Sunday, June 13, 2010

World Cup Watching in HoCo

World Cup soccer fans have a couple of good options in HoCo for places to gather and catch the games. Union Jacks Pub in Columbia Town Center will even open its doors at as early as 7:30 AM in order to show all the games at all the viewing times.

In Maple Lawn, Looney’s Pub is also showing every game. On their website they tell us that they are “open early for breakfast” and then suggests that we “Enjoy $3.00 Corona and Corona Light in bottles”

Now that’s an interesting way to start your day.

If you are looking for more a family oriented venue for catching the games you could also check out Trattoria Amore in the Dorsey’s Search Village Center. The owner, Carlo Morra, is a big soccer and since 2002 he has hosted World Cup viewing parties in his restaurant. According to this story by Lisa Gueli Regnante in The Howard County Times “the Trattoria is cleverly decked out in its soccer finery with Italian team jerseys posted on the walls. Also, Morra has on display a miniature soccer field flanked with all the flags of every nation playing in the 2010 World Cup.”

The FIFA World Cup lasts about a month so it would probably be a good idea to stick with the pasta and pizza for the early games and save the beer for after work.


HoCoRising said...

Nice post. Thanks WB. I feel like I didn't get everything out of the World Cup last time around, so I want to find a good set of (timid) soccer hooligans to watch one of the games with.