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Top Soccer Bars to Watch Games Live

In San Francisco there are a number of Irish, Italian, German, and Latin restaurants and bars that thankfully show World Cup, Champions League, Engligh Premier League, Spanish La Liga, the Italian league, and other professional soccer matches.

However, the two bars that stand out are Mad Dog in The Fog and the Kezar Pub.  They both make catching games really easy, they have a soccer hotline, with game times and re-play times, so if you have to actually work and can't see the game live.  Mad Dog's soccer hotline: 415-442-7994. 

Below you can find other great bars in your part of the world.  If you don't see a soccer bar listed that should be, please send us the info and we'll add it: info @ soccertraininginfo.com

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As an example, I caught an amazing Champions League game at Kezar a while back, Chelsea versus Barcelona, a 2-2 draw, with a last minute goal by Drogba, to essentially seal Chelsea’s advancement into the next round and make it more difficult for Barcelona.  A good crowd gathered at the bar, about half supporters of the English side and the other half for the Spanish club and reigning holders of the Champions League trophy. Dutifully, everyone was eagerly watching and cheering great plays, from tackles to near misses on goal.

Both bars have ample seating and serve a wide variety of beers and good food. Mad Dog is located in Lower Haight (try the sausage spot across the street – Rosamunde) and Kezar at the end of Haight Street at the start of Golden Gate Park. Take a trip to either and you'll be satisfied, but I'm sure this depends upon the result you're hoping for in the match.

California - San Francisco

Mad Dog in the Fog
530 Haight (at Fillmore)
Tel: (415) 626-7279

Kezar Pub
770 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel. 415-386-9292

Illinois - Chicago

Ginger's Ale House
3801 North Ashland Avenue
773 348-2767

Located at 3801 North Ashland Avenue in the popular Wrigleyille neighborhood, within easy walking distance of Wrigley Field. Our extensive draft beer selection reflects the owners English/Irish roots and features many draft beers such as Stella Artois, Boddingtons Ale, Bass, Harp, Ram Rod London Bitter, and a great pint of Guinness.

Thank you to all of you who voted us the best soccer bar in Chicago, we are now in the running to become number 1 soccer bar in the USA.

Georgia - Atlanta

Brewhouse Cafe
401 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 525-7799

South Carolina - Charleston

The Three Lions Pub
Three Lions Club members and their guests can relax in a traditional English-style pub located on the second floor of Blackbaud Stadium. The pub contains soccer memorabilia from around the world, a cigar-smoking saloon with leather couches, a big screen TV, foosball, pool tables, darts and much more.

Washington - Seattle

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
1916 Post Alley
Seattle
206-728-1916

The George & Dragon Pub
206 N36th Street
Seattle
206-545-6864

New York - New York City

McCormack's Pub and Restaurant
365 Third Avenue, Manhattan
212 683-0911

In England, each Saturday afternoon from August through May, hundreds of thousands cram the nation's stadia to cheer the local side. It may only be 10 a.m. over here, but at MCCORMACK'S PUB AND RESTAURANT the Guinness is guzzled and Irish breakfasts are wolfed down while the games are beamed in live via satellite. There are a few other soccer bars in town, but none can match McCormack's warmth and feel of authenticity. Proprietor Barry McCormack, once a star Irish footballer, makes sure that there's a steady diet of soccer and sports from the Motherland all week long. The food's good, too. -Stu Hackel

Illinois - Chicago

The Globe Pub
1934 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
(773) 871-3757

The Globe shows tons of soccer, including the FA Cup, Carling Cup football, Coca Cola Championship, women's soccer, European Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, Copa del Rey, and Major League Soccer (MLS). Tons of beer and standard pub fare characterize the food selection.

The Hidden Shamrock
2723 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 883-0304

Irish pub that features an extra long bar and 11 satellite TVs (plus a big screen) showing soccer games. Burgers, sandwiches, and salads, along with a few Irish and English dishes can be enjoyed, with of course, lots of beer to chug it all down!

Massachusetts - Boston

McGann's Pub
197 Portland St.
Boston, MA
(617) 227-4059

McGann's features standard American and Irish pub food, with a bar that serves beer, wine, and cocktails. Patrons comment that it’s a great place to watch soccer games, especially the FIFA World Cup, in addition to major European matches, which includes champions leagues and premier leagues. Six TVs are set up around the bar, including a huge projection screen that’s situated across the main tables.

Banshee
934 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 436 9747

Known to locals and visitors as 'The Place To Go' Banshees offers traditional English fare, international dishes, an extensive selection of beers, and of course, frequent soccer and rugby matches.

Minnesota - Minneapolis

Brits Pub
1110 Nicollet
btw 11th St & 12th St
(612) 332-3908

Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis first opened its doors way back in 1990. Since then it has grown from a small two-room tavern into the much larger institution it is now. Additions over the years included the Long Room in 1994 and the world-renowned English Garden Park, complete with its 10,000 square foot Lawn Bowling green, in 1998.

In 2006 Brit's continues to expand with the opening of two new spaces; The Veranda Bar - an outdoor rooftop bar overlooking the English Garden Park, and The Clubhouse - a comfy cocktail and party lounge with views over Nicollet Mall and Peavy Plaza.

Missouri - St. Louis

O.B. Clark's
1921 S Brentwood Blvd
St Louis, MO 63144
(314) 961-8900

This cozy spot is perfect for watching soccer games. With two big screen TVs, plus several smaller ones, and Setanta hosting, you're always guaranteed a good seat and a good game. Also, the food is good enough to attract players from the local hockey team, Blues, so what more could you ask for?

North Carolina - Durham

James Joyce
912 W. Main St
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 683-3022

James Joyce is an Irish pub that shows plenty of Duke basketball games, but they're also very keen on English Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Cup games. American and Irish food are customer favorites, with specials rotating daily.

Ohio - Columbus

Tommy Keegan's
456 S. Front St,
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-9444

With a slogan that states, 'Where soccer is home,' you're bound to watch quite a few matches here! In fact, you can cheer on all your favorite European teams in the National Leagues or in the European Cups provided by Setanta. The menu is standard bar food, but the beer is plentiful and the soccer is always on the TV!

Tennessee - Memphis

Dan McGuinness
150 Peabody Place, Suite 115
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-8500

Dan McGuinness is an Irish pub featuring many authentic Irish dishes, such as Irish Lamb Stew and Shepherd's Pie. English Premier League matches are shown every weekend, as well as World Cup qualifier games, provided by Setanta Sports.

Texas - Houston

Big John's Sports Bar
6150 Wilcrest
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 498-3499

Big John's brings in soccer games on seven different channels to cover as many as possible. Over 65 TVs are scattered throughout the bar, airing a variety of other sports as well. Pool tables, darts, and other games can be enjoyed too, in addition to American, Irish, and standard bar fare. Want beer? Take advantage of a wide selection of draft and bottled beers.

Texas - Dallas

The Londoner
14930 Midway Rd.
Addison, Dallas, TX 75244

The Londoner constantly has a soccer game on for you to enjoy, shown on Setanta Sport and other PPV channels. English fare and beer accompany soccer matches, while pool tables and darts provide other gaming options.

Texas - San Antonio

The Lion and Rose
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Plasma and digital TVs air plenty of soccer - English Premier League, UEFA Cup, Bundesliga, the World Cup, and much more. While watching the game, chow down on a vast array of dishes from American and international cuisine, in addition to authentic English food and draft beers. Traditional pub games are available too, even a Bar Billiards table.

California

Los Angeles and Surrounding Area

Cock and Bull Pub
2947 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
Plenty of TVs abound to watch soccer, such as the English Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and other big European leagues. While watching the game, enjoy typical English food and a moderate selection of beers. If you’re lucky, maybe a celebrity such as Sting will pop in, as reported by some patrons.

Joxer Daly's
11168 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-3745

Lucky Baldwin's
17 So. Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA
(626) 795-0652

O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant
2226 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-5303

Patsy's Irish Pub
28971 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA
(714) 249-2604

The Fox and Hounds
11110 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 763-7976

Oakland

Bill McNally's Irish Pub
5352 College Ave
Oakland, CA
(510) 654 9463

San Francisco

Abbey Tavern
5th Avenue and Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 221-7767

Brentwood Bowl
237 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA
(650) 873-3111

San Diego

Blarney Stone Pub
5617 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 279-2033

Players Sports Bar
7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-7060

Colorado

Denver

Streets of London
1501 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
(303) 861-9103

Fado Irish Pub
1735 19th St, Suite 150
Denver, CO
(303) 297-0066

Boulder

Lazy Dog, The
1346 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-3355

Conor O'Neill's
1922 13th Street
Boulder, CO
(303) 449-1922

Connecticut

Stamford

Fiddler's Green
280 Shippan Ave
Stamford, CT
(203) 356-0906

Tigin Irish Pub
175 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT
(203) 353-8444

Hartford

Vaughan's Public House
59 Pratt Street
Hartford, CT
(860) 882-1560

Florida

Miami

Churchill's Pub
5501 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL
(305) 757-1807

Fritz and Franz Bierhaus
60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 774-1883

Orlando

Lucky Leprechaun
7032 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 352-7031

Tallahassee

Finnegan's Wake
1122 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 222-4225

Tampa

MacDinton's
405 South Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-8999

Georgia

Atlanta

Brewhouse Cafe
401 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-7799

Fado Irish Pub
3035 Peachtree Road NE.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0066

Louisiana

New Orleans

Finn McCools
3701 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-9080

Michigan

Detroit

Elks Club
179 Main Street, Mt Clemens
Detroit, MI
(586) 463-2124

Ann Arbor

Arena Sports Bar
203 East Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 222-9999

East Lansing

Reno's East Side
1310 Abbott Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823-2603
(517) 337-2333

Minnesota

Minneapolis

The Local
931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 904-1000

Nebraska

Omaha

Sean O'Casey's
10730 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68127-2932
(402) 593-1746

New Hampshire

Manchester

Wild Rover Pub
21 Kosciuszko St
Manchester, NH
(603) 669-7722

New Jersey

Trenton

Trenton Hibernians
2419 Kuser Road, Hamilton Square
Trenton, NJ 08691
(609) 586-5982

Hoboken

Mulligans
159, 1st Street
Hoboken, NJ
(201) 876 – 4101

New Brunswick

Golden Rail Pub
66 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick,NJ 08901
(732) 846-6279

New York

Bronx

Behan's Pub
4299 Katonah Ave
Bronx, New York, NY
(718) 652-9153

Well Bar, The
4279 Katonah Ave
Bronx, New York City, NY 10740
(718) 231-2981

Brooklyn

Floyd, NY
131 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-5810

Eamonn's
174 Montague St,
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 596 4969

Manhattan

Fiddlesticks
56 Greenwich Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 463-0516

Blue Room, The
1140 Second Ave
New York NY 10022
(815) 550-2407

Gatsby's
53 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-4430

L'Angelo
108 West Houston St
New York, NY 10012
(212)-260-8899

Dempsey's
61 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-0662

Queens

Byre, The
50-12 69th Street, Woodside
Queens, NY
(718) 672-8727

Flynn's Inn
43-13 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside
Queens, NY
(718) 729-9720

Mangoville's
187-30 Jamaica Ave
Queens, NY 11423
718-468-4100

North Carolina

Charlotte

Connolly's
115 E. 5th Street
Charlotte, NC
(704) 358-9070

Ohio

Cleveland

Blarney Stone
13334 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 941-6972

Dayton

Dublin Pub
300 Wayne Avenue
Dayton, OH
(937) 224-7822

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Fado Irish Pub
1500 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 893 9700

Paddy Rooney's Pub
449 West Chester Pike
Havertown PA 19083
(610) 446-9882

Tir Na Nog
1600 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 514 1700

Pittsburgh

Piper's Pub
1828 East Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 381-3977

South Carolina

Columbia

Wild Hare Sports Café
902 B Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 929-0374

Charleston

Moe's Crosstown Tavern
714 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-3287

Madra Rua Irish Pub
1034 East Montague Ave
Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 554-2522

Tommy Condon's
160 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(803) 577-3818

Texas

Austin

Fado Irish Pub
214 West 4th St.
Austin, TX
(512) 457-0172
An Irish pub serving other major cities as well (such as Chicago), Fado is home to great soccer. Watch the English Premier League, Coca Cola Championship, among others in what patrons call an “unusual” atmosphere. Irish food, salads, standard American bar food, plus beer and countless varieties of whisky can be enjoyed while watching the game.

Dallas

The Dubliner
2818 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX
(214) 818-0911

Trinity Hall
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX
(214) 887-3600

Houston

Ron's Pub
1826 Fountain View Drive
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 977-4820

The Richmond Arms
5920 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 784-7722

Virginia

Richmond

Penny Lane Pub
421 East Franklin
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-1682

Piccola Pizzeria and Restaurant
1100 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-3111

Arlington

Ireland's Four Courts
2051 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 525-3600

Washington D.C.

Lucky Bar
1221 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20036
(202) 331-3733

Pour House
319 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC
(202) 547-2098

Fado Irish Pub
808 7th St. NW
Washington, DC
(202) 789-0066

 

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