In the coming weeks, the nation will be glued to its TV and swept up in the excitement of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The high-profile event officially kicks off this Sunday, November 20 and is expected to draw record-breaking viewership. Sure, you can catch the games in the comfort of your own home, but that’s nothing compared to the lively atmosphere of a sports bar or viewing party where fellow soccer fanatics cheer on their favorite teams.
Now the question is, where will you watch the games? Get your game face ready because we’ve gathered a list of nine local FIFA World Cup viewing destinations. Check them out:
1. Batch Gastropub, Brickell
With 15 TVs and 3 projectors planted around the space, Brickell’s neighborhood gastropub is the perfect spot to cheer on your favorite team this World Cup. Throughout the game, fans can keep their thirst at ease with a $25 bucket of 5 beers and $5 Barn Burner shots for those looking for a bit more punch to their drink. You also can’t go wrong with their tasty buffalo chicken nachos, pulled pork egg rolls and famous batch wings.
Find it at 30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130
2. Pilo’s Tequila Garden, Wynwood
Pilo’s will be opening at 6 p.m. for the month-long tournament. Watch the game indoors on two 43-inch screen TVs, all while sipping on a special drink that Pilo’s created for the special occasion — a Soccer Ball Frozarita ($18). Like its name implies, it’s a frozarita topped with a mini Corona and mini soccer ball. Plus, you can munch on their extensive taco offerings, which will transport your taste buds to the streets of Mexico, from birria tacos and carnal tacos to burritos and quesadillas.
Find it at 158 NW 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
3. Puttshack, Brickell
Watch the game as you game! The newly-opened mini golf bar (which has locations in London and the U.S.), will be showing the games all over the venue so that fans can cheer on their favorite team, follow their bets live and enjoy delicious food, drinks, and mini golf of course. All that winning (or losing) will work up an appetite too — Puttshack’s global cuisine will tantalize your taste buds with flavors from around the world.
Find it at 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131
4. BBQ & Craft Company, multiple locations
This BBQ favorite is ready for fans to represent and cheer on all your favorite teams during the FIFA World Cup! With 11 flat screen TVs across their Brickell restaurant, you won’t miss out on a single goal. There’s game day specials too, including $1 chicken wings dipped in all your favorite in house sauces, as well as quenching your thirst with $5 draft beers! Additionally, on Sundays, you’re invited to their newest location at The Lincoln Eatery for a special projector viewing of the games at the Sky Yard Music Bar with servings of chicharon and their full menu.
Find it at 947 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 & 723 Lincoln Ln N, #106, Miami Beach, FL 33139
5. Mickey Burkes, Miami Beach
Dubbed a “Place For All,” Mickey Burkes is a must-stop for any World Cup fan. A traditional British pub that’s been gentrified, Mickey Burkes is named after its owner who is originally from Luton. Starting Sunday, November 20th, the Miami Beach neighborhood restaurant and bar will host a World Cup 2022 Watch Party on their 15 flat-screen TVs. The sports bar will be open early for most games, including the 5 a.m. Japan vs. Costa Rica, and has you covered with daily food & drink specials including their tasty chicky wings. On Saturday and Sunday games, Mickey Burkes will have bottomless brunch from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.!
Find it at 1265 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
6. Bottled Blonde, Wynwood
With 49 TVs, two 24-foot projector walls and two 15-foot LED walls, Bottled Blonde is perfect for the ideal game-watching experience. Starting November 20, their doors will open at 10 a.m. everyday. They’re known for their unique 100-oz drink towers which come in Miami mule, margarita and a variety of mimosa flavors, and specialty pizzas perfect for sharing, including Vodka made with pink cream sauce, prosciutto, red chili, and Parmigiano.
Find it at 2838 NW 2nd Ave. Bldg. 2, Miami, FL 33127
7. Eclectico Restaurant & Bar, Coral Gables
Whether you’re looking to enjoy the games in an elevated dining space or simply taking a break from the endless shopping, Eclectico Restaurant & Bar located at the Shops in Merrick Park is the perfect spot to catch all the games. More than a sports bar, Eclectico offers a much-needed dose of fun and flavor, featuring a menu of Mexican staples, a fusion of globally inspired Latin tapas and a full cocktail bar. Take advantage of game day deals like $4 Estrella Jalisco Beers, $4 street tacos, $7 Jameson shots, $10 Jameson orange margaritas, and an in-house prize wheel!
Find it at 320 San Lorenzo Ave #1315, Coral Gables, FL 33146
This November 20 through December 18, Wynwood Marketplace will be home to the Watch the Cup watch party, sponsored by Modelo. Here, both local and international visitors and fans alike will be able to watch the daily shows streamed live. The viewing party will also feature signature programming, including highlights and analysis plus on-demand full-match replays, along with pre and post match shows, in addition to historic looks at previous World Cups and documentaries. If you RSVP in advance, you can get a free beer!
Find it at 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
9. Prison Pals Taproom, Oakland Park
When it comes to the World Cup, Prison Pals has got you covered. Enjoy the worldwide tournament with friends and family at their Taproom & Beer Garden where you’ll be able to sip on high quality beers and munch on delicious food. Grab everything from refreshing fruit smoothie sours, hazy IPAs, and crisp lagers to get you hyped up for the big game!
Find it at 3555 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33334