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Where to Watch the 2018 World Cup in Chicago

Catch all the soccer action at these 18 bars and restaurants

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Mexican captain Andres Guardao in a friendly versus Denmark.
| Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images

The World Cup, one of the most-anticipated sporting events in the world, comes around only once every four years. Chicago’s soccer enthusiasts are hyped for the 64 matches taking place in Russia between June 14 and July 15, even though the United States sadly didn’t qualify this time. But fans of the 32 countries that did qualify — as well as soccer and sports fans as a whole — can watch the matches and root for their teams at these 16 standout bars and restaurants which are offering specials, watch parties, and more for the matches which kickoff in the morning and early afternoon central time.

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1. Ethiopian Diamond

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6120 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 338-6100
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This Edgewater Ethiopian restaurant is showing all the games. It serves up a $13.95 buffet (kids eat for half price), plus beer and drinks specials. Root on El Tri here.

How is your day? Ethiopian cuisine is warm and delicious as usual. Come, we love to serve you.

Posted by Ethiopian Diamond on Thursday, February 15, 2018

2. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

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4740 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 561-9181
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The German cultural center in Lincoln Square will host watch parties for all 2014 World Cup champion Germany matches, complete with beer and pretzels, for a $5 suggested donation. The party will continue after the German matches, as long as Germany wins, says its event page.

3. The Globe Pub

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1934 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-3757
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Long known as the top international soccer bar in Chicago, The Globe Pub reopened from an extensive renovation just in time for the World Cup. Expect large international crowds at this North Center staple for all games which will be shown on its new TVs, plus a new food menu and large beer list.

4. Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

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3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 248-3905
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This neighborhood favorite Irish pub and restaurant in North Center will open early to screen most matches while serving traditional Irish breakfasts to fans. The popular eatery also serves other traditional Irish food from chef Mike Sheerin, beer and whiskey, and offers traditional Irish music.

5. A. J. Hudson's Public House

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3801 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-2767
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This British pub in Lakeview is another of Chicago’s top soccer bars, which will screen every match with sound on its 30 TVs, has 110 beers on tap, a menu of British bar food, and sidewalk patio.

6. Lucky Dorr

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1101 W Waveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 388-8249
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This small beer bar in the shadow of Wrigley Field is hosting Breakfast & Brews for 13 matches. The spread includes doughnuts, scones, quiche, and cinnamon rolls and $3 bottomless coffees. Perhaps the taps will feature a special brew or two?

Lucky Dorr/Mike Rivera

7. The Pony

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1638 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 453-9397
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One of Lakeview’s top sports bars, The Pony will open early to screen matches while cooking breakfast sandwiches in the kitchen and offering them for $5 each. Drink specials include $20 import beer buckets and $6 Tito’s vodka drinks.

8. The Radler

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2375 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-0270
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The Radler serves German fare, and ownership haven’t announced an affiliation, but customers can figure it out. The Logan Square restaurant will have $10 liters and $5 half liters of Pilsner Urquell throughout the tourney.

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9. The Moonlighter

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3204 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 360-8896
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The Moonlighter, the new-ish sports and burger bar with the massive patio from the owners of Scofflaw, will show World Cup action on 10 TVs with sound in Logan Square. Well-made bar food, cocktail pitchers, and a vegan menu for soccer fans who don’t eat meat are also on the docket.

A blue building sits far back with the words “the Moonlighter” written in yellow. In front, there is a large patio with yellow umbrellas over black tables. Two short wooden walls separate the patio from the sidewalk. Courtesy of The Moonlighter

10. Black Bull

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1721 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 227-8600
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Soccer fans who aren’t fans of typical sports bars have a good option in Black Bull, the Spanish restaurant and bar on Wicker Park’s Division Street. It’ll open early to show all 1 p.m. games in the World Cup — both inside and on its new sidewalk patio — and serve $30 sangria porrons and $15 Estrella Galicia Summer Shandy porrons. Team Spain will obviously be the focus here.

11. Cleos Bar And Grill

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1935 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-5600
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The self-proclaimed “home of international soccer,” Cleos in Ukrainian Village will show every game on its many TVs. Look for daily food and drink specials, a large back patio, and soccer fans of all stripes.

12. Troquet River North

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111 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 202-9900
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Troquet is a River North neighborhood French spot. It will cheer on France with $10 Troquet burgers and $4 Kronenbourg 1664s. They’ll be open at 4:45 a.m. on June 16 for the France/Australia match with an American breakfast (two eggs any style, choice of bacon, pork sausage or chicken sausage, choice of toast) for $10.

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13. Fado Irish Pub

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100 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 836-0066
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This River North Irish bar also claims to be “the #1 soccer bar in Chicago,” which will show most games, offer food and drink specials, and contests for patrons who predict match winners and scores.

14. Tanta Chicago

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118 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-9700
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River North Peruvian hotspot Tanta will open early for all Peru and South American matches and screen them live on its rooftop terrace. To eat and drink, expect empanadas, cebiches, sandwiches, pisco sours, sangrias, and more.

15. Fisk & Co.

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225 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 236-9300
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This new downtown bar and restaurant specializes in seafood, but for the World Cup it’ll offer a raclette & ham tartine with a Belgian beer flight for $20 (3-ounce pours of Kwak, Tripel, Karmeliet and Quadrupel). Specials run during games throughout the tournament.

Fisk & Co.
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16. The Ambassador Public House

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310 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 888-9961
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From the owners of the Parthenon, this bar will root on Belgium through their run. Of course, there are specials with Belgian beer Karmeliet. The bar is an international hub in Greektown.

And we have our sign!!! Come take your #selfie in front of our new Ambassador Public House sign. 310 S Halstad! #westtown #chicago #sportsbar #newsign #ambassadorpublichouse

Posted by The Ambassador Public House on Sunday, January 22, 2017

17. Harbee Liquors and Tavern

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1345 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 733-0333
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This longtime Pilsen bar and dance party spot will show all the World Cup matches, but its particular focus will be team Mexico when it’ll host watch parties with DJs before, during halftime, and after the game. $4 Heinekens and $6 micheladas will be on special.

18. Mi Tierra en la Villita

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2528 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 254-7722

Mi Tierra, the longtime Mexican restaurant in Little Village, will have food, drinks, and prizes. It’s hosting watch parties like this one.

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1. Ethiopian Diamond

6120 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660

This Edgewater Ethiopian restaurant is showing all the games. It serves up a $13.95 buffet (kids eat for half price), plus beer and drinks specials. Root on El Tri here.

6120 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660

2. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

4740 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

The German cultural center in Lincoln Square will host watch parties for all 2014 World Cup champion Germany matches, complete with beer and pretzels, for a $5 suggested donation. The party will continue after the German matches, as long as Germany wins, says its event page.

4740 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

3. The Globe Pub

1934 W Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613

Long known as the top international soccer bar in Chicago, The Globe Pub reopened from an extensive renovation just in time for the World Cup. Expect large international crowds at this North Center staple for all games which will be shown on its new TVs, plus a new food menu and large beer list.

1934 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613

4. Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

This neighborhood favorite Irish pub and restaurant in North Center will open early to screen most matches while serving traditional Irish breakfasts to fans. The popular eatery also serves other traditional Irish food from chef Mike Sheerin, beer and whiskey, and offers traditional Irish music.

3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

5. A. J. Hudson's Public House

3801 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

This British pub in Lakeview is another of Chicago’s top soccer bars, which will screen every match with sound on its 30 TVs, has 110 beers on tap, a menu of British bar food, and sidewalk patio.

3801 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

6. Lucky Dorr

1101 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Lucky Dorr/Mike Rivera

This small beer bar in the shadow of Wrigley Field is hosting Breakfast & Brews for 13 matches. The spread includes doughnuts, scones, quiche, and cinnamon rolls and $3 bottomless coffees. Perhaps the taps will feature a special brew or two?

1101 W Waveland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

7. The Pony

1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

One of Lakeview’s top sports bars, The Pony will open early to screen matches while cooking breakfast sandwiches in the kitchen and offering them for $5 each. Drink specials include $20 import beer buckets and $6 Tito’s vodka drinks.

1638 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

8. The Radler

2375 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Marc Much

The Radler serves German fare, and ownership haven’t announced an affiliation, but customers can figure it out. The Logan Square restaurant will have $10 liters and $5 half liters of Pilsner Urquell throughout the tourney.

2375 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

9. The Moonlighter

3204 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
A blue building sits far back with the words “the Moonlighter” written in yellow. In front, there is a large patio with yellow umbrellas over black tables. Two short wooden walls separate the patio from the sidewalk. Courtesy of The Moonlighter

The Moonlighter, the new-ish sports and burger bar with the massive patio from the owners of Scofflaw, will show World Cup action on 10 TVs with sound in Logan Square. Well-made bar food, cocktail pitchers, and a vegan menu for soccer fans who don’t eat meat are also on the docket.

3204 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

10. Black Bull

1721 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Soccer fans who aren’t fans of typical sports bars have a good option in Black Bull, the Spanish restaurant and bar on Wicker Park’s Division Street. It’ll open early to show all 1 p.m. games in the World Cup — both inside and on its new sidewalk patio — and serve $30 sangria porrons and $15 Estrella Galicia Summer Shandy porrons. Team Spain will obviously be the focus here.

1721 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Cleos Bar And Grill

1935 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

The self-proclaimed “home of international soccer,” Cleos in Ukrainian Village will show every game on its many TVs. Look for daily food and drink specials, a large back patio, and soccer fans of all stripes.

1935 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

12. Troquet River North

111 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Troquet Troquet/Facebook

Troquet is a River North neighborhood French spot. It will cheer on France with $10 Troquet burgers and $4 Kronenbourg 1664s. They’ll be open at 4:45 a.m. on June 16 for the France/Australia match with an American breakfast (two eggs any style, choice of bacon, pork sausage or chicken sausage, choice of toast) for $10.

111 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654

13. Fado Irish Pub

100 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

This River North Irish bar also claims to be “the #1 soccer bar in Chicago,” which will show most games, offer food and drink specials, and contests for patrons who predict match winners and scores.

100 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

14. Tanta Chicago

118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

River North Peruvian hotspot Tanta will open early for all Peru and South American matches and screen them live on its rooftop terrace. To eat and drink, expect empanadas, cebiches, sandwiches, pisco sours, sangrias, and more.

118 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

15. Fisk & Co.

225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Fisk & Co.
Barry Brecheisen

This new downtown bar and restaurant specializes in seafood, but for the World Cup it’ll offer a raclette & ham tartine with a Belgian beer flight for $20 (3-ounce pours of Kwak, Tripel, Karmeliet and Quadrupel). Specials run during games throughout the tournament.

225 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

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16. The Ambassador Public House

310 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

From the owners of the Parthenon, this bar will root on Belgium through their run. Of course, there are specials with Belgian beer Karmeliet. The bar is an international hub in Greektown.

310 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661

17. Harbee Liquors and Tavern

1345 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608

This longtime Pilsen bar and dance party spot will show all the World Cup matches, but its particular focus will be team Mexico when it’ll host watch parties with DJs before, during halftime, and after the game. $4 Heinekens and $6 micheladas will be on special.

1345 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

18. Mi Tierra en la Villita

2528 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Mi Tierra
Mi Tierra [Official Photo]

Mi Tierra, the longtime Mexican restaurant in Little Village, will have food, drinks, and prizes. It’s hosting watch parties like this one.

2528 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60623

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