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Sports bars? Where can I watch the NBA playoffs? Fox/ESPN?

Squil 23 April 2008 9

Hey Canberrans,

I’m new to Canberra and a fan of the obscure foreign sport of “basketball”, you may know it.

Anyway, it’s playoffs time in the US and I don’t have ESPN or Fox. Does anyone know a bar or similar where I could catch the odd game over the coming weeks?

Sorry if this post is somewhat frivolous… but I had no one else to turn to.


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9 Responses to Sports bars? Where can I watch the NBA playoffs? Fox/ESPN?
lil_drummerboi lil_drummerboi 10:02 pm 17 May 10

The Belco labour club used to have ESPN, just got back from there tonight apparently they ended their subscription. D’oh

Bungle Bungle 6:07 pm 24 Apr 08

I think the games aren’t shown regularly (every day) until they get into the Conference Finals. Go Celtics!!

ESPN’s basketball coverage is much better than their soccer which looks like they stream it directly from you tube!!

montana montana 4:22 pm 24 Apr 08

Fox shows at least 2 live games per week and more un-live games also.
ESPN also show games, but they are hopeless crap quality and not in widescreen.

NBA is normally on during the day time and during the week when it doesnt clash with NRL, AFL or premierleague so you might be in luck asking for the channel to be changed.

El barto El barto 2:08 pm 23 Apr 08

I’m curious to know where you actually found a time when Fox is showing a game. I was beginning to think I wouldn’t even be able to sit at home and watch the play-offs.

Southern Cross Club has been good in previous years for Superbowl coverage

p1 p1 12:44 pm 23 Apr 08

Sorry if this post is somewhat frivolous…

Frivolous is what we do best :o)

S4anta S4anta 12:05 pm 23 Apr 08

The Fighthouse in Belco is running some sort of cheap beer/watch basketball thing.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:25 am 23 Apr 08

Also try All Bar Nun in O’Connor.

But as neanderthalsis says, you will probably need to ask for it to be switched on. Perhaps if you try and call a club/pub before hand to arrange that might get you a better success rate. I know Eastlakes Footy Club (in Kingston) often screens AFL on Foxtel for some of the local AFL supporter clubs around town. Hopefully a club/pub near you will do the same.

blood_nut blood_nut 11:11 am 23 Apr 08

The Hellenic Club in Woden has ESPN and has shown them on the big screen in years gone past…

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:00 am 23 Apr 08

A couple of suggestions:

Civic Pub in Braddon
Kingston pub, Kingston
Belconnen Soccor Club
most Labor clubs

But be prepared to ask for it, and expect arguements if there is Rugby / league / AFL / Soccor / Indian Premier League Cricket / lawn bowls or Croquet on instead.

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