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Where to watch the World Cup in New York City

Here are the best bars, cafes, restaurants, and event spaces to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Big Apple: Has map!

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Looking for the best places to watch the the biggest sporting event on the planet in the greatest city in the world? Here are the top spots in town according to the Hudson River Blue contributors and readers who make up the New York City FC community.

Note that we are adding to this list every day: If you have a suggestion, drop it in the comments below or fill out this Google Form and we’ll add it to the post.


  • 11th St Bar
    510 E 11th St, East Village
    11th St Bar has several screens and always has the sound on. –Damian Monzillo
  • 181 Cabrini
    854 W 181st St, Washington Heights
    A local bar in Washington Heights serving an assortment of draft beers, cocktails and food. Opens at 10 am. –Gerardo Pelati
  • Bar Goyana
    177 E 100th St, East Harlem
    A Brazilian bar with good drinks, legendary feijoada, excellent food, delicious baked goods. –Steven Yung 
  • Bierhaus NYC
    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 and later, and they’ll be closed for Thanksgiving.
  • Buenos Aires
    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
  • Carragher’s
    17 John Street, Financial District
    Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher owns it. –Damian Monzillo
  • Crossbar
    250 W 86th St, Upper West Side
    The cafe next to Soccer Point (formerly Upper 90) opens every day at 7:30 am and has a bank of TVs that will show all the games. –@julieonthemic
  • 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
  • Féile
    131 W 33rd St, Herald Square
    Friendly Irish pub showing all the games after 10 am, with a brunch menu served until 12:30 pm and regular fare after then. The games are booking up, so reserve soon–Rod
  • Felix
    340 West Broadway, SoHo
    Block becomes very lively with Felix and all the other local bars watching, especially if France are playing. Word is they’ll be open for the 5 am games. –AJ
  • 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 games. The Football Factory at Legends is, well, legendary.
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  • Banter Bar
    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. Often crowded, always lively, and family-friendly. –Oliver Strand
  • The Cactus Shop
    231 Kent Ave, Williamsburg
    Cozy speakeasy Mexican bar. Big Screens, great cocktails, two-for-one beers and mimosas during the game. Opens at 9:30 am for 10 am select games, noon for select 2 pm games. Check schedule here–MMG
  • Highbury Pub
    1002 Cortelyou Rd, Flatbush
    They’re showing all games, even the 5 am ones. That’s why they call themselves the “World Cup 2022 HQ.” Shea
  • Monro Pub
    481 5th Ave, Park Slope
    A Liverpool FC supporters’ bar transformed into a World Cup bar. Flags of each participating nation on display, and plenty of screens. Opens for 2 pm games Monday to Friday, noon games Saturday and Sunday. Bonus: Will open at noon on Friday, November 24 for USA vs England. –James Nalton
  • Paddy’s of Park Slope
    273 13th St, Park Slope
    The Irish Pub will be open for 8 am games. Shea
  • Santo Brúklin
    548 Court St, Gowanus
    This large, airy Brazilian restaurant in Gowanus is one of the best places to watch a game: Amazing food, good drinks, big-screen TV, and when Brazil plays they offer all the feijoada you can eat. The place fills up, so it’s best to reserve. –Rafael Noboya y Rivera
  • 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


  • Alewife Brewing
    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
  • El Basurero Restaurante
    32-17 Steinway St, Astoria
    Large, lively Colombian bar and grill that’s a little like Andrés Carne de Res. Opens daily at 11 am ET. –Rafael Noboya y Rivera
  • 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
  • Daly’s Pub
    31-86 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 throughout the group stages, and they make some delicious barbecue. –Andrew Leigh
  • Rivercrest
    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 matches, and their weekday Happy Hour starts at 3 pm, neatly overlapping with the 2 pm time slots. –Andrew Leigh
  • Rudar Club
    34-01 45th St, Astoria
    A cozy Croatian restaurant and social club will open early to play all of the Croatian games, and other select matches. Check their Facebook or Instagram for details. Ajmo Vatreni! –Rafael Noboya y Rivera
  • Shillelagh Tavern
    47-22 30th Ave, Astoria
    The HQ of the American Outlaws in Queens will be showing all USMNT games–Brian Toto
  • Soccer Republic at Bar 43
    43-06 43rd St, Sunnyside
    The “Home of Soccer” is just that: The NYCFC Pub Partner will be opening early for the 11 am games. The crowd is loud and knowledgeable. –Vito Barresi

The Bronx

  • 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, perfect for catching the late-morning World Cup games. –Oliver Strand