The four-year wait is over for football fans as this weekend kicks off the world’s most prestigious football tournament and most popular sporting event, the FIFA World Cup. Now all you have to do is find a bar to watch US men’s national team games with fellow fans.
There are many ways to watch the USMNT, along with every other game in the tournament taking place in Qatar. Several bars in the region even open as early as 8am to show games. Games begin on Sunday November 20 with the host country team playing Ecuador at 11am and progress to the final scheduled for December 18.
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The USMNT plays its group games on Monday, November 21 at 2 p.m.; Friday, November 25 at 2 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. Expect fans to flock to local bars and restaurants to cheer on the home side during this game.
Here’s a round-up of some bars in Philadelphia, the surrounding suburbs and South Jersey that are showing World Cup games – including those that host watch parties when the USA plays. At the bottom of the list are the bars with multiple locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. No matter where you are, there is a place nearby where you can get out and watch football.
To keep on top of all the action and plan match day trips, fans can check out this handy World Cup schedule.
Do you know any football pubs in the Philadelphia area that we’ve overlooked? Let us know and we’ll add them to the mix!
Bars in Philadelphia to watch the World Cup
The Black Cab | 745-747 N. 25th St.
An authentic Irish pub in Fairmount, The Black Taxi is known for streaming English Premier League football and offering a variety of drink specials on matchdays. It offers happy hour after 4pm and Heineken deals during all football games.
Brewery Schmitz | 718 Suedstr.
The German beer hall will be a World Cup headquarters open for all World Cup games starting at 8am or later, with $5 specialty beers and a dedicated menu throughout the tournament. On Friday November 25, when the USMNT plays England, the bar will close the 700 block of South Street from 12pm to 5pm for a clock party. Participation in the event is free. Food truck fare, canned beer and VIP tickets are available for purchase. Brauhaus Schmitz is also planning a watch party for the finale on December 18th.
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse | 421 S Second St
Football fans, particularly expats from the UK, Ireland and Scotland, have been watching matches at this Society Hill venue since it was The Dark Horse… and before that when it was the Dickens Inn. This Cavanaugh location has seven rooms, award-winning grand pianos, lots of beer and huge flat screens. Cavs, known for streaming Champions League Futbol, are expecting audiences for many World Cup games. The bar offers daily specials as well as Carlsberg pilsner for $5.
Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse | 1921 Sansomstr.
The Irish Pub’s Rittenhouse location will be open for fans to watch all World Cup games starting after 11:30am on its 20 HDTVs. For US games starting earlier, the bar will open earlier. During the games there are $5 Warsteiner Pilsner.
Fado Irish Pub | 1500 locust street.
The Irish Sports Bar will act as the headquarters for the 2022 World Cup, complete with a matchday brunch menu and drink specials. Take part in Fado’s Fantasy Challenge; One lucky patron wins $500. Reservations will not be accepted for tournament play as seats are first served. Doors open 30 minutes before all 8am games. Fans can find out online what games the bar is showing.
figure | 1033 N. Second St.
Figo, an Italian restaurant and bar in Northern Liberties, screens all games during the tournament and offers a $25 Peroni beer bucket with everyone.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House | 1310 Drury St.
McGillin’s, the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia, will offer specialty food and beer during FIFA World Cup games. McGillin’s has hosted World Cup parties in the past and is also the birthplace of the Sons of Ben. In 2007, Bryan James, Andrew Dillon and David Flagler formed the first Philadelphia Union support group at McGillins.
Malpractice Tavern Logan Square 1511 Locust | 1801 John F. Kennedy Blvd. | 3131 Walnussstr.
For a number of years, the bar at the Misconduct Tavern on Locust Street in Rittenhouse has been the place where Arsenal fans gather to watch the club’s Premier League games. For the World Cup, club loyalties are reserved for national loyalties. Games will be shown at all three venues, including hosting watch parties for the US team’s group stage games. The bar shows football on big screens while serving their signature burgers and beers.
Rivers Casino Philadelphia | 1001 N Delaware Ave.
BetRivers Sportsbook at Rivers Casino will have a massive 600 square meter video wall showing all 64 World Cup games. There is also seating, a dedicated bar and a menu from Jack’s Bar + Grill during restaurant hours. For those looking to bet on games, the Sportsbook has 33 kiosks open 24 hours a day throughout the casino and writing windows are open at specific times.
The 700 | 700 N. Second St.
The multi-story sports bar in Northern Liberties is a regular hangout for football fanatics. Throughout the tournament, The 700 will be showing games daily and offering themed drink specials to fans.
Tir na nÓg Irish Pub | 1600 Bogenstr.
The bar offers draft beer, Irish and American cuisine during happy hour and football games. Tir na nÓg has hosted competitions throughout the 2022 English Premier League season and offered a variety of specials during the last World Cup. This year the pub doors open early for games at 8am and there is a fantasy competition.
Xfinity Live! | 1100 Pattison Ave.
The Stadium District complex is partnering with the Philadelphia Union to host World Cup watch parties for each of the USMNT’s group stage games: Monday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.; Friday 25 November at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday 29 November at 2:00 p.m. There will be specialty beers – $3 Budweiser and Bud Lights and $5 Stellas. There will also be freebies ranging from merchandise to flyer tickets to World Cup 2026 tickets. Reserve a dedicated space to watch the games by contacting Paula DiMauro at [email protected]
Bars in the Philadelphia suburbs to watch the World Cup
Iron Abbey | 680 Easton Road, Horsham, County Montgomery
Montgomery County Belgian-American gastropub offers an extensive beer selection, lunch buffet, and happy hour specials. For the World Cup, the football bar is hosting a kick-off party on Sunday, November 20th with a $15 brunch special starting at 10am
king’s corner | 603 Summit Avenue, Jenkintown, Montgomery County
This football-themed bar serves English-Scottish pub grub, offers Saturday and Sunday brunch and shows football matches from around the world.
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company | 909 Ray Avenue, Croydon, Bucks County
The Craft Brewery will host food truck watch parties for the US Games on Friday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m
Bars in South Jersey to watch the World Cup
A’Dam Good Sports Bar & Grill | 2801 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City
The Tropicana Hotel & Casino sports bar has 26 TVs, four 110″ screens and one 144″ screen, perfect for watching World Cup matches. It also has a full food and drink menu. The bar recently hosted a watch party for the Philadelphia Union’s MLS Cup appearance.
Irish Pub Atlantic City | 164 St James Place, Atlantic City
This historic former seafront pub specializing in beer and whiskey is open 24 hours, making it ideal for watching early morning games.
Other bars in the region to watch the World Cup
These bars and restaurants are all household names with many locations in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Chicks & Petes | Multiple locations in Pa. and NJ
There are many Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurants in the area. Enjoy crab fries and drinks while watching the World Cup games on the sports bar’s many big screens. When the games fall during happy hour, Chickie’s and Pete’s offers its food and drink menu at discounted prices from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery | Multiple locations in Pa. and NJ
The World Cup games will be shown at all Iron Hill Brewery locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The craft kitchen and brewery has large TVs so guests can keep up with the games while they have a drink.
PJ Whelihans | Multiple locations in Pa. and NJ
The sports bar has 20 locations throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey, and each restaurant has a neighborhood feel and TV package that helps make PJ’s the ideal place to catch all of the sporting action, plus a massive selection of beers on tap and famous wings to enjoy during games.