Formerly known as Pizza Party, co-owners Kristen North and Paul King, also owners of Bushwick favorite Boobie Trap, have transformed their old pizza joint and bar into a 1980s-1990s themed sports bar that’s now called Party On. Officially reopening as Party On in February 2021, there was no true grand opening for the establishment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. North and King, both in the bartending industry for many years, commented that they had been wanting to open a sports bar in Bushwick because there is virtually nowhere to watch sports in the neighborhood. King remarked that Party On has every sports package available for teams all across the country, including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA, which is something that not many bars in Bushwick have. King and North agreed that in order to find an establishment with numerous sports packages catering to the many sports in the U.S., you would most likely have to travel into Manhattan to catch a game on TV.
King provided an example of how diversified the sports community is and stated, “Monday nights we show Monday Night RAW where a big wrestling crowd comes out.” King and North also mentioned that they have been hosting dance parties on the weekends with local DJs within the space.
Also, no matter where you choose to sit in the bar, there are at least one or two of the seven total TVs within your line of sight, including a pull-down projector behind the bar. Overall, Party On provides what every sports fan needs on important game nights, a seat in front of the TV, a drink in hand and game day foods to eat. Party On is also a comfortable, quirky and enjoyable atmosphere for those who tagged along with their friends for a night out and don’t necessarily care about the games on TV.
Although Party On is a sports bar, it is not what most people visualize a sports bar to look like. Upon walking into North and King’s establishment, you don’t feel like you are in a typical bar as every which way you look there is something colorful and exciting to look at; the ceiling and walls are covered in iconic movie posters, every table and the bar are all able to be drawn on with dry erase markers, there is a lego wall and an area stocked with board games for customers to engage with, a few of the TVs are encapsulated in giant handheld gaming systems, like the Nintendo Switch and Gameboy Color and there is a Mario themed entryway leading to the bathrooms that provides a fun, light atmosphere. King gave credit to North on the design of the bar as he said that North’s “flair” and creativity is what makes the bar so unique, as much of the decor is handmade, including a cassette tape and race car light fixtures.
This one of a kind sports bar also has some of the best priced drinks and food around Bushwick; just about everything is under $10. Cans cost between $5 and $7 which include light beers, such as Miller Lite and PBR as well as Magners Irish Cider, Corona, hard seltzers and Guinness. Draft beers are priced at $7 and feature Kona, Stella, Shock Top, Blue Point and Coney Island. Food is served until 3:30 a.m. and ranges between $3 to $7 and includes buffalo wings, fried pickles, hot pockets, jalapeno poppers and more. Happy hour runs all day on 2-for-1 Tuesdays which includes drafts, cans and well drinks. Happy hour specials also run Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For upcoming sporting events, keep Party On in mind when you are looking for a place to watch the SuperBowl this weekend, March Madness next month, hockey playoffs and more.
Party On is located at 254 Irving Ave. and is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. and weekends from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m.
All images taken by Lex Amato.
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