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14 Bars in San Diego Where You Can Watch the 2022 World Cup (and Chant U-S-A!)

Cheer on the US Men’s Team at These Local Watering Holes!

Watching the World Cup 2022 in America’s Finest City? That’s what we call goals. Kick back as team USA hits the pitch in Qatar! These 10 San Diego hotspots are the perfect place to chant “U-S-A!” while enjoying mouthwatering food and drink specials. No matter where you choose to watch, be prepared for a high-energy atmosphere and a whole lot of cheering and cheering!

 

Draft Mission Beach

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Catch the World Cup by the water at Draft Mission Beach, a large, open bar and grill located in the heart of the action on the Mission Beach boardwalk. A stunning ocean view is mirrored by a 31-foot LED screen, complemented by more than 61 beers on tap and a menu full of hand-crafted, classic American food. The large, open-space setup is sure to draw a pumped-up crowd amping up the game-day energy.

Location: Mission Beach

 

Park 101

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Head to Carlsbad’s Park 101 for an afternoon of community, dining and drinking at their 8,000-square-foot multi-level complex! This local hotspot will be featuring $13 World Cup specialty cocktails, such as the Caipirinha and French 75. Park 101 is kid-friendly, dog-friendly and will open early for 8 a.m. games and watch parties. Don’t miss out!

Location: Carlsbad

 

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Another local favorite, Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach, is a lively beach bar where you can kick back and enjoy some game day fun. Stop in at brunch time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tasty bites like their Coconut Club Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs, sofrito, bell peppers, onion, applewood smoked bacon, seasoned fries, Jamaican beer cheese and your choice of shredded jerk chicken or pulled pork. It’s always a party at Miss B’s!

Location: Mission Beach

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The Holding Company

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The Holding Company is a three-story restaurant, bar and music venue in the heart of Ocean Beach. The space will have multiple TVs showing the games, and guests can enjoy happy hour specials from 4-6 p.m., including 50% off draft beers, a $2 beer of the day, $10 beer pitchers and $4 well drinks. Fans can watch the games with an ocean view and enjoy San Diego’s most unique flavors for wings, such as Korean fried chicken, Skrewball, basil, OB Noodle House style and more.

Location: Ocean Beach

 

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park Watch Party

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In partnership with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Loyal SC is bringing the spirit of soccer to San Diego with a free World Cup Watch Party at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Watch USA hit the pitch against England on Nov. 25 at 10:30 a.m., then catch Mexico vs. Argentina on Nov. 26 at 10:30 a.m. These viewing parties are open to the public and are bound to be full of camaraderie and patriotism. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic or enjoy offerings from The Rady Shell’s food and beverage vendors.

Location: Marina Park South

 

Nason’s Beer Hall

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When it comes to an upscale sports atmosphere, there’s no place like Nason’s Beer Hall. Spacious, comfortable and a tad refined, Nason’s is located inside the Pendry San Diego hotel in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. Enjoy the game perched at their central 360-degree, marble-top bar with a perfect view of a screen from every barstool. Enjoy globally inspired comfort food and a selection of beers over a most exciting fútbol match. 

Location: Gaslamp Quarter

 

Bub’s @ the Beach

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Shoot and score at Bub’s @ the Beach, a casual space for soccer located in the heart of Pacific Beach. Famously known as San Diego’s best spot for wings, burgers, beers and tater tots, this relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy classic dive-bar fare and a pumped up crowd. We recommend the Buffalo Tots–a delicious, slightly spicy mish-mosh of Frank’s Red Hot, chicken tenders, cheddar, jalapeño jack and blue cheeses. 

Location: Pacific Beach

 

Shakespeare Pub

Head over to the playwright’s pub–in hopes that your team will play right. Shakespeare Pub in Mission Hills is hosting the 2022 World Cup beginning bright and early; doors will be opening for games as early as 6:30 a.m. Catch every game live on any of their eight TVs, either inside by the bar or outside on the pub’s covered patio. Everything’s first come, first served, so get there early to grab a seat and score some UK-inspired grub.

Location: Mission Hills

 

The Shores Restaurant

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The waterfront bar and patio at The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is the place to catch all the exciting FIFA 2022 World Cup matches live from Qatar! The restaurant is set to host a series of viewing events in celebration of the internationally renowned tournament. Fans are invited to gather and root for their favorite team while watching the action on the restaurant’s nine newly installed TVs. For eats, choose from a menu of rotating match day food and drink specials or the à la carte breakfast menu (served until 11:30 a.m.) and lunch menu (served 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), as well as weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays (served 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). 

Location: La Jolla

 

Bluefoot Bar and Lounge

 

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North Park’s Bluefoot Bar and Lounge is known for being full of fútbol fanatics come game day—especially when it comes to the World Cup. Grab a seat at the bar or post up for a game of pool as you catch a match in this laid-back, dive-style lounge. Bluefoot also serves up delicious food and drink. Get the game going with their beer and a shot combo: Jim Beam and Pabst Blue Ribbon for only $10.

Location: North Park

 

O’Brien’s Pub

 

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Hop on over to O’Brien’s Pub on Convoy St for your fix of hoppy beers and happy faces. They’ve got a wide selection of microbrews and Belgian ales for even the most selective of beer connoisseurs, making this Irish Pub the perfect place to take everyone, whether they’ve come for soccer or just a refreshing sip. Grab an app and an ale and relax as you watch a game knowing the luck of the Irish is on your side.

Location: Kearny Mesa

 

Gaslamp Tavern

 

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Fill your cup and watch the cup at Gaslamp Tavern, located in the heart of—you guessed it—the Gaslamp Quarter. Try a variety of delicious beers on tap at this neighborhood sports bar boasting hand-crafted cocktails, classic bar fare and a festive sporty atmosphere. Catch a morning game over one of their famous micheladas or a bubbly mimosa!

Location: Gaslamp Quarter

Princess Pub

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Prepare for the royal treatment at Princess Pub, San Diego’s premiere British pub located in the heart of Little Italy. Big on soccer and Brit-inspired sips, they’ll be hosting every game of the 2022 World Cup and even more soccer throughout the Premier League season. Just make sure to get there early before they hit capacity, but even if you don’t, you can still keep the vibe high and join the standing room of fans gathered around any of their 10 TVs!

Location: Little Italy

 

Home & Away

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Catch the kickoff at Home & Away, Old Town’s most well-known sports bar. Order hand-crafted cocktails and craft-made food at your new home away from home, offering a cozy rock-lined patio and a hoppin’ indoor bar. If your team disappoints, not to worry: grab a specialty drink like the Rum Runner or Coco Pancho and take on a game for yourself at their foosball table.

Location: Old Town San Diego

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Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.

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