Top Bars To Watch Premier League Soccer In Connecticut

September 10, 2015 8:00 AM

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Soccer may not be the most popular sport here in America, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join fellow fans and cheer on your favorite team. The most popular bars you will find Premier League soccer games being televised are Irish pubs. From Hartford to Stamford and Cromwell there are pubs and sports bars that feature fantasy leagues, live televised EPL and drink specials on game day. Visit one of these bars to catch the next game.

Vaughan’s Public House
59 Pratt St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 882-1560

You will feel at home walking into Vaughan’s Public House in Hartford. This Irish pub is well known for its love and support of Premier League soccer. They even host special events and watch parties such as Connecticut’s own CFC Azul, part of the Northest Division of USL Premier Development League. Check out Vaughan’s full menu and weekly specials including happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and $4 draft Tuesdays.

Tigin Irish Pub
175 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 353-8444

Tigin Irish Pub are the leaders in catching live European sports, particularly soccer. Weekends are dedicated to soccer, so much so that they have changed their hours of operation. Tigin opens early on Saturdays and Sundays just for EPL, the English Premier League. Guests have the opportunity to join in on some competitive fun by joining their EPL fantasy league. Check their schedule online to be in the know of what soccer matches will be shown at the bar each day or week. The bar features brunch and drink specials on these days.

Bobby V’s Sports Bar
225 Main St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 348-0010

There is a little history behind Bobby V’s Sports Bar in Stamford. Baseball great Bobby Valentine has roots to Stamford and in 1980 opened the well known Bobby V’s. Despite Bobby’s fame being linked to baseball, this sports bar is well rounded in featuring all sports, including soccer. The bar features large screen TVs, and there is no bad seat inside Bobby V’s. If you plan on staying late to watch your favorite team, the bar features a late night menu. Be sure to check out their happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Chicago Sam’s Sports Bar & Grille
51-14 Shunpike Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
(860) 635-1860

Chicago Sam’s Sports Bar and Grille is a sports lovers dream. It is one of the largest in Connecticut, with 10,000 square feet of tables, bar, pool tables, live music stage and televisions. Chicago Sam’s has 100 TVs with a variety of sporting events featured each day and night. Chicago Sam’s caters to their customers by creating a fun environment to get out of the house and cheer on your favorite sports team. Their televised stations include the NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, NBA, European sports such as soccer or rugby, and college sports.

The Half Door
270 Sisson Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 232-7827

It goes without saying that Irish pubs associate themselves with more than Guinness. The Half Door provides a relaxing atmosphere with a combination of European beer and an Irish pub feel. At The Half Door, expect to find your favorite adult beverages with a side of action sports on mounted televisions. Join a crowd of fellow futball fans and cheer on your favorite premier team.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at