Where to Watch Copa America & Euro 2016 Soccer in Boston
Boston is a sports town, and with soccer tournaments Copa America Centenario (featuring the U.S. Men’s National team, currently in second place) and Euro 2016 overlapping this June, local bars and venues are giving fans many places to catch kickoff with the whole squad.
The Banshee Pub
Not just bandwagon supporters, the Banshee provides a unique atmosphere for soccer fans all season as the official home of the Boston based American Outlaws, the U.S. National Team’s supporters group. And with a breakfast menu, this is a prime spot for the 9 a.m. Turkey vs. Croatia game on Sunday, June 12.
The Banshee Pub, 934 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, bansheeboston.com.
Blackmoor Bar + Kitchen
This new pub in Charlestown will give you the home advantage to viewing Euro 2016 with its chic setting and tasty, exotic fare. Check out Google’s virtual tour to scope out the space before you go.
Blackmoor Bar + Kitchen, 1 Chelsea Street, Charlestown, blackmoorbar.com.
Caffe dello Sport
Caffe dello Sport is a place in town that where you won’t order a pint, but a scoop of gelato with a cannoli on the side instead. Watch any and all Copa America and Euro 2016 matches at this café tucked away in the North End.
Caffe dello Sport, 308 Hanover St., Boston, caffedellosport.us.
Visit this North End spot to test their claims of best sangria, cannoli, and gelato. Along with a full bar, Paradiso will be showing all of the Euro 2016 matches. All the more reason to check it out: The cafe will draw in an international crowd of tourists and neighborhood locals.
Caffé Paradiso, 255 Hanover St., Boston, caffeparadiso.com.
This laid-back Irish pub opens in Central Square every day at noon, and is showing as many soccer games as it can. If it’s a nice day but you can’t miss the action on the field, head to the back patio, which has a TV.
The Field, 20 Prospect St., Cambridge, thefieldpub.com.
Ever since opening during the 2010 World Cup, the Haven has been on a soccer mission. The Jamaica Plain pub has built up a solid fanbase with its traditional Scottish food and lesser-known brews, and these Scots know football. The spot shows all Champions League, English Premier League, Scottish League, and other major international tournaments with the sound on. Since Scotland didn’t qualify for the Euros, the now neutral bar will welcome all fans. Make sure you’re around for the $10, halftime pie and pint deal.
The Haven, 2 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain, thehavenjp.com.
The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant
Another well-known Irish soccer pub is Kinsale, the official Boston bar for supporters of the Tottenham Hotspurs. The bar’s focus will be on Euro 2016 this month, and yours should be on 25-cent wings every Monday.
The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2 Center Plaza, Boston, classicirish.com.
The Lansdowne Pub
This Irish pub near Fenway is opening its doors for Euro 2016 viewing parties on the big screen, with surround sound and frequent giveaways from Radio BDC. Check online for the schedule, as the Pub will open different times daily depending on the match, and to reserve a table,
The Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne St., Boston, lansdownepubboston.com.
A three-floor Irish pub in the heart of Back Bay, Lir is popular all season among English and Irish supporters. Lir will is showing all the Copa America and Euro 2016 matches, and viewers should expect crowds throughout the tournament, especially on finals night.
Lir, 903 Boylston St., Boston, lironboylston.com.
McGann’s Irish Pub
Not pledging loyalty to one team, McGann welcomes all different fans from throughout city. Call ahead for games earlier than 11:30 a.m. as they’ll open early for some. With $4 Guinness pints and Jameson pours, select $2 macrobrews, and 25 cent wings, it’s a good place to hole up for a long day of watching soccer.
McGann’s Irish Pub, 197 Portland St., Boston, mcgannsirishpub.com.
McGreevy’s is another friendly face in the Back Bay neighborhood, co-owned by Dropkick Murphy’s frontman Ken Casey. It’s known in particular as a baseball bar, but it’s tuning the TVs to the Euro 2016 tournament this summer. McGreevy’s takes food seriously, too, things like short rib tater tot poutine, and raw bar and charcuterie offerings.
McGreevy’s, 911 Boylston St., Boston, mcgreevysboston.com.
Olde Magoun’s Saloon
Craft bourbon, weekend brunch, and a traditional Sunday roast makes Olde Magoun’s Saloon in Somerville an unrivaled place to watch Euro 2016 on the big screen. Regulars say you’re safe trying anything on the menu, but why wouldn’t you order the Thanksgiving egg rolls?
Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford Street, Somerville, magounssaloon.com.
A true neighborhood spot where everyone is welcome and the employees know your name, Parlor Sports remains neutral and shows all the matches worth watching. This small pub is a great place to watch the game if you’re looking to avoid large crowds—but it does get packed. But don’t be discouraged: it’s a lively environment, and judging by the usual crowd, once you check it out, you’ll want to go back.
Parlor Sports, 1 Beacon St., Somerville, parlorsportsbar.com.
What do you get when you put together Guinness, soccer games and a traditional English breakfast? A good time at Phoenix Landing. They say it’s the next best thing to being in the stadium, but with half-priced appetizers from 5-7 p.m., it might actually be better.
The Phoenix Landing, 512 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, phoenixlandingbar.com.
The Rising Bar
The new kid on the block is this Inman Square gastropub, which opened earlier this year and is the official supporters’ bar for the Boston Breakers. Instead of just serving up Guinness, the Rising makes every match a win with a large menu (ratatouille risotto, half rotisserie chicken), weekend brunch, a nightly raw bar, and 20-plus draft beers.
The Rising, 1172 Cambridge St., Cambridge, therisingbar.com.
BONUS: The Lawn on D USA v. Paraguay Watch Party
Need another reason to play outside on glow-in-the-dark swings? There’s a watch party this Saturday for the USA vs. Paraguay Copa America match, sponsored by Budweiser. A night in a crowded bar this is not, with a 20-foot LED screen showing the action. There will be live samba dancers and a band before kickoff, and you may bump shoulders with New England Revolution and the Boston Breakers players attending the party.
June 11, event starts at 3 p.m. and game starts at 7 p.m., the Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston, signatureboston.com.