Now that we’re down to two teams — Go Croatia! Go France — the real World Cup excitement is upon us. The two remaining teams play each other this Sunday at 11am! Here are some places to watch. Check back for updates!
this Sunday July 15th, Brooklyn Bowl will open at 10:00AM for a special all-ages day of World Cup finals excitement. Starting at 11:00AM, the big game will be screened on all 14 HD screens throughout the venue, and presented with full concert sound. The event is free and open to the public, and special happy hour deals will be in a effect during the game, including $5 beers, $6 frozen margaritas, and $6 wine. Mention “Bowling Special” at the door to receive half off your lane from 10AM-2PM.
We’re opening Elsewhere Hall for the full A/V effect this Sunday for the final game, projected onto a massive 30′ x 18′ foot screen and piped through our hifi club sound system. Enjoy drink specials including mimosas & drink specials, with plenty of seating & standing area and perfect sight lines throughout the whole room. There’s no cover, just RSVP and join us for the game!
National Sawdust is another option:
Ever wanted to watch a World Cup finale on the big screen? Now you can! We’re showing the final game of the 2018 Men’s World Cup on our wall-sized projector and our state-of-the-art surround sound system to maximize your game day experience.Free admission with RSVP! And don’t worry, we’re covering all the essentials: Enjoy food and drink available for purchase from RIDER, the adjoining Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.
It’s World Cup time and there are lots of great places to watch the games in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick and beyond. Greenpoint Beer and Ale will show all 11 AM & 2 PM matches Friday through Sunday throughout the tournament.
We love Iona, so stay away. They will be playing games throughout the tournament as well.
Eater has a few more suggestions in Williamsburg and Ridgewood:
What: Williamsburg’s refined soccer bar packs raving fans into its tight space, but the enthusiasm and plentiful TVs make the experience worthwhile. The tap beer list is robust, and bartenders can also fix a decent cocktail.
Details: Showing all games with daily World Cup deals, including select discounted drinks and food, as well as jersey giveaways. 132 Havemeyer St. at South First Street, Williamsburg
What: Linger in the sunny beer garden or cozy indoor area at Midnights, an American restaurant that will open for weekday lunch for the first time beginning June 14 in honor of the World Cup.
Details: Showing all games starting at 11 a.m. 149 North Sixth St. at Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
What: The sprawling Ridewood complex is tuning its big-screen TV into the World Cup. The outdoor space features a Jamaican food truck turning out rice platters with toppings like jerk chicken thighs and chickpea and potato curry.
Details: Showing select games inside. 56-06 Cooper Ave. near Irving Avenue, Ridgewood
Metro suggests DUMBO or Clinton Hall inside the new Pod Hotel in Williamsburg:
Clinton Hall Williamsburg
The growing chain of craft beer emporium Clinton Hall, with its all-burger menu, giant games and viral desserts, just opened its first Brooklyn outpost. Located on the rooftop of the Pod Hotel, Clinton Hall Williamsburg will open in time for kickoff at 8 a.m. each day of the Cup, showing all the games with drink specials (at all locations, though they won’t open early) including $5 Bitburgers and $20 Modelo/Corona buckets. 247 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
Outdoors in DUMBO
The DUMBO Business Improvement District is reprising its popular outdoor screenings, first at the Sands Street Plaza (73 Sands St.) from June 14 to July 6 on an 80-inch screen, complete with “grass” for viewers to spread out on and nearby restaurants delivering to your seat. Then catch the semifinals (July 10 and 11) and finals (July 15) at the Manhattan Bridge Archway on a super-size screen. Various vendors will be cooking food for purchase both games.
TimeOut has two more suggestions in Williamsburg:
Kent Ale House
Putting “soccer above all,” this Williamsburg watering hole will be opening its doors early for World Cup watchers to knock back a few cold ones and cheer on their favorite teams. The matches will be streamed across 12 flatscreens, but the bar also offers a private room for viewing parties if your crew would rather avoid the rowdy crowd and sprawl out. Whether you win or lose, take a victory lap or self-pity stroll along the waterfront and marvel at sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. 51 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Roebling Sporting Club
RSC took over a sweet corner building from semi-dance club K&M. But with the giant projector screen (supported by many smaller flatscreens) and actually interesting takes on pub food (try the sliders adorned with pimento cheese) the bar will be making a strong case to compete with the rest of the soccer joints in Brooklyn. 225 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The Times breaks it down by country and recommends Miss Favela for the Brazil games:
57 South Fifth Street, Brooklyn
June 17 at 2 p.m. against Switzerland
June 22 at 8 a.m. against Costa Rica
June 27 at 2 p.m. against Serbia This bistro next to the Williamsburg Bridge opens as early as 6 a.m. during the World Cup. The TVs will stay on throughout the tournament, and in addition to the live music each week on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Miss Favela will have live Brazilian music for each of the country’s matches. In Manhattan, fans can try Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s), at 204 Varick Street. Thrillist has a suggestion for Mexico fans in Bushwick:
Best for fans of authentic Mexican fare and fútbol: Guadalupe Inn
Mexico plays Germany on June 17 at 11am
Bushwick’s self-proclaimed “home for World Cup soccer” opens early Friday-Sunday throughout the tournament. From 10am, fans can “work from home” with all manner of margarita (grapefruit, watermelon, mezcal pineapple, lime) and tacos (vegetarian, chicken, pork, steak, fish) in a swanky, supper club-like environment with multiple projection screens and a killer sound system.
Specials: “Viva Mexico” quesadillas are green, white, and red
Let us know who we missed in comments!
Clinton Hall Williamsburg on the rooftop of the Pod Hotel