Went in summer, the bars I popped into had multiple banks of tv screens , my highlights were competitive hot dog eating, joey chestnut pissed it. And also this mad game where they toss a bag of peas into a hole, it’s a simple game that they get mad into.
Post by westgatelakes on Sept 11, 2019 9:24:46 GMT
Most of the old footy bars have closed now and would only show premier league games in any case, but there are still one or 2 knocking about on I Drive that look as though they`re closed down but are quite welcoming inside. Try the Orlando Celtic Supporters bar just past Carrier Drive - quite a few Orlando resident brits go in there from 10 am on a Saturday and stay all day !
Post by westgatelakes on Sept 11, 2019 9:32:21 GMT
forgot to mention. took in a couple of Orlando City games five or so years ago when Inchy was manager and James O`Connor was midfield general. They`ve come on a bit since then .... new stadium, millionaire owners etc, but I wouldn`t lose any sleep if you don't manage to get tickets - the football is still pretty ordinary (mind you us Stokies are used to that). I personally think that the Yanks would be better concentrating on Baseball, Basketball and Throwball (they call it football !).
Post by StatesideStokie on Sept 11, 2019 11:53:04 GMT
If the game is being shown on ESPN, then there are a few bars that will likely have it on. If not, you’re shit outta luck and you’ll have to watch on the app.
There are a few good bars in the city (the real Orlando, away from all the tourist traps on I Drive and in Kissimmee). The Harp and Celt is my preferred spot, it’s on Magnolia Avenue, a couple of blocks from Church Street. Opens at 7am for the early Premier League game, serves a cracking English breakfast and you can always have a bit of banter with the crowd of locals, ex-pats and the odd tourist who manages to find it. It’s owned by an Irish family, and they’ll take good care of you. I was in there when we got pasted 7-2 by Man City, surrounded by City fans. When the fifth went in, they stopped charging me for drinks out of pity. 😂