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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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Atlantic ChipShop

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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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The Australian

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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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Benoit Bistro

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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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Berry Park

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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.

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The Standard Biergarten

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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.

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Birreria at Eataly

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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.

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Black Horse Pub

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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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Blaue Gans

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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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Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown

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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.

Boca Juniors Argentine Steakhouse

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Come here to root for Argentina, and stay for the steak.

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Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

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NYC's oldest beer garden is opening early for the World Cup games.

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Botequim

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Brooklyn Bowl

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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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Buenos Aires

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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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The Burger Garage

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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.

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The Butterfly

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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.

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Café Select

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Tuck into brats and schnitzel while watching the matches on the giant projection screens in this Soho standby.

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The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

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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.

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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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Coffee Shop

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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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Dassara

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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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Don Antonio by Starita

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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.

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Donovan's Pub

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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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The Empire Hotel Rooftop

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DJs and live performances accompany the World Cup at the Empire Hotel Rooftop Bar.

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The Garden at Studio Square

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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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George Keeley's

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Head to this quintessential Irish pub to check out the World Cup, and choose from an impressive selection of beers.

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Han Joo

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Han Joo will be showing all World Cup matches. Come here to root for Korea and eat Korean barbecue.

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Harlem Tavern

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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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Hill Country Barbecue Market

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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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Hometown Bar-B-Que

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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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J.G. Melon

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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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Jones Wood Foundry

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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.

Longbow Pub & Pantry

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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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Manchester Pub

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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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The Meatball Shop

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Nevada Smiths

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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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Nicoletta

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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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Osteria Morini

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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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Pagani is showing all World Cup matches with happy hour specials daily from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Red Rooster

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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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Ribalta

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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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