This is it — after beating England 2-1 on Wednesday, Croatia will take on France in the World Cup Final on Sunday.
It’s the first time Croatia has reached the final since becoming an independent nation in 1991. France won the cup back in 1998.
No doubt most French and Croatian restaurants and bars in the city will be packed with fans watching enthusiastically on Sunday, so we’ve come up with some suggestions as to which ones to head to (as well as more general final viewing parties):
Bastille Day Street Fair by the French Institute Alliance Française, 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington avenues (Midtown East)
Bar Tabac, 128 Smith St. (Cobble Hill)
Charlotte Patisserie, 596 Manhattan Ave. (Greenpoint)
St. Tropez Wine Bar, 304 W. 4th St. (West Village)
Les Enfants de Boheme, 177 Henry St. (Lower East Side)
Troquet, 155 Grand St. (Little Italy)
Felix Restaurant and Bar, 240 W. Broadway (Tribeca)
Cafe du Soleil, 2723 Broadway (Upper West Side)
OCabanon, 245 W. 29th St. (Chelsea)
Vintage 61, 233-235 Front St. (South Street Seaport)
5th & Mad, 7 E. 36th St. (midtown)
Daly’s Pub, 31-86 31st St., (Astoria)
Cafe Baltazar, 43-03 Broadway (Astoria)
Studio Square, 35-33 36th St. (Astoria)
Rudar Club New York, 34-01 45th St. (Astoria)
Villa Berulia Restaurant, 107 E. 34th St. (Murray Hill)
Kafana NYC, 116 Avenue C (Alphabet City)
Other viewing parties
Milk River Restaurant, 960 Atlantic Ave. (Crown Heights): Dance, eat and watch the game on multiple screens across this two-floor, world cuisine eatery. There will also be a Diet Coke sampling and surprise performances. Free entry.
Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Ave. (Bushwick): If you like cider, this is the place to celebrate. Choose from “bone dry,” “kinda dry,” “half sour” and “raw” ciders and a specials menu that includes $1 wings.
LeGrande Lounge at The Time New York, 224 W. 49th St. (midtown): Take advantage of specialty cocktails (“the red card” and “the yellow card”) for $8, a free shot for every goal, and win a free appetizer or drink on Saturday and Sunday if you predict which team will lead the first half and win the cup.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. (Bushwick): Brooklyn Bowl is screening the final on 14 screens and offering up happy-hour pricing during the game, including $5 beers, $6 frozen margaritas and $6 glasses of wine. And, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can take advantage of a half-off bowling special if you mention “bowling special.” Doors open at 10 a.m. and it’s free admission for all ages.
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave. (Bushwick): Watch the final game on a big screen with cocktails starting at 10 a.m. and a dance party once the match is over. Entry is first come, first served.
Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave. (Bushwick): This special viewing party, which starts at 10 a.m., is free with an RSVP.
The VNYL, 100 Third Ave. (East Village): The ’70s-inspired bar will air the final on its 36-foot projection screen with guests welcome at the bar or couch. During the game, the bar will offer $3 sliders, $3 draft bears and $18 Heineken beer buckets in addition to the regular menu.
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, 230 Fifth Ave. (midtown): This swanky rooftop bar is hosting its own viewing parties, free with RSVP.
Football Factory at Legends, 6 W. 33rd St. (midtown): One of the city’s most popular soccer bars will have a lively crowd during the final.
Upper 90 Soccer, 34-23 38th St. (Astoria): Watch the final free on this soccer club’s projector screen; drinks are available and doors open at 10 a.m.
Clinton Hall (Bronx, Brooklyn and FiDi): Tables are first-come, first-served at Clinton Hall’s three locations. Every screen will be tuned to the game live and there will be World Cup specials ($5 food and $7 for cocktails) and giveaways.
Slate, 54 W. 21st St. (Flatiron): You won’t miss a second at Slate, which will show the game on its 20-foot screen and every TV that lines its bar. There will be drink specials, including $5 Coors cans and $5 wine cans. Entry is $15.
Lavo NY, 39 E. 58th St. (midtown): Doors open at 10 a.m. with tickets priced at $30, which includes a brunch buffet. A cash bar and table packages also are available.
DUMBO Archway, Across from the Pearl Street Triangle: Watch the World Cup final outdoors underneath the iconic Manhattan Bridge Archway on a supersized screen. Bring a blanket or chair and prepare for a picnic with food you can buy from concessions such as Wood Fired Edibles, Dosa Royale, Jianbing Co., Lonestar Empire, C Bao and more during the game (July 15 at 11 a.m.)
Bar Moxy, 485 7th Ave. (midtown): The bar at Moxy Times Square will screen the game Sunday and offers $5 pints of Guinness.
Rockefeller Center: Watch matches starting at 10 a.m. on bleachers in front of giant screens within Rockefeller Center. Games are broadcast in Spanish via Telemundo. For those who want to get active, there’s a temporary soccer field with scheduled activities each day (pickups, bubble soccer, clinics and meet and greets) and a vintage soccer jersey exhibit to check out. Free and open to the public.