As the second test match nears for the 2015 Ashes cricket games, make sure to get yourself and your friends to the nearest sports bar for some great biannual England v. Australia action! Whether you’re rooting for Cook or Clarke, check out these cricket-friendly pubs for a good time either way.
If you’re in England…
Jetlag Sports Bar
With a selection of global craft beers and foods, Jetlag is the place to go for international sports fans in London, but even more so for the Ashes. They’ve got their own alternative commentary provided by the Guerrilla Cricket crew during all of the scheduled matches. In addition, they’ve got a special summer menu that includes Aussie burgers and mince pies.
The Hoop & Grapes
Voted by Sky Sports as the Ultimate Venue for South London and South East England, The Hoop & Grapes has gained a reputation as an award-winning traditional inn. Stunning HD televisions make this a great place to view the live games.
The Round House
Visit this traditional pub and see the seasonal summer menu that includes salad, salmon, and strawberries. Don’t mistake the quaint interior of chalkboard menus and warm tones to mean that sports aren’t taken seriously here.
If you’re in Australia…
24/7 Sports Bar
Staying true to its name, the 24/7 Sports Bar has a jam-packed schedule of sports being aired on its 50 LCD TV’s. Upscale and a part of The Star casino, this venue is a classy way to cheer on the Australian team.
Turf Sports Bar Melbourne
Streaming all things sport from Fox and ESPN, live sports is a love at Turf Sports Bar. Happy hours and food specials galore combined with private screening booths and advanced surround sound make this an excellent place to follow along with the matches.
Moondyne Joe’s Sports Bar
The Ashes will certainly be displayed at Moondyne Joe’s, where international and local cricket are a fan favorite and mainstay. They take great pride in curating all relevant sports information for Australian fans and screening multiple sports at a time so you don’t miss out.
Finding a cozy spot and a good drink can be hard to do, but we hope you’ll find these bars to be the next best thing aside from scoring tickets to the matches.