Where to Watch the FIFA World Cup this Month

We’ve rounded up the best sports bars across Canada for cheering on your fave team!

Victoria Christie
Cristiano Ronaldo dribbles a soccer ball in a turquoise uniform - where to watch the world cup

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Soccer fans, rejoice! After four (long) years of waiting, the FIFA World Cup is *finally* here. If you can’t jet off to Russia to watch the tournament IRL, we’ve rounded up the best spots to watch the World Cup across Canada from June 14 to July 15. Most bars and restos on our list are airing every single match, but we’ve included a few locales that have a soft spot for a specific team, like Germany, England or Brazil. Look, even if you aren’t that into soccer, you should def tune in purely for the serious hotties that look so darn good in uniform (hiii, Cristiano Ronaldo).

Where to watch the World Cup in Vancouver

Manchester Public Eatery

Find it: 1941 W Broadway, jenningsculture.com
The rundown: With foosball tables, pool tables and communal seating dotted around the space, this popular bar and eatery has everything one would need to watch the big game (not to mention the diverse list of brews on tap and classic pub grub—like, poutine, nachos and wings—on the menu).
The team: England

Malone’s Social Lounge & Taphouse

Find it: 608 W Pender St., malones.bc.ca
The rundown: Due to the crazy time difference between Vancity and Russia (10 hours), it can be a bit tough to find a spot that will be airing the games live. Good thing this contemporary lounge is opening early (from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., depending on what time the game starts) so you won’t miss out on the action. 
The team: All

Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery

Find it: 560 Smithe St., redcardsportsbar.ca
The rundown: With sleek leather seating, a wrap-around bar and a plethora of plasma screen TVs, this modern hangout will not only satisfy the sport-obsessed but also those tagging along for moral support who are more interested in their cocktails than the game (no judgements here).
The team: All

Shark Club

Find it: 180 W Georgia St., sharkclub.com
The rundown: As Vancity’s OG sports bar, this buzzy locale is the perfect mix of bar, lounge and eatery. From the larger-than-life TVs to watch every play to the mouthwatering comfort food (like parmesan tater tots, fried pickles and mini mac & cheese sliders), you might never want to watch the World Cup from home again.
The team: All

Local Public Eatery

Find it: 2210 Cornwall Ave., localkits.com
The rundown: Rustic-industrial vibes abound at this funky restaurant-meets-sports-bar. If sports aren’t your thing, but you don’t want to miss out on the World Cup action, stay for the fantastic fare (gourmet burgers, sammies and shareable bites) and expansive drink menu (craft beer on tap, cocktails and wine).
The team: All

Where to watch the World Cup in Calgary

Wurst

Find it: 2437 4 St. SW, wurst.ca
The rundown: If a chic eatery is your ideal setting to watch a bunch of men kick around a ball (same), this restaurant and beer hall—complete with faux trees illuminated with fairy lights in the centre of the space—will be your new fave spot. Plus, their Deutschland-inspired apps are just begging to be shared with your soccer lovin’ squad.
The team: Germany

Pig and Duke

Find it: 503 4 Ave. SW, pigandduke.ca
The rundown: A nail-biting soccer match isn’t complete without an overflowing glass of craft beer in one hand and delish eats in the other (read: wings, nachos—the works). If you’re not rooting for one particular team, this homey hangout is for you because they will be airing all of the most exhilarating games.
The team: All

Jamesons Irish Pub

Find it: 1230 17 Ave. SW, 3790 Brentwood Rd. NW, jamesonsirishpub.com
The rundown: With 24 HD plasma screen TVs (nbd), you won’t miss any moment of the World Cup action no matter where you’re sitting in this cozy pub. Feeling lucky? Pick a winner for each match and if you get them all right, you’ll get a chance to win a 50″ LED TV.
The team: All

Where to watch the World Cup in Edmonton

The Pint Whyte

Find it: 8032 104 St NW, whyte.thepint.ca
The rundown: Come for the rowdy soccer crowd, stay for the booze and food. From Taco Tuesday to Perogy Pint Night on Thursdays, you won’t go hungry no matter what day of the week you watch the game. The sports bar’s dark wooden bar, black-and-white photos of athletes on the walls and intricate tiled ceiling add tons of personality to the sleek space.
The team: England

O’Byrne’s Irish Pub

Find it: 10616 82 Ave. NW, obyrnes.com
The rundown: Is there any better combination than soccer and Guinness? This bustling Irish pub has an endless flow of this stout on tap, plus an array of feel-good pub grub (think: shepherd’s pie, Irish whisky smoked salmon and sausage and spuds), so you’ll probs want to hang out here long after the game ends.
The team: All

Where to watch the World Cup in Saskatoon

Red Zone Premium Sports Bar

Find it: 106 Circle Dr., redzonebar.ca
The rundown: With dozens of TV screens lining the walls and plenty of seating for you and your soccer-obsessed crew, this spacious sports bar is a no-brainer if you’re looking to take your World Cup viewing party to the bar. Plus, they’ll be airing the games all month long (praise be!).
The team: All

Where to watch the World Cup in Toronto

Scallywags

Find it: 11 St Clair Ave. W, scallywags.ca
The rundown: Dedicated to airing international sports (including soccer) on their cute rooftop patio and rustic indoor bar, this homey locale is the perfect place to get your FIFA fix. Dish on their all-American comfort food (pizza! burgers! nachos!) while you watch all of the action on one of their 30 plasma screens.
The team: England, Brazil, Spain

The Consort Bar

Find it: 37 King St. E, Omni King Edward Hotel, omnihotels.com
The rundown: This sleek bar with old-world-meets-modern character is making soccer chic. They are offering a specialty drink menu inspired by the various host countries of the World Cup. Sip on the Russian bev, which has Blue Caracao, Vodka and light cream, while you watch every play on one of their big screen TVs.
The team: All

Duke Pubs

Find it: 66 Wellington St. W, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., 655 Bay St., 20 Queen St. W, 77 Adelaide St. W, dukepubs.ca
The rundown: With locations all across Toronto, this British-inspired pub, complete with tiled floors, red suede booths and a chic underground vibe, will make you feel like you’re overseas to watch the World Cup. Bonus: they’ll be hosting a foosball tournament every Wednesday at 5 p.m. where you can win a private party at one of the pubs!
The team: England

WVRST

Find it: 609 King St. W, wvrst.com
The rundown: This sausage and beer hall has become a World Cup hotspot over the years, but they will only be airing Germany games. So, if you’re a diehard fan of the team, order up a round of bratwurst and brews and cheer them on with your fellow Deutschland fans.
The team: Germany

The Queen & Beaver Public House

Find it: 35 Elm St., queenandbeaver.ca
The rundown: This intimate lounge is adorned with plenty of English charm and soccer paraphernalia (apparently their washrooms are soccer-themed—IKR?). From the comfortable leather booths to the dark wooden interior and the authentic British eats (think: fish & chips, corned beef and potato pie and sticky toffee pudding), you’ll feel right at home to cheer on Team England.
The team: England

Real Sports Bar & Grill

Find it: 15 York St., realsports.ca
The rundown: With over 200 plasma screen TVs and a chic nightclub-meets-upscale-lounge atmosphere, there’s a reason this locale is the number-one sports bar in the city. For some of the biggest games in the World Cup tournament, this place will be packed with people, so you’ll truly feel like you’re watching the match IRL.
The team: All

Where to watch the World Cup in Ottawa

Heart and Crown

Find it: 353 Preston St., 67 Clarence St., 3161 Strandherd Dr. #300, heartandcrown.pub
The rundown: This old-fashioned Irish pub has locations in Little Italy, the ByWard Market and Kanata, so no matter where you are in the city, you’re guaranteed to find a spot to catch your fave team in action. Bonus: their sister spot, the James Street Pub (390 Bank St.) will be airing all of the games, too.
The team: All

The Earl of Sussex

Find it: 431 Sussex Dr., earlofsussex.ca
The rundown: This warm and welcoming bar is equipped with a patio and an old-fashioned interior where you can catch the game from both spots. There’ll be plenty of TV screens and a projector outside so you won’t miss a minute of the action, no matter what team you’re rooting for.
The team: All

Bier Markt

Find it: 156 Sparks St., thebiermarkt.com
The rundown: With an endless flow of craft beer on tap and delectable Belgium and German-inspired fare (we’re drooling over the mussels & frites, schnitzel and charcuterie boards), this trendy eatery and bar on Sparks Street is an ultra-cool hangout to spend the afternoon watching the game.
The team: Belgium and Germany

Hometown Sports and Grill

Find it: 1525 Bank St., hometownsportsgrill.ca
The rundown: This sprawling, laid-back sports bar and grill in the heart of downtown Ottawa has plenty of room to seat you and your 10 closest friends. Plus, they have a vegan menu—with cauliflower wings, burgers and chickpea black bean tacos—for plant-based babes who don’t want to miss out on the game-inspired eats.
The team: All

Where to watch the World Cup in Montreal

Café Olimpico

Find it: 124 Rue Saint Viateur O, cafeolimpico.com
The rundown: Usually this jam-packed spot is the home base for Team Italy but unfortunately, they didn’t make the World Cup this year (we’re still not over it, tbh). But don’t fret—you can cozy up at one of their wooden tables, grab an espresso and watch all of the games.
The team: All

Burgundy Lion

Find it: 2496 Notre-Dame St. W, burgundylion.com
The rundown: If you’re wondering where Montreal’s England fans hang out during the World Cup, this St-Henri spot is where they’re hiding. With multiple floors and tons of TV screens, you can nosh on some English pub grub (yes, they have bangers & mash and fish & chips on the menu) and share the pub’s passion for the game of soccer.
The team: England

Club Espagnol de Québec

Find it: 4388 St Laurent Blvd., clubespagnol.com
The rundown: You can pretty much guarantee this bustling hangout (which means “The Spanish Club”) is the home base for Team Spain. With almost 50 years in the biz, this historic spot serves up tapas, paella and delectable wine, plus they’ve got a sweet patio for some sun-filled soccer watching.
The team: Spain

Bar Monsieur Ricard

Find it: 4543 Park Ave., barmonsieurricard.ca
The rundown: This intimate French bar, inspired by the town of Marseilles, has the cutest little patio and a cozy indoor section that screams European chic. Sit along the bar with your closest soccer-obsessed crew, order a glass (or two) of wine and watch the place erupt in excitement every time France scores.
The team: France

Le Milsa

Find it: 1476 Crescent St, lemilsa.com
The rundown: There is never a dull moment at this lively churrascaria (Brazilian BBQ restaurant). From the samba performances to the rowdy crowd (in the best way possible), watching the World Cup will feel more like an OTT party than a soccer game. Plus, the waiters are dressed up in Brazil soccer jerseys, so need we say more?
The team: Brazil

Where to watch the World Cup in Halifax

Bubba Ray’s Sports Bar

Find it: 31 River Ln., Bedford, bubbarays.com 
The rundown: Just a short 30-minute drive from downtown Halifax, this friendly sports bar is *the* place to get your soccer fix on the East Coast. Cozy up to your fellow “football” fans, grab an ice cold brew and cheer on your fave team no matter what country you’re reppin’.
The team: All

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