photo credit: Neha Talreja
For Astoria residents without ESPN+, Blackbird’s serves as a second living room, with TVs along several sight lines, buckets of beer, and some of the best wings in the city. But just like the Jets don’t always feel like being a winning football team, this sports bar doesn’t always feel like being a sports bar (we love them both anyway). Blackbird's also doubles as a low-key date spot, with high-tops looking out onto big, beautiful bay windows, and a jukebox that’s just one Beatles song away from turning the night into a Christmas romcom. Sometimes they even throw a live band or DJ in the mix. Dedicated fans should go to Dave & Buster's for uninterrupted game time, but Blackbird’s is a true neighborhood spot anyone can enjoy.