Game Viewing Parties

The Gotham Gators will be watching both Gator Football and Basketball games at various bars in and around New York City! This page contains ALL the information that you will need regarding Gotham Gator Viewing.

 For official dates and times of all games, please visit


Due to popular demand, the Gotham Gators now offer 5 different Football Viewing Party venues in the New York Metro Area.  Details on each venue, including drink specials and directions are below. 

The Gin Mill (Upper West Side) 

The Gin Mill is our primary viewing location for all Gotham Gator Viewing Parties. The Gin Mill is located at 442 Amsterdam Avenue, practically at the northwest corner of Amsterdam and 81st Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Click Here for a map, directions, and description of the Gin Mill.

The Gin Mill is an old sports bar that at least one college football fanatic thinks is reminiscent of the Purple Porpoise...god rest its soul! Please join us as we cheer the Gators to victory!

Specials for Gators during all viewing parties include:

  • $8 Pitchers of Domestic beer ($10 for night games after 6pm)
  • $12 Pitchers of Imported Premium Domestic beer
  • $15 Pitchers of Premium Imported beer
  • $3, $3.50 and $4 pints of Domestic, Imported and Premium Imported beer
  • $4 "Gator Bombs"
  • $3 well shots 
  • $3 "Gator Shot" (Southern Comfort with a splash of lime)
  • One Free shot with proof of UFAA Membership

NOTE: Upstairs bar stools will be available first come, first serve. Doors at the Gin Mill will typically open one hour before kickoff to access all the non-reserved seating. The Gin Mill will no longer have their own waiting list for unclaimed tables. We will now be offering an online waiting list for all members who were unable to reserve a table on their first try. CONSULT THE TABLE RESERVATIONS PROCESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Sidebar (Union Square)

A stone's throw from Union Square, SideBar is very convenient for any Gotham Gator!  The bar is beautiful, there are too many T.V.'s to count, and of course, Zach will be there to lead the Gator Cheers!  Please join Sidebar this football season, easily located next to Union Square, with the following drink specials:

  • $12.00 Bud Light Pitchers
  • $25 Buckets of Domestic Beer
  • $30 Buckets of Imported Beer
  • Free hour Bud Light Open Bar for day games - come to start an hour and a half before kickoff.
  • Specialty Drinks: $6 shots, $10 cocktails, $45 Pitchers (Swamp Juice or Gator Bite)
  • One free shot with proof of UFAA Membership

Sidebar is located at 120 East 15th Street at the corner of Irving Place.  Click Here for a map and directions.


 Manhattan Proper (6 Murray Street, Tribeca)

Back by popular demand and in it's second year as a Gator Bar, Manhattan Proper is the ONLY viewing party location with an ALL YOU CAN DRINK special! But remember, nobody likes a sloppy Gator... 

  • $25 unlimited bud and bud light draft deal for the duration of the game. 
  • $30 includes wine and well mixed drinks too 
  • Food Specials 
  • One shot w/ Gotham Gator alumni proof. 

Cornerstone (Midtown East)

Perfect for those East Side Gators, Cornerstone is a tame viewing party location with a fantastic beer selection . Specials include: 

  • $12 pitchers for both night and day games
  • $25 Beer tubes of Bud Light 
  • $3 gator bite shots (SoCo lime shots!)
  • $4 Landshark and Bud Light draft 

961 2nd Avenue at 51st street

NEW ADDITION - Tribeca Tap House   

  • 15 Dollar pitcher of Bud and Bud light.
  • 25 dollar buckets of domestic beer
  • 30 dollar buckets of imports
  • 5 dollar Gator Shots & one free gator shot for anyone w gotham gator alumni proof.
  • Half Price Nachos
  • 15 dollar gator plates. Its an appetizer sampler feeds 4 people.  Wings eggrolls  frickles nachos
  • 5 dollar bloody marys and mimosas

NEW ADDITION for Gators North of the City - For select Games only 

Set Back Inn - 33 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY

  •  $3 Bud / Bud Light Bottles
  • $13 Buckets of Bud / Bud Light bottles
  • $3 Gatro Shots
  • $4 well drinks
  • one free gator shot for anyone w gotham gator alumni proof.
  • Hosting Miami (9/7), ARkansas (10/5), LSU (10/12), Missouri (10/19), Georgia (11/2), Vandy (11/9) and South Carolina (11/16)

 NEW ADDITION for Gators East of the City - For select Games only 

City Rib in Jamaica Queens

  • Hosting Tennessee (9/21), LSU (10/12), Georgia (11/2), S. Carolina (11/16), and FSU (11/30).
  • Specials include: 5.00 Blue Gators (curacao, coconut rum, peach schnapps, sour mix and a splash of sprite), 25.00 sangria pitchers (red or white) and 9.95 domestic pitchers in addition to the food specials:  9.95 for either a burger (with fries) and draft beer, nachos and a draft beer, or pulled pork sandwich (with fries) and a draft beer.  

 Football Viewing Party Reservations (Football Parties Only)

Exclusive Right to Paid Members: Only paid UFAA/Gotham Gators are able to reserve a limited number of tables at the above locations for Gator Football Viewing parties. Reservation requests are limited to a maximum of 4 people per paid UFAA/Gotham Gator. Tables are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have ever been to a Gator Football viewing party at any of these locations, you know that it gets pretty crowded! So, between reservations and advanced admission, many have come to realize that membership has its benefits. 

The portal will open at 12:00 AM EST the Monday before each game and will close at 1:00 PM EST on Thursday or when capacity has been reached.

Only one RSVP request may be submitted per event (across all locations), and once you have submitted your request you cannot make any changes.

If your reservation is accepted, you will receive a confirmation that your request was received. The bars will do their best to accommodate requests, but no promises can be made. Once you arrive your viewing location, please either look for your name on the tables or ask a member of the staff where your table is located. Gotham Gator officers will not know the location of your reserved table.

Don't Lose Your Seat! The goal here is to have everyone seated and served BEFORE kickoff. Unless at least half your party shows up to claim your reserved table BY THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE KICK-OFF, your table will be given to other patrons who are waiting / standing nearby. There is simply just too much demand to hold tables any longer than this. Arrive early and there should be no problem!

Okay Gotham Gators, hopefully this information has answered your questions and provided you with the information necessary to thoroughly enjoy the Gotham Gator Viewing Parties. If you have any other questions or comments regarding viewing parties or the reservation process, please send an email to and one of the Gotham board members will respond to you shortly.



SideBAR is the home of the Gotham Gators during basketball season! Join fellow Gators as we cheer the Gator basketball team to victory. 

We gather for the below select games throughout the season, and ALL games during the SEC and NCAA tournaments at Sidebar.

SideBAR shows EVERY UF game on their tvs and guests may also request to have them set to any tv they prefer.

Gotham Gator Viewing Parties: 

  • 11/12 Wisconsin, 9pm
  • 12/2 Connecticut, 7pm
  • 12/10 Kansas, 7 pm *** This will also be our holiday party

  • 1/11 Arkansas 1pm
  • 1/18 Auburn 4pm
  • 1/25 Tenessee 4pm
  • 1/30 Mississippi Satte, 7pm
  • 2/4 Missouri 9pm
  • 2/11 Tennessee 7 pm
  • 2/15 Kentucky 9pm
  • 2/25 Vanderbilt 7pm
  • 3/1 LSU 4pm
  • 3/4 South Carolina 7 pm
  • 3/8 Kentucky, noon

 * Fans will need to be in Gator gear or bring their UF Alumni membership card to receive Gator Specials

Sidebar is located at 120 East 15th Street at the corner of Irving Place.  Click Here for a map and directions.

All food and drink specials will be honored! 

Looking forward to a FANTASTIC Florida Basketball season!