Where to watch the 2022 World Cup bars, restaurants and event spaces in New York

Looking for the best places to watch the biggest sporting event on the planet in the biggest city in the world? Here are the best spots in town according to Hudson River Blue contributors and readers who make up the New York City FC community.

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  • 11th Street Bar
    510 E 11th Street, East Village
    11th St Bar has multiple screens and always has sound. –Damien Monzillo
  • 181 Cabrini
    854 W 181st St, Washington Heights
    A local bar in Washington Heights serving an assortment of draft beers, cocktails and food. Opens at 10 a.m. –Gerardo Pelati
  • Bar Goyan
    177 E 100th Street, East Harlem
    A Brazilian bar with good drinks, legendary feijoada, great food, delicious pastries. –Steven Yung
  • beer house nyc
    712 3rd Avenue Downtown East
    Midtown’s cavernous beer garden is one of the city’s great football bars (it’s a NYCFC partner pub) and will show World Cup matches on their huge projection screens. Note that they only open for games at 11 a.m. and later, and will be closed for Thanksgiving.
  • Buenos Aires
    513 E 6th Street, East Village
    The name says it all: this Argentinian restaurant is open for lunch and will serve empanadas, hearts of palm salad, provoleta and steaks while broadcasting the World Cup. –Rafael Noboya and Rivera
  • by Carrager
    17 John Street, Financial District
    Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher owns it. –Damien Monzillo
  • Cross-bar
    250 W 86th St, Upper West Side
    The cafe next to Soccer Point (formerly Upper 90) opens daily at 7.30am and has a bank of TVs that will show all the games. –@julieonthemic
  • Dog and Bone Tavern
    338 Third Ave, Murray Hill
    A fun English pub just around the corner from the Baruch College campus, off E25 Street. It’s not big, but they’ll show all the games: they’ve got loads of TVs, friendly staff and a great indoor atmosphere /outdoor. If you’re looking to watch an England game with those who support the Three Lions, this is your place. –John Baney
  • Feile
    131 W 33rd St, Herald Square
    Friendly Irish pub showing all matches after 10am, with a brunch menu served until 12.30pm and a regular menu afterwards. The games are sold out, so book quickly. -Rod
  • Felix
    340 West Broadway, Soho
    The block gets very lively with Felix and all the other local bars watching, especially if France is playing. The word is that they will be open for 5 a.m. games. -A J
  • Football Factory at Legends
    6 W 33rd St, Midtown
    Yes, you found it: A sports bar in New York that will open for the 5 a.m. games. The Football Factory of Legends is, well, legendary.
  • Fort Washington Public House
    3938 Broadway, Washington Heights
    Large pub menu, large selection of draft beers. Opens at 11 a.m. –@NYC_BX_OG
  • Green Space
    44 Charlton Street, SoHo
    Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR will host World Cup watch parties in a fully accessible venue for all ages. Hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, there’s a cash bar, guaranteed seats, games, trivia and live interviews. A day pass is $10, children 13 and under are free with a ticketed adult. @TheGreeneSpace
  • Jack Demsey’s
    36 West 33rd Street, Downtown
    One of New York’s best Irish pubs and sports bars, Jack Dempsey’s four floors are packed with TVs and places to sit. Open daily at 11 a.m. –@StuG92
  • Lily’s crafts and cooking
    675 Ninth Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen
    Great drinks, great food, great staff, seven big TVs and they say they’ll show every game live. –Caesar Razuri
  • Los Mariscos
    409 W 15th St, Chelsea
    This offshoot of Los Tacos #1 offers delicious ceviches, coctelles, a devastating Baja-style fish taco, and a bank of TVs above the bar. This is where you want to watch the 2:00 p.m. matches: have a coctel, a michelada. Life is Beautiful. –Oliver Strand
  • Midnight Theater Football Club
    75 Manhattan West Plaza, Hudson Yards
    Watch the game from the luxury of the Midnight Theatre’s screening room. The $55 day pass includes free continental breakfast and access to the day’s games; the site opens at 7:30 a.m. for the 8 a.m. matches. Lunch menu and drinks also available. -Josh
  • Religion of sport: House of Fútbol
    141 Chrystie St., NoLITa
    Tap into the soul of the sport: We’re bringing together Religion of Sports co-founder Gotham Chopra and his father Deepak Chopra for an evening of meditation and leading a fireside conversation about why fútbol is a religion. The interactive space will host free World Cup viewing parties, screenings of our favorite football films and other events. –Religion of sport
  • Ribalta
    48 E 12th Street, Union Square
    Great food, a big screen with sound and football! –Damien Monzillo
  • red lion
    151 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village
    Another New York football institution, the Red Lion opens at 11 a.m. and will broadcast all late morning and afternoon games.
  • Smithfield Hall
    138 West 25th Street, Chelsea
    Arguably the biggest football pub to open in New York, this comfortably large space is divided into two rooms: one for each team. They’ll be opening for the 8 a.m. games, so yes, you can get a Bloody Mary to go with your eggs and bacon. The full program is published here. Plan ahead as it can fill up. –Oliver Strand
  • Tampico
    10 Delancey Street, LES
    A tequila bar with many TVs and indoor and outdoor space. Solid food and great drinks. Will be open for the 2 p.m. games and for the 11 a.m. game between Mexico and Poland on November 22. -A wall
  • Terroir
    24 Harrison Street, TriBeCa
    The wine bar will open at 1:45 p.m. for 2 p.m. games — and will enforce Happy Hour pricing. –@LookAtDemTatis
  • Tubby Hook Tavern
    4946 Broadway, Inwood
    Open daily at 11 a.m., the pub’s extensive menu features seven different types of burgers. –@NYC_BX_OG
  • Tyron Public House
    4740 Broadway, Inwood
    Part of the same gastropub family as Tubby Hook Tavern. –@NYC_BX_OG
  • joke bar
    132 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg
    The #1 hot spot in Williamsburg — and one of the top 10 sports bars in America, according to CNN. Banter Bar is going all-in on this World Cup and will show all games, including the 5am ones. Often crowded, always lively and family-friendly. –Oliver Strand
  • The cactus shop
    231 Kent Ave, Williamsburg
    Cozy speakeasy Mexican bar. Big screens, great cocktails, two-for-one beers and mimosas during the game. Opens at 9:30 a.m. for some 10 a.m. games, at noon for some 2 p.m. games. Check the schedule here. –MMG
  • Highbury pub
    1002 Cortelyou Road, Flatbush
    They show all the games, even those at 5 a.m.. That’s why they call themselves the “World Cup 2022 HQ”. Shea
  • Park Slope Rice Paddies
    273 13th Street, Park Slope
    The Irish Pub will be open for the 8 a.m. games. Shea
  • Santo Bruklin
    548 Court Street, Gowanus
    This large, airy Brazilian restaurant in Gowanus is one of the best places to watch a game: delicious food, great drinks, big screen TV and when Brazil are playing they offer all the feijoada you can eat. The place fills up, so it’s best to book. –Rafael Noboya and Rivera
  • Tacos El Bronco
    4324 Fourth Avenue, Sunset Park
    One of New York’s great taquerias also has a few TVs hanging on the wall: it’s less a football stage than a good place to eat well while watching the game. The platos are fine, but the tacos are where they are. –Oliver Strand
  • Gaspareau Brewery
    41-11 39th Street, Sunnyside
    Brewery and bar in Sunnyside, a five minute walk from the 40th Street stop on the 7 line. Enjoy a wide variety of house beers. –Andre Leigh
  • El Basurero Restaurant
    32-17 Steinway Street, Astoria
    Great bustling Colombian bar and grill that looks a bit like Andrés Carne de Res. Opens daily at 11 a.m. ET. –Rafael Noboya and Rivera
  • The brasserie’s bar and kitchen
    49-18 30th Avenue, Woodside
    On the Woodside-Astoria border, a football-centric Irish bar that’s a 10-minute walk from the 46th Street E/M/R stop. He’s a former NYCFC pub partner: I watched Patrick Vieira take part in a super awkward fan Q&A here a few days after the 0-7 loss to the Red Bulls in 2016. –Andre Leigh
  • Daly’s Pub
    31-86 31st Street, Astoria
    This charming Irish pub just down from the Broadway stop on the N/W line in Astoria is actually a destination for Croatia fans. They have a fireplace, which goes well with this oddly held World Cup in winter. –Andre Leigh
  • Pig Beach Queens
    35 – 37 36th Street, Astoria
    A popular destination during the 2018 World Cup in its previous incarnation as Studio Square, it’s a huge indoor and outdoor space in Astoria that’s a short walk from the 36th Avenue stop on the N/W. Open at 10am throughout group stages, and they do delicious barbecues. –Andre Leigh
  • river crest
    33-15 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
    Spacious bar a few steps from the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard stop on the N/W. Lots of TVs, a long list of craft beers on offer, and a solid food menu. Not open for early kick-offs, but you can post from 10 a.m. matches, and their weekday Happy Hour starts at 3 p.m., perfectly overlapping the 2 p.m. timeslots. –Andre Leigh
  • Rudar Club
    34-01 45th Street, Astoria
    A cozy Croatian restaurant and a social club will open early to play all Croatian matches and other selected matches. Check their Facebook or Instagram for details. Ajmo Vatreni! –Rafael Noboya and Rivera
  • Shillelagh Tavern
    47-22 30th Avenue, Astoria
    The American Outlaws HQ in Queens will broadcast all USMNT games. –Brian Toto
  • Soccer Republic at Bar 43
    43-06 43rd Street, Sunnyside
    The “Home of Soccer” is just that: the NYCFC Pub Partner will open early for the 11 a.m. games. The crowd is loud and knowledgeable. – Vito Barresi

The Bronx

  • Billy’s Sports Bar
    856 River Ave, South Bronx
    There’s no more Yankee Soccer Stadium than Billy’s. The iconic sports bar opens daily at 9am, perfect for watching late morning World Cup matches. –Oliver Strand

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