Couldn't score a ticket across the pond for the London 2012 Olympics and now you'll be stuck watching the summer games "in the colonies"? No worries; South Florida bars and restaurants are flying the Union Jack (next to the good ol' Stars and Stripes, of course) in honor of the games, giving you a chance to cheer on your favorite team in the presence of a crowd. After the jump, find a few spots in Broward and Palm Beach counties where you can watch the games in style.
The Pub, 237 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines. Call 954-430-4230.
Being an English-inspired pub and all, it's only right that The Pub in Pembroke Pines is going all out for the Olympic games, hosting multiple viewing parties and event-themed drink specials, including an Olympic beer sampler. There's also two different beer bucket specials; Team USA gets stuck with five Budweiser or Bud Light bottles, while the World Team bucket includes four imports from a select list. The bar also will be serving up the Olympic torch cocktail, made with Three Olives vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and fresh watermelon. The bar/restaurant is also hosting a trivia challenge on their Facebook
page; but hurry -- the contest ends on Friday.
As part of its globe-trotting-themed summer promo (Tour du Monde) Pistache will host "A Night in London" on Friday night. The event gets underway with a three-course English-themed dinner menu starting at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $39 per person. Coverage of the opening ceremonies will be broadcast on a big-screen TV starting at 7:30 p.m. Baby boomers will want to stick around for the Beatlemaniax -- a Beatles tribute act -- at 9 p.m.
Duffy's Sports Grill; multiple locations
From Port St. Lucie
, the defacto sports bar of Florida will broadcast the Olympic games for the duration. Find your closest location here
Are you always the anchor for your flip-cup team? Do you routinely smoke the competition in beer pong? America's Backyard is hosting the Olympic drinking championships on Friday, August 10, with competitions in bar-appropriate feats like highest consumption of hot wings and the wet-n-wild funnel wagon. To register to compete, call Chris at 954-790-5896.