They did it! After a season marred by injuries, Flushing’s own New York Mets have found their way into the playoffs, clinching a wild card spot. This Wednesday night, Oct. 5, Met fans from across the area will be flocking to Citi Field to see the Mets battle the San Francisco Giants in the do-or-die Wild Card Game.
Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ fireball-throwing ace, will be battling the Giants’ number one pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, in Wednesday’s showdown. The winner moves on to face the Chicago Cubs, who had the most wins of any MLB team this year, in the Division Series; the loser goes home for the offseason.
If you want to watch this important game with your fellow Mets fans without paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket, we have five great places where you can see all the action.
McFadden’s Citi Field, 36-02 126th St., Flushing
McFadden’s is about as close as you can get to Citi Field without stepping foot inside the stadium. Inside you’ll find plenty of televisions and a lively crowd, and there’s plenty of space for Mets fans to come together and watch the game. Plus, when the Mets are doing well, the bartenders like to pour shots, providing a lively atmosphere to add to the fun.
Yer Man’s Irish Pub, 70-26 88th St., Glendale
Who doesn’t love an Irish pub? This one in particular is filled with Mets memorabilia, including seats from the original Shea Stadium along the bar. Whether your at the bar or in their large dining room, Yer Man’s provides a comfortable atmosphere with great food to cheer on the Mets.
Dillinger’s, 46-19 30th Ave., Astoria
Wings, beer and the Mets; what more could you ask for when you’re watching the game? Dillinger’s is full of Mets fans, and the bar is open until 1 a.m. if the game runs late. As an added bonus, Dillinger’s has free Wi-Fi so you can keep up with the game through social media.
O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Dr., Maspeth
At O’Neill’s, TVs line the walls and the bars, ensuring that you don’t miss one second of the game. Tons of Mets fans hang around O’Neill’s, especially after hearing that the 1986 Mets used to party here after a game. Maybe their luck will rub off on the Mets Wednesday night!
Halsey’s Tavern, 30-95 33rd St., Astoria
With 20 beers on tap and another 30 in bottles to choose from, Halsey’s Tavern will make sure you don’t run dry during the Mets game. Being nearby the N and Q trains, getting to Halsey’s Tavern is easy and you don’t have to worry about parking. Just sit back and relax in this comfortable atmosphere as the Mets take on the Giants.