Full of beautiful enoteca and surrounded by lush vineyards, Verona is really a wine-drinking city.
But sometimes wine just doesn't quite hit the spot.
Here are some of my favourite places to enjoy a decent pint, watch the match or just hang out.
No. 1. The Celtic Pub, via Santa Chiara
Perfect for watching the footie and enjoying a refreshing pint of Glasgow's finest (Tennents Lager export strength). Open daily from 5.30pm. Friendly barman, live music and tasty bar meals.
Beers: Tennents, Guinness, Bombardier and Charlie Wells
Do: Speak to the friendly locals
Don't: Ask for a mojito
No. 2. Re Carlo da Barca,
via Carlo Cattaneo 12
Conveniently located behind Piazza Bra, Re Carlo is a great spot to enjoy football or rugby on the big screen (or karaoke on aThursday night). It's recently been renovated and has a decent menu and good selection of beers.
Beers: Guinness, Fürstenberg Pils, Bombardier, Paulaner Hell, Paulaner Zwickl, Charlie Wells, Johann Dunkel Weiss, Hoepfner Porter
Do: Enjoy the complimentary bar snacks
Don't: Hog the mike
No. 3. Terrazza Bar Al Ponte,
via Ponte Pietra 26
With just one beer on draft, la Terrazza is a bar rather than a pub. Pass through the bar to the rear and discover a beautiful terrace overlooking the river and Teatro Romano beyond. One of the best spots in town to enjoy a refreshing beer.
Do: Grab a terrace seat and enjoy the view.
Don't: Feed the birds
No. 4. Osteria al Borgho,
via Longhena 29/d
Just round the corner from the stadium, Osteria al Borgho is a great choice for a pre-match pint. More refined surroundings than some of the neighbouring bars and a fine selection of beer. Plenty of wines and spirits too and helpful and informative bar staff.
Beers: Murphy's Irish Stout, Thwaites Smooth, Moretti and Hofbrau
Do: Try a sneaky g + t.
Don't: Dance on the tables
No. 5. Osteria al Carega, Vicolo Cadrega, 8
Although there's only one draft beer to choose from, Carega is a great place for a quiet drink and a light snack. Popular with grizzly locals and the occasional passing tourist, things liven up on Thursday nights when local bands squeeze in to this snug little local.
Do: Try the horse meatballs
Don't: Disturb the neighbours as you leave