My Favorite Wings: Mudville 9
Blue cheese sauce here passes the cheesy-but-not-too-cheesy test, with a funk that doesn't hit you over the head. Mudville is also a decent bar with a great selection of craft beers; it's one of the only places on this list that I'd recommend hanging out in, rather than just grabbing wings and getting out. Oh, and for $25.95 per person, you can have all-you-can-eat wings and all-you-can-drink beer for two hours ($30.95 for premium beers). That's a pretty good way to spend a Sunday in my book.
Price: $9.74 for 10 wings ($.97/wing), $92.49 for 100 wings with tax ($.92/wing).
Awesome Battered-Style: Pork Slope
Instead of turning into a sad, soggy mess, that breading stays crunchy at least until the second half of the game. But the best part here is the house buffalo sauce generously coating these wings. In our early look at Pork Slope, we were told that sauce is equal parts Frank's and Sriracha. Further research has revealed that butter (duh) and smoked garlic (a hah!) round out the sauce. In any case, these wings are so good that they make up for Pork Slope's cardinal sin of serving ranch dressing by default, with no blue cheese option whatsoever.
Wings worth traveling for are few and far between, but Pork Slope makes it onto that short list. Also, peep the prices below: these wings are not cheap by the plate (still worth it though), but affordable by the party platter (make sure to call and place orders ahead of time). In a different roundup, these would be the clear winners.
Price: $13 for 12 wings ($1.08/wing), $80 for 100 wings ($.80/wing).
Very Good Wings: Bonnie's Grill
Price: $8.95 for 10 wings ($.90/wing), $75.65 for 100 wings with tax ($.76/wing).
Solid Neighborhood Wings: The WingBar
Price: $8 for 10 wings ($.80/wing), $69 for 100 wings ($.69/wing).
The WingBar: 275 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (map); 718-237-2728
For Tiny Wing Fans: Croxley Ales
These aren't my favorite, but if this subcategory of small, juicy, saucy wings appeals to you, Croxley's the place. Note that sugar lovers can get any plate of wings here drizzled with honey, a surprisingly decadent touch. Croxley also offers weekly specials, including 10 cent wing nights from Monday-Wednesday (check their website for more details).
Price: $9.95 for 10 wings ($.99/wing), $87.85 for 100 wings ($.88/wing).
Monster-Sized Wings: Brother Jimmy's BBQ
Serious eaters may be wary of this smallish chain and its rowdy clientele, but their wings are worth eating (especially if you get them to go). Not the best wings in New York, but I'd be happy to eat a whole bunch of them while watching the game. If you're eating in, keep an eye out for weekly wing specials, which vary by location.
Price: $9.95 for 10 wings ($.99/wing), $99 for 100 wings ($.99/wing).
Brother Jimmy's BBQ: Multiple locations; brotherjimmys.com