Sporting Bars: Where are the best, especially in Melbourne?

Debbie Brownstein and I watching the Red Sox at the Outback Restaurant in Clarksville

Debbie Brownstein and I watching the Red Sox at the Outback Restaurant in Clarkesville, IN

While travelling in the States recently, I ate at many restaurants with bars, and got used to the notion of eating, watching sport and talking to complete strangers sitting nearby.  I got so used to it, I want to know if the Almanac community can give me any recommendations of bars that they would suggest. And perhaps ones to avoid.  Are there any American style bars that anyone knows of, which will have my beloved Red Sox televised this year? Where Americans hang out?  Or great Aussie ones that have US sports?  I know most pubs have that set up, but which are the ones, in the south eastern suburbs, where we can go to just kick back? Friendly bars where one can natter to other sports nuts.  Where I can have my ½ soda and ½ lime cordial and enjoy the atmosphere?

Over to my community.

Andre, myself and Elizabeth at the bar watching the Red Sox win the 2013 Championship.

Andre, myself and Elizabeth at the bar watching the Red Sox win the 2013 Championship.

 

 

 

About Yvette Wroby

Yvette Wroby writes, cartoons, paints through life and gets most pleasure when it's about football, and more specifically the Saints. Believes in following dreams and having a go.

Comments

  1. Sadly, this was a no-brainer a few years back until the Duke of Wellington in Flinders St dropped the strides and let the gastro-pub set have its way on it. Lest we forget. Good luck in your search.

  2. Of course you won’t go past the Waterside Hotel, Yvette. Central. Screens in the front bar, but also in the roof-top bar which is just ideal for watching sport – summer or winter.

  3. Peter Flynn says:

    Hi Yvette,

    Just back from the US. Landed this morning and now suffering at work.

    Your opening sentence resonates strongly.

    I love American bars and the people who frequent them.

  4. Rick Kane says:

    The Peacock on Ruckers Hill in the People’s Republic of Northcote is my home away from home to watch footy on Foxtel.

  5. love the Peacock Rick great pub,good food ,good atmosphere and a couple of Sth Melb market dimmies washed down by a few cleansing pots.

  6. E.regnans says:

    Just across the Merri Creek, we like the spectacular old-school homeliness of the Lomond.
    Catch payTV and perhaps a rockin 7-piece blues band in the corner of the front bar.

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