5 Reasons to watch live sports at bars and pubs – Euro 2016

5 Reasons to watch live sports at bars and pubs – Euro 2016

This blog post could have been about our top 5 bars and pubs to watch live sports in London, and we could have simply chosen the bars and pubs that have most influence on Barzlive. But we’re not TimeOut, so we’re not going to do that. We’re going to focus on writing about live music & DJs, live sports, live shows, food & drink specials and other special events at bars and pubs that will boost our SEO without succumbing to sponsored recommendations. Since our first blog post was about a serious and (I hope) interesting topic as the history of live music in Camden was, we’re now going to turn to something so engaging yet so trivial that is our opinion on why people should watch live sports at bars and pubs rather than at home or stadia. It’s also a good moment to write about live sports because the Euro 2016 has just begun. We know our users simply cannot wait to read our 5 Reasons to watch live sports at bars and pubs, so here they are: 1. Unmatched socialising while watching live sports at bars and pubs In the last couple of years we visited hundreds of bars and pubs only to fulfil our market research duties 😉  and we can safely confirm that socialising is the solid number one reason to watch live sports, such as   the Euro 2016, at bars and pubs. It is hardly a revelation, considering that bars and pubs have been the social hub for communities since Roman times. Watching the Euro 2016 football at bars and pubs in...
Camden Town’s bars and pubs have long been the hub of the UK’s live music scene

Camden Town’s bars and pubs have long been the hub of the UK’s live music scene

Live music at Koko & the Electric Ballroom Live music has played a central role in the Camden community ever since the Royal Camden Theatre (now known as Koko) opened at No. 1 Camden High Street in December 1900, where affluent Londoners came to see classical music and other live shows, such as opera and musical theatre performances. But it was the opening of The Buffalo Club (now the Electric Ballroom) as a venue for Irish folk music in the 1930s which truly kick-started Camden’s live music scene. Over the years the Electric Ballroom has played host to top musical talent such as The Vaccines, Cage the Elephant, Ocean Color Scene, The Strypes, Baroness, Snow Patrol, Of Monsters and Men, Sir Paul McCartney, Foals, The Killers, Stereophonics, Alt-J, Kaiser Chiefs, Nero, Richard Ashcroft, Megadeth, Miles Cane, U2, Prince, The Smiths, Madness, Phil Lynott, The Boomtown Rats, Joy Division, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Public Enemy, Blur, Supergrass, Garbage and many more. The Roundhouse on Chalk Farm Road Rock ‘n’ roll took a foothold in Camden with the opening of the Roundhouse – a former train depot – in the 1960s. In November 1968 the now live music & DJs, live shows and special events venue saw Led Zeppelin, The Who, the Small Faces, Joe Cocker and John Lee Hooker perform on its stage. In July 1976, the Ramones made their UK debut at the Roundhouse, leaving the watching members of The Dammed, Sex Pistols and The Adverts – then still all unsigned bands – bewildered in admiration. The following month, at Rehearsals Rehearsals (now part of The Stables complex) a few...