Six Nations, But How Many Pubs?
From Dublin to Rome and beyond, rugby fans are buzzing about the Six Nations tournament, the annual contest between Europe's top national teams. The problem is, where to watch the action?
As it does with soccer's European Championships, exclusive broadcaster Setanta is limiting the number of venues that can show matches live. If you're looking to see England play Italy at 8:30 tomorrow morning, or have a Welshman in the house who's hoping for a morale-boosting victory over Scotland at 10:30, your choices are limited to Fado, Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Murphy's of Alexandria, Summers, the Auld Shabeen and, somewhat surprisingly, Daniel O'Connell's. There's also the option of driving up to Slainte in Fells Point. All of those bars will also be showing the match of the weekend: Sunday's showdown between defending champions France and defending runners-up Ireland.
Expect to pay a $20 cover, which includes perks at some bars; last week, for example, Murphy's offered a breakfast buffet for early risers.
If you can't make it out so early in the morning, though, you can watch tape-delayed action at Solly's Tavern, which is trying to establish itself as a hangout for rugby fans. Scotland vs. Wales is on at 6 p.m. tomorrow, though England and Italy won't be shown until Sunday at 5 and the Irish match isn't replayed until 9:45 on Monday night.
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