CAVS vs Celtics watch party in NYC! Sunday, Feb 11th at Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill

Lebron James dunking basketball in Boston
The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC will be hosting a watch party for the Cavs vs Celtics game on Sunday, Feb 11th, 2018 at our home-base of Brother’s Jimmy Murray Hill, 181 Lexington Ave (NE corner of E. 31st). Tip-off is 3:30pm. Who’s in for a SUNDAY FUNDAY?!

Cleveland fans, we’re the largest and rowdiest Browns Backers club in New York City (and arguably the country) — this is our second watch party at our new Cleveland bar. First one was a huge hit. Spread the word: we moved from our old Union Square location (which is now permanently closed to all business). Continue reading

CAVS vs Warriors watch party in NYC! Jan 15th at our new home: Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill

Cavs bar NYC watch party Warriors Browns Backers
The Big Apple Browns Backers of NYC will be hosting a watch party for the Cavs vs Warriors game on Monday, Jan 15th, 2018 (MLK day) at our home-base of Brother’s Jimmy Murray Hill, 181 Lexington Ave (NE corner of E. 31st).

Tip-off is 8pm. Come celebrate with us!

Cleveland fans, we’re the largest and most rowdy Browns Backers club in NYC (and arguably the country) — this will be the first event at our new Cleveland bar. Spread the word: we moved from our old Union Square location (which is now permanently closed to all business). Continue reading

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
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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?

shot penguin nyc browns backers brother jimmys union square

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

Cleveland Browns fan holding Christmas Santa sign

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.

Cleveland Browns losing at record breaking rate. How bad is it?

Angry Sad Cleveland Browns Fan Bag over head
No one denies that the Cleveland Browns have been painfully bad over the past several years, but you might be surprised by the historic level of just how bad they’ve truly been.

If only someone put together all the embarrassing and mind-boggling stats about the Browns’ ineptitude in a single article? Oh wait, Pat McManamon from ESPN did just that, highlighting the “path of misery” Cleveland Browns fans have been led down.

As the largest Browns Backers chapter in NYC (and possibly the country), and arguably the best Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavs bar in all of New York City, we’ll always be around to support our Brownies every Sunday — even though they’ve driven most of us into fits of alcoholism and rage.

Let’s take a look at some of the more depressing stats. The numbers don’t lie:

  • The Browns are 1-29 in their past 30 games. That’s the worst 30-game stretch in NFL history.
  • The last time the Browns won was Dec. 24, 2016, over the Chargers. Before that, they won on Dec. 13, 2015, against the 49ers in which Johnny Manziel played quarterback.
  • The Browns have not won a road game since Oct. 11, 2015.
  • The Browns are 4-44 dating to late in the 2014 season.
  • They have started 0-11 for the second season in a row and are only the second team in NFL history to reach that dubious distinction.
  • Since 1999, the Browns have had two winning seasons and one playoff game, which they lost in Pittsburgh after they led 33-21 with 10 minutes left.
  • The Browns’ overall record since 1999 is 88-211, a win percentage of .284.

For the rest, be sure to check out the full article over on ESPN.

Imagine if the Browns were a mediocre football team, or God forbid a playoff contender — fans would come out of hibernation in full force. At the beginning of every NFL season, our ranks swell to 400+ rabid Browns fans on Sundays. By Week 16, you’ll find our chapter President, VP and our shot-penguin crying alone into an empty bottle of Jack Fire.

But fear not Browns fans — if you’re ever in NYC for a weekend, or call New York City your home, we’ll be around every Sunday offering a friendly shoulder to cry on and a cold beer to wash away your pain. Head on over to our official viewing location: Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill, 181 Lexington Ave.

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LA Browns Backers hosting Welcoming Party in Los Angeles

Josh Gordon Los Angeles Browns Backers
The Cleveland Browns are heading to Los Angeles to play the Chargers on December 3rd, 2017. This is the first time in over 20 years the Browns have played in LA.

The LA Browns Backers, our beloved West coast ‘sister chapter’, are hosting a welcoming party the night before the game — on Saturday, December 2nd. The event will be held at St. Felix Hollywood, the home of the LA Browns Backers, and serve as the official Browns Backers Worldwide party for all of Southern California.

They have announced that Cleveland Browns legend Eric Metcalf will be their special guest at the party, meeting with fans and signing autographs.

>> Full Details & Event Tickets purchasable online can be found here.