So … you weren’t able to swing the cash to head down to Brazil this summer for the World Cup. But instead of being jealous that you aren’t laying by a beautiful beach and partying in between soccer matches, be happy you don’t have to look far to find a great place to watch your favorite team duke it out for arguably the most important trophy in the world. We’ve rounded up the best bars from all over Brooklyn to catch the games, without breaking your balls.
186 Bedford Ave.
Not just a place to see great live music, the games will be projected on a full wall and shown on HD TVs. Come dressed in your team’s colors and get hooked up with drink specials.
132 Havemeyer St.
Take a drinking tour through the World Cup countries with Banter’s World Cup, featuring a beer from each country. Get exclusive deals for the rest of the cup and be entered to win some supreme prizes. For those that don’t feel like participating, there are other great drink specials available.
180 Grand St.
Check out the games on a big screen in their garden, or stay and enjoy the game in the bar. Beer and different drink specials, depending on which countries are playing. There should also be some rocking barbecue, too.
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
The venue/bar has a slew of specials to go along with its three eight-foot projection screens and four flat screen TVS showing all the games. Get more into the whole thing with $3 PBR cans and Bud Light drafts, $4 Jager shots and Dos Equis drafts, $5 Heineken bottles and Smuttynose and Blue Point drafts, $6 Absolut and Jameson Black cocktails and a $7 Dos Equis/Jager combo deal.
253 Grand St.
With $4 Bitburger cans and $7 Milagro margaritas or Reyka lemonade, you’re set to watch every game here.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten
113 N. 3rd St.
If their sausages aren’t enough to entice you, their three giant screens, intermission foosball matches, and live polka event for the Germany vs. USA match on June 26 will make you want to watch at least one game here.
Over the Eight
594 Union Avenue
Cheer on America powered by $3 Budweisers during every game (yes, even when America’s not playing, since you’ve still got them in your hearts) while they’re screened on two flat screen TVs and from a projector. The bar will be opening at noon during the Cup, serving up Venezuelan street food courtesy of Santa Salsa and offering free foosball if you’re bored or your team isn’t playing.
64 Frost St.
This Caribbean inspired bar will be showing every game on their projector. Opening early everyday will allow you more time to enjoy their $8 frozen drinks.
If you’ve had a hankering for Bitburger, DBA has $5 cans on special for the whole tournament—in addition to weekly specials.
200 N. 14th St.
Whenever you need to fill up time between matches, squeeze in a game of bowling. With their rocking happy hour, you won’t mind hanging out here all day.
312 Grand St.
Covered in an endless amount of plasma TVs, watch all the tournaments and enjoy drink, draft, bucket, and pitcher specials.
600 Metropolitan Ave.
Opening at noon everyday, expect a crowd with $12 pitchers of select beer from 12-7, free pizza, and the games being shown on their HD TVs.
1 Jackson St.
Root for Team USA with their specials on Budweiser and Bud Lite. You can catch all the games live and enjoy their daily food specials.
46 Bushwick Ave.
Chill out and watch all the games live with buckets of Tecate, with the 5 for $15 deal, you might want to get comfortable.
308 Bedford Avenue
Videology will be putting all those TVs to good use, including the giant one in the screening room, by showing World Cup games, and their alcohol and food to good use by offering $3 Sixpoint drafts and a special World Cup menu. Check out which games are slated to be shown on their calendar.
702 Union St.
This Park Slope staple has handpicked some great matches to watch over the next month. Shown on the big screen in their bocce ball court, check out their website for dates and times.
Pacific Standard Bar
82 4th Ave.
Although they won’t open early for all the matches, check out their website to find hours for the next month. If you want to swing by the bar on a day they don’t open early for a match, let them know and the might open up early for you.
444 7th Ave.
What’s better than free pizza? A little World Cup on the side. With their cheap drink prices, they are showing all the games live with the sound on.
Die Koelner Bierhalle
84 St. Marks Place
For the June 22 USA vs Portugal game, Brooklyn Brewery is giving away glassware and half litres will only be $4.
425 Troutman St.
Matches are shown both on a projector screen indoors and outdoors. Belhaven in $5 throughout the tournament, with other drink and food specials.
261 Moore St.
The legendary pizza joint is kicking off the tournament on June 12 with giveaways, foosball, frozen drinks and beer, and great food. If you want to start off the Cup with a bang, definitely check this out.
112 Harrison Place
In addition to being open every other day of the week, the Bushwick Vietnamese spot will break their “No Mondays” hours to open on days when games are being played, and will roll out a menu of Vietnamese snacks for you to nibble on while watching some dribbling. Their full menu will be available Tuesdays through Sundays.
1048 Bedford Avenue
The place for soccer rowdies of all stripes, but especially English ones, will be showing every game of the tournament and providing their magnificent early happy hour ($5 wine and well cocktails, $1 off every draft)
The Mark Bar
1025 Manhattan Ave.
Get the true World Cup experience with $3 Carlsberg throughout the tournament. Stay occupied between games with pool, skeeball, and darts.
FORT GREENE/CLINTON HILL
The Great Georgiana
248 DeKalb Ave.
Opening at 11:30am to catch all the games live, enjoy 5 for $15 Modelo buckets throughout the tournament.
733 Fulton St.
This indoor beer garden is featuring a special World Cup food menu, surprise events and game-time drinks specials. A live samba band will kick off the events on June 12.
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS/CARROLL GARDENS/COBBLE HILL/DUMBO
213 Smith St.
The cocktail masters have created a drink for each team, available on game day. When a team is eliminated, so is the cocktail. You might also want to root for Italy, Argentina, and Mexico—since every score by them gets you a free drink. You won’t want to miss their special food menu either.
520 Henry St.
Celebrate the grand re-opening of their lunch hours during the Cup with a new menu, happy hour, and other specials.
320 Court St.
In anticipation of the event, extra TVs are being installed. In addition to your viewing ease, you can also look forward to some great food and drink specials.
Gowanus Yacht Club
323 Smith St.
Sure, they have great drink prices. But it’s the allure of the outdoors that make us want to watch the games here. Settle into the game with a cheap burger and beer.
Chip Shop Pub
129 Atlantic Ave.
Although there are food specials throughout the month, on June 24, the England/Costa Rica match will be giving away free Stella. There will also be a raffle and other giveaways.
Montero’s Bar and Grill
73 Atlantic Ave.
Opening early to show all the games live, the food and drink specials pale in comparison to the amazing personalities you will meet here. They are serious about their game here.
The Roebling Inn
97 Atlantic Ave.
Enjoy your DUB pies with $4 Newcastle. They will be opening early to accommodate the noon games.
Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza
Water Street and Pearl Street, between Broome Street and Grand Street
Soccer is played outdoors, why not watch outdoors? Rooftop Films and ESPN are getting together to show 20 games over the course of the tournament, starting on Saturday, June 14. You can get the full schedule of games that will be shown on a 20-foot screen here, but just try to remember that the players aren’t actually that big in real life
406 3rd Ave
Grab some Four and Twenty Blackbirds and then head on over to watch a game on the 92-inch projector screen. Sweeten the deal with their $4 Carlsberg special.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Get the almost-feel of being in a stadium for the June 22 game between USA and Portugal. Food is provided by Urban Rustic and drafts are $1 off.
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
514 Union Street
Get a 2-for-1 deal when Royal Palms shows the evening matches. Word is, they are considering expanding the viewing into daytime, but we’ll keep you updated.
The Highbury Pub
1002 Cortelyou Road
You’d think a bar named after the former home of the Arsenal football club would be showing the games, and what do you know, they are. Specifically, they’ll be opening at 11am and showing the games on three big screens, which you can watch/shout at while drinking European beer you won’t find anywhere else in Brooklyn.
Let us know if we missed any other World Cup Events in your neighborhood.