CAVS bar in NYC: Cleveland fans, watch the 2017 NBA Finals in New York City

Cleveland Browns Backers in NYC celebrate the Cavs NBA Finals championship at Brother Jimmy's Union Square
The Union Square Browns Backers of NYC will be hosting watch parties for Cleveland fans during the NBA Finals & playoffs at our Cavs bar & home-base of Brother’s Jimmy Union Square.

For all games, please be sure to make a reservation if you need a table. Otherwise there’s plenty of seating and standing room in the bar area. You can make a reservation by:

All our normal Cleveland specials will be available during CAVS games: half price wings & rib-tips, $3 Coors Light drafts, $12 Coors Light pitchers, $4 Blue Moon drafts, $16 Blue Moon pitchers.

Plus halftime hi-jinks with our infamous Shot Penguin and a 50/50 raffle every game supporting Team Continuum, a pediatric cancer non-profit we proudly stand by.

Kyrie Irving Lebron James kicking Isiah Thomas

Cleveland Cavs Bar NYC


Watch the 2017 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns Backers Viewing Party in NYC

Browns Backers New York City Draft Party 2017

The Union Square Browns Backers of NYC will be hosting our 2017 NFL Draft watch party on Thursday, April 27th at 7:30pm at our official viewing location, Brother Jimmy’s Union Square.

Everyone knows the NFL Draft is essentially the playoffs for Cleveland Browns fans. It’s the one night where we can forget our terrible losing record the year before and have delusional visions of grandeur about how this draft class will finally be the one to lead us to greener pastures.

Come join us on this special night as we irrationally chant “SUPER BOWL! SUPER BOWL!” when we draft a punter with our #1 overall pick.

The Cleveland Browns have amassed a stockpile of 11  picks in the 2017 draft after various trades, compensatory picks and Money-Ball tactics by our elite nerd squad front office.

First round: (2) No. 1, No. 12 (via 2016 draft-day trade with Eagles).

Second round: (2) No. 33, No. 52 (via 2016 draft-day trade with Titans).

Third round: (1) No. 65

Fourth round: (1) No. 108.

Fifth round: (3) No. 145, No. 175 (via Barkevious Mingo trade with Patriots), No. 181 (compensatory pick).

Sixth round: (2) No. 185, No. 188 (via Brock Osweiler trade with Texans).

Seventh round: No picks.

CAVS vs Nets in Brooklyn, Discounted tickets for Union Square Browns Backers – Fri, Jan 6, 2017

We worked with the Brooklyn Nets to set aside discounted tickets for the Cavs vs Nets game on Friday, January 6th, 2017. Inventory has been reserved in specific sections to make sure everyone sits together no matter the price point chosen.

Tickets are already discounted from face value and tremendously lower than prices on StubHub. Everyone in NYC will want to see Lebron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and your 2016 NBA Champions put on a spectacle at the Barclays Center. Don’t miss your chance to snag cheap tickets plus the opportunity to sit with all your fellow Union Square Browns Backers and other CLE fans.

Here’s the link to purchase discounted tickets:

Section 215, Rows 9-11
$77/seat  — face value: $110; currently going for $100 on StubHub

Section 212 + 213, Rows 1-2 (Cavs Side)
$105/seat  — face value: $150; currently going for $140 on StubHub

Section 9 + 10, Rows 17-20 (behind Cavs bench)
$250/seat — currently going for $450 on StubHub
All-Access (Free food/non-alcoholic drinks at all fixed concession stands)

We’ve highlighted the sections on the below seating chart.

Questions? Contact Mark Shlyankevich from the Nets and he’ll help you out:



Union Square Browns Backers Viewing Location Closed The Remainder of the 2016 Season

cleveland browns fan wears paper bag over his head while ashamed of his team
Over the past 15 years I’ve helped run some of the largest Browns Backers locations in the country: Washington DC, Los Angeles and now as the President of the Union Square Browns Backers of NYC. Over that time, the Cleveland Browns have gone 82-170 and made the playoffs once (a Wildcard loss to the Steelers in 2002).

During the 2016 Cavs championship run our Backers group hosted watch parties which regularly packed 650+ rabid Cleveland fans into our New York City viewing location. When the Tribe’s Postseason push brought us to Game 7 of the World Series we had the same diehard support, topping out at 600+ supporters. Our fans were so rowdy and so awesome that Budweiser caught wind of our exploits; they reached out and filmed a nationally televised commercial to capture our CLE fandom during Game 2 of the World Series. (Sadly, this never aired since the Cubs won…. #notmychampion).

Cleveland Browns Backers in NYC celebrate the Cavs NBA Finals championship at Brother Jimmy's Union Square

During Week 1 of this NFL season we had over 300 Backers show up to support the Browns, making us one of the top 3 largest Browns Backers locations worldwide. Can you guess how many fans were in attendance Week 12 of the Browns season, a game where our opponent punted 9 times in one game yet we still managed to lose by 14 points? Twelve people.


Because the winless Cleveland Browns are a gaggle of incompetent clowns. They are an embarrassment on almost every level and are no longer watchable. They have let down their city and we the fans are tired of it.

empty cleveland browns stadium

Did you know tickets for remaining home games can be scooped up on StubHub for a paltry $2 a pop? For the price of a stadium beer, you can literally buy four tickets to watch these jokers run around like a middle school football team.

The Cleveland Browns have done nothing this season to earn our respect and certainly no longer deserve our support. Accordingly, we are officially closing our viewing site for the remainder of the season.

If you’re reading this, don’t think for a minute that your Browns fanship or your Browns Backers chapter is more diehard than our group simply because you’re going through the motions every Sunday for the next 3 weeks.

Let me be clear: this is not an act of indifference or defeatist behavior — this is an act of contempt and defiance towards the on and off-field product the Browns organization have put in front of us this season.

As always, special thanks to the wonderful staff of Brother Jimmy’s Union Square for all their hard work and support every game day. And don’t worry about the Shot Penguin —  she’s taken an early flight south for the winter.

We’ll see all you Cleveland faithful this coming April for the Cavs playoff run.

Chapter President

Union Square Browns Backers T-Shirts for Sale

We sell our Union Square Browns Backers t-shirts every Sunday during the game at our official viewing site. Shirts are $15 and we’ve got orange and brown shirts, both crew neck and v-neck options. They’re very soft and pre-shrunk.

Can’t make it to the game or live outside of NYC and still want a t-shirt? Email Noah and he’ll work with you to get one mailed to out ASAP.

Watch every Cleveland Indians playoff game in NYC with the Union Square Browns Backers

Cleveland Indians bar NYCWe’ll be hosting watch-parties for every Cleveland Indians 2016 Playoff game at our official Browns Backers location in New York City: Brother Jimmy’s Union Square, 116 E. 16th St.

Please CALL to make a reservation for a table. Tell them you’re with the “Cleveland Backers”: (212) 673-6465.

Otherwise it’s first come, first served. But don’t worry, we’ve got lots of room at the bar and tons of standing room. Should be an electric atmosphere!

Tues, Oct 25 – 8pm, World Series Game 1: Cubs @ Indians
Wed, Oct 26 – 8pm, World Series Game 2: Cubs @ Indians
Fri, Oct 28 – 8pm, World Series Game 3: Indians @ Cubs
Sat, Oct 29 – 8pm, World Series Game 4: Indians @ Cubs
Sun, Oct 30 – 8pm, World Series Game 5: Indians @ Cubs 
Tues, Nov 1 – 8pm, World Series Game 6: Cubs @ Indians *
Wed, Nov 2 – 8pm, World Series Game 7: Cubs @ Indians *

* if necessary

All our normal Cleveland specials will be available during Tribe games: half price wings & rib-tips, $3 Coors Light drafts, $12 Coors Light pitchers, $4 Blue Moon drafts, $16 Blue Moon pitchers.

Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook for updates throughout the MLB playoffs.

Watch every Cleveland Browns game in NYC with the Union Square Browns Backers

Cleveland Browns 2016 schedule
Whether you’re visiting New York City for the weekend or call NYC home, come join 100+ fellow Cleveland Browns Backers every Sunday during the season at our official viewing site:

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
116 E. 16th Street (between Park Ave & Irving Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
» Click here for Map

We’ll be showing every regular season game.

Cleveland-only specials include:

  • Half price wings & rib-tips
  • Coors Light: $3 drafts, $12 pitchers
  • Blue Moon: $4 drafts, $16 pitches

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