Plenty of bars show European football matches, but at the long-awaited Black Horse Pub in Park Slope, you can watch Manchester United live while eating fried eggs, Irish bacon, black pudding, sausage, baked beans, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, and fried toast — and wash it down with a spot of tea or a pint of Guinness.
“To get a man out here and watch football at 10 in the morning, you need the full English breakfast,” said Brian McNally, the co-owner of the Black Horse Pub. “This isn’t just for Brits, but for the entire neighborhood.”
And if you miss the morning football, there’s also a Sunday afternoon roast — a big beef seasoned with thyme, rosemary, and sage, and surrounded with brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding.
“It makes us feel like we’re at home eating Ma’s roast on a Sunday,” said David Sheeran, president of the Barnstonworth Rovers, a Manhattan football club, who was drinking and eating with his teammates on a recent Sunday.
Mick Baldwin, co-owner and head chef, said that Sheeran had perfectly captured the goal of this Cockney castle.
“We are a neighborhood bar, serving residents some good comfort food, and everyone’s a winner, you know what I mean, mate?” he said.
The Black Horse Pub [568 Fifth Ave. at 16th Street in Park Slope, (718) 788-1975].
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