San Antonio Formula 1 race fans – finally, this is what we’ve been waiting for! This coming Sunday (March 18th, 2012) will be the first F1 race watch party in San Antonio. It was a challenge to find a sports bar location that already had DVR capability & watcher friendly TV screens with good audio capability. This is the first Formula 1 race of the 2012 season, taking place down under, in Melbourne, Australia. (per Formula1.com, this race is officially titled the 2012 Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix)
Yes! The first San Antonio F1 race watch party will take place at the Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub in Alamo Heights, at 1:30pm, this Sunday March 18th, 2012! Thanks to a referral from Tim Rooney, of Waxy O’Conner’s Irish Pub (on the San Antonio Riverwalk), I met Gregg Morgan of the Alamo Heights Lion & Rose. They currently DVR a multitude of soccer & rugby matches from around the world. Gregg stated there are already some Formula 1 fans that frequent his pub. In addition, since it will be the day after St. Patrick’s Day, the pub will be like a ghost town. He said we’d almost have the place to ourselves. GREAT!!!
In addition to the pre-recorded F1 video feed, Gregg will put the F1 race audio over the general pub BOSE speaker system. This location will be a great venue & a good first effort at a San Antonio-based social activity revolving around watching Formula 1 racing.
I hope you can make it to experience Formula 1 world class racing, with your friends. Please note, this will be great preparation for learning what’s new this year in Formula 1 (once again, new rules & regulations). This could be considered a primer to help you get ready for (& more excited about) the upcoming Formula 1 race just south of Austin, coming up on November 18th, 2012 – the Austin F1 USGP, at the Circuit of The Americas (CoTA)!
The Lion & Rose pub offers a great selection of hand drawn pints of beer. In addition, they have a full menu with a broad variety of food that should please most anyone’s palate.
WE WILL SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY at 1:30pm, at the Lion & Rose Pub, Alamo Heights, 5148 Broadway, here in San Antonio, Texas. 🙂 With a good showing, we can continue at this location, unless some of you can suggest a possibly better location for the next Formula 1 race, scheduled the following Sunday, March 25th… Here’s a map to the party! (Click to enlarge…)
I & Racing Ready look forward to seeing & meeting ALL of you!!!
Your San Antonio F1 Club, race watch party facilitator,