Here are the best bars, cafes, restaurants, and event spaces to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup: Has map!
The 2022 World Cup is here, and we’re compiling a list of the best places in New York City to watch the biggest sporting event on the planet. This is an active lineup that we will be updating — hopefully with your help. Have a suggestion? A place we missed? Leave it in the comments below or fill out this Google Form and we’ll add it to the post.
712 Third Avenue, Midtown East
The cavernous Midtown beer garden is one of the great soccer bars in the city (it’s an NYCFC Pub Partner), and will be showing World Cup games on their massive projector screens. Note that they open only for games at 11 am ET and later, and they’ll be closed for Thanksgiving.
513 E 6th St, East Village
The name says it all: This Argentine restaurant is open for lunch, and will be serving empanadas, hearts of palm salad, provoleta, and steaks while broadcasting the World Cup. –Rafael Noboya y Rivera
Dog and Bone Tavern
338 Third Ave, Murray Hill
A fun English pub right on the corner of Baruch College’s campus off E 25th St. It’s not big, but they’ll show every game: They have a bunch of TVs, friendly staff, and a great indoor/outdoor vibe. If you’re looking to watch an England match with those who support the Three Lions, this is your place. –John Baney
Football Factory at Legends
6 W 33rd St, Midtown
Yes, you found it: A sports bar in NYC that will open their doors for the 5 am ET games. The Football Factory at Legends is, well, legendary.
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St, TriBeCa
The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR will host World Cup watch parties in an all-ages, fully-accessible venue. Hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, there’s a cash bar, guaranteed seating, games, trivia, and live interviews. A daily pass is $10, children 13 and under are free with ticketed adult. –@TheGreeneSpace
409 W 15th St, Chelsea
This offshoot of Los Tacos No. 1 has delicious ceviches, coctelles, a devastating Baja-style fish taco, and a bank of TVs above the bar. This is where you want to catch the 2 pm ET games: Get a coctel, a michelada. Life is good. –Oliver Strand
151 Bleecker St, Greenwich Village
Another NYC soccer institution, the Red Lion opens its doors at 11 am ET and will be showing all the late-morning and afternoon games.
138 West 25th St, Chelsea
Arguably the greatest football pub to open in NYC, this comfortably large space is divided into two halls: There’s one for each team. They’ll open for the 8 am ET games, so yes, you can get a Bloody Mary to go with your eggs and bacon. The full schedule is posted here. Plan ahead as it can fill up. –Oliver Strand
132 Havemeyer St, Williamsburg
The No 1 go-to spot in Williamsburg — and one of the 10 Best Sports Bars in America, per CNN. Banter Bar is going all-in on this World Cup and will show every game, including the ones at 5 am ET. Often crowded, always lively, and family-friendly. –Oliver Strand
Tacos El Bronco
4324 Fourth Ave, Sunset Park
One of the great taquerias in New York also has a few TVs mounted on the wall: It’s less a soccer scene than a good place to eat well while catching the game. The platos are fine, but the tacos are where it’s at. –Oliver Strand
41-11 39th Street, Sunnyside
Brewery and taproom in Sunnyside that’s a five-minute walk from the 40th Street stop on the 7 line. Enjoy a wide variety of made-in-house beers. –Andrew Leigh
The Brewery Bar & Kitchen
49-18 30th Avenue, Woodside
On the Woodside-Astoria border, a soccer-centric Irish bar that’s a 10-minute walk from the E/M/R stop at 46th St. They’re a former NYCFC pub partner: I watched Patrick Vieira participate in a super awkward fan Q&A here days after the 0-7 loss to the Red Bulls in 2016. –Andrew Leigh
3186 31st Street, Astoria
This charming Irish pub right down the steps from the Broadway stop on the N/W line in Astoria is actually a destination for Croatia fans. They have a fireplace, which pairs nicely with this strangely-held-in-winter World Cup. –Andrew Leigh
Pig Beach Queens
35 – 37 36th Street, Astoria
A popular destination during the 2018 World Cup in its previous incarnation as Studio Square, this is a massive indoor and outdoor space in Astoria that’s a short walk from the 36th Avenue stop on the N/W. Open at 10 am ET throughout the group stages, and they make some delicious barbecue. –Andrew Leigh
33-15 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria
Spacious bar a short walk from the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard stop on the N/W. Lots of TVs, lengthy list of craft beers on offer, and a solid food menu. Not open for the earliest kickoffs but you can post up starting with the 10 am ET matches, and their weekday Happy Hour starts at 3 pm ET, neatly overlapping with the 2 pm ET time slots. –Andrew Leigh
Billy’s Sports Bar
856 River Ave, South Bronx
It doesn’t get any more Yankee Soccer Stadium than Billy’s. The iconic sports bar opens every day at 9 am ET, perfect for catching the late-morning World Cup games. –Oliver Strand
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