The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off this week! And while the U.S. isn't taking the field, we're ready to cheer on the rest of the 32 teams. These local bars and pubs are where you need to be to see all the action live!
Posted on Jun 14, 2018 By Ashley Turner
If you're looking for die-hard soccer fans, The Londoner is for you! This local British pub, just north of Dallas in Addison, is the place to watch any of the matches happening over the next four weeks. We hear the crowds get very into the festivities, so come in your favorite team's jersey and get ready to cheer. This pub has plenty of TVs to go around, plus traditional British fare like fish and chips and tons of beers on tap.
Head to Lower Greenville for prime soccer match action at The Dubliner. They're showing all the big matches, so come early before the crowds to get the best seat. While you're there, check out their extensive drink options like Irish and Scottish whiskies and their fan favorite, the drought Guinness, and order a bite to eat from their delicious menu.
Grab a seat at the Irishman Pub for the best soccer viewing in town. This North Dallas pub has tons of TVs throughout, including a 120-inch screen so you'll feel like you're a part of the action. The lunch menu has some wallet-friendly options, and Happy Hour is 2-7 p.m. daily. Order up a few specialty appetizers like the Texas cheesesteak egg rolls or the Pot O' Gold - thinly sliced seasoned potato chips served with Guinness cheese sauce (yum!) and round of beer to enjoy while watching the games.
Make plans to check out the games at Peticolas, a Design District brewery. The brewery will open its taproom to show six matches (check their schedule here), as well as the knockout rounds. The three-level taproom features a large bar, multiple TVs, game tables and food trucks on site. They've even crafted a special beer to fit the occasion – Rumble in Russia– with matching beer glasses, all available at the World Cup watch parties.
Feel like you've stepped into an authentic Irish pub to enjoy the games at Trinity Hall Irish Pub. This friendly pub in Mockingbird Station loves their World Cup fans so much, they stay open overnight! If you're there in the wee hours of the morning, order a cup of Irish coffee and a full Irish breakfast to fuel up as you root for your team.
The British pub and FC Dallas have teamed up to host Summer of Soccer Watch Parties throughout the World Cup. Go here to enjoy all things soccer from the themed décor to the raging fans. There's no bad seat in the house thanks to their multiple TVs at every turn. Gather your friends and come for brunch!
The Downtown favorite is an easy option if you're staying at a nearby hotel - the Adolphus and Westin hotels are both just a block away. Doors open just in time for early matches (7 a.m.) and there's 44 TVs to choose from.