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Where to catch all the World Cup action
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Catch Every Thrilling Moment of the World Cup at These Twin Cities Bars

The next chance won’t be until 2022, folks

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Where to catch all the World Cup action
| Photo by Francois NelGetty Images

Even though the United States won’t be making an appearance this time around (can we officially declare that our women’s team is superior and collectively be confused by why they’re paid less?!), there’s still plenty of great World Cup games to watch (like the upset that Mexico pulled off over defending champ, Germany, which may or may not have caused an artificial earthquake)—and there are a handful of places across Minneapolis and St. Paul where fans can do exactly that, beer in hand.

Locations are sorted from west to east.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Brit's Pub

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Brit’s is screening every game of the World Cup on all of their TVs plus a few extra projector screens scattered throughout the bar, including a massive screen on their rooftop deck complete with lawn seating for most games. Interested guests can also find a complete list of every game in local time on their website.

Catch a match on this downtown rooftop deck
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Kieran's Irish Pub

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For those who love crowds so thick that it almost feels like being at the match itself, this downtown staple is the place to go. If a game overlaps with their 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. daily happy hour, fans can enjoy $2 off draft beer, house wines, rails, specialty cocktails, and appetizers.

Kieran's killer patio is just one stop before the game.
Game + Happy Hour = Total Contentment
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The Local

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Ireland is out too, but that’s certainly not keeping Irish pubs from reveling in the competition of the tournament. Most days the bar opens early for games, but check ahead to make sure. Once inside, consider a $4.50 pint of Guinness, Heineken, or Newcastle.

Watch alongside a proper pint
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Town Hall Brewery

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This relaxed Seven Corners locale is an excellent option to view the game without all of the hustle and bustle and competition for tables, but with $3 pint specials instead. Customers who catch the soccer bug can continue to feed their new addiction at Town Hall after the World Cup passes—they show every MNUFC match.

$3 pints mean everyone is a winner
Town Hall Brewery/Facebook

Nomad World Pub

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This bar boasts a diverse group of patrons, two patios, and dog-friendliness throughout. They’ve got food trucks for grub, bocce ball for down time in between games, and a unique $35 World Cup Passport special that gets buyers $1 off beers, a free tee, and eligibility to win some pretty rad prizes.

The crowds outside on the first night of the World Cup
Nomad World Pub/Facebook

Merlins Rest Pub

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The pub is opening at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. every day (depending on match times—have a look at their website for their opening times) throughout the course of the tournament. Merlins is also serving up breakfast specials until 11 a.m. as well since beer and an empty stomach never mix well.

Match viewing is better with a whiskey bible near at hand
Merlin’s Rest/Facebook

Tiffany Sports Lounge

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Tiffany Sports Lounge has the World Cup blasting on over 30 TVs throughout the bar and a weekly happy hour from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. featuring 2-for-1 drinks and bottles, $2 off craft taps and wine, and $3 Coors Light and Grain Belt Premium pints. Oh, and there’s a patio, too.

Highland’s premier sports bar
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Tin Cup's

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Guests can sink their teeth into one of the bar’s Juicy Lucy burgers while watching some soccer anytime after Tin Cup’s opens at 10 a.m. every day. Karaoke, meat raffles, and bingo are also regular occurrences that patrons might want to stay and check out after the games conclude.

A classic spot for a burger
Tin Cup/Facebook

Brit's Pub

Catch a match on this downtown rooftop deck
Brit’s Pub/Eater File Photo

Brit’s is screening every game of the World Cup on all of their TVs plus a few extra projector screens scattered throughout the bar, including a massive screen on their rooftop deck complete with lawn seating for most games. Interested guests can also find a complete list of every game in local time on their website.

Catch a match on this downtown rooftop deck
Brit’s Pub/Eater File Photo

Kieran's Irish Pub

Kieran's killer patio is just one stop before the game.
Game + Happy Hour = Total Contentment
Total Happy Hour/Website

For those who love crowds so thick that it almost feels like being at the match itself, this downtown staple is the place to go. If a game overlaps with their 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. daily happy hour, fans can enjoy $2 off draft beer, house wines, rails, specialty cocktails, and appetizers.

Kieran's killer patio is just one stop before the game.
Game + Happy Hour = Total Contentment
Total Happy Hour/Website

The Local

Watch alongside a proper pint
The Local/Website

Ireland is out too, but that’s certainly not keeping Irish pubs from reveling in the competition of the tournament. Most days the bar opens early for games, but check ahead to make sure. Once inside, consider a $4.50 pint of Guinness, Heineken, or Newcastle.

Watch alongside a proper pint
The Local/Website

Town Hall Brewery

$3 pints mean everyone is a winner
Town Hall Brewery/Facebook

This relaxed Seven Corners locale is an excellent option to view the game without all of the hustle and bustle and competition for tables, but with $3 pint specials instead. Customers who catch the soccer bug can continue to feed their new addiction at Town Hall after the World Cup passes—they show every MNUFC match.

$3 pints mean everyone is a winner
Town Hall Brewery/Facebook

Nomad World Pub

The crowds outside on the first night of the World Cup
Nomad World Pub/Facebook

This bar boasts a diverse group of patrons, two patios, and dog-friendliness throughout. They’ve got food trucks for grub, bocce ball for down time in between games, and a unique $35 World Cup Passport special that gets buyers $1 off beers, a free tee, and eligibility to win some pretty rad prizes.

The crowds outside on the first night of the World Cup
Nomad World Pub/Facebook

Merlins Rest Pub

Match viewing is better with a whiskey bible near at hand
Merlin’s Rest/Facebook

The pub is opening at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. every day (depending on match times—have a look at their website for their opening times) throughout the course of the tournament. Merlins is also serving up breakfast specials until 11 a.m. as well since beer and an empty stomach never mix well.

Match viewing is better with a whiskey bible near at hand
Merlin’s Rest/Facebook

Tiffany Sports Lounge

Highland’s premier sports bar
Tiffany’s/Website

Tiffany Sports Lounge has the World Cup blasting on over 30 TVs throughout the bar and a weekly happy hour from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. featuring 2-for-1 drinks and bottles, $2 off craft taps and wine, and $3 Coors Light and Grain Belt Premium pints. Oh, and there’s a patio, too.

Highland’s premier sports bar
Tiffany’s/Website

Tin Cup's

A classic spot for a burger
Tin Cup/Facebook

Guests can sink their teeth into one of the bar’s Juicy Lucy burgers while watching some soccer anytime after Tin Cup’s opens at 10 a.m. every day. Karaoke, meat raffles, and bingo are also regular occurrences that patrons might want to stay and check out after the games conclude.

A classic spot for a burger
Tin Cup/Facebook

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