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Catch the Action: 10 Spots to Watch the World Cup in NYC

By / June 12, 2018
    @joanie.linds via Twenty20.
    @joanie.linds via Twenty20.

Get ready, soccer fans! The biggest global sporting event of the year is kicking off and bringing a whole month of exciting matches to watch. Despite America’s failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, soccer mania will take over here and beyond as the globe anticipates the next world champions. Here are our 10 favorite spots to catch the action over these next few weeks.

World Cup Viewing at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

For laid-back viewing parties, head to this Bohemian hot spot that will be airing every game for free, beginning with this kickoff match.


World Cup Celebration at Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt

Besides showing all games within normal business hours (excluding weekends), take advantage of $10 Kelso Pilsner steins and a $16 weekday lunch special that includes a burger and a pint of beer.


INNSIDE Brasserie’s World Cup Screenings

INNSIDE Brasserie

Cheer for your team from the front terrace with a giant projection screen showing all games during normal business hours, complete with three "Soccer Spritz" drinks each running just $10.

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World Cup Viewing on the Big Screen

28 Liberty St

If you work or live in FiDi, make this your go-to spot for seeing live matches broadcast on a 40-foot LED screen!


World Cup at Bierhaus NYC

Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC

The bar may be cheering for Germany, but Bierhaus invites all fans to come out to watch the games and order from special brunch and lunch menus where ever entrees includes a free drinks!

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NYC World Cup Bonanza

The Summit Bar

See every game live at this East Village bar where you can enjoy brunch and fresh cocktails for a cause! Proceeds will go to the global fundraising initiative Cook For Syria.


Nowadays Presents: World Cup Watch Parties


Head to Nowadays with all your buds to see most World Cup games in the venue’s living room–style indoor space as you enjoy food and drinks and cheer on your team.

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Threes Brewing Presents: World Cup Viewings

Threes Brewing

Experience the World Cup in the heart of Gowanus with the perfect trifecta of pints from Threes, pastries from Ninth Street Espresso, and lunch fare from The Meat Hook.

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World Pup Cup

D Pet Hotels Chelsea

Okay, so this my not be related to the actual World Cup, but we couldn’t ignore a puppy soccer game! Sign up your pup and watch the cuteness overload play out.

$52 / RSVP

BrazilMania: World Cup 2018 Party

House of Yes

It’s all about Brazil at this bash that takes place during the country’s game against Switzerland and features Brazilian BBQ, frozen passion fruit cocktails, and soccer insanity all night long.



Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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