When it comes to international soccer events, nothing compares to the FIFA World Cup. This year’s tournament will be held in Brazil. A few lucky fans might have the time and money to make the trip down there, but for the most of us, we’ll have to watch the action from home.
Lucky for soccer nuts in Tampa, these five bars and pubs are opening their doors and offering excellent selections of drinks, food and plenty of TVs to make sure you enjoy the World Cup.
Brass Tap– 10019 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 23 | Tampa, FL33618 | (813) 969-2337
The Brass Tap is the perfect spot to get a drink while watching the World Cup. The highlight of the Brass Tap is its wide variety of beers, especially local beers. Games will be paired with beers of competing countries.
Hattricks– 107 S. Franklin St. | Tampa, FL 33602 | (813) 225-4288
In search of a classic Irish-themed bar in downtown Tampa? You’re in luck with Hattricks! Locals highly recommend Wings in the semi-spicy “Lightning style,” that become a great deal during happy hour at only 60 cents each.
MacDinton’s– 405 S Howard Ave. | Tampa, FL 33606 | (813) 251-8999
MacDinton’s Irish Pub in South Tampa and St. Pete has positioned itself as the home of international soccer watch parties in Tampa Bay, and is rising to the World Cup challenge by offering drink specials and broadcasting big games on a gigantic HD LED screen.
Old Northeast Tavern– 201 7th Ave. N. | St. Petersburg, FL 33701 | (727) 821-8070
The Old Northeast Tavern boasts a friendly and warm ambiance to watch sports events. The bar serves up a wide range of beers and innovative foods like chicken plantain quesadilla, the turkey and artichoke sandwich, and the spicy apple cole slaw.
The Pub– 2223 N Westshore Blvd. | Tampa, FL 33607 | (813) 443-5642
Doing it bigger than anyone else, The Pub at International Plaza in Tampa is rewarding fans for coming out to watch the games with its match card system. When you attend your first World Cup watch party at The Pub, you receive a match card with all the games and specials for the World Cup listed. You get a stamp for coming on game day and making a purchase. For each match day visit, there are special prizes. Visit The Pub’s Website for more info on the game.
Wherever you watch the game, be sure to enjoy the World Cup festivities! Have a favorite bar or restaurant to watch the World Cup? Be sure to share in the comments!