The 2015 English Premier League season is underway, and in South Florida, the excitement is palpable. Nevertheless, the lack of (local) media coverage and the time-zone differential presents some unique challenges for hardcore EPL fans. Luckily, there are many dedicated soccer fans who also happen to be bar owners in South Florida, therefore being a true English Premier League soccer is possible this far away. So, prepare to get up early on the weekends and head out to the local bars in the area, because the following is a list of the top bars to watch Premier League soccer 2015 in South Florida.

(Source: Fritz & Franz Bierhaus)

Fritz & Franz Bierhaus

2861 E. Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 530-6147

With two convenient South Florida locations (Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Gables) Fritz & Franz Bierhaus also ranks among the top spots to watch Premier League soccer action in 2015. After a successful stint in Miami-Dade, this Bavarian-themed Bierhaus (beer house) recently opened the doors at a second location in Broward County. This is the perfect spot for those early-risers that are looking to enjoy live EPL fixtures, as Fritz & Franz serves breakfast from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (only). Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and on the weekends it’s open from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m.

(Source: Lion & Eagle)

Lion & Eagle English Pub

2401 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 447-7707

Since 2009, Lion & Eagle English Pub has been one of the go-to places to watch English Premier League games in the Boca Raton area. It’s no secret why this is one of the top spots in this category, as this intimate facility is surrounded by flat-screen TVs, offers a wide selection of craft beers, and has “the best fish and chips in town.” Be sure and check out the event calendar on the website, as Lion & Eagle has no shortage of activities such as live music on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from noon until 2 a.m., Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until 2 a.m., and Lion & Eagle English Pub is open for business as early as 8:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Sundays.

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Bad Boys Of England Pub

500 E. Dania Beach Blvd.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 922-5722

Previously Kings Head Pub, Bad Boys of England Pub is ranked among the top spots to watch 2015 Premier League soccer for a number of reasons. For starters, its located just one-and-a-half miles away from the ocean — on the corner of Dania Beach Boulevard and S.E. 5th Ave. Secondly, the décor is like none of the other top spots on this list, beginning with the classical red phone booth out front. Then there’s the inside of the facility, which is split into three sections: the bar offers a number of American and imported craft beers, the dinning/lounge area is highlighted by the “largest screen in Dania” and darts, while the outside patio is comprised of “tropical landscaping and oversized umbrellas.” Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sundays from noon to 1 a.m.

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Fado Irish Pub Miami In Mary Brickell Village

900 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 924-0972

Fado Irish Pub in Mary Brickell Village makes it easy to follow one’s favorite English Premier League side. During EPL season, this top spot not only opens its doors early, but its brunch hours and drink specials are extended all the way to 3 p.m. on the weekends. Where else can one watch Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and others, while enjoying bottomless mimosas and/or sangria for just $14? That’s hard to beat— not to mention Fado’s signature brunch menu, which includes eggs benedict, Irish smoked salmon bagel, banana nut French toast and other delectable items. Hours of operation are Sunday thru Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 a.m.

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Old Town Tavern & Beer Garden

900 Duval St.
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-0637

Old Town Tavern Beer & Garden is a modern International tavern featuring International and American sports, local and International beers and an extensive menu including influences from England, Ireland, Scotland and Australia.  Old Town Tavern & Beer Garden is open seven days a week and hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. with happy hour 4pm-7pm and 11pm-1am daily.

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