March Madness, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA play offs, English Premier league and even stupid cricket matches can all be seen in Buenos Aires, but where?
All hail the expat business owners of Buenos Aires! For those American, English and Irish owners have provided bars and restaurants with televisions and said televisions regularly show the most important sporting events we foreigners want to watch like the Super Bowl, World Series, Rugby, March Madness and the English Premier league. Now, where to go and what to drink?
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Recoleta neighborhood, Buenos Aires
El Alamo a.k.a. Shoeless Joes
Uruguay 1175, near the corner of Uruguay and Santa Fe
Pitchers, happy hour, beer-pong, bar food and it is open 24 hours a day. This is a mix between an expat bar and a frat bar. One thing is certain though, the beer is always flowing and there is always a game on one of the many TVs. Be sure to make a reservation or show up early for big games like the Super Bowl or for the Final Four and beyond.
Capacity: I don’t even know how many floors this place has open now? Two? Three? It will get to full capacity though at game time.
Rodriguez Pena 1150, near the corner of Rodriguez Pena and Santa Fe
Best known for their hard to come by items, both food and drink, they match that with what sports they show. Want to see some obscure game that would be hard to watch outside of your region in the US, this is the place that you’ll have the best shot at seeing it in Buenos Aires. Wings + Frank’s hot sauce = good.
Capacity: Beware that for the big matches like the Final Four, Super Bowl or a rugby final match this place will be full. Make your reservations way in advance or show up a couple of hours before the match.
Las Heras 2010, near the corner of Las Heras and Junin
This company was once known as Loco por Futbol, but since the Village Recoleta shopping center renovations the large futbol bar is no more. This place is new so please double check where and if they are open (January 2013): 4807-3777
Palermo neighborhood, Buenos Aires
Costa Rica 4619, near the corner of Costa Rica and Armenia
Well known for their affordable drink prices and backpacker crowd this bar regularly shows the bigger international matches and important play-off games. They have a projector and big pull down screen that make for a fun time.
Capacity: With a limited viewing area for the big screen it is best to arrive early for optimal views.
San Telmo neighborhood, Buenos Aires
Peru 895, near the corner of Estados Unidos and Peru
British styled pub Gilbraltor has a decent selection of curries, bar food and is your best bet for rugby, European and Champions league matches (England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany). Happy hours, pool table in the back plus the coveted back porch for we smokers! Posters regularly go up to let everyone know what matches will be televised each week.
Capacity: With only one tv in the front bar area it is advisable to arrive early to get optimal seating.
Slingbox (need this set up in the US or your home country)
Please list any other sites you may know of to watch live games on the net below. Some of us may be in a desperate search last minute!