Where to watch the Big Match

Looking for the perfect place to see Avraham Grant's attempt to make history? Check out this Post guide.

grant wins 224.88 (photo credit: AP)
grant wins 224.88
(photo credit: AP)
Looking for the perfect place to see Avraham Grant's attempt to make history? Check out the Post's guide to some of the most popular venues around Israel. Banana Beach, Tel Aviv Thousands are expected to converge on Tel Aviv beach where Heiniken is sponsoring the largest screen in the country to show the Champions League final for the third year in a row. Festivities will get underway more than two hours before the big match, with Israeli rap group Shabak Samech performing as the warm up act to the main event. Expect: Beach babes and lots of beer. MASH Bar, Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv This is where the hardcore soccer fans gather. The bar, which is decorated with scarfs of soccer teams from around the world, shows practically any game which can be broadcast, and will be packed to the rafters come 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Expect: Real life die-hard English fans staring at the screens intensely. Mike's Place, Jaffa Street, Jerusalem More famous as a live music venue, Mike's Place also endeavors to make sure all the local ex-pats have no problem watching those crucial international games. The atmosphere will be a little more relaxed than other bars due to the number of Americans mixed into the crowd who are less ofay with the beautiful game. Expect: Yeshiva kids turned nouveau-Chelsea fans. Murphy's Irish pub, Herzliya Marina If you're looking for a pub atmosphere in slightly classier surroundings head down to the marina in Herzliya, enjoy the expensive shops and then settle for a pint of Guinness in Murphy's Irish pub. There may not be the raucousness of other venues but don't expect it to be too calm as the locals still care deeply about their soccer. Expect: A relaxed atmosphere peppered with screams for Man U.