Whether you want to catch a trans-Atlantic soccer match or some MLS games, the city of Dallas caters to your needs with a range of amazing soccer pubs scattered throughout the city. But not all pubs are equal — some provide great atmosphere while others focus more on the drinks and food. Discover the lowdown on the three best soccer pubs in Dallas below.
Located in Mockingbird Station, Trinity Hall is a quintessential Irish pub that shows soccer from across Europe. Whether you want to watch the big games in the Spanish, French, Italian, or English leagues, you’ll find all matches televised at Trinity Hall. Early opening hours cater for all the early games in Europe, meaning you can show up as early as 6 a.m. for a drink and some soccer. Trinity Hall shares its name with the main student accommodation campus in Ireland’s most famed university, Trinity College.
When the soccer finishes up, make sure you stick around to listen to the traditional Irish music that the bar plays. The food at Trinity Bar is also worth trying, especially the blue cheese fries or the crumbled bacon and cheese fries, both of which make for a great accompaniment to a cold beer and some exciting soccer action.
The Staggering Irishman
Irish pubs tend to make for an ideal setting to watch a soccer game and The Staggering Irishman is further proof of that. Featuring no less than 13 50-inch televisions and a single 120-inch projector screen, you’ll easily be able to watch whatever game you want here. The pub opens on normal days at 11 a.m., but there are special opening hours when there’s a big game in Europe that starts earlier than 11 a.m.
Many FC Dallas fans congregate at The Staggering Irishman, but with the focus on international soccer, all fans are welcome. You’ll also be able to shoot some pool or play darts before and after the soccer game. You can find this great Irish pub on Preston Road.
Unsurprisingly, The Londoner is a pub dedicated to supporters of a London-based football team, Arsenal F.C. Arsenal fans call themselves ‘Gooners’, and you can expect to see The Londoner chock-full of Arsenal fans who are members of the Dallas Gunners, which is the official supporters club for Arsenal in Dallas. You can sample some classic British fare, including fish and chips and Shepard’s Pie for an authentic taste of Britain.
Don’t let the Arsenal loyalty put you off, though, The Londoner is welcoming to all soccer fans. Sample some local brews as you catch the game, such as the delicious Blood and Honey by Revolver Brewing, which is a strong American wheat beer with delightful citrus notes. You can find The Londoner on Midway Road and the opening hours vary depending on the time of the earliest soccer game.
If you want to check out a soccer game in Dallas, you can’t go wrong with visiting any of these three great pubs.
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