For a small but vocal minority in L.A., the new UK soccer season starting in early August means waxing the elbow and gearing up for some very early morning starts -- and that's if you can even find a place to see the match live on the big screen. You can get almost anything online of course, but nothing beats being in a pub with your fellow fanatics and watching the boys kicking it live.
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Unfortunately, since most UK soccer games tend to take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. GMT, you'll need to be at an L.A. pub around 7 a.m., fighting off the natural urge for a beer, not a boiled egg and soldiers, when you belly up to the bar. Brit pubs are often a good bet, but it's always worth checking. If you support a small town team they might record it for you to watch later, but if you follow one of the rich, top tier Premier League teams, you should be in luck of a morning.
As for the international World Cup -- coming up in 2014 and held in Brazil -- that will be shown in sports bars everywhere, but until then here's a list of a few pubs in the starting line-up. And remember, if you're at the pub and it's still dark outside, tip the bartender well!More »