On Sunday at 3pm, Portugal will play the winner of today’s semifinal match—Germany or France—for the EuroCup Championship. Whether you’ve been a football fanatic this past month or will be watching fresh-eyed, Sunday’s match will certainly deliver, regardless of which team advances.
Portugal’s star Cristiano Ronaldo was sensational yesterday against Wales, whom Portugal defeated 2-0, scoring the first goal on a header in the 50th minute and assisting teammate Luis Nani for the second only three minutes later. Both France’s and Germany’s squads dominate with young talent, 23-year-old midfielder Paul “Pogboom” Pogba and 25-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann leading the crusade on France’s side, and 20-year-old Joshua Kimmich holding it down at right back while 22-year-old Emre Can shines at midfield for Germany.
But even if you don’t really care about soccer, a 90-minute air-conditioned and beer-fueled respite from the dead heat of the afternoon (the high is 85 degrees on Sunday) would get anyone cheering. So here’s a list of bars and event spaces where you can catch the match!
80 N. 6th St.
The Williamsburg venue will be showing the game on a 18-foot projector screen and serving brunch from their partner restaurant, Rider. Entry is free, but space is limited. Individuals and groups up to four should RSVP online here, while parties of five or more are encouraged to call National Sawdust at 646-779-8455 to make a reservation.
583 Vanderbilt Ave.
At the bonafide soccer hub of Prospect Heights, keep yourself and your friends hydrated with the “Fuckit bucket” of five beers for $16. Or “Choose Your Own Adventure” with a shot and a beer for $6. And they serve food—check their menu of snacks, meat and cheese, small plates and sammies.
1048 Bedford Ave.
Enjoy brunch and the game at Bed-Stuy local and British-inspired pub. Select drafts, well drinks and glasses of wine go for $5 from 11am-4pm, but you should probably treat yourself to a Bloody Swan, a $10 bloody mary garnished with shrimp, bacon, a wedge of pepper jack cheese, a gherkin pickle and a pearl onion.
132 Havemeyer St.
The South Williamsburg soccer pub is sure to be packed in with folks gazing into the pitch. They’ll be serving $4 Carlsberg to the thirsty masses, in addition to their usual “Sunday Special” of $4 bloody marys and screwdrivers.
196 N. 14th St.
The indoor soccer facility from the folks that own Berry Park—who are also showing the game—are setting up tables and benches directly on their pitch and projecting the match on a big screen. Walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and bigger parties are encouraged to call 718-388-3159 to reserve a table.
You can pick from cans of Two-Hearted IPA and Radeberger Pilsner and glasses of red, white and rose wine, and they’ll be serving pizzas made in-house, but you’re welcome to order in food. Doors open at 1pm.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten
113 N. 3rd St.
This will be an especially rowdy spot if Germany’s in the final. Enjoy the game on a big screen while you scarf down bratwursts and throw back liters of German brews. If you’d like to play a game yourself, while you’re watch the pros go at it, you can participate in the bar’s Grand Prize Raffle, which they’re drawing on Sunday: winner gets $1,000.
Black Horse Pub
568 5th Ave.
As the soccer stalwart of South Park Slope, the Black Horse is guaranteed to be packed in with fans of European football. It’s a pretty big space, though, so you should have ample breathing room as you gasp at the histrionics on the screen. 16 beers on drafts and a menu of standard pub fare will power you through to the 90th minute.