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May 29, 2010 07:32 PM

World Cup thread

I was going to post to see if anyone could recommend a good bar to cheer for England in the World Cup, and I still want that information but then I thought it might be better to start a thread about bars showing World Cup games. I know that a lot of bars will be showing games but I was thinking about places that the fans of a particular team will be going to.

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  1. Just a quick request that we try to keep the focus of this thread on places with good food and drink offerings to go with showing the games, rather than just any random places that might be showing them.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      Agreed, I meant places with ethnic flavour including food and drinks.

    2. As to food appropriate for the WC, I was pleasantly surprised when I visited The Roy, on Queen St E. (about 900) that they had Scotch eggs.. and OK, too, with Branston pickle. Small TVs, though. Not just a random place, but not exactly English, Betty's on King St. E. was a bit of a haven for English supporters in that tragic game against Portugal in the Euro Cup (though Canadian Owen Hargreves was man of the match!).

      1. No brainer for England: Queen & Beaver.

        Queen & Beaver
        35 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G, CA

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        1. re: Herb

          England fans can also find a more authentic (aka grittier) pub vibe at the Duke of Gloucester on Yonge between Wellesley and Bloor. They have a decent selection of beers (both UK and Canadian) and a serviceable menu mostly based around the deep fryer and British-style curries. And once you've had so many pints that you just don't care anymore you can top things off with a deep fried Mars Bar--served with ice cream on the side. Of course.

        2. I had a nice full English breakfast at the Feathers on Kingston Road whilst watching England play Trinidad in the last world cup. I'd say Yonge St from St Clair to Eglinton is where I usually drown my sorrows. Duke of Kent, the Main Event or Scallywags are all popular for England games.

          Duke of Kent
          2315 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2C6, CA

          St Clair Restaurant
          69 St Clair St, Chatham, ON N7L3H8, CA