Welcome to the Attendee.com NYC Sports Guide. Not only do we cover the latest news related to New York sports, we fill you in on what’s happening around town during the big game. So whether you’re a die-hard local or a visiting sports fan, we’re here to help you create the ultimate game-day experience in the Big Apple.

This winter, a heat wave from South Beach hits New York City.

The red-hot Miami Heat play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 10 (7:30 p.m.) at Barclays Center and the New York Knicks on Sunday, Jan. 12 (3:30 p.m.) at Madison Square Garden.

Miami has been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season with a 23-8 record as of the end of 2019, so you can expect to see basketball fans sporting Heat gear around Downtown Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan very soon.

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The Heat wasn’t expected to be this good this soon due to how young most of its core players are, but the addition of four-time all-star Jimmy Butler this past summer and reliability of veteran point guard Goran Dragić have helped the franchise’s youth movement develop ahead of schedule.

Six Heat players are averaging 10 or more points per game, including the aforementioned Butler (20.4), Dragić (15.9), 20-year-old rookie shooting guard Tyler Herro (13.9) and 22-year-old center and Newark native Bam Adebayo (15.8).

Heat fans haven’t been this excited since their team was a perennial NBA Finals contender led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh a half-decade ago.

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For out-of-town Heat diehards who’ll be touring the city during the team’s Big Apple visit, here’s a list of sports bars/restaurants around Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center to hang out at before, during and after the games against the Nets and Knicks on Jan. 10 and 12, respectively:

Brooklyn, New York

200 Fifth
200 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

If you’re searching for some classic game-time grub, look no further than 200 Fifth. Chicken wings are served in a variety of flavors, like sweet chili, Jamaican jerk, traditional buffalo, drunken (lager and cayenne) or their signature sweet and sour. The bar has over 100 televisions for your sports-viewing pleasure and closes at 2 a.m. on Fridays.

The Montrose 
47 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

Hungry for some homemade pub food? The Montrose serves up the half-pound Brooklyn Breakfast Burger (an angus beef burger stuffed with mac and cheese and a fried egg), as well as jalapeño mac and cheese with bacon. It’s open from 4:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Kick Axe Throwing
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn

Kick Axe Throwing offers beer, malt beverages, wine, snacks and Table 87 coal-oven pizza – but it’s not a sports bar. There are no televisions on site. None. But, as a member of a party or simply as a walk-in, you can, as its website states, play darts with axes. To be exact, you’re paying for the thrill of throwing hatchets at a (bullseye) target. Kick Axe Throwing typically opens at noon on Fridays (closes at 1:30 a.m.), and there are also locations in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

40/40 Club by Tanduay Rum

If you’re not actually going to the game but still want to enjoy the atmosphere at Barclays Center and watch Nets vs. Heat on television on Jan. 10, 40/40 Club by Tanduay Rum is the place. After purchasing access to the club – and entering through BC’s Calvin Klein VIP gate – guests enjoy an all-inclusive buffet, and complimentary beer, wine and liquor.

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Manhattan (places near Madison Square Garden)

John Sullivan’s
210 W 35th Street

John Sullivan’s is a tourist-friendly Irish pub that’s known for its French onion soup, fish and chips and chicken Doritos burger. The pub is conveniently located for pre- and post-gamers looking to stay close to The Garden, being a short walk away and open from Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Jimmy’s 38 NYC
156 W 38th Street

Miami tourists who are interested in enjoying Latin American cuisine, drinks and music near “The World’s Most Famous Arena” have an option in Jimmy’s 38 NYC. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays, the establishment features hookah bars and serves breakfast/brunch, including steak and eggs, tostones montaditos (crispy green plantain cups stuffed with chipotle aioli, chicken, beef or chorizo) and a variety of seafood dishes.

Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine
485 10th Avenue

Knicks color commentator and team legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier was a member of the New York teams that won NBA titles in 1970 and ’73. The former Knicks point guard is also a partner at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine, where you’ll find space for private events, a small basketball court, burgers (including Clyde’s N.Y. cheddar cheeseburger), lobster tail, crab cakes and fried buttermilk waffles that come with crispy breaded chicken. The establishment is open from noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays, but operating hours are subject to change depending on “special events and game schedules.”

Additional Attractions

New York City offers more than just sports events, of course. If you’re in town over the Jan. 10-12 weekend and looking for entertainment in addition to the Heat’s games against the Nets and the Knicks, check out these events/attractions:

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld at the Beacon Theater
January 10 & 11

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“Hamilton” (N.Y.) at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
January 10-12

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“STOMP” (N.Y.) at the Orpheum Theatre
January 10-12

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featured photo: Erik Drost/Flickr


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