During the US’s World Cup game against Ghana, the broadcast frequently cut to reaction shots of people watching the game outdoors in Chicago, Bethlehem and a host of other locales. It got us wondering where we could watch the World Cup outdoors in Philadelphia. And with the weather coming around, this will be a great weekend to be outside and enjoying the sunshine and the soccer.
Here are your hot spots to watch the games this weekend, outdoors:
On Sunday, June 22nd, gather up your friends and head over to Fado for a massive al fresco block party where you can watch all of the day's games. Get there early so you have a good spot when the US starts at 6 p.m.
The Piazza was definitely the outdoor spot to watch the World Cup opener, just check out the video of the final moments. The bars ringing the Piazza will be hot spots again this Sunday when the US faces Portugal. Crabby's Cafe is offering specials including from their 32-tap beer list. PYT will be offering dollar PBRs (and $3 Sly Fox beers) during all World Cup games.
The Oval, the pop-up park at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is hosting a day of food, drinks, activities and, obviously, the World Cup. On Saturday, June 21st, the event will be everything and anything World Cup related. With an outdoor LED screen, fans can watch the Argentina vs. Iran game at noon followed by the Germany vs. Ghana game at 3:00 p.m. And if you get the munchies, check out the local food trucks on site which will include the Brazilian food truck, Braz BQ and several others.
With two bars, drink specials and seven TV screens, Milkboy will surely be filled up on Sunday, June 22nd, for the game. At 6 p.m. fans can get $3 select American beer along with $4 sangria. Though not fully outdoors, with the windows open you can watch the game from a sidewalk seat. And be on the lookout for gear from Shibe Vintage Sports as they raffle off vintage sports memorabilia with drink purchases. Shibe is also doing a "Chinese Auction," which you can find out more about here.