Another upscale sports bar for Union Square and the Village. This place used to be The Forum, so from that standpoint, The Royal is an upgrade for the 127 Fourth Avenue address. Still, regular readers know how we feel about the proliferation of upscale sports bars. The Royal offers dozens of TV panels for sports viewing. A large bar area greets patrons with a sizeable seating area in the back of the space. Sixteen beer taps, but most are repeated, so about ten different beers available. Mostly standard stuff, as is the food menu.