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Tennis Anywhere???

AC Captain Jul 2, 2009 06:58 PM

Does anyone know of any bars or restaurants that will be airing Wimbledon over the weekend. Preferably not tourist traps.

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    pbjluver RE: AC Captain Jul 2, 2009 07:54 PM

    being that the finals are billed as "Breakfast at Wimbledon" - 9 a.m. NYC time, I doubt that any bars will be open at that time. Best bet might be a diner with televisions...like Vynl.

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      cimui RE: pbjluver Jul 2, 2009 08:08 PM

      Oh, you'd be shocked. I have friends who wake up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to go to a sports bar to watch certain round football and rugby matches available only over some expensive, rare satellite feed. A lot of pubs charge admission to these; some just make you buy breakfast ... and/or a beer.

      AC, according to this website (generally a good resource for this kind of question), it's being broadcast at the Playwright on W. 35th: http://www.wherewewatch.com/events/20...

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        RGR RE: cimui Jul 2, 2009 08:14 PM

        While that may be true for Saturday, on Sunday, NYC law prohibits the serving of alcoholic beverages in restaurants before noon.

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          cimui RE: RGR Jul 2, 2009 08:23 PM

          Right. I won't ask how you know that. ;)

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            RGR RE: cimui Jul 3, 2009 08:09 AM


            I don't drink. I'm just aware of the law.

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            small h RE: RGR Jul 3, 2009 05:51 AM

            That law is routinely ignored. I've had very few problems getting a bloody mary with my pre-noon Sunday brunch.

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          AC Captain RE: pbjluver Jul 2, 2009 08:41 PM

          Thanks pb
          I should have been more specific. I am more interested for tomorow's semis 12-5 NYC time.

          Also thanks cimui interesting link.

        3. tbear RE: AC Captain Jul 3, 2009 07:31 AM

          Opia Restaurant, on the second floor of the renaissance hotel on 57th and lex, shows the matches and serves mimosas etc w/ breakfast. I only know this because my wife had family in town and we met over there for some pancakes (really good BTW) and they had the matches on a big screen - a nice diversion as I don't speak Flemish, and my wife's family does not speak English...

          Just saw your 12-5 - - Opia, still a good place.

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