Football season in New York City is unlike football season anywhere else. In other parts of the country, you see floods of one or two colors and the same three or four jerseys from the grocery store to the gas station, from the bar to the DUI checkpoint.

In New York, everyone is from somewhere else. Every Sunday you see Nordic babes in Vikings tees, transplant politicos sporting Redskins jerseys, and vegan bohemian grad students in Niners and Seahawks gear. There’s nothing like it, and NYC has dozens of havens that cater to the sea of fans that just want to watch their team. After extensive research and several chili-cheese fries-induced purchases of Tums from Duane Reade, we present this tavern guide just in time for your 2012 NFL season: The 25 best sports bars in NYC.

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