There’s no denying that the World has been afflicted by an incurable strain of Olympics fever, with even some of the most anti-sporting among us developing a real sense of patriotism and pride. Danny Boyle’s Opening Ceremony alone, was enough to win over the most hardened of hearts.
So, rather than sit at home shouting at the goggle box, why not cheer your team on with fellow supporters over a drink and some food, to really get into the spirit of things?
Several pubs in the city will be getting behind Team GB (and others!) by showing the Games on screens throughout the next few weeks.
First up, a central and popular choice would be The Black Lion in the South Lanes. They have huge screens to watch the athletes by, both indoors and outdoors in their garden ... and when the weather’s fair, they will no doubt be laying on the odd barbecue whilst serving drinks from their outside bar!
At The Hampton on Upper North Street, they’re showing the Olympics all day and night. Even better, every time Team GB win at something, they will offer some great deals on selected drinks for half an hour after the win!
Just round the corner, The Globe will show the games in the ground floor bar during the day times.
Over on the other side of town in Kemp Town, the neighbourhood’s favourite, The Sidewinder will be showing the games every day on two screens in the pub. If the sun’s shining, you can nip out to one of the huge gardens with your drinks in between heats!
The Saint George’s on Sudely Street, a bit further into Kemp Town is showing everything on two TVs, throughout the day, with sound on when requested. They’ve also been a creative bunch and spruced the pub up with Team GB balloons and flags.
Meanwhile, The Open House up on Springfield Road will be showing the competitions in the main bar, so why not come along and enjoy Happy Hour or Apperitivo Hours whilst rooting for those lovely volleyball ladies (and gents).
For more pubs showing the Olympics, please do check back for more updates or you can email your favourite venues to find out via their own venue pages on this site. Click HERE for our full list of venues.