World Cup viewing parties, screenings and specials in NYC

World Cup viewing parties, screenings and specials in NYC

No matter which team you follow, there’s a place for you.

Soccer fans watch the Day 2 World Cup match between Spain and Portugal at O Lavrador Restaurant and Bar in Jamaica, Queens, on June 15, 2018.
Soccer fans watch the Day 2 World Cup match between Spain and Portugal at O Lavrador Restaurant and Bar in Jamaica, Queens, on June 15, 2018.

As the World Cup comes to a close, there’s only a few more days to cheer on your team.

For weeks, soccer fans have turned out in droves to bars and restaurants screening the games as 32 nations battled for international bragging rights.

There is still a plethora of food and drink deals going on and a few special events to mark the final on July 15.

To help, we’ve gathered some viewing parties, screenings and events you won’t want to miss. The next World Cup, after all, is four years away.


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.


599 Johnson Ave., Bushwick

This special viewing party, which starts at 10 a.m., is free with an RSVP.

DUMBO Archway

Across from the Pearl Street Triangle

Watch the World Cup semifinals and finals underneath the iconic Manhattan Bridge Archway on a supersized screen. Bring a blanket or chair and prepare for a picnic with food you can purchase from concessionaires like El Super, Chickpea and Olive, Rice and Miso Everyday during the semifinals (July 10-11, at 2 p.m.) and from Wood Fired Edibles, Dosa Royale, Jianbing Co., Lonestar Empire, C Bao and more during the finals (July 15 at 11 a.m.)

Seamore’s DUMBO

66 Water St., DUMBO

This seafood spot is transforming its Finnley’s Game Room into a World Cup game room with a large projector screen and will serve up specials, from Modelo Shrimp to fried seafood po boys and more.

Threes Brewing

333 Douglass St., Gowanus

Catch any match at Threes in Gowanus, which will be serving coffee and pastries from Ninth Street Espresso and lunch by The Meat Hook. Starting at 11 a.m. during the week, boozy beverages will be on hand. Seating is first come, first served during the week and table packages are available ($850) for weekend viewing (which comes with food and unlimited drinks).

Clinton Hall

247 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg

Matches will be screened at all Clinton Hall locations starting at 8 a.m. (7 a.m. at its new Williamsburg location). There will be drink specials such as $5 Bitburger beer, a bucket of Modelo or Corona cans for $20 and the “German Handshake,” a Bitburger with a shot of Jagermeister for $10.


636 DeGraw St., Gowanus

Open early for your viewing pleasure (but not at 6 a.m.), Parklife will screen the Cup on two screens and offer breakfast tacos and drink specials so you can survive the early morning hours.

Black Forest

733 Fulton St., Fort Greene, and 181 Smith St., Boerum Hill

Both locations, decorated to the nines, will host viewing parties all month long by screening all matches with its HD projector and 13-foot screen, and there will be food and drink specials.

Miss Favela

57 South 5th St., Williamsburg

Cheer on Brazil at Miss Favela, a bistro next to the Williamsburg Bridge, that opens at 6 a.m. during the World Cup. You can also dance to live Brazilian music on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for each of the matches.

Black Horse Pub

568 Fifth Ave., South Slope

This pub roots on England and serves a full English breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays and has a solid beer selection. All games will be shown live — as early at 8 a.m.

Russian Bath of New York

1200 Gravesend Neck Rd., Sheepshead Bay

It may not be the first place you’d think of to watch the World Cup, but this bath house has a sports bar where you can cheer on the Russian team. Make a day of it and hit up the baths between matches. 

Gotham Market at the Ashland

590 Fulton St. 

Gotham Market’s Brooklyn location will celebrate the games with drink and wings specials, including a round of five shots for $30, $8 margaritas and select $5 draft beer. Fulton Hall features $1 wings, and $10 Moscow Mules while Bolivian Llama Party if offering $1 wings.


Wicked Willy’s 

149 Bleecker St., Greenwich Village

The Caribbean-themed restaurant is hosting a party to screen the finals on 10 TVs and a 20-foot projector screen with surround sound with a two-hour open bar and unlimited hot wings starting at 11 a.m. Tickets are $39-49.

Pound & Pence

55 Liberty St., FiDi

For four hours, you can enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres as you watch the game on July 11, from 1 to 5 p.m.

McHale’s Bar & Grill

251 W. 51st St., midtown

Soccer fans will test their knowledge at this pub trivia game that starts at 7:30 p.m. on July 11. The winners get a trophy.

The Summit Bar

133 Ave. C, East Village

Enjoy brunch and cocktails while you watch each match between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The bar will be raising funds for #CookForSyria. 

Rockefeller Center

Watch matches starting at 10 a.m. on bleachers in front of giant screens within Rockefeller Center through the July 15 final. Games are broadcast in Spanish via Telemundo. For those who want to get active, there’s a temporary soccer field where there are scheduled activities each day (pickups, bubble soccer, clinics and meet and greets) and a vintage soccer jersey exhibit to check out. This is free and open to the public.

Pennsy Bar

2 Pennsylvania Plaza, Midtown

Watch all of the remaining matches through the July 15 final with food by vendors like Taco Dumbo, Pat LaFrieda or Ribalta and choose from a menu of cocktails, wine and 18 beers on tap. The 8,000-square foot space has a lot of room to fit a lot of fans.

Woodpecker by David Burke

30 W. 30th St., NoMad

This wood-fired American eatery opens at 8 a.m. so you can catch your matches and dine on small plates and drinks both morning and afternoon.

The Crown

50 Bowery, Chinatown

Watch your match on three TVs and a large projection screen through the month as you sip on drinks like the watermelon margarita ($10) or international beers that represent the competing countries for $5 each (Estrella from Spain, Palm from Belgium, Paulaner from Germany, Asahi from Japan and Corona from Mexico).

Omni Berkshire Place Hotel

21 E. 52nd St., Midtown

Watch the match on the hotel’s large projection screen out on its terrace with a bucket of beer and snacks (Cracker Jack, chips and salsa, giant soft pretzels and gourmet hot dogs). Guests can pick which game they want to watch and enjoy a Davidoff cigar if there’s a win.

Houseman Restaurant

508 Greenwich St., Hudson Square

All the matches will be on the bar’s new flat screen TV and specials, including a burger and beer deal for $22, will be up for grabs. The burger is a double patty with caramelized onions on top and the beer is Germany’s Gaffel Kolsch.

The Paley Center for Media

25 W. 52nd St., Midtown

Select games will be shown on Paley’s big screen in the Frank A. Bennack Jr. Theater over throughout the World Cup for free. Preferred seating will be given to Paley Center members.

Summer Garden & Bar

20 W. 50th St., midtown

Catch the kickoff of any morning game in the middle of Rockefeller Center, including a breakfast special with coffee, tea, a pastry and a fresh fruit platter for $15. There’s also an $8 Bloody Mary special for those who want to start the party early. After 11 a.m., there is a “Two-Touch Lunch Special” for $27 that includes any draft beer and a signature sandwich.

Chefs Club Counter, Dog Haus

62 Spring St., SoHo

Dog Haus, a California-based burger/hot dog/sausage purveyor is taking over Chefs Club Counter for a biergarten experience throughout the World Cup. Screenings, happy hours and raffles will be held through the month. For every purchase of two dishes, $1 will be donated to Hunger Kid City.

Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel

132 W. 47th St., Hell’s Kitchen

Opening for lunch at 11:30 a.m., you can watch the games on eight TVs while you nibble on Buffalo wings, guacamole and chips and slides with views of the city. Cocktails include the Star Sangria and the Haven Mojito.


260 W. 40th St., Midtown

If you want to cheer on Spain, head to Spanish tapas eatery Boqueria, which will screen each game every day, beginning at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast menu with favorites like tortilla Española and Reveuelto de Gambas. All of the restaurant’s locations will show games during regular hours.

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

230 Fifth Ave., Midtown

This swanky rooftop bar is hosting its own viewing parties, free with RSVP.

The Standard Biergarten

848 Washington St., Meatpacking District

Starting at 10 a.m. daily, the biergarten screen games with an “around-the-world” beer bucket and a menu including bratwurst and pretzels. Those who want to catch the games before 10 a.m. can stop by the Cafe Standard (25 Cooper Sq., East Village), which is showing all the games with a menu of country-themed dishes.

Virgil’s Real BBQ

152 W. 44th St., Times Square

From 8 a.m. through dinner until July 15, you can catch the games on Virgil’s numerous TVs at all of its locations, including Times Square’s largest projection screen in a restaurant. Their World Cup specials include $20 Modelo pitchers, a “Kicked Up World Cup” lemonade for $7 garnished with World Cup flags and rotating food specials with country-themed cocktails.


118 E. 15th St., Union Square

Grab breakfast and a drink since SideBAR will be screening the games (even the early ones) all month long. For $10, you can get an entree and a drink (Bud Light, a mimosa or a Bloody Mary).

Bierhaus NYC

712 Third Ave., Midtown east

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., choose one entree and you’ll get a free half-liter of Hofbrau beer, a mimosa or a Bloody Mary for about $17. And don’t worry, there are eight TVs and a giant projector screen to view the game. There are fees for high demand-games, so RSVP to find out what they are.

INNSIDE Brasserie

132 W. 27th St., NoMad

Sit on an outdoor terrace and watch the games on a giant projection screen at INNSIDE, which will also have a “Soccer Spritz” drink menu with options for $10 or a Bud for $4. RSVP at 917-409-5171.

Boulton & Watt

5 Ave. A, East Village

Boulton & Watt will keep the games on throughout regular business hours and will have drink and food specials, including $10 Kelso Pilsner steins, $16 weekday soccer lunch, and if you bring your passport when your home country is playing, you’ll get your second drink free. RSVP at 646-490-6004.


48 E. 12th St., Greenwich Village

Cheer on your team the Italian way with Neopolitan-style pizza at Ribalta, which will screen every match on its 16-foot HD projector screen. When you buy two beers, you’ll get the third for free. There’s also a special Margherita pizza with tomato-vodka sauce in honor of the first World Cup in Russia.

The Spaniard

109 W. 4th St., West Village

The matches will be on in the late mornings and afternoons on two large screens at this whiskey bar, which also has bites. During the course of the month, one lucky winner will get a trip for two to Germany (thanks to a sponsorship by Bitburger).

Zum Schneider, Kafana, Edi & The Wolf, 7B, Esperanto

107 Avenue C, East Village

Bars on the block will take overflow from Zum Schneider. When you show up, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to Germany by Bitburger. The restaurant will open at 9:30 a.m. through July 15.


245 W. 29th St., Chelsea

For every French goal, you’ll get one free glass of Champagne and will be privy to happy hour specials during every game. 


100 3rd Ave., East Village

Fans can enjoy the bar’s retro vibe with “creative cocktails” as well as discounted Heineken beer buckets (six beers for $30) plus the bar’s regular food menu. Enjoy the games on a 36-foot projection screen from a plush couch or at the bar. 

Industry Kitchen

South Street Seaport

You can watch the games along the East River during the kitchen’s normal business hours, 11 a.m. to midnight. The waterfront bar area will feature special cocktails like the Blue Moscow Mule with Tito’s vodka, Owen’s ginger and lime and blueberry puree. The kitchen also is offering a Cheeto Ball Pizza — Cheetos crunchy crust, mac and cheese cream sauce, peas, caviar and silver and gold mozzarella ball. 


Basurero Restaurant

37-17 Steinway St., Astoria

The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating, with a large menu of Latin breakfast foods, lunch specials and entrees like steak. 

O Lavrador

138-40 101 Ave., Jamaica

Head to this restaurant that specializes in seafood dishes to cheer on Spain. Every game will be screened here with specials ($5 red sangria goblets, $4 Jack Honey shots, $3 Coors Light drafts and half-priced wings) and a free shot for those who wear the winning team’s jersey.

Queens Brewery

1539 Covert St., Ridgewood

The Ridgewood brew hall is committed to showing every single World Cup game. The brewery, which is just steps from the Halsey stop off the L train, is opening its coffee shop at 6 a.m. to show the early matchups. Early rising fans who want to get into the spirit with a few beers will have to wait until 8 a.m. — it’s the law, after all. There’s no cover, and liters of beer are $7. 


Papaye Restaurant

2300 Grand Concourse

Ghanaians cheered on their home team at this popular African restaurant. You can feast on traditional foods as you watch the game.

Shaye Weaver