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6 of the best Dublin pubs with beer gardens to watch the match in

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IF YOU HAVEN’T welled up to Put ‘Em Under Pressure yet, tomorrow at 2pm could be your chance. It’s time for us to face off against Belgium, and so far both Irish fans and Irish players have been playing a blinder. Let’s hope it continues. If you’re looking for a handy spot in the capital to catch the Euros, you could do worse than a nice pub with a decent beer garden – especially as it’s an afternoon match. Here’s our pick of some of the top places.

1. The Bernard Shaw

The Shaw is a handy spot, just up by the canal on South Richmond Street. It’s a bit of a hipster haven, but is just as well-known for its roomy smoking area and cocktail deals as it is for its graffiti’d exterior and bearded clientele. What to say: My jersey is actually from Italia 90

2. The Living Room

One of the biggest beer gardens you could hope to find in the city, we’re swinging over north of the Liffey for this one. The Living Room is a sports bar located near a lot of English language schools, so often has an international crowd in – which might make the matchplay a bit more interesting. What to say: Vous-êtes Belge?

3. The Church

Right near the Jervis Luas stop, the Church has a big seated smoking area that wraps around the pub itself. The Church also does a full menu, so this is the ideal place if you want to mix the match with a bit of lunch. What to say: A round of chicken wings for the table, please

4. The Temple Bar

If you really feel like mixing it up, head over to what surely must be one of the busiest pubs in the city, if not the whole country. There’ll be tourists aplenty hopping aboard the Team Ireland bandwagon. Stick around for some good old national pride with the inevitable trad music afterwards. What to say: Olé, olé, olé, olé

5. House

A bit of a fancy option on Leeson Street, House has one of the city’s more unusual smoking areas – a maze of conservatories that lead to an outdoor area with (appropriately enough) astroturf underfoot. What to say: Anyone fancy a cocktail?

6. D | Two

Always good for showing the matches and drumming up a good crowd in the hotbed of bar and club action on Harcourt Street, there’s D|Two. If you fancy heading out after the match – to either toast our victory or down your sorrows, depending – then you couldn’t be in a better location. What to say: Coppers after this?

#COYBIG! Where will you be watching the match?

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