If you’re like most people you’ve caught World Cup fever. Even the most casual of fans can’t help but lend an eye to the most popular game in the world. “The beautiful game,” as it is referred to captures the world’s attention every four years This year’s world cup takes place in Brazil, a nation that has won 5 world cup titles, the most of any other country.
The USA’s first match in this year’s cup will take place Monday June June 16th at 6 pm EST. If you are looking to cheer the U.S on in a great atmosphere we have the Top 5 places to watch the match. From cozy bars to spacious outdoor venues there is a spot for every fan to enjoy.
Fado Irish Bar
1500 Locust St. | 215.893.9700 | Mon. 11:30 am – 2 am
This spot is not just a World Cup spot but a year round’ soccer haven. Fans who follow European clubs frequent this spot so be ready to cheer with knowledgeable staff and fans for all you fair weather soccer heads. There are plenty of TVs on hand and great drinks so you can’t go wrong cheering the US here.
The Piazza at Schmidts
1001 N 2nd St. | 215.825.7552 | Festival starts at 3 pm
For a more party atmosphere the Piazza at Schmidts in Norther Liberties will be holding an outdoor World Cup party to cheer on the U.S team. Enjoy live Djs & great food. The party starts at 3 pm so that is plenty of time to pregame for the 6 o’clock match.
700 N 2nd St. | 215.413.3181 | Mon. 4 pm. – 2 am
Also in Northern Liberties, the 700 Club will be showing the U.S match as well. Known for their laid back atmosphere and great beer selection, this is a great spot for those looking to watch the game in a classic bar setting.
718 South St. | 267.909.8814 | Mon. 11:30 am-2am
This German bar has all the flair to make you feel like your having a pint in Germany. From the food to the drinks everything is great here. Plenty of large TVs on hand to catch the game as well. So if you want that European feeling while watching the U.S match this is the place to be.
Tir Na Nog
1600 Arch St. | 267.514.1700 | Mon. 11:30 am – 2 am
Surprise! Another Irish bar makes our list. Tir Na Nog is a Philly staple for all things soccer. Consistently ranked among the best bars to watch the beautiful game all year round’, the atmosphere here is sure to be electric as soccer heads from all over will descend on this Center City hot spot.