Where to Watch the World Cup … By Country


This Thursday, the 2014 World Cup will kick off in Brazil and on televisions worldwide. Though it may be a far ways away from Philadelphia, do not to fear, local bars are gearing up to celebrate with their teams right here. From England to Japan and various countries in between, we’ve come up with a list of places to watch each game by country.

Here’s what we’ve come up with:

Belgium: The Belgian Cafe
Enjoy a nice Belgian brew while watching the cup, why not?

Brazil: Iron Abbey
Situated next-door to it’s sister-restaurant, NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse (link: www.nabrasa.com), this gastro pub is having a kick off party for the Brazil vs. Croatia game this Thursday. Drink specials, giveaways, and Samba dancers galore.

England: The Victoria Freehouse
For every England match they will have themed meals and drink specials. ($10 fish & chips repping England and a $10 meal from the opposing country)

Germany: Brauhaus Schmitz
A Philly German favorite, this beer hall will have a VIP option for German match days.

Italy: Alla Spina
A mix of local and Italian brews makes it the perfect place to kick back and watch some Italian soccer matches. The bar will open at noon on Tuesday, June 24th for the Italy match versus Uruguay.

Italy: Le Virtu
Happy hour prices all Saturday night for anyone wearing Azzurri swag for the Italy-England match.

Japan: City Tap House
On Saturday, June 14 at 9 p.m., beers from Hitachino Nest (White, Ginger and Plum) will be featured for their game. There will also be a food special of Hitachino Ginger Tempura Fried Soft Shell Crab.

Mexico: El Camino Real
Come and try their taco, burrito, and Mexican beer specials for every Mexico game.

Portugal: Cafe Liz
Have an authentic Portuguese meal at this bar during a Portugal match and be surrounded by local Portuguese natives rooting for their team.

Spain and Chile: Two Commerce Square
On Friday, June 13th the outdoor plaza at Commerce Square will come alive for the Spain vs. Netherlands and Chile vs. Australia games. Tickets are $45, include cocktails, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Al Dia Foundation.

As for the United States, we’ll have a list of bars doing something truly special in advance of the team’s Monday opener against Ghana.

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  • tjt

    really, el camino real instead of any of the actually authentic, mexican owned and operated places in the city? wauw.

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      We’re certainly open to suggestions as something more authentic would be great. Maybe just walk through the Italian Market south of Washington?

      • Kaela Mast

        Distrito Philadelphia has $19 All You Can Eat Tacos (Chicken & Pork), $5 House & Frozen Margaritas and $2 Tecate and Modela cans :)

  • Mike

    We at the Taproom on 19th will show every game! Drink and food specials… Cheers!

  • tmmccloskey

    Columbia and Ecuador at Tierra Colombiano, 4535 N 5th St. You should get out of Center City more often.

    • Brasil

      Yeah right. The last thing these people are doing is leaving their perfect little rich white enclaves.

      • team Portugal

        Cafe Liz isn’t in a rich white area. Maybe you Brazilians in the NE need to make better food.

    • RT

      Yea because you can spell Colombia or the correct name of the establishment you mention

  • kg

    I’m supporting Croatia so I guess I will just stay home. Thanks.

  • GT

    Any idea if Fado will be closing the Locust again for the final?

    • Gues

      They will for the USA v Portugal game. Don’t know about the final yet.

      • Guest

        Fado is not closing the street for the final but Brauhaus Schmitz is.

  • Brasil

    There’s a thriving Little Brasil community here in Northeast Philly but I guess there’s not enough white rich people there for Philadelphia magazine.

  • Cat

    I need more ideas for the King of Prussia area, anyone???

  • Robert Joell

    Will any of this money be returned to the favelas ?

  • Nick C

    All USA and Germany games will be shown at the German Society of Pennsylvania at 611 Spring Garden Street. They may have a nominal cover charge but will also offer German beer at ridiculously low prices. See great games and support a local not-for-profit institution celebrating it’s 250th anniversary this year. http://www.germansociety.org

  • http://rotisseur.net Aaron

    Rotisseur will be showing every game, for those who need a quick fix before heading back to work, or want to have a nooner with the beautiful game. All nations accepted (we’re talking to you Croatia).

  • monday

    is there a link to the follow-up article for the US?

  • Jeff

    Still waiting for that suggestion for today’s game…

    • Jeff

      could use something on the Main Line