We’re now the ‘Big Apple Browns Backers’ and moved to Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill

Cleveland Browns Backers NYC Brother Jimmys Murray Hill
Effective immediately, we’re moving our location from Union Square to Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill and re-branding as the Big Apple Browns Backers.

We’re still your home for all future Cleveland Browns, Cavs and Indians watch parties in New York City, but we’re getting a well deserved upgrade and face-lift.

We’re also the same folks running the show — Noah, Sean, Lexi and yes, the beloved Shot Penguin.

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – Murray Hill
181 Lexington Ave (NE corner of E. 31st)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 779-7427
» Click here for Map

Formerly the Union Square Browns Backers, we are using this opportunity to better serve Cleveland sports fans in the Big Apple. Over the past 7 years, we’ve grown to become THE destination for all Cleveland sports in NYC, with crowds topping 700+ for Cavs and Indians playoff games. Thank you, the fans, for all your dedication and support.

Because of this, our loyal friends at Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill have renovated their massive basement just for us to create a Cleveland safe-haven for our fans: a full bar with familiar bartenders, full-menu & dedicated wait-staff, 12 TVs plus 2 projectors, full audio, and Cleveland-only food & drink specials.

For Cavs and Indians playoff games, we’ll have the entire bar and dining areas, upstairs and downstairs.

What can you do to help?

1 – Tell your CLE friends that we’ve moved. The Union Square Brother Jimmy’s location is permanently closed to all business.

2 – Give us a positive review on Google. We really appreciate this one. If you feel so kind, give us a positive review on Facebook as well.

3- Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We won’t spam you with nonsense, but it’s the best way to stay informed about watch-party announcements and the occasional dank meme when applicable.

4 – Officially join our chapter. It’s 100% free and takes 5 mins to join through the Browns Backers Worldwide website.

Big Apple Cleveland Browns Backers NYC Sunset

Join our LAST watch party of the season in NYC. Will the Cleveland Browns go 0-16?

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Join us this Sunday, Dec 31 at 1pm for the LAST Cleveland Browns backers watch party of the 2017 season in NYC!

Can the Browns upset the Steelers and take away their home-field advantage in the playoffs? Will the Browns be able to score at least one offensive touchdown? Will the Browns go 0-16? Will there be a parade?! THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING US!

As always, be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to for Chapter news and further details on our Cleveland Cavs watch parties in the near future.

Join our Christmas Eve watch party in NYC: Browns vs the Bears

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Staying in NYC for the holidays? Visiting the Big Apple from Cleveland and looking for a Backers Bar in NYC? You’re in luck.

The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC will 100% be hosting our NYC watch party for the December 24th Cleveland Browns game versus the Chicago Bears. Doors open at 11:30 for the 1pm kickoff. We’ll be upstairs at the main bar and likely have the entire place to ourselves.

Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill
181 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016

So come join us and your fellow CLE fans as we watch Hue Jackson, Jimmy Haslam and the win-less Browns give out lumps of coal to all their dedicated fans.

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.

Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC Invade London!

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Several members of the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC made the journey from New York City across the Atlantic to jolly ‘ol London, England for the Cleveland Browns Week 8 game versus the Minnesota Vikings.

Highlights included Browns owner Jimmy Haslem pouring beers behind the bar at the Browns Backers party on Saturday night, spotting Browns legends Hanford Dixon, Josh Cribbs and Jim Brown, and what turned out to be a beautiful day for football at Twickenham stadium (despite the loss).

Check out our photo album featuring the best of our member’s pics from the weekend long festivities and game day.

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We’re 100% having a 9am watch party in NYC for the Cleveland Browns’ London game

Cleveland Browns Burning London to the Ground

The Union Square Browns Backers will 100% be hosting our NYC watch party for the October 29th Cleveland Browns game in London. Doors open at 9am for the 9:30am kickoff. We’ll be upstairs at the main bar and have the entire place to ourselves.

Our amazing hosts at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ have put together an exclusive food and festive drink special for the occasion:

  • $25 gets you a breakfast buffet (eggs, tots, bacon, build your own breakfast tacos) and unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys and Coors Light drafts.

Why are we doing this, you ask? Why wake up so early on a Sunday morning after what will likely be an aggressive Halloween Saturday? Why subject ourselves to yet another embarrassing display from the incompetent gaggle of clowns that are the Cleveland Browns, in what will be yet another loss on their march to an 0-16 season? Because we’re gluttons for punishment and our parents never hugged us as children.

So come join us and your fellow CLE fans as we watch Hue Jackson and Jimmy Haslam bring their factory of sadness dumpster fire across the Atlantic and BURN LONDON TO THE GROUND.

Free shots if you show up in your Halloween costume from the night before.

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.

Discounted CAVS vs Nets tickets in Brooklyn, Only for Union Square Browns Backers – Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Lebron James Cavs Nets Game
We’ve worked with the Nets to set aside discounted tickets for the Cavs vs Nets game in Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Inventory has been reserved in specific sections to make sure everyone sits together no matter the price point chosen. Tickets are already discounted from face value; full breakdown below.

Everyone in NYC will want to see Lebron James, Kevin Love and the rest of your Cleveland Cavaliers put on a spectacle at the Barclays Center. Don’t miss your chance to snag cheap tickets plus the opportunity to sit with all your fellow Union Square Browns Backers of NYC and other CLE fans.

Update 10/24 – Deadline has passed. Ticket sales are now closed.

Section 214, Rows 6+
$69.30/seat  — face value: $99

Section 212 + 213, Rows 1-2 (Cavs Side)
$87.50/seat  — face value: $125

Section 10, Rows 17+ (behind Cavs bench)
$300/seat — currently going for $450 on StubHub
All-Access (Free food/non-alcoholic drinks at all fixed concession stands. Just show the ticket bar-code at the concession register)

We’ve highlighted our  sections on the below seating chart. The Nets ticket office will be monitoring inventory — so as our allocated tickets get purchased, they will continuously add more to the portal.

Questions? Don’t see enough tickets available in the section you want? Contact Mark Shlyankevich from the Nets and he’ll help you out:

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.

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Best Cleveland Indians bar in NYC. Come watch playoff baseball with us!

Cleveland Indians Bar NYC Playoffs

Update January 3, 2018: We have moved our Cleveland club viewing location to Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill, 181 Lexington Ave & E 31st, and re-branded as the Big Apple Browns Backers. The Brother Jimmy’s Union Square location is permanently closed.


Watch every Cleveland Indians 2017 Playoff game at the largest Cleveland Indians bar in New York City: Brother Jimmy’s Union Square, 116 E. 16th St, home of the Union Square Browns Backers of NYC.

Please CALL to make a reservation for a table. Tell them you’re with the “Cleveland Backers”: (212) 673-6465.

Otherwise it’s first come, first served. But don’t worry, we’ve got lots of room at the bar and tons of standing room.

We are the largest and best Cleveland Indians bar in NYC, with CLE-only specials, Hot Dog Races in the middle of the 6th inning and plenty of hi-jinks from our famous shot penguin.

All our normal Cleveland food and drink specials will be available during Tribe games: half price wings & rib-tips, $3 Coors Light drafts, $12 Coors Light pitchers, $4 Blue Moon drafts, $16 Blue Moon pitchers.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates throughout the Indians’ October playoff run.

And if you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes to join our chapter through the Browns Backers website. It’s free and helps us gain recognition among other chapters around the country.