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Where to Watch the World Cup in Atlanta

Cheer your favorite team on at Atlanta’s best soccer bars

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When major league soccer came to Atlanta in 2017, it unwittingly sparked a massive fanbase that pushed the game to the forefront of the city’s sports community. A year later, Atlanta United was crowned MLS champions at home inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Whether an Atlanta United season ticket holder trying to catch away games with fellow fans or looking for a place to gather and cheer on a favorite international team or be part of the action during big soccer events like the World Cup, here are a few Atlanta restaurants and bars for watching “the beautiful game.”

The World Cup takes place November 20 through December 18.

Know of a bar or restaurant showing the World Cup this year? Send details to atlanta@eater.com.

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Meehan's Public House

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With locations in Vinings and downtown Atlanta, Meehan’s is often a gathering spot for soccer fans. There’s almost always a match (sometimes multiple matches) on the televisions at both locations. Meehan’s serves traditional pub fare, too, like Guinness-battered fish and chips or a shepherd’s pie filled with lamb and vegetables. A popular favorite is the Meehan’s burger — a ground steak patty topped with sharp cheddar spread and smoked bacon on an English muffin.

Round Trip Brewing Company

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The Underwood Hills brewery will open early during the World Cup showing matches throughout the day on the big screen in its private events space and on TVs in the taproom. Look for food from pop-ups serving dishes inspired after countries playing in each game.

Der Biergarten

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The beer garden and restaurant on Marietta Street downtown offers multiple TVs for watching soccer, among other sports, and a menu featuring traditional German pub foods such as brats, pretzels with mustard, and strudels. Look for German beers are on draft, too, like weihenstephan, warsteiner, and wpaten.

McCray's Tavern Midtown

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McCray’s Tavern (Midtown, Smyrna, Lawrenceville) is all about sports. Period. Come here to catch all the SEC, NFL, Atlanta United, Braves baseball, and Hawks basketball action throughout the week. Order the wings samplers, brisket sliders, or meat lovers flatbread to pair with those beers. McCray’s also offers wines on draft.

Halfway Crooks Beer

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Take in all of the World Cup action throughout the tournament in the taproom or on the covered rooftop patio at this Summerhill brewery. Keep an eye on Instagram for beer and food specials, too.

Hudson Grille Midtown

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With multiple locations throughout Atlanta, Hudson Grille is one of the big sports bar chains in town. No matter the sports season, the TVs are always tuned in to several games on any given day. Grab a seat on the patio, which also features TVs, and dine on fried pickles, loaded nachos, chips and dip, wings, and patty melts paired with beer and cocktails. During the World Cup, all locations will open at 10 a.m. on game days and offer specials on buckets of beer.

Fado Irish Pub

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For a perfectly pulled pint of Guinness and classic Irish pub fare, Fado is one of the first places that comes to mind when searching for a great soccer spot. It’s no surprise the pub attracts fans from Atlanta United and European leagues. Don’t sleep on the cold smoked salmon bites for a refreshing and unexpected snack.

Under The Cork Tree

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The Sandy Springs restaurant plans to open at 1:30 p.m. for all of the 2 p.m. matches during the World Cup, and the menu includes $5 draft beers and food specials like cassoulet, patatas bravas, and fried chicken sandwiches.

Biggerstaff Brewing Company

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This Edgewood Avenue brewpub is open for World Cup matches during the tournament. Grab beer and food while watching games in the taproom. Follow on Instagram for updates and food and drink specials throughout the World Cup.

Manny's Grant Park

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This low-key Grant Park pub is often a gathering spot for folks following the English Premier League, often opening up early on game days with TVs tuned to various soccer matches.

Dantanna's

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This sports bar is often a hangout for football and soccer fans looking to score cocktails deals and a good meal while taking in the game action on the televisions at the bar and in the dining as well as on the covered patio. Throughout the World Cup, Dantanna’s is offering happy hour specials and other food and drinks deals. The bar opens at 10 a.m. for the World Cup final match on December 18.

Hampton + Hudson

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Hampton and Hudson in Inman Quarter will often tune into Atlanta United matches throughout the season and show games during big soccer events like the World Cup, too. Expect special food and drink deals during matches and occasional giveaways.

El Ponce

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Boasting one of the best patios on Ponce, and with some seriously strong (but delicious) margaritas, El Ponce is a frequent spot for friends gathering for Mexican food any day of the week in Atlanta. It’s also a great place for watching Atlanta United matches, along with other soccer games throughout the week. Expect plates of tacos with a choice of rice and beans, elote (Mexican street corn), overstuffed burritos, Oaxacan-style tamales, and a super satisfying chicken mole enchilada here. Try the Valentina wings and chimichanga, too.

Brewhouse Cafe

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For many in Atlanta, Brewhouse is the quintessential soccer bar. Whether it’s cheering on the Five Stripes on a Wednesday night or gathering with Arsenal fans on a Saturday morning at 7 a.m., the crowds here are large and passionate about soccer. During the World Cup, Brewhouse will open at 5 a.m. with food and drinks and showing matches all day long on its 27 large screen TVs.

The Midway Pub

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A favorite among both beer geeks and soccer nerds alike, this East Atlanta Village bar is just the spot to combine the two. Between sips of local brews, try the southwest style green chicken chili, thick with roasted poblanos and chicken or the hand-dipped corn dogs (beef or veggie) with a sinus-clearing spicy beer mustard. The expansive patio is also dog-friendly.

El Tesoro

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This popular Edgewood neighborhood taqueria upped its patio game during the pandemic and now features plenty of outdoor seating options throughout the property, including some with fire pits and other cozy conversation areas. It’s become a real gathering spot for residents and visitors alike. The patio often carries Atlanta United matches on the big screen and plans to do the same throughout the World Cup, complete with micheladas and boozy hot chocolate to help keep folks warm on chilly days.

Salaryman

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The Japanese pub in East Lake plans to tune into the World Cup throughout the tournament and keep the beer cooler and taps stocked with plenty of beer. Opening at 2 p.m.

Sceptre Brewing Arts

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The Decatur brewery plans to stream World Cup matches throughout the tournament, including outside on the patio, which comes equipped with fire pits for keeping warm on cool evenings. Look food from pop-ups as well as plenty of beer to be flowing here, along with hot toddies, boozy cocktails, and wine.

Brick Store Pub

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Head over to this longtime Decatur beer pub for World Cup soccer matches as well as food and drink specials during the games. Check Instagram for updates.

Pizzeria Azzurri

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For those in the northern ‘burbs, Pizzeria Azzurri is a soccer lover’s dream. Futball is in their DNA as azzurri is the nickname for the Italian team, even if they aren’t playing in the Cup this year. The pizzeria is one of the few official OTP Atlanta United pub partners and is tapping Three Taverns’ “Rowdy And Proud” for the entirety of the festivities. The menu is filled with build-your-own pizzas, Italian-American classics like lasagna and cheese, crispy wings, and red sauce-laden sandwiches.

Meehan's Public House

With locations in Vinings and downtown Atlanta, Meehan’s is often a gathering spot for soccer fans. There’s almost always a match (sometimes multiple matches) on the televisions at both locations. Meehan’s serves traditional pub fare, too, like Guinness-battered fish and chips or a shepherd’s pie filled with lamb and vegetables. A popular favorite is the Meehan’s burger — a ground steak patty topped with sharp cheddar spread and smoked bacon on an English muffin.

Round Trip Brewing Company

The Underwood Hills brewery will open early during the World Cup showing matches throughout the day on the big screen in its private events space and on TVs in the taproom. Look for food from pop-ups serving dishes inspired after countries playing in each game.

Der Biergarten

The beer garden and restaurant on Marietta Street downtown offers multiple TVs for watching soccer, among other sports, and a menu featuring traditional German pub foods such as brats, pretzels with mustard, and strudels. Look for German beers are on draft, too, like weihenstephan, warsteiner, and wpaten.

McCray's Tavern Midtown

McCray’s Tavern (Midtown, Smyrna, Lawrenceville) is all about sports. Period. Come here to catch all the SEC, NFL, Atlanta United, Braves baseball, and Hawks basketball action throughout the week. Order the wings samplers, brisket sliders, or meat lovers flatbread to pair with those beers. McCray’s also offers wines on draft.

Halfway Crooks Beer

Take in all of the World Cup action throughout the tournament in the taproom or on the covered rooftop patio at this Summerhill brewery. Keep an eye on Instagram for beer and food specials, too.

Hudson Grille Midtown

With multiple locations throughout Atlanta, Hudson Grille is one of the big sports bar chains in town. No matter the sports season, the TVs are always tuned in to several games on any given day. Grab a seat on the patio, which also features TVs, and dine on fried pickles, loaded nachos, chips and dip, wings, and patty melts paired with beer and cocktails. During the World Cup, all locations will open at 10 a.m. on game days and offer specials on buckets of beer.

Fado Irish Pub

For a perfectly pulled pint of Guinness and classic Irish pub fare, Fado is one of the first places that comes to mind when searching for a great soccer spot. It’s no surprise the pub attracts fans from Atlanta United and European leagues. Don’t sleep on the cold smoked salmon bites for a refreshing and unexpected snack.

Under The Cork Tree

The Sandy Springs restaurant plans to open at 1:30 p.m. for all of the 2 p.m. matches during the World Cup, and the menu includes $5 draft beers and food specials like cassoulet, patatas bravas, and fried chicken sandwiches.

Biggerstaff Brewing Company

This Edgewood Avenue brewpub is open for World Cup matches during the tournament. Grab beer and food while watching games in the taproom. Follow on Instagram for updates and food and drink specials throughout the World Cup.

Manny's Grant Park

This low-key Grant Park pub is often a gathering spot for folks following the English Premier League, often opening up early on game days with TVs tuned to various soccer matches.

Dantanna's

This sports bar is often a hangout for football and soccer fans looking to score cocktails deals and a good meal while taking in the game action on the televisions at the bar and in the dining as well as on the covered patio. Throughout the World Cup, Dantanna’s is offering happy hour specials and other food and drinks deals. The bar opens at 10 a.m. for the World Cup final match on December 18.

Hampton + Hudson

Hampton and Hudson in Inman Quarter will often tune into Atlanta United matches throughout the season and show games during big soccer events like the World Cup, too. Expect special food and drink deals during matches and occasional giveaways.

El Ponce

Boasting one of the best patios on Ponce, and with some seriously strong (but delicious) margaritas, El Ponce is a frequent spot for friends gathering for Mexican food any day of the week in Atlanta. It’s also a great place for watching Atlanta United matches, along with other soccer games throughout the week. Expect plates of tacos with a choice of rice and beans, elote (Mexican street corn), overstuffed burritos, Oaxacan-style tamales, and a super satisfying chicken mole enchilada here. Try the Valentina wings and chimichanga, too.

Brewhouse Cafe

For many in Atlanta, Brewhouse is the quintessential soccer bar. Whether it’s cheering on the Five Stripes on a Wednesday night or gathering with Arsenal fans on a Saturday morning at 7 a.m., the crowds here are large and passionate about soccer. During the World Cup, Brewhouse will open at 5 a.m. with food and drinks and showing matches all day long on its 27 large screen TVs.

The Midway Pub

A favorite among both beer geeks and soccer nerds alike, this East Atlanta Village bar is just the spot to combine the two. Between sips of local brews, try the southwest style green chicken chili, thick with roasted poblanos and chicken or the hand-dipped corn dogs (beef or veggie) with a sinus-clearing spicy beer mustard. The expansive patio is also dog-friendly.

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El Tesoro

This popular Edgewood neighborhood taqueria upped its patio game during the pandemic and now features plenty of outdoor seating options throughout the property, including some with fire pits and other cozy conversation areas. It’s become a real gathering spot for residents and visitors alike. The patio often carries Atlanta United matches on the big screen and plans to do the same throughout the World Cup, complete with micheladas and boozy hot chocolate to help keep folks warm on chilly days.

Salaryman

The Japanese pub in East Lake plans to tune into the World Cup throughout the tournament and keep the beer cooler and taps stocked with plenty of beer. Opening at 2 p.m.

Sceptre Brewing Arts

The Decatur brewery plans to stream World Cup matches throughout the tournament, including outside on the patio, which comes equipped with fire pits for keeping warm on cool evenings. Look food from pop-ups as well as plenty of beer to be flowing here, along with hot toddies, boozy cocktails, and wine.

Brick Store Pub

Head over to this longtime Decatur beer pub for World Cup soccer matches as well as food and drink specials during the games. Check Instagram for updates.

Pizzeria Azzurri

For those in the northern ‘burbs, Pizzeria Azzurri is a soccer lover’s dream. Futball is in their DNA as azzurri is the nickname for the Italian team, even if they aren’t playing in the Cup this year. The pizzeria is one of the few official OTP Atlanta United pub partners and is tapping Three Taverns’ “Rowdy And Proud” for the entirety of the festivities. The menu is filled with build-your-own pizzas, Italian-American classics like lasagna and cheese, crispy wings, and red sauce-laden sandwiches.

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