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July 22, 2009

Where are you going to watch the AC Milan-Chelsea soccer game?

ac milan-chelseaI'm working on a nightlife column for tomorrow's paper about where to watch the AC Milan-Chelsea game at M&T Bank Stadium Friday.

So far, I've talked to Slainte, Claddagh, James Joyce and Pickles. You got any other suggestions for me?

Slainte seems to have the best drink specials. But Pickles Pub might have the craziest pre-game party.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:02 AM | | Comments (29)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I'm let down by this game. This isn't a game, it's a scrimmage.

Neither team is playing their starters.

Emerald Tavern in Parkville. GREAT soccer bar in the burbs...

it's just a "friendly". i am listening to it from my back garden in lovely downtown pigtown.

I'm going to the game....I seem to remember a Chelsea flag outfrount of No Idea last Fall?? I was planning on stopping by there for a Stella (wifebeater) on my walk to the match

When I was in Pratt St Ale House last week, they had a poster with various specials for the match.

I'll be watching from the lower level seats with my face painted and towel on shoulders!


east "endzone" with the chelsea fans!

Manhattan Grill in Perry Hall is a great place to watch soccer. i have been there for champions league, premier league, and la liga games recently. i know alot of their regulars are going to the game but it is always a fun spot to watch futbol.

Ryan's Daughter and the Abbey Burger Bistro seem pretty soccer friendly, they'll probably have it on.
Disregard what a poster said earlier about the Emerald Tavern. That place is very very very very far from "GREAT."

Luca's on Fort Avenue. Lando always has football on.

I'll be watching this at home..
Can't wait to watch some REAL FOOTBALL!!!

Fado's in Annapolis... always a place to catch games during the season, certainly they'll have this one on.... but I'll be at the stadium, no tv for me!

I can't believe the field where Kyle Boller once stepped will be used for this "football". For shame.

Even the second stringers playing on Friday night have more talent in their left pinkie toes, than Kyle Boller ever had!!! Go Gooch (Oguchi Onyewu)!!!

I wonder what Little Italy will be like?

I'd rather infomercials than watch soccer. It is by far the most boring sport. Soccer is a sport for weaklings and ninnies whose mother wouldn't let them play a real man's sport like American football where you have to have testosterone in your body in order to play!

I'm doing anything else

Let us ninnies have our one day of football. We quietly put up with the rest of the year where we get to hear about how tough & smart your footballers are because they wear pads & run into each other.

Now sit down quietly with your Bud Light & try to figure out how to score more roofies for your next tailgate party in September.

PS - Slainte is the only place in town to watch football. It may be overpriced but I would rather watch a match in a place that respects the fans more than the casual, walk-up customer - not the other way round.

People in Little Italy are all gaga over whatever this is. Amicci's will definitely be showing it and they have some drink specials.Nothing like a sport that frequently ends 0-0.

I'll be watching from the stadium. Tailgating starting around 4. I'm not really a soccer fan but I expect this to be cool. It wont be like watching a game in Europe but maybe the closest thing we'll get.

I am going to be at the game!

I'll respectfully disagree with Rob, and his assesment of The Emerald, and it's love of football..aka soccer. During the last World Cup, the owners opened the doors at 8:30 am, and served a FREE breakfast for those who wanted to watch the a standing room only crowd. The Parkville and Hamilton areas are/were a hot bed of soccer in my day (I'm 42). Come by Friday night,and if you can find a seat, and I'll buy you a pint.

LOONEY'S PUB IN CANTON..Than take their free shuttle to game and back!!

Slainte!!! Aparently Grant Whal will be there talking about Soccer and his new book the Beckhm Experiment and guys from DC United.

I confirm for Grant Wahl at Slainte Irish Pub tomorrow. Also DC United will give away tix for the upcoming DCU vs Real Madrid!!!!
It's gonna be huge, I love this place!

Slainte is awesome. I heard Grant Wahl will be there (he has lived in bmore although i'm not sure if he still does b/c i sent him an email re: a column and he asked me where to watch a game in town b/c he was moving here with the wife).

Also, I think World Soccer Daily (Sirius Radio socccer show) will be broadcasting live from Slainte too.

It will be packed, but filled to the gills with real football people.

Wharfrat is doing specials of the beer that they first brewed in chelsea!

AC Milan is my favorite team. Thank you for this information.

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