Forecast: June 2010: Sports: World Cup Watching

THE HIGH HOLIDAYS OF SOCCER begin 6/11, with the kickoff of the 2010 World Cup. Over the following 25 days, 64 matches will be played as part of the world’s biggest sporting event (the most recent final was watched by 715 million people), including a much-anticipated showdown between the USA and England on 6/12. Here, some winning suggestions for where to watch the games around the Hub:

>>Dorchester The Banshee, a favorite bar of Revs fans, will show all games on its nine TVs and one large projection screen.

>>Somerville Cafe Belo is the place to go if you want to watch Brazil’s games alongside real-live Brazilians.

>>North End Caffe Dello Sport is ground zero for fans of defending champion Italy.

>>Back Bay Champions, the massive sports bar in the Copley Marriott, is the best bet for the nearsighted: The bar has 40 (yes, 40) TVs, including a 12-by-24-foot big screen.

>>Cambridge
Phoenix Landing will show all games on its seven flat-screen TVs and two projection screens.

  • Beth

    Game On! Fenway is a great place to watch the World Cup. With over 90 HD TV’s, Game On! will have all the action. Free Continental Breakfast and the bar will be open at 7am! Audio for the games will be in Spanish and English.

  • greg

    Boy that previous comment was a pathetic attempt to drum up business.

    Sure go to Game-On if you want to sit in an empty basement in the most corporate of sports bars possible, all while getting pushed around by obnoxiously drunk and pushy fenway crowds.

    It’s also a great place if you want to spend 7 dollars a pint, 11 dollars on a drink, or 12 bucks on a hamburger.

    This place is about the anti-thesis of a football / soccer bar. Just cause they have alot of tv’s doesn’t mean it’s worth stepping foot in.

    Do yourself a favor and find someplace where ex-pats will go like the Burren or Phoenix Landing or Cafe Dello Sporto and learn what watching the world cup is REALLY all about.

  • greg

    Boy that previous comment was a pathetic attempt to drum up business.

    Sure go to Game-On if you want to sit in an empty basement in the most corporate of sports bars possible, all while getting pushed around by obnoxiously drunk and pushy fenway crowds.

    It’s also a great place if you want to spend 7 dollars a pint, 11 dollars on a drink, or 12 bucks on a hamburger.

    This place is about the anti-thesis of a football / soccer bar. Just cause they have alot of tv’s doesn’t mean it’s worth stepping foot in.

    Do yourself a favor and find someplace where ex-pats will go like the Burren or Phoenix Landing or Cafe Dello Sporto and learn what watching the world cup is REALLY all about.

  • greg

    Boy that previous comment was a pathetic attempt to drum up business.

    Sure go to Game-On if you want to sit in an empty basement in the most corporate of sports bars possible, all while getting pushed around by obnoxiously drunk and pushy fenway crowds.

    It’s also a great place if you want to spend 7 dollars a pint, 11 dollars on a drink, or 12 bucks on a hamburger.

    This place is about the anti-thesis of a football / soccer bar. Just cause they have alot of tv’s doesn’t mean it’s worth stepping foot in.

    Do yourself a favor and find someplace where ex-pats will go like the Burren or Phoenix Landing or Cafe Dello Sporto and learn what watching the world cup is REALLY all about.

  • Victoria

    i actually had been to the lansdowne on a weekend and loved it and ended up there for a champions league game. the projection screen is sick for watching games and plenty of beer to choose from…def a place worth checking out for the WC