The Tour de France is underway, and due to the six-hour time difference between Le Mans (where today’s stage began) and Washington, it’s hard for cycling fans to watch the race live — and even harder if you don’t have a DVR.
Meridian Pint is trying to make it easier to follow the Tour by replaying the day’s race every night at 8 on multiple TVs in its basement bar. (Owner John Andrade is an avid cyclist.) Most sports bars will be able to show highlights — they air nightly on Versus — so it can’t hurt to ask your bartender to switch away from “SportsCenter” or a baseball game, as long as it’s not the Nationals.
Want to mix the Tour with real-world cycling? On July 20, the Potomac Pedalers cycling club is hosting a Tour de France happy hour at Arlington’s Rhodeside Grill from 6:30 to 10. Watch on big screens as the riders tackle the mountainous first day in the Alps, enjoy free appetizers and get drinks from a cash bar.
Does your favorite bar regularly show the Tour de France? Let us know in the comments.