Things to Do 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. Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner By Shaye Weaver email@example.com Updated June 15, 2018 6:44 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email World Cup mania is officially here. Soccer fans will turn out en masse through July 15 to bars and restaurants that screen the games as 32 nations battle for international bragging rights. Prepare yourself for loud hollering and a plethora of food and drink deals. Since you’re probably not going to Russia (where the games are held), we’ve gathered some viewing parties, screenings and events you won’t want to miss. The next World Cup is, after all, is four years away. Brooklyn Brooklyn Bridge Park Adidas Tango Tournament and World Cup celebration, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Show off your soccer skills in the Tango League to be crowned Tango MVP and represent the U.S. at the Global Final in Moscow during the World Cup final. If that’s not you, there’s plenty else to do. You can customize your own T-shirt, check out Adidas products, enjoy a post-tournament performance by Action Bronson, get your freestyling skills judged by Real Madrid’s Marcelo via live video connection, check out a live art installation and meet athletes who will make surprise appearances. 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). House of Yes 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick Kick off the World Cup with Brazilian food and cocktails (frozen passion fruit) as you watch Brazil vs. Switzerland. The Brazilian Brothers Band will provide live music. The event is free and runs from noon to 8 p.m. Milk River Restaurant & Lounge 960 Atlantic Ave., Prospect Heights If you want to cheer on the Super Eagles of Nigeria, join the Afro Carib Network at this free viewing party from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be a chance to eat and dance and watch the game on multiple HD screens. 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. Parklife 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. Sands Street Plaza 73 Sands St., DUMBO Heights Watch the games through July 6 on an 80-inch screen as you spread out on “grass” with lunch available from Bluestone Lane, Taco Dumbo, Randolf Beer and Untamed Sandwiches. 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. Nowadays 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood-Bushwick 2 p.m. on June 15, 21-24, 28 Cozy up inside Nowadays’ living room-like space for select matches (Portugal v. Spain, Argentina v. Croatia, Serbia v. Switzerland, Germany v. Sweden, South Korea v. Mexico, Poland v. Colombia and England v. Belgium). The kitchen and bar will have food and drink at the ready as you cheer on your team. Free entry. 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. Manhattan 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). SECOND 849 Sixth Ave., Kips Bay June 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 17, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy free breakfast from McDonald’s as you root for your favorite team outside and listen to live entertainment. Then on June 26, Peroni, Wodka and Giffard will offer a free drink to guests as they watch the game. There will be games to play too, including bocce and cornhole. Proceeds will go toward South Bronx United. 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. Boqueria 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 and will buy everyone in the house a beer when Spain wins. Spain is scheduled to play on June 15, 20 and 25 at 2 p.m. Brats vs. Burritos at Cantina Rooftop 605 W. 48th St., Hell’s Kitchen June 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cheering on Mexico? Cantina Rooftop is where you’ll want to be with a round of tequila shots for everyone on Mexico’s first shot. The game will be screened on five TVs on the rooftop and downstairs in the restaurant. A special Mexico v. German-themed menu will include beer-glazed brats and sauerkraut and pico de gallo and chipotle aioli on a pretzel roll. Mustang Harry’s Seventh Avenue at 30th Street, midtown June 15-23, starting at 8 a.m., the Irish sports bar will serve a World Cup breakfast (bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, omelet wraps, corn beef and hash). Other specials, discounts and freebies that will last through July 15. 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar 230 Fifth Ave., midtown This swanky rooftop bar is hosting its own viewing parties, free with RSVP. Pig roast at The Standard Biergarten 848 Washington St., Meatpacking District Watch the opening ceremony on June 14 along with a whole roast sucking pig and German beer — for $18; it all starts at 5 p.m., and the pig roast is slated to return for the finals. And, 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. SideBAR 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). Legends NYC 6 W. 33rd St., Chelsea Cheer on Iceland, since the U.S. fell short, with a “viking-style” viewing party with Reyka Vodka, which will be at Legends starting at 11 a.m. with an Icelandic Mule, the Afram and the Spiced Can Mule cocktails. Reyka will also be at the Blind Pig (233 E. 14th St., at 9 a.m. on June 16 and at Beer Authority (300 W. 40th St.) on June 26 at 2 p.m. Bierhaus NYC 712 Third Ave., midtown east Opening at 8 a.m., this German beer hall will be rooting for its home team by having beer maids hand out free Germany swag and offering a special menu. 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, including the Germany 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 Opening at 11 a.m. June 14 for the kickoff game, 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. Ribalta 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). D Pet Hotels Chelsea 104 W. 27th St., Chelsea June 16 at 6:30 p.m. OK, this isn’t technically a viewing party, but we thought you should know — this is a “World Pup Cup.” Dogs will be divided into two teams and “compete” while running around an indoor, artificial grass soccer field. Dog sports coach Alex Middleton will officiate the game, which will be announced live by comedians Richie Redding and Katie Kaller. You can enter your canine or just watch. A portion of the proceeds go toward Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue. $48. “Eating the World Cup” June 18-28, 7 to 9 p.m. Location TBD What could be better than soccer? A soccer-themed food event, that is. This dinner series will feed you for eight nights with cuisine from 32 countries represented in the World Cup in buffet-style meals. Tickets are $50. Zum Schneider, Kafana, Edi & The Wolf, 7B, Esperanto 107 Avenue C, East Village Bars on the block will take overflow from Zum Schneider, which will be rooting on Germany and host a party after each Germany match. 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 10:30 a.m. every game day through June 24 and then at 9:30 a.m. from June 25 to July 15. The Australian 20 W. 38th St., midtown If you're team Australia, head on over to The Australian, which will be showing all games live on 22 TVs with drink specials ($5 Peroni, $8 Moscow Mules and $8 frozen mules, $12 deer and beer and $6 Jager shots). There is a $10 cover for live games and doors open at 5:30 a.m. Breakfast will be available for those who are there at the crack of dawn until 11 a.m. OCabanon 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. It will open at 5:30 a.m. for the first game on Saturday, June 16. Bangia 11 E. 32nd St., midtown Root for South Korea at this Korean eatery in midtown that's open late. Bangia is opening its doors at 7:30 a.m. for early Korea matches. The VNYL 100 3rd Ave., East Village The 1970s-inspired bar will screen matchups from the quarterfinals onward, starting July 6. 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. Queens Basurero Restaurant 37-17 Steinway St., Astoria Get rowdy with the crowd at Basurero, which roots on Colombia. 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 and Portugal. 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. Bronx Papaye Restaurant 2300 Grand Concourse Ghanaians are cheering for their home team at this popular African restaurant. You can feast on traditional foods as you watch the game. Kick off to Summer World Cup Party 1994 Bruckner Blvd., Castle Hill Coca-Cola is sponsoring a party at the ShopRite on Bruckner Boulevard with a screening of the Argentina v. Croatia game on June 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot. There will be giveaways and food. By Shaye Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic The World Cup action, brought to you liveCheer on your favorite soccer team without being tied to the TV. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.