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where to watch world cup for a 10:00 week day game on the upper east side

coming in to new york early on a wednesday morning before i can check into my hotel...will need a place to watch a match on the upper east side

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  1. Are any of the sports bars open at 10 a.m.?

    Call The Back Page and ask.
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-back-page...

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    The Back Page
    1472 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028

    1. Kinsale tavern (www.kinsale.com) says they will show ALL the matches. 93rd and Third.

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      1. re: Upperwestsider

        What is the soccer crowd there like? Are there specials for game day?

        1. re: JungMann

          DK for a weekday, but on the weekends, if Ireland is playing, it is PACKED, and about 10-20 more looking through the windows from the street. Also DK for a non-Ireland event, but the patrons are great at, at the least, two things: Their passion for soccer and malt/barley products. Good, fun crowd. Food is typical, but if they open for the first game, you may get the Irish breakfast, which is suberb (and necessary).

          Also please check the NYTimes (www.nytimes/dining) article today on 15 or so more non-sports bars that have, reportedly, said that they will be open for all games.

          1. re: Upperwestsider

            So not a place for me to wave St. George's cross. I'll have to stop by to see if they have a redeeming Irish breakfast; the other evenings I've been by have been forgettable.

            1. re: Upperwestsider

              I second the Kinsale Tavern suggestion. Great breakfast and great ambience.

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              Kinsale Tavern
              1672 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

        2. Phoenix Park has 16 screens and outdoor seating @ 67th.

          http://www.phoenixparkny.com/

          Ship of Fools has 48 screens and outdoor seating @ 82nd and 2nd.

          Ship of Fools Bar @ 1590 2nd Ave., New York, NY 212 - 570 - 2651.

          http://www.shipoffoolsnyc.com/

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          Phoenix Park
          206 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065

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          1. re: Littleman

            definitely recommend Ship of Fools but not sure they do the outside screens unless its a weekend... and I'm not positive they are open that early. Maybe for brunch?

            Also try Doc Watsons on 77th/2nd... they've got a lot of the games on

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            Ship of Fools
            1590 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

          2. Two bars I have walked by recently that are advertising all of the games including morning ones. American Trash on 76th and First and Johnny Foxes 81st and First