Ten Places In Town To Watch Liverpool v Spurs Tonight

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IF you’re a Liverpool fan, you’ve been here before…many times. More recently, last year when the town was absolutely jammers for the game against Real Madrid.

It all ended very badly for Reds fans that night and while many of them went straight home after the game, others packed the bars until the wee hours leaving publicans wondering what might have been had Liverpool actually won the Champions League!

Of course, while we can’t forget that there’s actually a decent amount of Spurs fans about Tralee, I’m at a loss to know if they’re all getting together to watch the game somewhere (although I hear Colin Boyle of The Ashe Hotel is a Spurs fan so Alfie’s Bar might be a good spot).

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It’s worth remembering every football fan — bar Arsenal supporters — who isn’t a Kopite will be praying the cup goes to Tottenham and they’ll be out in force to taunt Liverpool fans, so that will swell the numbers in pubs. Speaking of which, here’s where to watch the game…

The Liverpool haunts…

1. The Huddle Bar

Last year, on Champions League final night, I have it on good authority that the six bar staff lost about three stone between them such was the amount of running around trying to satisfy the demands of beer-loving Liverpool fans.

It’s been a go-to place for Reds fans all during the season, with an especially raucous vibe for the big games.

Such is the crowd they’re expecting tonight, there’s a DJ —no doubt blasting out Liverpool songs — starting from as early as 3pm. Get there early, wear the colours and prepare for a fantastic night.

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2. O’Donnell’s Mounthawk…

The Liverpool Supporters Club are gathering once again to watch the game here so it’s a good place to go if you have younger members of the family out.

Famed local Red, Leo Byrne, has organised the event in the function room (to the left as you come in the main door). They are asking for a €5 donation for the Irish Kidney Foundation with finger food at half-time.

It’s obviously free in the rest of the bar, where there’s three TVs as well as a massive screen where, last year, 200 — predominantly Liverpool fans — watched the game. A solid option for Reds with a great atmosphere.

3. Paddy Macs…

Johnny McCarthy of Paddy Macs is a Red through and through, as are most of the lads behind the bar.

In fact, Johnny was one of 10 publicans nationwide chosen by Diageo for a VIP weekend to see Liverpool play Wolves on the last day of the season, where he met Pool legends and got to play on the hallowed turf in Anfield.

Because of the compact nature of the pub, if you want a good view get there very, very early to get a seat to see the action.

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4. The Abbey Inn

Danny Leane Jnr is a big fan who’s been over to Liverpool a number of times this season.

He’s got a special line-up of entertainment for the evening, starting with a DJ from 6pm, free half time finger food and a free Desperados beer for all when Liverpool score a goal!

Liverpool fans can’t ask for more than that!

The rest…

5. Kirbys Brogue Inn

You’ll be made feel welcome in a place where you can have a bite to eat (if your stomach settles with the nerves) before watching the match.

There’s music later on too, if Liverpool or Spurs fans want to carry on the celebrations.

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6. Hennessy’s

Huge numbers of Liverpool fans used to congregate here in the 80s/90s, for the big games and it’s still a place where football fans of all clubs gather.

No matter who wins, it’s sure to be buzzing late into the night.

7. Bailys Corner

Although, traditionally a rugby haunt, this Castle Street bar will be packed to the rafters with fans of all teams looking forward to the game on Garry’s big HD TV screens.

8. The Castle Bar

Despite being more known as a Chelsea/Man Utd/Leeds pub, the slagging should be good in this famous Rock Street institution. They were asking anyone with Liverpool or Spurs flags, scarfs etc to call in and decorate the pub during the week, so it should be some night there.

9. The Blasket

With plenty screens to choose from, this should be a really popular spot to watch the game.

The late bar will be heaving later on in the night, but it remains to be seen who’ll be celebrating.

10. Benners Hotel

Last but not least, Benners have the big screen in their  Courtyard so it’s probably the coolest place in town to watch the game while having a bite to eat.

Also, the nightclub is open later so it’s going to be packed with a great atmosphere whatever the result.

One Comment

  1. If i was back home for the Match i would be watching it in Joes Place on Pembroke Street. Friendly staff and always a friendly welcome and great atmosphere. come on the pool YNWA…….