There's Really No Excuse Not to Get Trousered and Watch Soccer at a Pub This Week

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By halftime the customer were standing to watch the game at the Londoner
"Fucking bullshit," a man in a perfectly starched shirt muttered as he walked out of the Londoner in Uptown yesterday, apparently unpleased with his afternoon. Manchester United had choked against Manchester City, coughing up a chance to cinch the Premiership. But what's bad for Man U is good for casual soccer fans who still want to catch a few games before the season ends.

I hadn't watched a match since the season kicked off last fall. I was searching for Dallas' best hangover cure and happened upon Trinity Hall, an unlikely venue tucked into the Angelika Center that draws expats from all over the Dallas. Those first games were moderately attended, but now that the season's end is near every match feels dire, and fans are coming out in droves.

The Londoner was packed yesterday as the match neared halftime. A mix of waiters and waitresses who didn't have to work on a Monday afternoon, along with well dressed office workers who blew off the afternoon's TPS reports, caught what was ultimately a pretty boring game. (Fucking bullshit, indeed.)

If you've never taken in a match at one of the area's pubs you owe it to yourself to give it a go. Patrons from all walks descend, and there's always an interesting crowd. The following matches should have a decent draw at all three of the bars listed below. My favorite is the Londoner in Uptown. They still have the best fish and chips in Dallas.

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Chelsea vs. Newcastle, May 2 1:45 p.m.

This is the best match to catch if you want an excuse to blow off your boss and skip out of the office.

Chelsea vs. Liverpool, May 5 11:15 a.m.
This FA Cup match is an entirely different contest, but this one's a final so the winner takes all.

Manchester United vs. Swansea City, May 6 10:00am CT.
Manchester United always draws a crowd. You'll never be alone at at English pub when this team is on.

Manchester City vs. Newcastle, May 6 7:30am CT
Manchester City stayed in the race with today's win. If they can beat New Castle they should end up winning the Premiership.


Location Info

The Londoner Pub - CLOSED

2929 Thomas Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Londoner Pub

14930 Midway Road, Addison, TX

Category: Restaurant

Trinity Hall Irish Pub

5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX

Category: Music


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10 comments
DallasCity
DallasCity

Great atmosphere for the game on Monday, and a City win!

Deano
Deano

Allen Wickers sucks. The servers are nice but the food tastes like it's stale, corporate distributor stuff. Burgers had zero flavor, tasted like frozen patties. I get that they're trying. But many other places to go.

Londoner is key in all locations (Uptown, Addison, Frisco) and the food is quite good. Trinity Hall is great too, though the food is a bit uninspiring and need better fries.

Not sure how anyone can really call themselves a Chelsea fan, ugh. Get it off me. Rather root for Man U.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

would like all Liverpool FC fans to join me in a toast to Tom Hicks whose wise leadership set this club on its successful path

Jana
Jana

Another great place to visit up north is Allen Wickers Pub - they were just named one of the 101 best sports bars in the country by CNN! :) they also have amazing food and a great atmosphere for futbal. 

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

May 2 - Rangers at Toronto @ 11:30ish conflicts.

May 5 & 6 - Rangers at Cleveland, 6:05pm and 12:05 pm respectively.  No conflict, but who the hell is going to watch soccer at 7:30am?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Well Fuck me, not only a sports post, its a Premier league post to boot.  Londoner is always a hot spot.  Go Blues, fuck Liverpool

kYle
kYle

I've not been to Allen Wickers, yet I'm fully confident saying I liked it much better when it was Mac's Bar & Grill.

McDoom
McDoom

Dear Allen Wickers plant,

I've been to your place a couple of times. Decent burger and beer selection. But you have too many windows and too much lighting to call yourself a pub.

Scott Reitz
Scott Reitz

 If you ever got up early to tailgate at a football game you know the drill. It's the same thing and the best buzz in the world. Most of the pubs open early and show the games. You just have to check out their web pages or call ahead to make sure.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Try the Londoner at 7:30 a.m.  there are plenty of people who rouse at that hour and take a jaunt to the bar for futbol.  I know us Americans arent used to that, but there are plenty of Brits here and lots of American converts. 

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