If you're keen on watching your favourite team go head to head with another, make a night of it, get your team colours on and head on down to the Coopers Alehouse on the corner of Pulteney and Carrington Street. It's the perfect venue to celebrate the game of rugby with your mates.
You will find this cool old pub on the corner of Pulteney St and Carrington St.
If you get there well before the game, you'll have time to settle into a few relaxing bevvys and a schnitzel before you need to pay full attention to the screen. Of course you can leave it until after the game or even during but be warned the snitty here is a five senses experience and being fully in the moment for this is well advised.
Mmmmm, snitty with extra sauce and beer; the perfect combination for hungry rugby fans.
Chicken or beef and as Big As Your Plate, they are just the ticket for hungry rugby fans who turn up to prepare for the game. If you're not feeling so outrageously hungry, consider sharing one with your mate. They have the perfect amount of crunch and flavour and come slathered with your choice of their sauce and/or topping options and a sneaky serving of fries.
The kitchen closes at 9pm so if you don't get your snitty in before the game, you have until just before 9pm to get your order to the kitchen. Schnitzels aren't the only item on the menu although, I must say, it is very popular among the punters; an extensive range of bar meals includes snacks and main meals that respect the needs of vegetarians and carnivores alike.
The full Coopers range of beer is available on tap except Coopers Mild Ale, which you can purchase by the bottle. .
The staff and management are a well oiled machine. They work together like clockwork and keep the place ticking along nicely. Their quick attention to your beverage requirements is outstanding. For this reason your wait times at the bar are kept to a minimum, even when the crowd reaches capacity.
There's a real sense of it being your local when you make a visit to the Coopers Alehouse. The manager, Brenton Ford, looks after his staff and clientele alike. He is often seen working just as hard as all the other staff behind the bar and he shows respect and appreciation for your patronage. Out of the blue one time when we were there, he shook our hands and thanked us for coming and another time he handed us a Coopers Alehouse rugby ball to take home. It really is a meeting place for like-minded people and regulars who love to celebrate the great game of rugby.
Happy Hour and Meal Deal options are well displayed on a large blackboard.