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Where to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Philadelphia

by Jessie Donofrio on Jun 14, 2018 in Roundups
Where to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Philadelphia
Every four years soccer fans around the world come together to cheer on their nation’s teams in the FIFA World Cup. This year’s games, which are being hosted by Russia,  begin on Thursday, June 14 and conclude on Sunday, July 15. Check out the full schedule of games here.
 
We’ve rounded up the bars in Philadelphia where you can celebrate the most popular sport in the world for the next month while enjoying a pint or two. Let us know on Facebook or Twitter if we've missed your favorite spot!
 
This Northern Liberties bar is a haven for soccer players 365 days a year, so it’s no surprise they are one of our top picks to watch the Cup. Enjoy the games on with sound, and stay until the evening when the upstairs bar turns into a dance club to party the night away. (700 N 2nd St.)
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This Fairmount mainstay will offer $6 Duvel and Tripel Hop bottles throughout the entirety of the World Cup, and will broadcast all games with sound. (601 N 21st St)
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Photo via Brauhaus Schmitz

Open every game day at 9:30 AM (sometimes open at 9 AM for some games beginning earlier) this South Street bar is the perfect spot to root on Germany’s defending champs. Expect beer specials, giveaways, and even extra TVs brought in (with the sound on) so fans won’t miss any of the action. For Germany’s matches (June 17 at 11 AM, June 23 at 2 PM and June 27 at 10 AM) the bar will be charging a $10 cover which includes your first beer. Seating is first come, first serve so they suggest arriving early. They’re also offering a VIP option for $60 which includes unlimited beer starting one hour before the match, two food tickets, seating in a private beer hall with 10 foot projector screen and VIP rooftop access. As is tradition, the bar will close down the 700 block of South Street for the final match on Sunday, July 15 with a huge viewing party from 10 AM - 5 PM (with the game beginning at 11 AM). (718 South St.)
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Head to this Midtown spot to watch all of the games with sound on, on their giant projection wall. They’ll be showing any games that occur between 11 AM-2 AM through June 25 and starting on June 25 they’ll be opening at 9:45 AM to show even more games. Some specials include $4 select drafts, discounted appetizers before noon and during the semi-finals their downstairs bar U-Bahn will be having watch parties with $5 select drafts and apps. (1318 Chestnut St.)
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Watch any game before noon at this Center City cider spot and score $4 IPA, pilsner, saison or cider drafts. Other specials include $8 Kinsey Whiskey and $10 flights before 4 PM. The bar will be opening 10:45 AM for the first week of games and then 9:45 AM for the following two weeks to broadcast all the games with sound. (1500 Locust St.)
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Three special happy hours await in Old City in honor of the World Cup. From Sunday, June 24 to Tuesday, June 26 Cuba Libre will be showing the 2 PM games and offering special $5 tapas, and cocktails, wine and beer priced between $4-$5. (10 S 2nd St.)
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This Kensington brewpub will show any of the games that are on during their normal hours, with the sound likely to be off (unless there're more than one game). (1727 N Front St.)
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This Irish bar is turning into World Cup Headquarters for the next month, showing all 64 of the games live with sound, offering food and drink specials and giving away pub cash to patrons that guess the scores of the matches.  Interested in hosting a team viewing party with your friends? Email eventsphiladelphia@fadoirishpub.com to book. (1500 Locust St.)
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The perfect spot for any sporting event, Field House features over 35 HD TVs and 40 beers on draft. They won’t be opening for the early games, but will be showing any games occurring after 11:30 AM with accompanying $3 Bud Light and $4 Neshaminy Creek drafts. (1150 Filbert St.)
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Kick off World Cup month with a giant watch party on Sunday, June 17 from 11 AM- 4 PM. Germany will be playing Mexico and it’ll be broadcast on the bar’s nine TVs and projection screen. Enjoy featured beers from Love City and spirits from New Liberty and a special raffle table to benefit the Kensington Youth Soccer Club. (100 E Girard Ave.)
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They’ll be opening at 11 AM every day as usual and will be showing any game that’s on (with sound by request). Some drink specials include $3 domestic drafts and a selection of $12 domestic beer buckets. (16 S 2nd St.)
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Catch all the World Cup games at this Irish pub located right off of South Steet. They offer a host of daily specials and open early at 9 AM on the weekends so you won’t miss a game. (611 S. 3rd St)
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Pistola's (Del Sur, Jose, & Sancho's)
All four Pistola's restaurants will be playing the games and have the sound on for only Mexico's games, but they'll also offer $4 Allagash drafts and $7 Freedom Tacos. (1934 E Passyunk Ave; 263 S 15th St; 19 W Girard Ave)
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Stop by Sto’s in Old City to watch the World Cup matches, enjoy tons of daily food and drink specials and even play FIFA on their PS4. Sound will be on based on the game, definitely for the big matches. (236 Market St.)
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Watch every single game with sound at this conveniently located Irish bar. They’ll be offering $4 Carlsberg and Kronenbourg 1664 all tournament long—in addition to giveaways, raffles and other specials. Check out their Facebook page for a full event list and hours. (1600 Arch St.)
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This Northern Liberties brewpub, which offers pub food and pizzas alongside its signature beers, will open at 11 AM for games and show them with the sound on. (1001 N 2nd St)
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South Philly’s largest sports bar will be showing most of the games with sound during regular hours, as long as they don’t overlap with Phillies games.  (1100 Pattison Ave.)
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