Where to Watch the FIFA World Cup in Baltimore
The four-year wait is finally over. The World Cup is back — this time with less vuvuzela. The only thing that could make it even better is watching the games with a group of people just as excited as you. Stop into one of these pubs to make the most of the FIFA World Cup.
Myth and Moonshine (2300 Boston Street; 410-327-6455)
Myth and Moonshine have partnered this year with Anheuser Busch to give its patrons the best deals. While each game is aired on a number of high definition screens, the bar will offer food and drink specials, free parking to its patrons, and giveaways, including the coveted prize for a raffle during the final: an authentic USA jersey signed by one of our country's best.
Ryan’s Daughter Irish Pub (600 E Belvedere Ave; 410-464-1000)
If you want to stay away from the crowds downtown, pop into Ryan’s Daughter in Belvedere Square. This pub is the perfect cozy spot to grab a few brews and watch the games. But just because you’re away from the downtown madness doesn’t mean you’ll be alone: Ryan’s Daughter always attracts a group of dedicated soccer fans who will holler right along with you for every goal.
Slaínte Irish Pub (1700 Thames Street; 410-563-6600)
Calling itself “Baltimore’s Soccer Headquarters” might seem bombastic, but consider that they’re the area home of 10 supporters’ clubs. Add that they feature every soccer channel, and it definitely starts to make sense. What better place to watch the World Cup than where “Soccer is Religion™”?
32 Countries, 3 Pubs, 1 Mug
Three bars in particular are offering a special 25-oz. mug to commemorate the FIFA World Cup 2014. $20 gets you the mug, first draft, and a discount on each subsequent fill at any one of the three bars below until games come to their sad end on July 13. With these bars airing every game with sound, this deal is too good to pass up.
- Abbey Burger Bistro (1041 Marshall St.; 443-453-9698)
- No Idea Tavern (1649 S. Hanover Street; 410-685-4332)
- Smaltimore (2522 Fait Ave; 410-522-1421)
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