Go for gold: Where to watch London 2012 Olympics




Hey, just because Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Gabby Douglas and the rest of the 2012 Olympians are reaching their physical peaks doesn’t mean those of us watching have to. What better way to revel in our countries athletic expertise than with a cold pint of beer and the company of fellow countrymen? Here’s a roundup of local spots where you can catch the 2012 Olympic games. No doubt, these game-watching deals and parties should have you reaching for gold ­– or, at the very least, another round of cold ones.


Chico’s Dirty Tacos and Tequila

50 E. Central Ave., Suite D


Open daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Mexican menu items, wide range of tequilas, beer and margaritas

Cricketers Arms Pub and Eatery

7563 Sand Lake Road


Open daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

26 beers on tap, full liquor bar, pub grub

Frank & Steins

150 S. Magnolia Ave.


Open daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Monday-Friday happy hour specials (3-7 p.m.): Half off select drafts, wine, classic franks, chili cheese franks and chili cheese chips

Hammerheads Beer & Wine Bar

8526 Palm Parkway


Open Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Craft beer, wine, food and frozen drinks

Orlando George & Dragon

6314 International Drive


Open Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.-2 a.m.

Traditional British pub with lunch and dinner menu items, beer, wine and a full bar with cocktails

Redlight Redlight

745 Bennett Road


Open Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-midnight

Every time USA wins a gold medal Lagunitas IPA pints are $3 for an entire hour

Stardust Video and Coffee

1842 East Winter Park Road


Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-midnight, Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-midnight

Beer and wine, sandwiches and brunch menu items

Summer Olympic Viewing Parties

The Pub at Pointe Orlando

9101 International Drive

through Aug. 12

11 a.m. daily

Specials include: Olympic beer samplers, Team USA beer buckets, World Team beer buckets, Budweiser Olympic aluminum cans, The Pub’s Olympic cocktail, medal winning slider combination

World of Beer

(multiple locations)

More than 500 beers from around the world

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