Saturday plans? Let us guess—Mayweather versus Pacquiao. The most anticipated moment of the decade; the highest negotiated payday in boxing history; the fight of all fights is about to go down, and you will be glued to the television this weekend, ready for the action.
For those of you who don’t know, Saturday marks the day of a soon-to-be historic moment between two of the greatest fighters in the world: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Coined the “fight of the century,” these world champion boxers have toyed around with the idea of fighting one another for years. Finally, one will be named the greatest fighter of our decade at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Unless you were one of the lucky ones to snag a pair of $3,000 tickets (at minimum) that sold out in less than two minutes, then you have two other options: buy the fight on Pay-Per-View for $100 or join your fellow New Yorkers in the fighting festivities occurring all around the city. Below, we’ve put together a list of various bars where you can view the fight, eat some pub grub, and enjoy an open-bar option (that’ll be difficult to refuse).
Who do you think will reign as champion? The general consensus in the office is Pacquiao for-the-win.
Here’s where to be when it all goes down:
43 East 30th Street
General Admission: $30
Includes first drink free
Open Bar with Admission: $100
Includes a 3-hour open bar with a choice of nachos or wings, and an entrée from the Fight Night menu
140 East 41st Street
General Advanced Admission: $42 men, $32 women
General Door Admission: $50 men, $40 women
Open Bar with Admission: $95 men, $85 women
Includes a 3-hour premium open bar
795 Eighth Ave. (between 48th & 49th Street)
Exclusively showing on 2 floors on over 20 HD TVs
General Admission: $20 before 10 p.m., $30 per person after 10 p.m.
118 East 15th Street
General Admission: $26
Open Bar with General Admission: $105
Includes a 3-hour open bar from 8 p.m.- 11 p.m.
25 West 51st Street
Showing the fight on 2 projector screens and 16 HDTVs with full stereo sound
General Admission: $30 (standing room only)
Reserved Seating Admission: $135
Includes call open bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. with choice of nachos, quesadilla, or wings, and an entrée from the Fight Night menu
Promendade Bar & Grill (Kips Bay)
344 Third Ave. (between 25th & 26th Street)
* General Admission: $100
* Must be purchased in advance online at Promenade or via Eventbrite
Admission includes top shelf open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres beginning at 9 p.m.