Irish fans are already congregating in Bordeaux ahead of Saturday afternoon's crucial Group E clash against Belgium and one of the most popular spots already called the Connemara Irish Pub had to shut down for two hours tonight.
The bar staff were flat-out all day - and such was the demand for drink that the overworked cooling mechanism in the pub started to overheat.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, bar manager Paddy Jackson said:
"It's not like we are calling a day, just a small break. A decision was made to stop serving drinks between 9.30pm and 11.30pm. We pulled so many pints during the day that the coolers, they started to get warm. It was non-stop for nine hours."
Irish Gardai, who are assisting French police for the duration of the tournament (or at least the Irish involvement in it) were at the scene and even though Mr Jackson admitted the crowd did get "a bit rowdy" there was no trouble reported.
The pub with no beer - The Connemara Irish Pub in Bordeaux has stopped serving beer due to overworked system. pic.twitter.com/YhQuCiVgcx
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