The US Open is taking place until the end of the week. If you’re a tennis fan and are looking to enjoy the last few rounds up close and personal, now’s your chance.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. So far it’s been an important year full of drama and spectacular matches, especially for super star Serena Williams and her now infamous tutu.
Us New Yorkers have a special connection to the Open, especially since it’s so close and easily accessible, just next door in Flushing, Queens. For those of you who want to take advantage of the annual event and actually watch the game on the courts, you still have time to catch the quarterfinal match on September 5 up until the finals on Sunday, September 9. You can get your tickets on the official website.
But for those of you who just want a taste of the experience without dropping the big bucks why don’t you take advantage of having the Open right next door and:
Plan a visit to the center
The US Open National Center is also a shopping hub and food court. Walk around and pose with full-size images of nine US Open champions at the photo wall between Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium and enjoy the ambiance. Grab lunch and a beer before the match and kick it at the food court for a while.
Or, sip on the official drink of the US Open at different bars around the city!
Grey Goose Honey Deuce cocktails will be featured at both the main Grey Goose bars and select Grey Goose cocktail carts stationed throughout the tournament grounds. You can also sip on this sweet cocktail while watching the game at different bars around the city.
So even if you’re not the biggest sports or tennis fan, there’s always an excuse to head to the bar with friends and “watch” the match! Even if it’s just to keep up with Serena’s sartorial choices.