WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Spring hasn't truly sprung for many sports fans until Major League Baseball's Opening Day, which is set for Monday, March 31. Here are five of the many great places in Westchester to catch the game and enjoy a brew.
Maggie Spillane's in Mount Vernon's big baseball bash isn't until the Yankee's home opener next week, but never fear. They'll be playing a wide variety of the games on their 20 TVs, and holding their usual happy hour from 4-7 p.m.
Manager Hondo McGivern said, "We're very welcoming to everyone. Even if you're from out of town, you'll be able to watch your native team here." 571 Gramatan Ave.
If you want more for less, Michael's Tavern in Pleasantville is a good option. The small pub will be serving lunch and dinner specials all day while broadcasting the games on their 12 big screen TVs. Additionally it is serving up discount drinks during their 4-7 p.m. happy hour. This place is definitely for the younger set, attracting mostly 20-somethings, and it gets packed pretty quickly at night, so get there early. 150 Bedford Rd.
Brazen Fox in White Plains is known for their delicious cocktails and a classy pub-style menu with a contemporary twist. It is the ideal spot for those looking for a culinary treat to accompany their game. 175 Mamaroneck Ave.
Blazer Pub in Purdys is a great choice for those further North looking for a classic baseball experience. They sport the title of Zagat's Best Burger in Westchester, along with snagging a Best of Westchester for their chili. Pair it with a hotdog or any other of their reasonably priced entrees, and you're set. 440 Route 22.
If your love of baseball is only rivaled by your love of beer, Harrison's Craftsman Ale House could be for you. With 150 small-batch bottled craft beers and an eight rotating tap system, you'll have no problem finding something interesting to drink. Also of note is their gluten-free section on the beer menu, which carries a few rotating gluten free beers along ciders. 235 Harrison Ave.
Where will you watching your game on Opening Day? Let us know here. Check back with Daily Voice every Friday for our series on restaurants.