Friday, June 4, 2010

New York World Cup Bars 2010

The FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off in South Africa on Friday June 11th through July 11th. This is biggest sporting event on the planet and Loungerati's avid soccer fanatics will be watching the matches daily. Here is a short list of the bars that we recommend to watch the games in New York City:

Court & Spark
550 Court Street at 9th St
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Subway: F Train to Smith & 9th

Jimmy Drago and Henry Lopez, the proprietors of C&S have put in a petanque court in their backyard and a big screen to show every World Cup match. So after you watch some footie, head in the backyard and toss some boule with the Carroll Gardens regulars.

Berry Park
4 Berry Street at North 12th
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Subway: L Train to Bedford Avenue

We hear that Berry Park, the new rooftop beer garden in Williamsburg is offering $1 beers to anyone showing up in a soccer kit. Games will be shown en vivo on a large projection screen. There is nothing like Al Fresco drinking, cheap beer, and footie!!!

583 Vanderbilt and Dean St.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Subway: C to Clinton-Washington

Woodwork was just voted one of the best Soccer bars in America by GQ Magazine. So they started taking reservations. Try to get there for a game during the week because the weekends will be a mob scene.

7 Rivington (btwn Bowery & Chrystie)
Lower East Side
Subway: F, V to 2nd Avenue

The German beer garden across from Freeman's Alley will be showing games on multiple plasma screens and a new projection screen. We are still trying to find out if that projection screen will be large enough to be viewed from the garden. Reservations are taken for tables of ten or more.

Scuderia Restaurant & Bar
257 Sixth Avenue (btw Houston and Bleeker)
Greenwich Village

Support the Azzurri at this popular bar to watch Serie A matches. The fare is Northern Italian and there are cocktail specials such as the Scuderia Shandy (Peroni beer/St.Germain/Lemon). Oh and Italy are the reigning Champions - the staff and regulars won't let you forget it!

Louis 649
649 East 9th Street
East Village
Subway: L Train at Avenue A

One of our favorite cocktail dens has rented several flat screens and will be showing every match. Count on Gianfranco, Zachary, Glenn, and company to keep the bar snacks from Russ & Daughters, artisanal beer, and cocktails flowing while you enjoy the beautiful game.

For a schedule of the matches  check out FIFA World Cup's website.


  1. Where to watch the Germans win the World Cup in Chicago:

    Huettenbar, Lincoln Square.

  2. This just in, LORELEY will have a large projection screen in the garden AND no reservations are being taken! So get there early!

  3. FYI - LORELEY is not doing the outdoor projection screen afterall..we found out the hard way during USA v England.