The idea of public viewing parties at local sports bars, came up in Downforcer's thread http://www.trackforum.com/forums/sho...=1#post3129797 about making IndyCar the topic of his presentation for a Public Speaking class at college. Here's the idea:
I spoke to a place I go to watch IndyCar races that (so far) can be counted on to get a race on at least one TV, even in NFL season (because it's a soccer bar, and they own an American stick-and-ball sports bar just nextdoor that all the football fans go to), and while I didn't get a firm, definite commitment, I got a "yeah, that should be no problem at all."
The place: Catherine Rooney's Irish Pub, 1616 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19806. http://www.catherinerooneys.com/home/
If there is anyone else in the Wilmington area who intends to go there, please post here, because if I can go back and say there will be a party of more than just one, I'm sure we can get a commitment to put the race on one of the good TVs with a table that has the best view.
EDIT: DIA, thanks for helping me find the thread again.