With the biggest game of the year so far (USA v England) happening on Sat 12.Jun at 12.30 MDT, I was wondering if anyone was going to be trying to watch it anywhere? Reckon Smugglers would be the go to place as it was in 06? Good memories of watching the early games in O’Bannons from 02!
I was wondering what bars are going to be open for the USA v Slovenia game?? I think its a 8 am kick off mountain time and I am praying places will be open for this. Anyone have any ideas ?? Did bars open at strange times in previous world cup years??? If nothing is open I will be forced to go house to house looking for anyone watching this game… and waking up strangers at 8 am is something Id rather not do but come on its the WORLD CUP!
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No, really I think it was O’Bannon’s we watched the British Open last year or the year before. Nice little pub, if it is still there. :thumbsup
Think it was a block north of the main drag.
Talked to the bartender, Charlie, at Smugglers while having lunch on Saturday and he said he didnt think they would be open for the early game on Fri unless the owner suddenly decided to advertise it or something.
…Altho he did say it was ultimately up to him if he felt like coming in early to open the bar…
I’m all for some early morning soccer action. I just bet a nine year old neighbor kid that USA would win tomorrow and that Spain was going to take the whole thing. She’s pulling for Argentina. Gonna be a great month!
I called O’Bannon’s today. The lady I spoke to said that they weren’t planning to open up Friday morning for the US v Slovenia game. She said that with the festival going on that people wouldn’t be interested in getting up at 8am to watch the game. I politely told her that was far from the case and they should consider opening up early that day. I relayed that I have 8 or 10 friends that would show up for the game and I’m sure that place would be packed if word gets around. She said she would pass it on to the owners.
Smuggler’s hasn’t decided if they are going to open up for the game. They would need to have another bartender come in that day and the guy that would be coming in is out of town. So he said to call back in a couple of days and he should have an answer.
Anybody know of another option in town?
Peeps should start calling O’Bannon’s and Smugglers to inquire about viewing so they know that there is interest out there.
I will be looking for a place to watch the game along with 5 other folks! I’ll gladly call both Smugglers and O’Bannons to let them know that the demand does exist. Honestly, I figure out of 9 or 10 thousand Festivarians, there’s GOT to be at LEAST 2-full-bars worth of soccer fans who want to watch this game. Honestly, I was thinking I might have to get to a bar early to wait in line to make sure my posse gets a good spot to watch the game.