The North Shield Pub And Restaurant
Ebusuud Str. No:2, Istanbul, Turkey
www.amisoshotel.com/The_Bout… - +90 212 512 70 50
The North Shield Pub And Restaurant Istanbul Reviews
Great Pub For Sports Fans Feb 12, 2010
If you are heading to Istanbul for a taste of Middle Eastern food and culture this probably is NOT the place for you. However, if whilst you are discovering the wonderful sights in Istanbul and your favourite sports team is playing and your other half agrees to let you go and watch the game then this is the PERFECT place for you!
The pub is located just down the road from the hotel we were staying at (The Golden Horn Sirkeci) and right next to the Gülhame tramstop. We came across it on route to the tram and saw the mass of posters advertising sports games on. My Football (Soccer..) Team is West Bromwich Albion and were playing a pretty unattractive game (to the rest of the world) against Reading in the FA (Football Association) Cup. It wasn't even on TV back home...however, much to my surprise, the game was being shown live at The North Shield!
When we walked in the 6 nations Rugby was on TV and I was a little sceptical about the game being on, however, when approached by the barman and asked which game I wanted to watch he gladly pulled a table in view of one of the many TV's and flicked through the channels until the game appeared on the screen - admittedly with Croatian commentry...
The beer was Efes (the local stuff) and was both good in taste and price! We chose to have finger food and went for a small platter to share with fries, onion rings, nachos etc. For the price and to fill a hole the food was top notch.
Guys (and Ladies), if you love your sports this must be the best place in Istanbul to watch the game!
Part of the Istanbul, Turkey, February 2010 travel blog
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