Cleveland Browns Watch Parties in NYC: Everything you need to know about the 2021 season

You’re reading a post from last season — check out this article for updated information about our NYC Browns Backers watch parties for 2022.

2021 marks our 11th season as a Browns Backers bar in NYC! We are the ONLY Cleveland Browns Backer location in New York City and the most exciting (and rowdiest) chapter in the entire country.

We will be hosting NYC watch parties for EVERY Cleveland Browns game this season.


We host all Cleveland Browns games at The Liberty, located just one block from Herald Square — easily accessible from almost any Subway line.

The Liberty
29 W. 35th St (btwn 5th and 6th Ave)

New York, NY 10001
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  • No Reservations! Seating starts 90 minutes before kickoff for regular season games (ie, 11:30 AM for 1pm games). Folks start lining up 10-15 minutes before seating begins so plan accordingly!
  • Inside the bar, we can accommodate 300+ people. Seating options include 30+ solo seats at our center bar, dozens of 4-tops and 2-tops, loads of family style tables for 10 & 8 and a massive basement event space that can seat another 75 folks. We combine smaller parties like we’ve always done — so feel free to come with a group or solo and we’ll find you a spot!
  • Our beautiful outdoor space can accommodate 75+ people. Heaters, comfy couches and lots of tables. 
  • We also have TONS of standing room by the bar for those that show up closer to kickoff. 
  • Get drunk. Order lots of food. Tip well. Don’t be an idiot.
  • NO FANS FROM TEAMS WE’RE PLAYING THAT WEEK! If for some stupid reason you’re rooting for our opponent, or wearing their gear, you will NOT BE PERMITTED to watch the game (this counts for any friends or significant others that Browns fans might bring).
  • NO STEELERS FANS! They are strictly prohibited, mocked relentlessly and cannot enter our establishment.
  • NYC now requires all restaurants to check COVID Vaccination Cards upon entry — a simple photo of your card on your phone will suffice. If you don’t have proof of vaccination you can still watch in our outside area. 


In addition to the full menu offered by The Liberty, we’ve got tremendous food & drink specials for game days, including Cleveland-centric items like a pierogi platter and Polish Boy sandwiches. This is some of the best bar food you’re going to find in all of NYC.


We launch an online merch store last season! We do NOT sell merch during watch parties at the bar — everything is online and printed-on-demand and shipped directly to you.

All profit is donated to an animal rescue org in NYC at the end of the season. We offer multiple Big Apple Browns logos in a bunch of clothing styles, in various colors, including t-shirts, hoodies & sweatshirts.


Feel free to email us.

And if you haven’t already, please follow us on: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay in the loop with Chapter news and relevant updates for our watch-parties.

Lastly, please officially join our chapter. It’s 100% free and takes 5 mins to join through the Browns Backers Worldwide website.

And when in doubt, please consult our Big Apple Browns Backers 10 Commandments.