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Cricket-showing Bar

psb Mar 26, 2014 11:20 PM

Is there a bar/ethnic restaurant anyone would recommend in Manhattan (or easily accessible by subway in QNS or BK) that shows cricket?

Specifically, I'm interested in the Australia-India T20 match this Sunday, March 30, 2014 ... it's on at 9:30am, so perhaps that rules out most of the
places which would otherwise be options?

Thanks!

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    EBT RE: psb Mar 27, 2014 01:02 PM

    Maybe the Australian...also it looks like Kinsale will be open, showing a football match so you might have luck calling and asking if they'll show cricket too.

    http://www.kinsale.com/wordpress/game...

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      downtownchica RE: psb Mar 27, 2014 01:39 PM

      Try Cricketers Arm. They supposedly serve breakfast, so might be open that early.

      1. Ttrockwood RE: psb Mar 27, 2014 03:13 PM

        Maybe call the sunburnt cow? They open at 11am sunday but who knows maybe they will Tivo the game to show later.... ?

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          tex.s.toast RE: psb Mar 27, 2014 07:32 PM

          had a bad experience during the ashes at Cricketers arms - went once and it was fine and tried to go back and they werent open (even though they said they would be).

          the australian is a pretty good bet if you are cheering for Aus or dont mind people who are. i think ive been there before 1130am (when their website says they open) but i just checked their sports schedule and it shows aussie rules football, and no cricket - you might want to call or tweet at them to ask.

          1. psb RE: psb Mar 28, 2014 12:11 AM

            Oh hi everyone ... thanks for the pointers. I'll be sure to call about early opening [for "normal cricket", not an issue since it lasts all day ... but this is the "short form" of the game] and about competing sports [Back in SF, needless to say it was impossible to find the Indian Wells finals during March Madness, so not optimistic this time either] ... or maybe I should just be satisfied catching the Arsenal - Man City game on Sat ... I've watched a couple of soccer matches at CENTRAL BAR near Astor Place, but didnt especially like the food there ... although about par for that type of venue I suppose. Wish I could have gotten a CORNER BISTRO BURGER at CENTRAL BAR.

            >the australian is a pretty good bet if you are
            >cheering for Aus
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            er, I am from IND although I dont hate AUS since Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds retired. Hence the question if some say West Indian or Indian Subcontinent-type place might have the games on ... perhaps just for staff interest.

            I see The Australian has AFL games on their sports schedule ... it seems odd not to watch the national team play, but maybe it's a schedule issue or it's a Football-bias.

            Thanks again.

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              tex.s.toast RE: psb Mar 28, 2014 06:41 AM

              I can say that AFL seemed more popular than the Ashes when both were on at the Australian.

            2. Phil Ogelos RE: psb Mar 28, 2014 06:51 AM

              You might want to post on the Outer Boroughs boards, too, psb -if you haven't already. I can imagine spots in Jackson Heights, for example, serving pretty good Sunday morning food and filled with more desi-rous, like-minded fans.

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