You should also take a look at Terminal 5 to watch the World Cup games. I found out about them on SportChaser.com and I have to say, the venue is awesome!
The 20 best New York bars for watching the World Cup
Where to go to see your World Cup 2014 dreams come true. Or die, depending on who you're supporting.
Wed Jun 4 2014
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
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Twist and Smash'd Sports
Boasting 55 TVs and almost as many beers, this newcomer to the LIC scene is an ideal place to get your footy fix east of the river. And if the matches bring out a competitive streak in you, you can satiate your bloodthirst with “spirited” games of bocce on the brand new indoor courts.
- 34-02 Steinway Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Photograph: Richard Burrowes
For the agoraphobic in all of us, nothing will satisfy like the 30,000+ square food beer garden in the heart of Astoria. And with a giant video wall and German, American, Dutch, and Belgian beers on tap, everyone has the best seat in the house (and more importantly, an actual seat). studiosquarebeergarden.com
- 35-33 36th Street, Queens, NY 11106
Play Sports Bar
With limited options on the island, you wouldn't expect to find something of the caliber of Play. The menu is standard, but very large, and the pool tables and dartboards provide an ideal distraction to get you through that pesky 15 minute halftime. playsportsbarsi.com
- 2 Sneden Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
Do you bleed red, white, and blue? Jack Demsey's is the Manhattan home of the American Outlaws, the loud and proud US Soccer supporters club. The bar gets narrow, crowded, and hot, but hey, isn't that how we're meant to watch a Brazilian World Cup? jackdemseys.com
- 36 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
There's a reason that Nevada Smith's motto is “Where Football is Religion.” The bar has served as a house of worship for New York's soccer fans for ages, even after moving over to a new location. The food is typical pub fare, but the TVs are big and plentiful and the fans are hardcore. nevadasmiths.net
- 100 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003
The Football Factory at Legends
It's not unusual to hear one of the almost 40 supporters clubs that The Football Factory is home to, sing songs about how much they love head honcho Jack Keane. This soccer institution, which is currently celebrating 20 years of business, usually relegates the soccer viewing to the basement, but it has a tendency to spread through the rest of the giant bar during the World Cup. footballfactoryny.com
- 6 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Photograph: Virginia Rollison
There's a reason this Irish pub on New York's former skid row already has the full World Cup schedule on their site; they're psyched for the tournament (even though Ireland missed the cut). The 24 constantly-rotated craft beers will make a fan out of even the biggest soccer skeptic. slaintenyc.com
- 304 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
If you can't stomach another order of chicken tenders (the World Cup is a marathon, not a sprint, champ), break it up with some Belgian fare and Trappist beer at this undercover 43rd street spot. If you can brave the Times Square masses, of course. bxlrestaurants.com/bxl-cafe.html
- 125 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
In a city full of Irish pubs, it's hard to stand out, but Mr. Dennehy's has done it with a staff full of soccer fans, a sweet location on a quiet street, and, definitely not least of all, an outstanding burger (or brunch, if that's more your scene). mrdennehys.com
- 63 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014
This three-level sports mecca rocks multiple projectors to add to their impressive international selection of bottled and draft beers (including 32 stouts!) And with a central midtown location, it's the perfect place to take an extended (say 90 minute?) lunch away from the office. stoutnyc.com
- 133 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Bronx Ale House
Great food and a healthy selection of craft beer make the alehouse a premiere spot to watch the action from Brazil. It gets crowded though, so get there early and get some of the outstanding wings in your belly before you start cheering on your country. bronxalehouse.com/events/
- 216 W 238th Street New York, NY 10463
Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello
Banter is a serious soccer bar, but it doubles as a serious craft beer oasis. But even with the, erm, serious selection of brews, we prefer Brooklyn’s own bourbon Widow Jane with it's generous $10 price tag. Get there early and get a seat before Williamsburg's soccer crowd grab them all. banterbrooklyn.com
- 132 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Photograph: Dan Hallman
The World Cup takes place in the dog days, so Berry Park is the perfect place to celebrate the season with a giant (well, giant for Brooklyn) outdoor area. They are embracing the heat with a kick-off party featuring Brazilian musicians and DJs, and you should follow suit. berryparkbk.com
- 4 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Photograph: Jessica Lin
From the mad geniuses that brought you Union Hall and the Bell House comes Floyd, a bar with a similar aesthetic - bocce and all. Enjoy the World Cup action over an order of beer cheese, a combination of quality brew and cheddar the likes of which haven't been seen since McDonalds started putting breakfast sandwiches in between pancakes. floydny.com
- 131 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Photograph: Beth Levendis
Black Horse Pub
This Park Slope joint brings some Brit to 5th avenue. With a menu full of bangers and mash, beef stews, and curry chips, even the purest New Yorker among us will be tearing up into their Boddington's while singing “God Save The Queen” proudly. blackhorsebrooklyn.com
- 568 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Roebling Sporting Club
RSC took over a sweet corner building from semi-dance club K&M. But with the giant projector screen (supported by many smaller flatscreens) and actually interesting takes on pub food (try the sliders adorned with pimento cheese) the bar will be making a strong case to compete with the rest of the soccer joints in Brooklyn. roeblingsportingclub.com
- 225 N 8th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Prospect Heights got basketball when the Nets moved into town, so it's only fair that they get soccer too. Woodwork supplied the demand with coverage of every game, along with specials on picklebacks and their signature “Fuckit Bucket:” An arrangement of six Buds, PBRs, and Narragansetts for the price of five. woodworkbk.com
- 583 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Photograph: Sean Ellingson
Brooklyn’s home to the American Outlaws can be considerably less sweaty than its Manhattan counterpart. That is, unless you’re hanging out on the patio with the multiple TVs and giant barbecue outside. And honestly, why wouldn't you be?
- 8703 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Photograph: Jolie Ruben
Almost in New York, but not quite? NJ Transit commuters, rejoice! Mulligans will cater to your every World Cup need. Whether you're catching the evening game after your day is done, or you just happen to never make it into work (we won't tell), this is the spot for you. mulligansonfirst.net
- 159 1st St Hoboken, NJ 07030
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Hollow Nickel in Boerum Hill is projecting the matches on a big screen in the back and on TV in front at the bar- two spaces to catch the action! Plus $10 plate of wings & a beer and $15 for a bucket of 5 Genny Cream Ales during matches. Come on through, we'd love to see you.
494 Atlantic Ave.
What about O'Hanlon's on 14th street between 1st and 2nd?? I thought it was a perfect place to watch the games with 12 screens and a separate back room for groups. It's the Arsenal supporters HQ so you know it's gotta be good! The staff were friendly and know their soccer! Atmosphere was great, definitely going back here! http://ohanlonsnyc.com/
Berry Park was sweaty sweaty sweaty and had a longgg line for the Eng v Italy match yesterday but virtually no line for the CIV v JPN match (but it was still packed inside). It was great fun, would probably go again but go way early.
Karma Lounge at 51 1st Ave (between E 3rd and 4th St in Manhattan) is showing all of the World Cup games, and they allow smoking inside. They also have an awesome happy hour which is every day from 12pm-9pm (they open at 12 for the early WC games).
Here's another awesome guide with drink specials: http://boozemenus.com/booze-news/world-cup-2014
BEAST OF BOURBON, 710 Myrtle Ave @ Spencer, Bed-Stuy, G train (Myrtle-Willoughby)
Starting Friday 6/13, Beast of Bourbon will be open every day during World Cup at 11am, with beer & drink specials and a full BBQ menu. They have 6 BIG screen TVs and a HUGE projector screen, too! Back patio area also available. 2-for-1 Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm
You forgot us! Barrio 47 in the West Village
showing all the games
great food, great vibes, lots of fun
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