Where can I watch the NFL and MLB in Madrid?

Bars and Cafes, Travel tips

by Amy Menchhofer

It’s Sunday, and with your head still ringing from last night’s marcha, all you really want is to flop in front of the TV and watch some sports. You reach for the remote control but then it hits you – you’re in Madrid. Where can you go to watch some good old American sports?

The places listed below, as well as many others, regularly show NFL games (including special parties for the Super Bowl), as well as the MLB playoffs, and the occasional college game. Most have a posted schedule. Remember that a major soccer game trumps all else – the TVs will most surely be tuned to that.

  • O’Connell St., off Sol, boasts numerous TVs, bucket-o-beer specials, and regular Sunday night football showings.
  • James Joyce, near Plaza Cibeles, has big-screen TVs and an extensive menu including American pub fare like chicken fingers and club sandwiches.
  • Bo Finn, in Barrio Salamanca offers sports in a tranquil setting and with a menu similar to the James Joyce (plus onion rings and nachos).
  • Lokua, in the Principe Pio station, is ideal for the group with both those who want to watch the game and those who want to watch the people. That it’s also a trendy lounge and nightclub says it all. Creative menu and cushy sofas.

You can also watch the games in the comfort of your own home. With digital cable and satellite TV keep an eye out on Teledeporte, Sportmania, and EuroSport – you’ll commonly find American football, baseball, and hockey.

So take your pick – at home or out at the bars you’ll have little trouble getting your fix of American sports.

Addresses – Click the markers on the map below for full details of the bars mentioned above:

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Comment from candy
Date: November 10, 2007, 12:40 pm

The Democrats Abroad Spain, Madrid Chapter, hosts football night at Triskell Tavern. Here is the info:
NFL Football Sundays in Madrid
September 09, 2007 –
Every Sunday starting Sept. 9, Democrats Abroad Madrid will sponsor NFL Sundays at Triskel Tavern, calle Vincente Ferrer 3 (Metro Tribunal). Games start at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. We’ll have a special reserved room with big screen TV, sound, games, and prizes. Triskel Tavern is one of Madrid’s premier Irish pubs. Wear your team colors.