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#1 djned

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 15:39

Often people on the forum are travelling during a grand prix weekend and ask where they can watch a race. With help from you, here is a list of venues that screen F1 in cities around the world.

If you know a venue that's not listed, please reply to this thread, and I'll update the list below.

If you just want to know what channel screens F1 in the country you're in, here's a comprehensive list of F1 broadcasters.

And here's the list of venues (updated 9/8/10)...


Australia
Melbourne
Charles Dickens Tavern, 290 Collins Street

Sydney
Sports Bar, 111 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross

Bahrain
Motorox Cafe‎, Budaiya Highway

Belarus
Minsk
Jamaica Club, 10 Olshevskogo Street

Belgium
Antwerp
Kelly's Irish Pub, de Keyserlei 27 – Statiestraat 20

Brussels
Fat Boys Sports Bar & Grill, 5 Place du Luxembourg

Canada
Montreal
Dunns Famous Steakhouse Delicatessen‎, 1249 Rue Metcalfe, H3B 2V5

Toronto
Il Gatto Nero, 720 College St, M6G 1C3

England
Dover
The Funky Monkey, 14 Bench Street CT16 1JW

London
Dirty Dick's, 202 Bishopsgate EC2M 4NR
See also: The London Formula One Meetup Group

France
Nice
Ma Nolans Irish Pub, 2 Rue Saint François De Paule

Paris
Bar Le Duvel, 22 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris

Val Thorens
La Bicicleta sports bar, Bowling de Val Thorens, Place de l'Arche, 73440 Val Thorens

Germany
Berlin
Cumulus Sports-Bar, Joachim-Friedrich-Straße 18, 10711 Berlin-Wilmersdorf

Hamburg
Bucks Sportsbar Restaurant‎, Georgsplatz 1, 20099 Hamburg

King George Bar und Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Hamburg, Graumannsweg 10, 22087 Hamburg

Hungary
Budapest
Box Utca, Bajcsy Zsilinszky út 21, 1065 Budapest

India
Goa
Tate Sports Bar & Restaurant, Skylark Beach Resort, Colva, Goa 403708

Mumbai
Manchester United Cafe Bar, Level 3, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013

Ireland
Dublin
Woolshed Baa & Grill, Parnell Centre, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Italy
Padova
Sheraton Hotel, Corso Argentina 5

Japan
Minamitane, Tanegashima, Kagoshima Ken
Kaminaka Moon Bar

Tokyo
Legend Sports Bar, Roppongi

Montenegro
Budva
Chest O'Shea's Irish Pub, Vuka Karadzica br. 9, Stari Grad (Old Town) 81310 Budva

Philippines
Makati City
National Sports Grill, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center

Poland
Warsaw
Champions Sports Bar, al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 (below the Marriott Hotel)
Baszta pub, Tower of Poniatowski Bridge/Most Poniatowskiego near National Stadium/Stadion Narodowy

Russia
Moscow
1000 Miles (1000 МИЛЬ), 10, 2-y Donskoy proyezd

Singapore
Rooftop bar at Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Also, Clarke Quay has lots of sports bars.

Thailand
Bangkok
Powelly's Sports Bar, 7/6 Sukhumvit Soi 33, Bangkok 10110
Woodstock Bar & Grill, 44 Soi Thonglor 13, Klongtan, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

USA
Those nice people at Speed TV have made this list of venues in the US

Also:

Chicago
The Carleton of Oak Park Hotel, 1110 Pleasant St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Indianapolis
Average Joe's Sports Pub and Grub, 814-16 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

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#2 Buttoneer

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 15:42

Las Vegas
Monte Carlo Casino sports book. (I travelled the length and breadth of the strip to find this baby...)
You'll need to ask them to change the channel to Speed for you.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 16:09

Australia
Melbourne
Charles Dickens Tavern, 290 Collins Street

Belgium
Antwerp
Kelly's Irish Pub , de Keyserlei 27 – Statiestraat 20

England
London
Dirty Dick's, 202 Bishopsgate EC2M 4NR

France
Nice
Ma Nolans Irish Pub, 2 Rue Saint François De Paule

Poland
Warsaw
Champions Sports Bar, al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 (below the Marriott Hotel)

#4 djned

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:27

updated after a jaunt to brussels on the weekend for an amazing (AMAZING) burger and a very dedicated bar owner who flicked between itv, setanta, premiere and sky italia to keep the english fans happy with james allen and the rest of us informed during the itv ad breaks!

Australia
Melbourne
Charles Dickens Tavern, 290 Collins Street

Belgium
Antwerp
Kelly's Irish Pub , de Keyserlei 27 – Statiestraat 20
Brussels
Fat Boys Sports Bar & Grill, 5 Place du Luxembourg

England
London
Dirty Dick's, 202 Bishopsgate EC2M 4NR

France
Nice
Ma Nolans Irish Pub, 2 Rue Saint François De Paule

Poland
Warsaw
Champions Sports Bar, al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 (below the Marriott Hotel)

USA
Las Vegas
Race & Sports Book, Monte Carlo Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South

#5 Thunderpants

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:38

Not excatly the center of the world but:
if you ever come to see Japan's space program on Tanegashima check out Moon Bar
Australia
Melbourne
Charles Dickens Tavern, 290 Collins Street

Belgium
Antwerp
Kelly's Irish Pub , de Keyserlei 27 – Statiestraat 20
Brussels
Fat Boys Sports Bar & Grill, 5 Place du Luxembourg

England
London
Dirty Dick's, 202 Bishopsgate EC2M 4NR

France
Nice
Ma Nolans Irish Pub, 2 Rue Saint François De Paule

Poland
Warsaw
Champions Sports Bar, al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 (below the Marriott Hotel)

USA
Las Vegas
Race & Sports Book, Monte Carlo Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South


Japan
Minamitane, Tanegashima, Kagoshima Ken
Kaminaka moon bar

#6 jonpollak

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 16:57

Or...you could just call/PM me.
Not to be a braggart or anything but I have a surfeit of experience in sourcing coverage around the globe.

Jp

#7 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 19:52

Odeon cinemas show some F1 races in full uninterrupted HD coverage on the big screen in London.

Havnt tried it yet has anyone else? I always find my living too comfortable with less popcorn on the floor but with James Allen... (on the telly not floor unfourtunately)

#8 djned

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:04

hey jp, was waiting for you to get here! i was actually going to suggest in my last post that you would be able to help this thread out a lot...didn't want to be so presumptuous tho :p

@Tenmantaylor: i went to the first one last year at odeon angel, it was ok, the picture quality wasn't amazing, it was certainly not HD (and can't be with the equipment most cinemas have), but the sound was impressive. bernie is still doing it, you can see the listings here: http://www.f1incinema.com/bookings.php

#9 Alapan

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:55

Actually, it would be quite nice if Autosport had a forum or page dedicated to something like this.

#10 djned

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 13:51

that's why i started the thread...if we get more locations added, it could be a sticky or something. early days yet though.

#11 jonpollak

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 15:07

I had it bookmarked from the day I saw it.
Only just had the time to reply the other day.
I will add this thread to my "topics I am watching" and try to contribute when applicable.

Cheers djned

Jp

#12 Atreiu

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 21:33

Where should I go????

#13 TickTickBooom

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 21:58

I'm interested to hear the answer to this, I'll be moving there the day after Malaysia!

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:03

Dirty Dick's in London is only open for the 1pm rebroadcast.

#15 netdog

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:38

Looking for public watering holes around the world to see the race LIVE.

That's going to be tough here in London, but surely somebody is opening at 6am for the pre-race. Other cities should be a bit easier. Share what you know!

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:59

Originally posted by Alapan
Actually, it would be quite nice if Autosport had a forum or page dedicated to something like this.


The 'Grand Prix Travelling' section would make a good home :wave:

#17 Atreiu

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:30

New York, anyone?

#18 TickTickBooom

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 13:19

Originally posted by Atreiu
New York, anyone?

Ditto. Because I'm not bloody going if I can't watch!

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 13:25

you guys can try this..

http://www.meetup.com/formula1NYC/

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#20 Jackman

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 13:34

ESPN Bar in Times Square: pain in the arse area to walk through, but they have about a million screens and will show anything you request. Get there early enough and you can order a booth, which gives you sound as well.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 13:55

Originally posted by Jackman
ESPN Bar in Times Square: pain in the arse area to walk through, but they have about a million screens and will show anything you request. Get there early enough and you can order a booth, which gives you sound as well.

Thanks! :up:

#22 Atreiu

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 13:57

Originally posted by BMW_F1
you guys can try this..

http://www.meetup.com/formula1NYC/


I`m there baby!

#23 jeze

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 20:52

Give it a shot at a local sports bar in my home town of Nyköping, and they'd think you were kidding ;) F1 is as popular in Sweden as Icehockey in England :

#24 TickTickBooom

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 21:33

Originally posted by BMW_F1
you guys can try this..

http://www.meetup.com/formula1NYC/

Missed this the first time round. Thanks so much, looks awesome! :up:

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 23:07

Hi,

I live in US, but have been temporarily relocated to Toulouse, France since a couple of weeks ago because of work. I am trying to find out the TV channel on which the 2009 Formula 1 is going to be shown in Toulouse, France. The biggest problem I have is the language. I don't know French :( Even, if I manage to locate a TV channel, I am almost sure that it will be in French. Does anybody know if the BBC One is available in Toulouse? Also, does anybody know any podcast in English over the internet?

Thanks in advance for any information provided.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 23:25

I wouldnt be against making this thread sticky (would reside atop the RC forum thread list) throughout the F1 season as I think it will provide a valuable service to people travelling and wanting to watch a grand prix.

I think the first post should be updated regularily with country/city and location to watch F1.

It should be about places to watch F1/motorsport and not a discussion about TV channels and coverage quality - these should remain in seperate threads associated with that country's broadcaster.

#27 djned

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 23:30

hey gerry - that would be cool. does making it a sticky take off the edit time limit on the OP? if so i am happy to maintain the list, there have been a few posts this week about various cities.

#28 gerry nassar

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 23:36

Originally posted by djned
hey gerry - that would be cool. does making it a sticky take off the edit time limit on the OP? if so i am happy to maintain the list, there have been a few posts this week about various cities.


Im not sure. Try it now and see if you can edit.

If not, make a full update and post it in a new post. Then notify me of the post and I can copy and paste it into the original. :up:

We can always remove the new posts you make.

#29 Zingfharn

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:41

FANTASTIC THREAD!

#30 jonpollak

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:27

Originally posted by djned
hey gerry - that would be cool. does making it a sticky take off the edit time limit on the OP? if so i am happy to maintain the list, there have been a few posts this week about various cities.


Hey djned.
A valuable piece of info were you to amend that opening post.

http://en.wikipedia....ne_broadcasters

Jp

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:14

A little bit from me. May be someone ocassionaly finds himself in Belarus...

Australia
Melbourne
Charles Dickens Tavern, 290 Collins Street

Belarus
Minsk
Jamaica Club, 10 Olshevskogo Street

Belgium
Antwerp
Kelly's Irish Pub , de Keyserlei 27 – Statiestraat 20
Brussels
Fat Boys Sports Bar & Grill, 5 Place du Luxembourg

England
London
Dirty Dick's, 202 Bishopsgate EC2M 4NR

France
Nice
Ma Nolans Irish Pub, 2 Rue Saint François De Paule

Poland
Warsaw
Champions Sports Bar, al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 (below the Marriott Hotel)

USA
Las Vegas
Race & Sports Book, Monte Carlo Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South


Japan
Minamitane, Tanegashima, Kagoshima Ken
Kaminaka moon bar

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 13:56

USA
San Francisco
http://www.sff1.com/

I found this last time I was in SF for work and needed to catch Brazil GP 2008. Awesome group of people, watched the race with ~50 diehard F1 fans in a small pub. Can't go wrong!

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 14:56

Here's a list, compiled by one of the mods at SpeedTV, of various places throughout the US:

http://my.speedtv.co...ions__Race_Info

Comprehensive TV schedules for the US can be linked to in my sig. :wave:




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Posted 25 March 2009 - 17:21

Originally posted by CONOSUR
Here's a list, compiled by one of the mods at SpeedTV, of various places throughout the US:

http://www.speedtv.c...ewthread/68211/

Comprehensive TV schedules for the US can be linked to in my sig. :wave:




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You rock! :D

#35 Ivan

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 14:08

USA
Maryland, DC, Virginia - Summers.

#36 rghojai

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:55

Someone will be carrying serious weight if they can let me know where to watch in... Kuwait.

#37 pio!pio!

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:49

I'll also add a request for what channel to watch in China....I'm assuming CCTV-5? And do they carry all sessions live or just the race?

#38 Welington.Leal

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:38

Brazil doesn´t have some places like that. :

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 18:17

United States

Another group in San Francisco organizes viewings through meetup.com. Venue changes every week.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 18:36

Ivan/zabadoh - I've passed your links on to Speed. :up:




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Posted 31 March 2009 - 16:29

Originally posted by djned
USA
Those nice people at Speed TV have made this list of venues in the US.

Las Vegas
Race & Sports Book, Monte Carlo Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South

New York
This group organises meetups at venues around town.

San Francisco
This group organises meetups at venues around town.

Las Vegas, New York and San Fran have been updated on the Speed site should you choose to delete them here in this post. As new US venues appear here, I'll be happy to pass them on to Speed's list-maker. :up:




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#42 mark f1

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:05

Here's where I watched all the races during 2005...

Japan
Tokyo
Legend Sports Bar in Roppongi (it is attached to the Hobgoblin irish pub which also shows it).

Mark

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:57

Germany

Cumulus Sports-Bar
Joachim-Friedrich-Straße 18
10711 Berlin{
Berlin-Wilmersdorf

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:26

Nowhere in Samoa.
i asked for help last August and i don't think we have a lot of followers there.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 21:25

On the west side of Chicago, the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park had Speed TV on its cable channels in September '07:

http://www.carletonhotel.com/index.asp

A pleasant place to stay, BTW.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 00:10

I cannot wait for the next race. I have SpeedTV all lined up, and I have the NY meet-up group someone suggested earlier in the thread.

Thanks everyone for your help. :kiss: :up:

#47 BMW_F1

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 21:06

I have to go to Montreal for the weekend, anyone knows a nice bar where I can watch the race (with sound)..
Newtown will show the race but with music on in the background.
I prefer to stay on the Anglo side of the city... (Cresent St/Bishop/Peel.. etc.etc) and stay away from St Dennis and St Laurent.. thank you.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 13:58

HERE is a nice bar in MTL to watch the action...
Jp

#49 KLN

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 02:26

too many distractions there JP! :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:00

have a friend who's just flown into New Orleans.
anyone have any suggestions for there for tonite.
JP, i'm sure you've been there!!!!
leanne (AKA Apple) is her name if you're there at the moment.

Kathe