Where to Watch the 2014 World Cup in Boston

Scream for your team with fellow soccer fans at these local sports bars, restaurants, and venues.

[UPDATED]

City Hall Plaza

Mayor Marty Walsh will host World Cup viewing parties at City Hall Plaza for Team USA World Cup games. With the support from the New England Revolution, the events will include giveaways and fun activities with the Revolution street team, the Battalion, and Slyde, their mascot, will join the Rev Girls in hyping up the crowd.

USA vs. Germany, Thursday, June 26, 12 p.m.
USA vs. Belgium, Tuesday, July 1, 4 p.m.
Argentina vs. Germany, Sunday, July 13, 3 p.m. [FINAL]

City Hall Plaza, Boston, cityofboston.gov.


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If you’re looking for a place in Boston to watch the World Cup, you don’t have to look very hard. Parlor Sports, Phoenix Landing, Jerry Remy’s, and other perennial favorites are solid spots in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville to take in a game. There are, however, a few bars around town where you’ll find more soccer fanatics than others.

Take, for instance, Caffe dello Sport in the North End, a standout spot to cheer for Italy—and to inhale a pastry and espresso.

Here are a few more places to watch the World Cup in the Boston area, whether you’re a diehard fan or not.

(All events are free to attend unless otherwise specified.)


For USA fans:

Budweiser World Cup Viewing Party with B.o.B.

Budweiser is hosting a World Cup viewing party at Paradise Rock Club on June 16 with special guest B.o.B., who will perform after the USA vs. Ghana match. The rapper tweeted earlier this week:

The venue will get a facelift for the event thanks to Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the World Cup in Brazil, and guests will be able to compete in the Sony PlayStation FIFA tournament for a chance to attend Budweiser’s viewing party in Las Vegas.

USA vs. Ghana, Monday, June 16, doors at 5 p.m., B.o.B. performance at 9:30 p.m.

Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-562-8800, crossroads.com.

Viewing Parties with the American Outlaws’ Boston Chapter

Root for the home team at The Banshee, where the Boston chapter of American Outlaws will host viewing parties for all three USA games. The mission of American Outlaws is simple: “To support the United States National Soccer Teams through a unified and dedicated group of supporters.”

USA vs. Ghana, Monday, June 16, 6 p.m.
USA vs. Portugal, Sunday, June 22, 6 p.m.
USA vs. Germany, Thursday, June 26, 12 p.m.

The Banshee, 934 Dorchester Ave., Boston, 617-436-9747, facebook.com/aoboston.

World Cup Watch Party with the New England Revolution

Join Revolution players and other VIPs for this viewing party at the House of Blues on June 22 when the USA takes on Portugal. Admission is free, and the first 200 through the doors will receive a free “For Club and Country” scarf. The event is expected to reach capacity—some 1,200 people attended a similar event in 2012. A silent raffle and auction at the event will benefit AmericaSCORES Boston.

USA vs. Portugal, Sunday, June 22, doors at 5 p.m./game at 6 p.m.

House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, 888-693-2583, revolutionsoccer.net.

Road to the World Cup with World Fútbol Boston

If you dare to brave Fan Hall, Ned Devine’s and World Futbol Boston will show five games, including all three USA games and the finals.

Netherlands vs. Spain, Friday, June 13, 3 p.m.
USA vs. Ghana, Monday, June 16, 6 p.m.
USA vs. Portugal, Sunday, June 22, 6 p.m.
USA vs. Germany, Thursday, June 26, 12 p.m.
World Cup Final, Sunday, July 13, 3 p.m.

Ned Devine’s, Faneuil Hall, 1 North Market St., Boston, 617-248-8800, worldfutbolboston.com.

Bud Send Me to Vegas!

Technically this is a viewing party for the June 22 game between USA and Portugal. But of all the giveaways happening around town during World Cup games, this one might be the most social…and simple. Post a photo with a special gold Budweiser World Cup bottle on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #budsendmetovegas, and you could win a trip to Las Vegas. Gold Bud bottles can be found at The Green Briar, Ned Devine’s, The Harp, and MJ O’Connor’s Park Plaza.

USA vs. Portugal, Sunday, June 22, 6 p.m.

The Green Briar, 304 Washington St., Brighton, 617-789-4100, eventbrite.com.


For Brazil fans:
Rodizio Grill

What better time to indulge in Brazilian fare than during this year’s World Cup? Visit this steakhouse in Braintree to watch the host country’s team play Croatia, Mexico, and Cameroon while munching on half-price apps. Plus, sign up for a chance to win a trip to Brazil (no purchase necessary).

Brazil vs. Croatia, Thursday, June 12, 4 p.m.
Brazil vs. Mexico, Tuesday, June 17, 3 p.m.
Brazil vs. Cameroon, Monday, June 23, 4 p.m.

Rodizio Grill, 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-356-9100, rodiziogrill.com/braintree.


For Germany fans:
Goethe Institute

The hub for all things German culture in New England, the Goethe-Institut Boston, will broadcast all the Germany games for this year’s World Cup. Watch the team take on Portugal, Ghana, and the USA. Tickets include two coupons for pretzels and drinks.

Germany vs. Portugal, Monday, June 16, 12 p.m.
Germany vs. Ghana, Saturday, June 21, 3 p.m.
Germany vs. USA, Thursday, June 26, 12 p.m.

$12 tickets, free for children under 18, Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St., Boston, 617-262-6060, goethe.de.


For Netherlands fans:
‘Hup Holland Hup’ at The Greatest Bar

The 14-foot TV is the main selling point of this bar near the Garden. Perfect for Netherlands fans to watch their team play in high definition.

Netherlands vs. Spain, Friday, June 13, 3 p.m.
Netherlands vs. Australia, Wednesday, June 18, 12 p.m.
Netherlands vs. Chile, Monday, June 23, 12 p.m.

The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St., Boston, 617-367-0544, huphollandhup.eventbrite.com.


For England fans:
Phoenix Landing

A popular gathering spot for Liverpool fans, you’ll find plenty of appreciation for the game of football—and Guinness—at this Central Square spot.

England vs. Italy, Saturday, June 14, 6 p.m.
England vs. Uruguay, Thursday, June 19, 3 p.m.
England vs. Costa Rica, Tuesday, June 24, 12 p.m.

Phoenix Landing, 512 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-576-6260, phoenixlandingbar.com.


For Italy fans:
Puma’s Italy Fan Viewing Parties

Though you’ll find plenty of like-minded fans throughout the North End, an alternate location to cheer for Italy this year is with Puma. Puma’s U.S. headquarters are in Boston, and the company invites you to cheer for Italy with them at Lir, where you’re encouraged to “yell ‘Forza Azzurri!’ until you’re blue in the face.”

Italy vs. England, Saturday, June 14, 5-8 p.m./game starts at 6 p.m.
Italy vs. Costa Rica, Friday, June 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m./game starts at 12 p.m.
Italy vs. Uruguay, Tuesday, June 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m./game starts at 12 p.m.

Lir, 903 Boylston St., Boston, 617-778-0089, lironboylston.com.

 

Note: Plenty of these locations will also show World Cup games not specified here. Call venues for specifics and check out the full FIFA World Cup schedule here.


Update, June 12: Added viewing party at Paradise Rock Club with confirmed B.o.B. performance.

Update, June 24: Added new Mayor Marty Walsh viewing party at City Hall Plaza.

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