St. Louis Arsenal fans, otherwise known as the Gateway Gooners, have found a home a Llywelyn’s soccer pub in Webster Groves. I joined them on Saturday while they enjoyed the 4-1 thrashing the Gunner’s were putting on Crystal Palace.
I wanted to learn more about the Supporters Group and also see how things were developing in their relationship with Llywelyn’s Pub. I’ve been to a couple of watch parties at the Webster Grove location when they were showing the Webster Grove Statesman Final Four matches the past few years (2 boys, 1 girls state title in the past four years) and the place was rocking every time. Being a true EPL soccer pub is something different however.
The good news is that it appears the St. Louis has a new home for watching games.
— soccerSTL (@SoccerSTL) January 20, 2018
Llywelyn’s has made a commitment to them with their new hours and menu. They have also signed on as an advertiser with me for a few months in order to spread the word about the viewing opportunities and the other services they have to offer for teams, clubs and high schools in the region.
I had a good chat with Rick Hicks and JP Thompson, founders of Gateway Gooners chapter of Arsenal America. Listen to it here >
Gateway Gooners intro
They fill me in on the Barrister’s closing and the outreach they had from a number of bars looking to be their new home for viewing games. They had some basic requirements that included access to the necessary channels, opening for all games and they wanted a central location. They found all that and more with Webster Groves where the Pub offers a Brunch Menu beginning at 9am (pic at the bottom). For earlier games, the Gooners bring donuts to enjoy with their libations 🙂
Here are links for the Gateway Gooners and Llywelyn’s. Check them out and let them know you heard about the goings on here at SoccerSTL.
I’m a Llywelyn’s VIP now, as I’ll be touring the seven locations in the area and I’ll earn points for money spent.
And as they note “We will deliver creative ideas that are sure to be a hit with your party. Combining Llywelyn’s Classics with fresh new sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and pastas will keep you coming back. Let us cater to you! #LLYDELIVERS” whether locally or for your next bus ride to KC, Memphis, Burlington and other showcase events.