Make sure you don’t miss the coverage of the greatest sporting contest on earth, the Olympic Games. A number of Christchurch sports bars will be showing events from the Games.
We think it pays to have a game plan for watching the Games outside your own home. You’ll want to arrive early, grab a drink, a snack and stake out a posse. These places will be packed, particularly for the opening ceremony and higher profile events.
Share in the excitement of the Olympics at these venues and raise a glass and a cheer for the Kiwi contingent.
The Fox & Ferret at The Palms mall in Shirley will be providing constant coverage of the Games throughout the competition. Sample their excellent selection of local and imported ales and the extensive menu which includes both light and more substantial meals. The main menu includes pub classics like beer battered fish n’ chips ($26), winter casserole ($22) and The Ferret Burger, a chicken burger which also contains bacon, brie cheese, chipotle and guacamole ($24).
The Fox & Ferret in Riccarton is screening the opening ceremony on the 27th of August, so head down there to catch this spectacular party and parade of nations. Grab one of their delicious platters to share, or if you’re got a larger appetite you could give the famous Fox Burger (250gm of prime beef with streaky bacon, fried egg, cheddar cheese and salad) a go.
Bealey’s Speights Ale House will be showing the Olympic Games on Sky. Come on in and make the most of Bealey’s classic southern hospitality. They’ve got plenty of the house’s signature Speights ale on tap, a great range of New Zealand wines and mouth watering menu featuring sausages and mash, pork ribs and calamari, amongst other great options. Main meals are priced between $19 and $34.
Cargo Bar, Christchurch’s first purpose built container bar will also have the Games action on the big screen. Cheer on our folks with the silver fern and partake of Cargo’s very novel drinks selection, which includes cocktails served in jam jars and beers served in mini crates. Cargo Bar’s range of gourmet pizzas, all priced at $22, will hit the spot.
Editorial by Nicholas Chidley
17 July 2012