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World Cup 2014: Where to Watch in New York City

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2013_brunch_heatmap_helo.jpegNew York City is flush with World Cup fever. You can find the matches playing in bars and restaurants all over town from now till July 13. Here, now, is an updated and expanded guide to where to watch the games in New York City, with over 50 bars and restaurants that serve solid food and drinks.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Atlantic ChipShop

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129 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7775
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ChipShop sells some of NYC's most credible fish 'n chips along with other British favorites, such as pies and cornish pasties. The restaurant has 16 beers on tap, including several hand-drawn ales, and the atmosphere is the dog's bollocks.
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2. The Australian

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20 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 869-8601
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The Australian will satisfy your cravings for kangaroo loin and burgers topped with beets, eggs, and pineapple slices. The bar has 20 large screen flat panels to catch the matches.
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3. Benoit Bistro

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60 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019
(646) 943-7373
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Benoit will be showing all of France's games and the final 16 matches onwards. Seating is limited and costs $10, but the price includes a drink.
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4. Berry Park

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4 Berry St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 782-2829
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This Williamsburg pub is showing all of the matches on giant screens in the barroom. Head to the roof before or after the game to have a drink while admiring the Manhattan skyline.
[Berry Park]

5. The Standard Biergarten

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848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 645-4100
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Open daily at 11:30 a.m. The Biergarten at The Standard is offering a "special Brazilian foodball sandwich" in addition to the regular menu during the tournament.
[Standard Hotel]

6. Birreria at Eataly

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200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 229-2560
There are televisions set up specially for World Cup matches at Birreria, the rooftop bar and brewery perched above Eataly. Pro tip: Bring four friends and get the piatto misto, which includes a selection of house made sausages and a hunk of pork shoulder.
[Eataly]

7. Black Horse Pub

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568 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 788-1975
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The Black Horse Pub is one of NYC's top football venues. Head here to watch the games with a crowd full of football obsessives.
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8. Blaue Gans

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139 Duane St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 571-8880
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Enjoy rustic Bavarian food while watching the World Cup matches at Kurt Gutenbrunner's casual Tribeca restaurant.
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9. Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown

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355 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-2336
This new Latin clubstaurant will be showing the games on a gigantic flatscreen in its cafe, which has seating that partially opens out onto the street. The menu includes tacos, ceviches, tostadas, and lots of snacks.

10. Boca Juniors Argentine Steakhouse

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8108 Queens Blvd
Elmhurst, NY 11373
(718) 429-2077
Come here to root for Argentina, and stay for the steak.
[Robert Sietsema]

11. Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

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29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 274-4925
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NYC's oldest beer garden is opening early for the World Cup games.
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12. Botequim

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134 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003
Chef/restaurateur Marco Moreira is hosting a month-long Brazilian pop-up that's screening all the games. On Brazil's game days, the restaurant will serve specialties like suckling pig and feijoada. [Photo]

13. Brooklyn Bowl

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61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 963-3369
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Brooklyn Bowl is showing selected World Cup matches with full sound, plus some of the city's best fried chicken courtesy of Blue Ribbon. Check the calendar for the full schedule.
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14. Buenos Aires

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513 E 6th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-2775
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Head to this East Village restaurant to watch the World Cup while feasting on Argentinian cuisine. If you're really hungry, consider a steak (there are several on the menu) or the mixed grill plate.
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15. The Burger Garage

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2536 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 392-0424
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The Burger Garage is showing all the World Cup matches. If you don't want a beer to go with your burger, consider one of the hand-dipped shakes.
[Burger Garage]

16. The Butterfly

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225 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(646) 692-4943
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Michael White and Eben Freeman's Tribeca "supper club" might look all Mid-Century, but a secret pull-out flat screen will bring you this year's World Cup. Snack on bratwurst sliders or a dry-aged patty melt while imbibing one of Freeman's renowned cocktails.
[Nick Solares]

17. Café Select

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212 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 925-9322
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Tuck into brats and schnitzel while watching the matches on the giant projection screens in this Soho standby.
[Cafe Select]

18. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

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113 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 686-5480
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The Cannibal recently installed a new flat screen in the garden to display the World Cup, so now you can enjoy soccer, craft beer, and salty pig parts in an al fresco environment.
[The Cannibal]

19. Circo

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120 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 265-3636
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Watch the game on the outdoor patio while enjoying a special World Cup-themed cocktail at the Maccioni family's Midtown restaurant.
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20. Coffee Shop

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29 Union Sq W
New York, NY 10003
(212) 243-7969
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Union Square mainstay Coffee Shop is taking the World Cup seriously, with big screens showing all the matches, and Brazilian specialties on the menu.
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21. Dassara

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271 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 643-0781
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Chow down on rice cakes with Chinese sausage which watching the games on a giant flat screen in the barroom. (The TV is hidden behind a mirror when it's not in use.)
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22. Don Antonio by Starita

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309 W 50th St
New York, NY 10019
(646) 719-1043
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Don Antonio by Starita offers some of the city's most authentic Neapolitan style pizza. During the tournament, the restaurant is offering "commemorative" World Cup pizzas and cocktails.
[Don Antonio by Starita]

23. Donovan's Pub

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57-24 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 429-9339
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Donovan's Pub is about as classic an Irish pub as you will find in NYC. The bar serves one of NYC's quintessential hamburgers — it's a flame broiled pub style burger served with chunky fried potatoes.
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24. The Empire Hotel Rooftop

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44 W 63rd St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 956-3313
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DJs and live performances accompany the World Cup at the Empire Hotel Rooftop Bar.
[Empire Hotel]

25. The Garden at Studio Square

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3533 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11106
(718) 383-1001
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The Garden is open from 10 a.m. every day and the World Cup is broadcasted on a 160 square foot screen.
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26. George Keeley's

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485 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-0251
Head to this quintessential Irish pub to check out the World Cup, and choose from an impressive selection of beers.
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27. Han Joo

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41-06 149th Pl
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 359-6888
Han Joo will be showing all World Cup matches. Come here to root for Korea and eat Korean barbecue.
[Han Joon]

28. Harlem Tavern

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2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10026
(212) 866-4500
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Harlem Tavern is showing all World Cup games. The menu has burgers, steak frites, charcuterie items, fried chicken, and raw bar plates.
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29. Hill Country Barbecue Market

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30 W 26th St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 255-4544
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Hill Country shows the World Cup matches in the upstairs bar area. Don't miss the moist brisket here.
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30. Hometown Bar-B-Que

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454 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
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With several large projection screens, a full bar, and some if the city's best barbecue, Hometown Bar-B-Que is the ideal place to root for the US team.
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31. J.G. Melon

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1291 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10021
(212) 744-0585
Legendary Upper East Side bar J.G.Melon will be showing the Word Cup and serving up some of NYC's best hamburgers.
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32. Jones Wood Foundry

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401 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-2700
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Hit this Upper East Side gastropub to watch the World Cup matches and snack on some of the best fish and chips in NYC.

33. Longbow Pub & Pantry

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7316 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 238-7468
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Longbow Pub & Pantry opens an hour before each match and at 10 a.m. on weekends to give you plenty of time to order food and drinks.
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34. Manchester Pub

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920 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 935-8901
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This British pub in the heart of NYC will show all the World Cup games and is offering drink specials during the tournament.
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35. The Meatball Shop

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84 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-8895
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The original location of The Meatball Shop is showing all the games that are played during regular business hours. The Chelsea location will be showing the games Thursday through Saturday nights in the downstairs bar. [Meatball Shop]

36. Nevada Smiths

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100 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 982-2591
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We can't recommend the food here but nothing beats the atmosphere of Nevada Smiths, which attracts the most rabid football fans in NYC. The bar does have a good selection of beer, and there are plenty of great dining options in the East Village close by.
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37. Nicoletta

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160 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 432-1600
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Nicoletta is showing all the games. While ostensibly a pizzeria we recommend the chicken wings and soft serve gelato above all here.
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38. Osteria Morini

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218 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-8777
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Catch the games both in the bar and dining room at Osteria Morini while you snack on Michael White's famed pastas.
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39. Pagani

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289 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 488-5800
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Pagani is showing all World Cup matches with happy hour specials daily from 4 to 7 p.m.
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40. Red Rooster

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310 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(212) 792-9001
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Red Rooster is offering food and drink specials, and the restaurant is showing the World Cup games on a pair of 70" TVs.
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41. Ribalta

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48 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-7781
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In addition to showing the games, Ribalta is offering special pizzas during the tournament, such as one topped with yuca fritas in honor of host country Brazil.
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42. Snowdonia

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34-55 32nd St
Astoria, NY 11106
(347) 730-5783
This Astoria gastropub is showing all of the matches that take place during regular business hours. Snowdonia has a wide selection of craft beers, and a great crispy chicken sandwich. [Facebook]

43. The Shakespeare @ The William

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24 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016
(855) 692-9455
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The classy gastropub in the William hotel has TVs throughout the space that are showing the games. The Shakespeare serves traditional English dishes like fish & chips and bangers & mash. The bar is also running a few contests where guests can win meals by predicting which teams will go to the final match, and what the winning goal will be.

44. The Rookery

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425 Troutman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 483-8048
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The Rookery is offering free hot dogs during all team USA matches
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45. Tertulia

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359 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
(646) 559-9909
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Seamus Mullen's West Village hot spot is showing the World Cup matches and offering specials during the day.
[Tertulia]

46. Tiki Lodge @ Roberta's

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261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
You can catch all the matches at Roberta's Tiki Lodge starting at 3 p.m. on game days.
[Roberta's]