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The List: 15 Places to Watch the 2015 MLS Cup Match

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Tickets for Sunday’s MLS Cup match sold out days ago, so unless you want to shell out over $130 per ticket to scalpers, your next best option for cheering on the Columbus Crew SC for the national championship would be to hole up in a local bar and join your fellow fans. While you’re pretty likely to find the game turned on in just about any sports bar with televisions during game time, the experience will certainly be heightened in specific locations through drink specials, pre-game entertainment, and a pure rabid fan base that will keep the environment lively.

To find the ultimate game-watching experience, we’ve compiled a list of 15 locations throughout the city where you’re likely to find a great spot to participate in the fun. #GoCrew!

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing – Downtown
You can enjoy happy hour pricing all day long this Sunday in celebration of the MLS Cup game, and Wolf’s Ridge will also be tapping a new beer called Braggot — an Imperial Honey Ale infused with orange and chamomile, and blended with mead.

Hendoc’s Pub – Old North Columbus
As the home of the Hudson Street Hooligans and the Columbus Gooners, Hendoc’s will be lively for the MLS Cup, showing the game on all TVs, and featuring food from the Daredevil Dogs food truck parked out.

The Three Legged Mare — Arena District
This Arena District Irish Pub will feature $3.50 drafts all day long in celebration of the MLS Cup match.

The Claddagh – Brewery District
Irish Pub Claddagh is always a popular spot for cheering on the Crew SC, and will be featuring Sunday’s MLS Cup match.

Fourth Street Bar & Grill — University District
In the shadow of MAPFRE Stadium, Fourth Street will be hosting a large party with $3 beers and $4 liquor drinks, an outdoor back-patio bar, five outdoor TVs in addition to indoor TVs, a DJ, giveaways and a march to the stadium for anyone watching the game there.

Suzi-Cue — University District
Another options near MAPFRE Stadium, Suzi-Cue will open early at 10am and will be featuring the Blu Olive food truck starting at 12:30pm.

Ruby Tuesday — University District
This Summit Street favorite will open the bar at noon on Sunday in advance of the MLS Cup and will feature $2 well drinks, drafts ranging from $1.75 to $4.50, pitchers from $5.50 to $14 and canned beers from $1 to $3.50.

Studio 35 — Clintonville
Clintonville soccer fans won’t be able to watch the MLS Cup match on the big screen at Studio 35 this time around, but the theater will still be showing the match at the bar up front.

Fado Irish Pub – Easton Town Center
Fado will be showing the MLS Cup Match on all TVs with audio. This soccer fan favorite is certain to be lively during the game.

Olde Towne Tavern — Olde Towne East
This Near East neighborhood joint will kick off their MLS Cup pre-party at noon, and will celebrate with $1 off all Rhinegeist and Land-Grant beers until the end of the game.

The Walrus — Downtown
As the sister-location to the Olde Towne Tavern, The Walrus will offer the same deal with a noon pre-party start time and $1 off Rhinegeist and Land-Grant beers.

Pint House — Short North
The Pint House will be showcasing the MLS Cup match on Sunday in their popular Short North sports-watching locale.

Zauber Brewing — Fifth by Northwest
This popular German-style beer hall will cheer on the Columbus Crew during Sunday’s MLS Cup match. Anyone interested in working off those beers early can arrive at 11am for their weekly Bend and Brunch Yoga series too.

Land Grant Brewing — Franklinton
The brewpub at Land Grant will feature an MLS Cup pre-party starting at noon featuring food from The Flat Top Pizza Company.

Dirty Frank’s West — Westgate
This west-side hot dog shop will feature “The Columbus Crew Dog” on Sunday along with three local beers on tap. The bar will be showing the game on all six TVs.

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