SOUTHERN LOCATIONS Updated 15 May 2005

Sabor Latino Restaurant, 112 Greensprings Highway, 205-942-9480

Fantastic restaurant in the Homewood suburb of Birmingham.  The restaurant is owned by a Peruvian family that will cheer for the USA as long as they aren't playing Peru!  They have satellites and get league and national team games from all over the world, but obviously with an emphasis on Latin
American soccer.  Food is cheap, huge margueritas, lots of beer (mainly American & Mexican.)  A large group of USA supporters regularly dines there and the owner has even opened the restaurant specifically for USA games at times they've been closed if the game could only be obtained via satellite.

Little Rock
Legends Sports Bar
Full bar, Great Food, Wireless Internet, 11 am-2 am
Will show games upon request

Altamonte Springs
St. Andrews Tavern, 1119 W. State Road 436, 407.788.1866
"Short, but complete menu of British food (bangers this and chips that) and the food is always well prepared and hot! Plenty of good pints (Bass, Tetleys, Boddington, Guiness, etc.) and wine, but no liquor. Has Fox Sports World on the two televisions (21" and big screen)...good people and everybody is very friendly."

Boca Raton
Ugly Duckling
No longer carry the satellite feed.  Good beer, though.

Fort Lauderdale
Tudor Inn
Bill Purdie writes, "A real Scots bar, they show Premier, internationals and Scottish Premiership. Also have Scottish match tapes playing in the meantime, lots of Ranger and Celtic games. Good honest pub."  Is also home to Ft Lauderdale Rangers Supporters Club.

Fox & Hounds
4812 N. Dixie Highway, 954.491.8869
The Fox & Hounds is a British-American pub founded in 1992 by Guy Hutcheson.  This pub is equipped with a full size pool table, two dart boards, three twenty-seven inch TVs, one twelve foot TV with surround sound, and every kind of liquor and beer imaginable. For your soccer needs, premier, world, European, and FA cup soccer will be shown live daily on our 2,000 square foot premises.  Please call us for details.  We also serve food such as finger foods like chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, sausages in batter, and samosas.  We also serve traditional British foods like bangers and mash, fish and chips, and an English breakfast that we serve on weekends.  We have a wide selection of  British crisps, candy, crackers, and many other groceries.

Trafalgar Arms, 4132 North Federal Highway, 954.568.2207
Neil Cooper writes:...has by far the best coverage of any game available, has a good atmosphere there with supporters of all teams (not just premiership teams) watching the action.  They have just opened an extension with a big-screen TV and surround sound."

Indian Rock Beach
Red Lion Pub, 1407 Gulf Blvd, 727.596.5411.
Just across the street from the beach and is an English pub on the inside and a typical beach bar on the outside (with patio and tables with umbrellas).  One main room with large screen TV at one end and lots of other TV's scattered around in strategic places.  Approximately 50-60 people or so were there for the England v Finland match.  Most of the patrons were Brits, and there was a nice mix of young and old.  As it was a Setanta match and a World Cup Qualifier, cover was $20 for both the England and later Ireland matches.  But the proprietors at Red Lion threw in a free (and very good!) full English breakfast as part of the deal (w/ HP  available!).  Not sure they do it for all regular weekend morning league matches as well, but it was a nice touch and helps to offset the high Setanta-mandated cover.  Wait staff was very friendly and helpful.  Would recommend highly making the trip for a match, even if you're driving the long drive from Sarasota, as I was.  Remember to give yourself 90-120 minutes drive time from Bradenton or Sarasota, as once you get off I-275 in St. Pete you still have a good 20-30 minutes of city driving to the beach where the pub is located.

Key West
Submitted by Tim Barker


Finnegan's Wake, Corner of James and Grinnell streets, 305.293.0222
Hans Duchardt writes "Watched England-Italy there and one was transported into the Stadium"

Charlie's Place, 908 Kennedy Drive, 305.294.4818
Hans Duchardt writes "Watched England-Germany during Euro 96 is a mature crowd and the Amis who had no idea about the sport had to rethink their attitude about soccer and hooliganism as most of them enjoyed the atmosphere the two camps created."

Churchill's Pub

The Sport Cafe, Miami Beach 
"...a fine Italian restaurant that gets the RAI feed every weekend."

Bull & Bush, 2404 E. Robinson Street,  407.896.7645
Darren Green says, "it's Orlando's most authentic English pub and has football on TV every hour that the pub is open on big screen TV."

Cricketeer's Arms
Brian Hisaw writes, "shows a lot of Premiership, all the satellite games, they charge a cover for most everything, including the ESPN champions league matches...they are a mostly Chelsea pub.

St. Pete Beach
Irish Pub at Bay Side, 60 Corey Ave, 813.367.9373 (next to Leverock's)
Pam Gregory writes "We have just been named the home of the Celtic Supporters Club of Tampa Bay.  We are (obviously) an Irish Pub, on the waterfront with a beautiful view of Boca Ciega Bay.  We serve traditional Irish food and welcome families.  We have soft and steel tip darts, a pool table and digital television.

Scotland Yard, Waters Ave.
Owned by Peter Ward, who played in the English 1st Division and the NASL, where he was the 1982 MVP.

Winter Springs
Pretzels Bar & Grill
"...has always shown soccer (Football-damn it).  I watched the England-Tunisia game there at 8:00am..."

Peppino's Pizza (Across the street from UGA)
Joe's (two doors down from Peppino's) says "A very, very, very soccer friendly set of pubs. They are both equipped with satellites and Italian owners who put soccer on TV over any other sport, except Georgia gridiron football.

The BrewHouse Cafe, 401 Moreland Avenue, 404-525-7799
Great place to watch the games, good food, great selection of beers. 

Rose & Crown
Show all English premier matches, on satellite, England matches, a lot of soccer in general tons of people for the FA Cup final, lots of expats gather to watch.

Fado's, Buckhead 
Shows all premier league, international and cup matches - also rugby.  It's five minutes walk from the Rose and Crown.  Sometimes the Rose won't show international or cup matches because of the charge made by Setanta.

New Orleans
O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub, 514 Toulouse Street
Brad Cooper writes, "It's one of my favorite spots in the French Quarter of New can watch soccer and other sports from
England, Scotland and Ireland while enjoying a draft Guiness and a big piece of shepard's pie."

North Carolina
Hannah Flanagan's Pub
Gary G. say it's "Western N. Carolina World Cup Headquaters"

Chapel Hill
Original Sports Bar, W. Franklin Street
Matt Banks says "Reliably shows European Cup, and World Cup in addition to MLS.  Ex-pats in the area usually gather here..."

Brother's Pizza, E. Franklin Street
Matt Banks says "You can also rely on Brother's Pizza on East Franklin to cue up mid-afternoon Champions' League games on ESPN2, but they have no dish. (Some English Man United fans gather here---UNC Rugby League players.)"

Jackalopes. Corner of Independence and Elizabeth.
They are renowned soccer/futbol fans there. Regularly play all the English premier league games on Saturdays and Sundays for a small fee. and of course cover all of the US soccer games. Some MLS, and others. The beer is pretty good a traditional fare of English and Irish ales on draft and the crowd is mixed. A lot of faithful English Premier leaguers there especially Man United and Newcastle.

Keegan's Pub, Battleground Ave.
Chris Wode writes, "...Keegan's Pub is all about soccer. Obviously it was named after Kevin Keegan and there is tons of soccer stuff on the walls and all games are shown. All the guys and girls that play or played at UNC Greensboro hang there as well as youth players and fans. Plays host to the Adidas party for the Women's Final Four as many former Spartans work for Adidas."

Soccer Dome of America
Brian Dodwell writes, " an OUTSTANDING venue for watching football. Part of an indoor soccer complex, this small and friendly bar is geared mainly towards the English Premier League and shows every match offered by Fox Sports World and on pay-per-view. (I think they might even get Sky on satellite) They are also more than willing to put on any game from any country that might be on. In addition, they record most of the games for those who can't make it, in order to watch later. There is always a good crowd of both English and American supporters, especially on Sundays. (cover charge only for the pay-per-view games)

The Sherlock Holmes, Elliston Place

Terry Widlake, originally from Birmingham and former bassist with Roy Orbison, opened Nashville's first authentic English Pub back on Valentine's Day 1994.  Located near Vanderbilt University, downtown Nashville and country music's "Music Row" of record label and music publishing offices, "the Sherl" draws a very eclectic crowd, indeed!

The Gov' will show the FA Cup Final, Euro/World Cup matches, Champions League Final, etc. on 8' projection screen.  Previous FA Cup Final "guests" have included Ray Davies of The Kinks.  Taps: Guiness, Boddingtons, Bass, McEwan's, etc.

Lady Godiva Pub
Due to open Spring/Summer 2001.  Rob, the "Gov", and a good lad (even if he's from Coventry-haha!) has decided to open up a little slice of home right here in Middle Tennessee.  Located about 1/2 east down I-40 from downtown Nashville.  Has guaranteed to offer a haven for local footballers (even this Liverpool supporter!).

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