We’ve got another 2 London NFL games coming up, so we thought we would offer you up some Tottenham Game Spots for before and after the game.
Many London stadium going folk know that the newbie Tottenham Stadium is a little rough around the edges neighbourhood-wise, but like the once-ominous Wembley Stadium, the hood is on the rise.
Still, it’s widely accepted that Wembley overs a better experience OUTSIDE the stadium, while Tottenham Hotspur Stadium offers a better time INSIDE the gates.
Tottenham has spent a lot of money and thought on the fan drinking and eating options, so if you’ve never been inside before, you should be impressed.
A few early game day info:
- Rail and tube strikes will persist throughout the week-Wednesday and Friday suck
- Weather forecast is 25c (80f) and cloudy-perfect October conditions
- Rugby World Cup Weekend-England, Ireland Scotland play Saturday-few games Sunday
- Tottenham Stadium is congested to leave-consider a few local drinks before heading out
Many of the bars around Tottenham are ‘blue and white’ faithful, meaning they are traditional Spurs drinking establishments.
This won’t matter to NFL fans unless you steam in covered in full Arsenal gear and acting like a Gooner.
If you’re looking to quaff fancy beers with whiffs of bergamot, BeaverTown is the £7 pint for you.
Located right across from the stadium, this ‘craft’ (Heineken) brew pub is a convenient place to try out some of Beavertown’s more unique samplings.
It’s easy to find, and has a lovely little garden, but gets as heaving as Tik Tok eating contest after an hour.
Plan to get there early.
This place is also buzzing with activity on game day, thanks to a spacious beer garden and independent pub feel.
Tucked away, yet still close to the stadium. The Beehive is a traditional sports pub, which means fans can scoot there after the game to get their fix of NFL and Redzone.
It always helps to book ahead if you’re going to bring a big group there.
A recently renovated community pub, The Antwerp Arms is bustling on gameday, as they have not only a solid menu, but sports on TV.
Those NFL fans looking for a Real Ale pub will be pleasantly pleased with the selection on offer tap wise, and the large patio is a great place to unwind on what looks to be a pretty sweet day.
Booking ahead is wise as this place gets very busy.
Across the street from the Antwerp Arms is the Craft Union pub Elbow Room.
The pub has a great selection of beers, as well as TV to catch the sport on. It isn’t a pub that has food, but many of these places will allow you to bring in something from the kebab shop, provided you are respectful.
Elbow Room is open until 11pm, which gives you plenty of time to get sauced before you ride the rails home.
Ferry Boat Inn
Further afield than the previous pubs but worth the view is the Ferry Boat Inn located on Lockwood Reservoir in Tottenham.
With a massive patio overlooking some water, the Ferry Boat Inn doesn’t feel like you’re in London at all.
50 tables plus, a jovial atmosphere, while curious mutts approach you at this dog friendly pub.
While the Ferry Boat Inn doesn’t have TVs to whet your NFL whistle, it is a great place to get away and chill before or after the mayhem of the stadium.
Across the water, but still a nice stroll away is the massive Hackney Brewery Taproom.
Filled with glorious taps of beer, plenty of outdoor seating, and even it’s own hotdog stand, the Hackney Brewery is an independent spot that the locals love.
If you have a big group, this is an amazing place to meet before the game to sneak in a few lovely, and affordable pints.
Sadly this place won’t be showing any of the NFL games, but it’s open until 11, and fans can soak up the afternoon sun on the patio while easily making their way to Northumberland Park station which is less than 10 minutes away.
Heck, you could even rent some of those electric bikes near the station and make it an even easier journey.
The good thing about Tottenham, is that it is close to loads of other cool areas that you might want to try as party places before or after the game.
Here are some other local Tottenham Game Spots.
It’s not as stabby as it once was, which is a good thing for Wood Green. It’s also walkable to the stadium, giving a nice 20-30 minute journey through some side streets that also have their own pubs.
Wood Green is easily accessible via transit, and has a McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and some of the finest Turkish food your drunken belly could easily slop up.
Down the road from the stadium is the even more thriving area of Finsbury Park, which has seen an influx of students to make the place cool again.
There are plenty of late night haunts to pull you in, from sports bars, to pubs and even Rowan’s bowling lanes which are an iconic part of the area, and also open late.
Highbury and Islington
Hip with the kids, but getting sketchier since covid is the main high street action of H&I.
If you’re looking to amble and find plenty of later Sunday options, this is a potential destination, as it has places like the American rock bar Slim Jim’s open until the wee hours.
Near the even hipper area of Shoreditch is the roundabout Old Street, which has some nifty little joints to check out.
RoadTrip is open very late on a Sunday, and even shows plenty of NFL games on their indoor and outdoor TVs. Sports Bar & Grill Old Street is also quite big, and suitable for those who want NFL galore.
Hope that this helps you on your trip to Tottenham Stadium for the next two games.
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