A ton of restaurants and bars are showing the 2018 World Cup. We did the work for you and went through the list and selected a handful of dynamic and exceptional spots for catching a game. Get out there and cheer on your team.
Opens at 9 a.m. during the weekend and 1 p.m. during the week
Happiest Hour promises deals to groups of five or more when they show up in their team’s jersey. Once you’ve rallied your friends, enjoy the match on one of the 25 TVs scattered across the patios, bars, and rooftop. Pay homage to your favorite team with the purchase of a featured World Cup cocktail. Plus, you can grab brunch during a Sunday morning game.
Box Garden at Legacy Hall
Open for all matches
The Box Garden, located inside Plano’s massive Legacy Hall foodcourt, is taking their World Cup watch party to another level. The beer-garden-meets-patio venue is pairing up with FC Dallas and the result is an extravaganza of giveaways, special guests, and even a FIFA PlayStation tournament.
Opens at 7 a.m. for all matches
This Brit-owned pub welcomes World Cup watchers for all of the tournament games. They’re also featuring drink specials to celebrate. Enjoy a Fernet Con Coca with the Argentinian game or a Caipirinha while watching Brazil. Good luck making your way up to the bar to get your fish and chips to accompany the England game.
Peticolas Brewing Company
Opens at 9 a.m. for most matches
If your two true loves are beer and soccer, you’ll feel right at home at Peticolas. The Design District brewery has eighteen locally-brewed, award-winning beers on tap. They’re also offering a signature brew in honor of the tournament. The red ale, aptly named Rumble in Russia, is available around Dallas and at the brewery. Peticolas is open for several early games and only closed on Monday.
Opens at 11:30 a.m. for matches, also showing all Spanish matches
Rally a group to indulge in sangria pitchers and steaming platters of paella alongside your afternoon game. Si Tapas promises to be open any time that Spain is playing but will adhere to their usual 11:30 a.m. opening time otherwise. Definitely prepare to trade the relaxed tapas environment in for a more boisterous energy during Spain’s match against Morocco this Monday!
Opens at 6:45 a.m. for all matches
Despite Ireland’s disqualification, this pub’s World Cup spirit is anything but disheartened. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. for the next few weeks so you can be sure to catch any of the early morning games on one of their three large projection screens or TVs. Trinity Hall is first-come-first-serve, so show up a little early to nab a table for a big game and order something off of the featured World Cup menu.
Ojos Locos is an ideal place to set up for the Mexican matches. The casual bar offers open tables in the upcoming weeks as well as a few early open times for the big games. Be sure to try the tacos and maybe even order a beer tower to celebrate your favorite team’s victory (or drown the pain of a loss).
Henk’s European Deli & Black Forest Bakery
Opens at 7 a.m. (except Sunday)
It may surprise some to see the word “bakery” on this watch list, but this European deli’s authentic drinks, fare, and atmosphere hold its own against the sports bars. Black Forest will devotedly display the games on their six TVs. Whether you choose to enjoy a Reuben sandwich in the restaurant or a cold German draft beer at the bar, you can watch almost any World Cup game, thanks to the restaurant’s early 7 a.m. open time.
Opens for several 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. games.
Owner and Dublin-native Peter Kenny knows how to host a good World Cup watching party, and in fact, has been throwing them at this cozy Greenville tavern since 1994. Check online for the days the doors will open for early a.m. matches, including this Sunday, June 24, for England v.s. Panama, which happens to go very nicely with one of the Dubliner’s English beers.
Opens at 7 a.m. for all matches
If you need a little extra motivation to keep from hitting the snooze button, Frankie’s is offering continental breakfast for early morning matches. If you opt for an evening match (or morning, too, we don’t judge), order one of the themed bucket specials, like a “Down South” full of Coronas or the “Across the Pond” featuring English brews. And, whatever time the match, be sure to grab one of the downtown gastropub’s punch cards and get a punch every time you return to watch a Cup game for the chance to win prizes. The person with the most punches by the Cup Final wins a table for four to watch the big game along with a $150 tab. Score.