations game, Arsenal game, or NFL Sunday game) there will be sound. Also if a large enough group request sound for another particular game often it can be put on.
Not only does The Winslow serve food, but also it has a delicious selection of small bites and entrees. The menu, created by Executive Chef Nathan Pauley, offers elevated and delicious options you wouldn’t find in most bars. The kitchen is open everyday. Monday-Friday it is open from 12pm-11pm. Saturday-Sunday The Winslow serves brunch from 11am-4pm and then it’s regular dinner menu from 4:30pm-11pm. (As The Winslow is a popular Rugby bar, during the Six Nations tournament The Winslow opens its kitchen early to accommodate all early games) Plenty of time to enjoy some duck wings or scotch eggs with the game. The menu is updated seasonally and can be found on the website: www.thewinslownyc.com
The Winslow is a well renowned Gin Bar. Though it does boast over forty different styles and brands of gin, it has a very deep bench for other spirits, beers, and cocktails. The cocktail menu, created by Beverage Director and General Manager Cait Moorhead, has many amazing gin cocktails but also is equally representative of rum, vodka, whiskey or scotch cocktails. They also have over a dozen beers on draught which vary from imported to local American craft. The cocktail and beer menu is also updated seasonally and can be found on their website: www.thewinslownyc.com
Reservations at The Winslow are highly recommended. They can accommodate large and small groups alike. There are a few scattered tables near the bar that are walk-in only, but because The Winslow is so high-volume reservations are a safer bet. The only time reservations are not taken is during the Six Nations tournament as all tables are first come first serve for those weekends during the games. The management team and staff are amazingly responsive and inquiries for reservations can be sent through their website as well.
The management team and staff at The Winslow are welcoming, responsive, and make reserving space at the gin bar and eatery a breeze. There are several points of contact including through the website (for reserved spaces) or (a table), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (212-777-7717). There are no rental fees or deposits when making a reservation, and while credit card information is taken to confirm any reservation, the only time that information is used is in case of late cancellation. The Winslow is known for their friendly and helpful service and booking events in NYC has never been so easy or affordable.
The Winslow has several large screen televisions sprinkled throughout the bar and seating areas. The staff takes requests for games you are looking for and there is always something on. They can also stream most soccer or rugby games that aren’t being shown on normal broadcasting channels. Though not your typical sports bar, as The Winslow will always have games on but usually without sounds so other guests can enjoy the music, it is a great and low-key way to enjoy a game with delicious food and drinks.
The Winslow is located right on the borderline between The East Village and Gramercy neighborhoods on the north side of 14th street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. (243 E. 14th Street, NY, NY 10003 to be exact)
Absolutely! The Winslow likes guests to make the space their own. All that is requested is nothing gets taped or stuck to the wallpaper in the back room, or no glitter or confetti in any of the party spaces due to the degree of difficulty in cleaning those products up. Other than that, the more the merrier—balloons, signs, banners, embarrassing photos of your friends or loved ones—all are welcome.
The Winslow is a unique and shiny one-of-a-kind establishment. Though the owners do have another bar in Hell’s Kitchen named Hibernia (a great sports bar in the midtown area) The Winslow is it’s own thing and often celebrated for its amazing drinks and food program as well as its aesthetic. It’s the perfect mix of its surrounding East Village and Gramercy neighborhoods, and it likes it that way. The Winslow has cultivated an amazing group of regulars, neighbors, gin lovers, sports fans, live music enthusiasts, cocktail nerds or just new guests looking for something special.
The Winslow has a great team behind them. Beverage Director and General Manager, Cait Moorhead creates each cocktail on the drink menu. Moorhead has been a Tales of the Cocktail winner as well as other cocktail competitions. The food menu, crafted by Executive Chef Nathan Pauley, is both inventive and delicious. Pauley has worked with many reputable chefs over the past 7 years, and in 10 establishments ranging from casual to Michelin starred venues. (most notably working with Noma cofounder Mads Refslund at ACME and earning Michelin Stars at Piora and Gunter Seeger NY.
It sure does! The Winslow has happy hour Monday-Friday from 12pm-7pm (except on Thursdays where it is extended until 8pm). The happy hour specials include $6 select draughts, $6 Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon, or an $8 Gin and Tonic of the day.