The best places to watch sports in Lisbon
"Jola, bola e a melhor musicola" ("beers, footie and the best tunes") is Fábrica Musa's motto for a month dressed in red and green, with a big screen, a sound system, foosball tables and topical appetisers. The games play out not just on the pitch but also in the kitchen, where you can expect Portugal to be matched against Spain, Morocco, Iran and others. There's bocadillos, "bifana" pork steaks, couscous, torricados, tamales and currywurst.
The name says it all. Here, even friendly matches are highlighted on social networks, and duly broadcast on TV screens. Just memorize the relevant dates and come along.
The kind of place where you should go if you need to see, say, Aston Villa playing Fulham. Here you can watch the World Cup surrounded by the English - the fans and the food as well.
"A tailored World Cup". What else would you expect from Alfaiataria ("tailor shop")? They're showing the entire competition and Vanessa Cotrim notes that particular plans were made for Portugal and Brazil matches: every goal scored by either team means a two-for-one special on beers. The most original fan gets free drinks throughout the Cup (there's a daily vote by patrons) and there's karaoke at halftime and after the games. Add "cheese, sausage, our most famous dish Anitta [sweet and sour Calabresa sausage with onions] and 'montaditos'". And cool off with "caipirinha" (€7), here nicknamed "Gravata". Considering Portuguese colours, we suggest Gravata Verde (green - green apple, pepper and 'cachaça' sugarcane liquor) or Gravata Vermelha (red - strawberries, basil and sake).
The perfect spot if you like to join culture and football fervour. The Casa da América Latina is - obviously - most focused on Latin American teams, but Portugal games will be broadcast live as well.
Armchair managers, this is the place for you. The Couch lies right near the Cais do Sodré, one of the epicentres for celebrating/ commiserating after the matches. Getting there is half the fun of being in this sports bar. Follow their Facebook and look for their football quizzes to earn free drinks.
Taps always immaculate, beer at the right temperature, hot matches on the screen. Not even a four-leaf clover could make you feel luckier.
More screens than Cristiano Ronaldo has golden balls, a plus in this instance. Among all the choices for watching football in hotels, there's no escaping the Portuguese captain's downtown location.
Between June 14 and July 15, Corinthia becomes a World Cup Lounge, with a big screen and a snack menu devised by chef Carlos Gonçalves. Would you rather toast with champagne? The price includes two flutes of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge, besides three food boards for sharing, beer, water, fruit juices and sodas.
The team at Hotel Fontecruz's Small & Delicious Bar prepared a selection of teas to celebrate the recent royal wedding; imagine what they have in store to cheer on the Portuguese national team. A sanctuary in the middle of the city.
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Affordable places and more expensive tables - but always with the certainty that these menus will leave us with a full belly. From dishes of absolute comfort to those appetizers no less gratifying, we chose the best restaurants to watch football in Lisbon with candles adorned with scarves, sweaters and memories. Happy World Cup 2018 and enjoy.
Football is about 11 million people routing for 11 people on a field. In the end, Lisbon wins. Lisbon and its outskirts with their places to watch the World Cup 2018 outside. You can always stay in, but we all know that these games call for happy gatherings with - hopefully - happy endings. Wether you're planning to wacth your home team or keep a close eye on their adversaries, the World Cup 2018 is also played on the streets of Lisbon. Here are some of the best places to watch the World Cup outside. Gather your friends and good luck!
Portugal was placed in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, right along with Spain, Morocco and Iran. And, lucky as we are, Lisbon is full of restaurants from all over the world for us to try in a time like this. Nuestros hermanos are very well represented here with their ovos rotos, Marroco with their tajines and there are iranian kooftehs hidden in some great small restaurants around the city.