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19-05-2008, 11:54   #1
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Where to watch Champions League Final in Dublin

So where do ya think the best place to watch the final will be?

Ideally need somewhere that will have a great atmosphere but will have full coverage of the build up etc. (i.e. Giles/Dunphy ) where you can actually hear what's going on

Hate watching games in pubs where you can barely hear the commentary or worse, when they turn the volume down at half time etc....
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Sinnotts at the Stephens Green SC, opposite the Gaeity.

I was there for the first Barca/Utd game, and last Sunday for the last day of the PL Season.

Crackin' atmosphere for a pub, it has to be said.

I'll be there on Wednesday too.

Three big screens, so you can see it from anywhere.

And they do have the build up on.
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Either Mandela Hall in Belfast who are putting up a big screen, or The Botanic Inn also in Belfast, which is one of the greatest pubs Ive ever been in for a match. Have yet to decide.
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Either Mandela Hall in Belfast who are putting up a big screen, or The Botanic Inn also in Belfast, which is one of the greatest pubs Ive ever been in for a match. Have yet to decide.
Bit of a walk from Dublin though.
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I'll be sittin on the couch with a nice toasty duvet. Could go to the local that's opening at 2am for it but damned if I'm paying $40 to watch them lot.
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Forty bucks is a lot!

Why the fúck are they charging that much? Is it not on SBS anymore?
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Ah yeah it is on SBS (probably straight after some dodgy French porno ) but the 'diehards' will want to congregate and get rat arsed so they don't have to go to work the next day. $40 gets you in and nibbles. Not even a feckin pint.
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I remember paying $25 in to watch a hurling final, but that was on Setanta.

But on a free-to-air station, forty dollars is bleedin' robbery.

What sort of clowns are paying this ffs.

Better off heading to the bottle shop, then the pie shop, then the couch imo.

Cheaper that $40 too.

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Sinnotts at the Stephens Green SC, opposite the Gaeity.
Agree 100%.
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id say the woolshed on parnell strett will be hopping tbh, that place is brilliant for all kinds of sport and the beer selection is great!
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id say the woolshed on parnell strett will be hopping tbh, that place is brilliant for all kinds of sport and the beer selection is great!
Yeah can't beat the Outback.

I'm off at half three on Wednesday so I reckon I'll be in early to get a good table and some nice grub before the match starts.
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Outback is a different pub, no?

I'm off at 12.30 \o/



And off Thursday!!
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Yeah, Woolshed is class but unless you're there really early and get a seat your screwed!

Sugar Club, leeson st. are meant to be showing it on their Cinema sized screen... but dunno wat that'd be like atmosphere wise!

Anywhere decent is gonna be packed for the match anyway so I reckon it's all about getting somewhere early & getting seats sorted out!!

Off at half 3 on Wednesday and off Thursday so ill be in pub at 4 & be home by 5......... am
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Outback is a different pub, no?!!
the wollshed is an aussie/kiwi pub (well its actually canadian but we'll ignore that for the time being) so im assuming thats what he ment by the outback!
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Outback is a different pub, no?

I'm off at 12.30 \o/



And off Thursday!!
It was rebranded Woolshed about two or three years ago, but lots of the signs inside still say Outback and if you pay with laser, your statement will say Outback on it.
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