Now I’m not a big tennis fan, but I enjoy a nice day (or evening) trip and some day drinking with friends outside of Hoboken once in a while. Sometimes I like it to be classy, too. As summer winds down, you should try to take that trip before it’s too late–to the US Open in Flushing Meadows, NY.
Big ups to the US Open from a non-tennis loving lush – wine was readily available. Anywhere you went, there was a spot where you could grab a glass (well, plastic glass) of wine and bring it in to the game. My favorite spot was a small little wine bar…called Wine Bar & Food. Easy enough. Along with wine, beer, and cocktails, it also served some rather classy bar food. No French Fries to be found. I ordered the shrimp dish with okra, potatoes, and jalapenos:
It was delicious, and definitely better than your average baseball park pretzel or nachos and cheese (although, don’t get me wrong, sometimes those can hit the spot too).
I also taste tested my date’s mozzarella with sundried tomatoes & arugula:
It was really tasty – I definitely recommend eating there if you go to the Open!
Anyway, back to tennis. There were lots of great matches to watch, and we watched a lot on the side courts. I actually like the side courts (called Field Courts) better – you get really up close and personal. In fact, one of my friends was talking too loudly during a game, and the player turned around and “shooshed” the crowd. I need quieter friends, clearly.
Here are some of the Tennis Venues at the US Open:
- Arthur Ashe Stadium hosts the top-seeded matches and the finals. BIG TIME.
- Louis Armstrong Stadium has some reserved seating and also open seating for ground pass or other ticket-holders.
- The Grandstand is a smaller venue, open to anyone with a grounds pass or other ticket. That’s where we watched the Monaco v. Garcia-Lopez upset. It was pretty cool.
- Field courts are throughout the grounds. I love being so close to the action.
To buy tickets, click here. It goes on until September 9th!
Directions from Hoboken: Take PATH train to Penn Station and then hop on the LIRR to the Mets-Willets Point Station.
Also – don’t forget to buy a t-shirt.
This is the one I bought, and it’s made of the most comfortable fabric EVER!
Have you been to the US Open this year (or other years)? I wanna hear about it!