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Where to watch soccer (Premier League football) on Sunday?

ooi82much May 8, 2012 03:17 PM

Anybody watching?

10 am start, want a bar, prefer a breakfast menu, lots of TV's ....

Last day of the season, lots of positions at stake, including championship, relegation, Champions League positions ...

(Rough that it's Mother's Day!!)

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    Alan Henderson RE: ooi82much May 9, 2012 07:16 AM

    The Irish Pub on 7th Ave shows most every match, opens at 8:00 on Sundays and has breakfast. Can't vouch for the quality of the food.

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      roze RE: ooi82much May 9, 2012 08:20 AM

      Nevada Smith's is where a lot of people go to watch the games- it's loud and packed- no food I don't think- note it moved to 125 East 11th street.

      McCormick's on 3rd and 27th- Serves breakfast, will have people but less rowdy I believe than Nevada Smiths.

      I think the Old Castle & Pub on 57th Street may also have the game on. I'd call and check.

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        Hey19 RE: roze May 9, 2012 01:03 PM

        I think Lunasa and Central bar also open early for games.

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          egit RE: Hey19 May 9, 2012 02:30 PM

          Lunasa definitely opens early. You can sign up for a weekly update from them and they'll send you a weekend fixtures email every week.

          I've never gone there, but they show multiple matches. I'm not sure if they have the Setanta feed, in which case it may cost you extra money.

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            ooi82much RE: egit May 10, 2012 07:35 AM

            Thank you all for the suggestions.

            (Now, to figure out how to swing this on Mother's Day!!)

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        keejam RE: ooi82much May 10, 2012 12:40 PM

        I think Nevada's is closed now. but the guys just opened a new a place called Smithfield on 28th near 7th. Was just there last night. Nice looking place. Good food. Definitely will have the game.

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          kawatan RE: ooi82much May 11, 2012 08:59 PM

          Nevada Smith's that others have mentioned is down for renovations last I checked with them but that was a while back - be sure to double check.

          Your best bet in terms of finding all the games shown on TV will be at Legends on 33rd between 5th and 6th (right next to Herald Square and the Empire State Building). Gets pretty packed for important games too - though I'll note in advance that the New York Blues (the official Chelsea supporter's club) call it home, so that's what the crowd tends to lean to, at least in my experience. There's plenty of space for others too though, as they have tons of TVs over multiple floors. I believe they have a small breakfast menu - but their lunch is also pretty good.

          Rattle and Hum down the street from there might also be showing games (I haven't been for PL but they've shown just about all of the Champion's League) and their beer selection is FANTASTIC. Not sure on the food though.

          And while I haven't been yet (I plan to head there for the CL final next week), if you're willing to truck it out to Brooklyn, there's a footie bar there called Woodwork BK which looks promising - interesting food plus craft beer plus a solid footie-supporting crowd.

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            td252 RE: ooi82much May 12, 2012 02:13 PM

            Kinsale Tavern on Third Avenue between 93 and 94 carries games -- lower key/less intense environment than some of the other places mentioned. I think they can do 4 or 5 games at a time, but not 9. Check their website. Agree lots at stake Sunday. My season satisfaction has come down to Chelsea v Munich. Best wishes.

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              ooi82much RE: td252 May 13, 2012 09:48 AM

              Thanks to all for the suggestions -- turns out I watched at home with my wife, it being Mother's Day, and all ...

              Quite a dramatic finish as QPR improbably held a 2-1 lead at the end of regulation time, and MCity scored twice in stoppage for the win and the championship.

              The whole game was the game to watch, between the red card and the two QPR goals ...

              Kawatan, I have to agree with you on the beer selection at R&Hum. Stopped in there about a month ago for a pre-dinner beer, and was mesmerized by the beer board!

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