Recently, The Royal was added to the Berk Comm & Marketing Group in NYC. This fun sports bar has a menu full of great bites and an even better happy hour! Monday-Friday from 4-8PM, guests can enjoy $5.00 Draft Beer, $6.00 Wine, and $6.00 Well Drinks. The menu is full of fun items and IMG_1329the TV’s are everywhere so anyone can enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Royal. Located at 127 4th Avenue, it’s just a hop off the subway from Union Square! Besides the fun happy hour and delicious bar bites, Royal serves up a great Tuesday deal. All day on Tuesdays, you can enjoy their bottles of wine for half price; a total steal if you ask me!

Now, we all know that this would not be a Somm In The City post without a fun pairing to go along with IMG_1332it. Royal serves up some mean chili and it pairs very well with one cocktail in particular. The Meat Chili with the Royal Punch surprisingly worked very well and brought out some orange and citrus flavors in the dish that were masked by the spice. As for the Vegetarian Chili, which I also enjoyed with the punch cocktail, the Malbec really came through, which was a pleasant surprise to this fun, yet inventive drink.

For those of you who have not checked out the Royal, do so sometime soon because it’s one of the more fun sports bars around Union Square. The menu has good prices and great food, so you get the best bang for your buck! Stay warm and full this NFL season with their meaty chili and a nice draft beer. Hope to see you all there soon!