Three Soccer Pubs We Love
Old Angle Tavern
Everyone’s welcome at this Ohio City pub. Good thing, because Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur supporters all call the Angle home. But it’s just lighthearted banter here. “We all know each other,” says Gary Wiggins of the Cleveland Red Devils, a Man U supporter group. “Having many of the EPL groups meeting in the same place adds excitement to the game day atmosphere.” oldangle.com
Merry Arts Pub & Grille
Home of Arsenal supporters the Cleveland Gooners, Merry Arts opens for every kickoff. Even if that means a 7 a.m. first call. “Match-day is positive, relaxed and friendly,” says Gooners president Sean Medina. “We welcome families and are mindful of showing them that people in Cleveland love soccer.” facebook.com/merryartspub
Platform Beer Co.
Ohio pride rules at the Detroit Avenue brewery, where Columbus Crew SC fans the Crewland watch every match. After Jimmy Haslam stepped up to #SaveTheCrew, Cleveland’s connection to Ohio’s original MLS franchise has never been stronger. “We hope to see all existing Crew fans, and maybe even gain some new fans due to the Browns being involved,” says the Crewland’s Nick Prokop. Bonus tip: Orangeaid, Platform’s sour-beer collaboration with Cleveland SC, returns this month by popular demand. platformbeer.co
Read more about USMNT's June 22 appearance in Cleveland in "Soccer Has Arrived In Cleveland."
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June 18, 2019