Join our 2021 Browns Backers Draft Party in NYC, April 29th at 8pm

The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC will be hosting our 2021 NFL Draft watch party on Thursday, April 29th, at our official viewing site The Liberty.

Doors open 7:30pm with the Draft kicking off at 8pm.

We’ll be towards the back of the main bar, with lots of reserved tables for Backers. No reservations needed — just show up!

We hope you can join our annual draft party, aka The Super Bowl Warm-Up Party, to talk football with your fellow Browns fans, get drunk and welcome new fans who have recently moved to the Big Apple.

The Liberty
29 W. 35th St (btwn 5th & 6th)
New York, NY 10001
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Most of our normal Cleveland food & drink specials will be available: $6 Well spirits, house wines, & draft beer, $20 beer pitchers, $12 food options (nachos, cheeseburgers, pizzas & fried chicken sandwiches) plus $1 WINGS!

And if you haven’t already, please do officially join our chapter. It’s absolutely free and helps us get recognition by the Cleveland Browns organization and among other chapters around the country.

Lastly, be sure to check out our Merch Store for Big Apple Browns t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and other gear.

Thank you NYC for an amazing Cleveland Browns season!

The day after a loss is always difficult, but today is a little easier knowing the Browns gave us one of the BEST seasons of Cleveland football in decades.

It was a wild year — COVID prevented us from hosting two NYC tailgates, it threw a wrench in hosting night games with state-mandated curfews, and it had us going from outdoor-only to partial indoor to outdoor-only yet again.

Through it all, our chapter members and fellow Browns fans came out to cheer on the team they love. We wanted to thank everyone for their diehard support, especially in these uncertain times.

You are the reason we do this and why the Big Apple Browns Backers are the most exciting backer chapter in the world.

HUGE shout out and thanks to the entire staff & ownership at The Liberty bar. You gave us a new home in a season of uncertainty, filled our bellies with delicious food and kept us sufficiently drunk — doing so with extreme professionalism and thoughtful execution. THANK YOU!

We’ll see everyone next year for our SUPER BOWL run!

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Outdoor NYC Watch Party: Browns vs Chiefs Divisional Playoff Game!

We WILL be having an outdoor watch-party in NYC for the Cleveland Browns divisional playoff game versus the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 13th!

WHERE: At our home bar, The Liberty, 29 W. 35th Street

Seating starts at 1:30pm & kickoff is 3pm. As always, seating is first-come, first-seated and we don’t do reservations.

WHAT: Indoor dining is still banned in NYC (fuck off, Governor Cuomo). Fear not: we’ve got a massive socially-distanced outdoor setup with lots of comfy seats, plenty of heaters and fabulous food & drink specials (plus a full menu). Remember to dress warm just in case. You can still use the indoor restrooms. 

WE’VE GOT MERCH FOR SALE: Use code FUCKCUOMO for 15% off your entire order at our Big Apple Browns merch store.

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Indoor Dining Closed in NYC: No Watch Parties for 2 Weeks

On Friday, December 11th, Governor Cuomo announced indoor dining in NYC will close for a yet to be determined time, due to the rising infection rate of COVID-19.

Combined with the 10pm curfew for outdoor dining, we have no other choice but to cancel our next two Cleveland Browns watch parties as they are both night games:

  • Monday, Dec 12 vs the Ravens
  • Sunday, Dec 20 vs the Giants

We will resume outdoor watch parties, in our beautiful & heated setup provided by The Liberty, for the games thereafter:

  • Sunday, Dec 27 vs the Jets
  • Sunday, Jan 3 vs the Steelers
  • Knock on wood… a playoff game or two

As soon as the indoor dining ban is lifted, we’ll be back to normal with lots of socially-distance seating options inside.

Hopefully that will occur in time for the Jets game, but either way we’ll be holding down our own version of the Muni Lot here in NYC.

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Big Apple Browns Backers announce new chapter Vice President

The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC have announced that Vice-President Sean Martin is resigning from his post at the end of October, 2020.

Dedicated Backer, Alex Koontz, will take over as VP effective immediately.

Serving as VP of the Big Apple Browns Backers the last 5 years, Sean has been a beacon of happiness & positivity every game day no matter the outcome.

Words can’t describe how much we’ll miss Sean so we got former Browns coach Hue Jackson to do it for us!

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10 things you need to know about the Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC

2022 will be the 12th year for the Big Apple Browns Backers, the ONLY Cleveland Browns Backer location in New York City and arguably the rowdiest chapter in the entire country.

We’re a crazy bunch and like our CLE sports misery mixed with a healthy dose of alcohol and tomfoolery.

We’ve worked hard to build an amazing community of Cleveland fans living in NYC and pride ourselves on welcoming all Browns fans into our flock.

Visiting the Big Apple for the weekend? Cleveland-native that recently moved to NYC? Please JOIN US for one of our watch parties!

We’ve got a massive & gorgeous viewing site located at The Liberty bar, with lots food & drink specials and a dedicated wait-staff.

Here are the 10 Commandments of the Big Apple Browns Backers in NYC:

  1. We only show the Browns game.
  2. Be nice to your bartenders & wait-staff and remember to tip with appreciation.
  3. No reservations. First come, first seated. We believe in communal / lunch-room seating. Get friendly.
  4. Seating begins 90 minutes before kick-off (ie, 11:30 am for a 1pm game).
  5. This is our church: treat the bar, it’s staff and other fans with respect.
  6. 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).
  7. NO STEELERS FANS! They are strictly prohibited and will be mocked relentlessly.
  8. If you refuse a free shot by the Shot Penguin an angel loses its wings.
  9. Please be smart & safe.
  10. And most importantly, always remember: THIS IS OUR YEAR!

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