The FIFA World Cup is soon upon us, as 32 countries get set to compete in Russia for the world’s most coveted trophy.
The games begin on Thursday, June 14, as Russia takes on Saudi Arabia in Moscow. That’ll kick off 64 matches which will end on July 15.
Here’s a list of pubs and bars that are showing FIFA World Cup games in the coming weeks.
Due to time zone differences, some games will start pretty early, so many locations will only show games during normal operating hours. For a full schedule, visit FIFA’s website.
We’ll update this list as we learn of more locations, so stay tuned!
5th Street will play any game that patrons request, so pull up a seat and just ask the bartender! The bar and grill offers a great menu, including rotisserie chicken and stone oven-fired pizza. On Mondays, you can grab a 10″ pizza for $10, and they also got some of the cheapest pints in town!
Address: 1028 Hillside Ave.
Bard & Banker opens at 8 a.m., so if you want to get in on the FIFA action early, this might be the spot. They’ll have jerseys and other prize giveaways during the games, too! That should go down pretty easy with their breakfast menu, featuring their “Bangers & Hash” breakfast bowl, Bard Benedict, and other treats.
Address: 1022 Government St.
Bartholomew’s game setup might be hard to beat, at least where size is concerned: they’ll be airing all available games on their 90″ laser projection screen. Add a daily $4.55 local sleeve special on top of that, and you’ve got a solid combo for watching the World Cup.
Address: 777 Douglas St.
We are ready for the #WorldCup 2018! Our first FIFA broadcast on our big screen will be Portugal 🇵🇹 vs Spain 🇪🇸 ⚽🏆Tune in with us on Friday, June 15 at 11 am! 🤗
If you don’t want to go all the way downtown, Christie’s Carriage House Pub will be playing some of the World Cup on their TV screens. They open at 11 a.m., and being away from the hustle of downtown, we suspect things will be a little quieter up in their neck of the woods!
Address: 1739 Fort St.
A downtown favourite, Garrick’s Head will be playing FIFA games during regular hours. They open at 11 a.m., and better yet, all Hoyne Brewing Company beers are on special for the month of June! You can pull up a chair and snag a pint for $6.75.
Address: 66 Bastion Square
Voted best Irish Pub in North America this year, Irish Times on Government St. isn’t messing around when it comes to FIFA. They’ll be opening at 6 a.m. so you’ll be able to catch all the games live. So grab yourself a Guinness, and get your day started right!
Address: 1200 Government St.
Smiths will be open at 11 a.m. for every weekday game day, and offer a craft beer special and “HUUUGE” platter special for two people, including sliders, wings, and fries. They also offer $4 cans of PBR every day, so not a bad deal all around! For a full game schedule, visit their website.
Address: 777 Courtenay St.
⚽️📺📺📺⚽️Live from the Trump trolling homeland of Putin, we’ve got a large selection of World Cup games that we will be broadcasting LIVE on our BIG screen starting Friday. . Doors will open at 11am on all weekday gamedays with volume, a craft beer special and a HUUUGE platter special for two people including Sliders, Wings & Fries🍔🍗🍟 . Check smithspub.com for the viewing schedule🌎
The cricket-themed pub offers West Coast fare with an array of international, craft, micro, and domestic beers. They’ll be playing any games starting after 11 a.m., and is ideal for larger groups. Bring some pals!
Address: 919 Douglas St.
Yates Street Taphouse offers over forty great beers on tap, and will be playing most of the World Cup Games that start after 8 a.m. Bring some friends, and split a beer tower: 1.5 litres of beer, easily shared with an ergonomic tap and chilled bottom. You’ll feel the camaraderie, even if your favourite team loses.
Address: 759 Yates St.