Best Places to Watch the World Cup in Vancouver

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With CBC’s full coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, businesses all around Vancouver have gotten their spaces ready and menus touched up for customers coming in to watch the games.

To give you an idea of where to watch them, here are a few good spots to visit, categorized by neighbourhood:

Where to watch the World Cup 2014 on Commercial Drive

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Abruzzo’s Cappuccino Bar

Abruzzo’s has been rated as one of the best places to watch the World Cup on Commercial Drive. Enjoy a cup of cappuccino made with passion in a cafe that is extremely enthusiastic about soccer and the Italian team.

Address: 1321 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Phone: 604-254-2641

Where to watch the World Cup 2014 in Gastown

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Charles Bar

Charles Bar is located in Gastown’s famous Woodward’s building. During the World Cup it will have lunch time specials for $10 and beer for $3. The place will contain 100 TVs.

Address: 136 W. Cordova

Phone: (604) 568-8040

Black Frog Eatery

Right next to the Steam Clock, the Black Frog will have three TVs and a daily drink specials continuing throughout the World Cup.

Address: 108 Cambie St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 602-0527

Steamworks Brewery

The famous Streamworks will have 14 TVs. Every day they will have rotating beer and lunch specials.

Address: 375 Water St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 689-2739

Cambie Bar and Grill

Well known for their poutines, Cambie Bar and Grill will have 13 TVs and a large projector. Different drink specials will be on everyday.

Address: 300 Cambie St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 688-9158

The Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone will allow reservations. For the Cup they will have weekly specials, and four TVs playing the game along with a projector.

Address: 216 Carrall St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 687-4322

Pub 340

The Pub 340 always has cheap alcohol, with pints of beer at $3.50. They will have 10 screens around will one big projector to play the games.

Address: 340 Cambie St, Vancouver

Phone(604) 602-0644

Where to watch the World Cup 2014 in Yaletown

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El Azteca

El Azteca will be having Mexican breakfast and tacos on special, as well as $4 tequila shots. Two TVs and a projector will be playing the games.

Address: 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Phone: 604-638-0127

PHAT Sports Bar and Restaurant

It’s everything sports in here. PHAT will have 18 screens all around the bar and daily drink specials.

Address: 1055 Mainland St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 684-6239

Yaletown Brewing Company

Voted as best Vancouver brewery for two years straight by Brew Pub Magazine, Yaletown Brewing Company will be playing the games on three TVs and a projector.

Address: 1111 Mainland St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 681-2739

Subeez Cafe

This luxuriant bar/cafe/restaurant will have a projector and a 42” screen to play the games. Drink specials will be on every day.

Address: 891 Homer St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 687-6107

Hurricane Grill

As one of the more well-known restaurants in Yaletown, with another branch in North Vancouver, Hurricane Grill has enough TVs around to catch the game from every corner of the restaurant.

Address: 1137 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 488-0555

 Where to watch the World Cup 2014 in Chinatown

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Musette Caffe

Musette Caffe is a coffeehouse with a selection of European and local alcohol. They normally play bicycle races such as the Tour de France, but will be shifting its TVs to soccer for the World Cup.

Address: 75 E Pender St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 336-4171

The Union 

This little charming restaurant has unique drinks to offer, and will have beer specials daily. A TV will be on during the day for the World Cup.

Address: 219 Union St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 568-3230

Where to Watch the World Cup 2014 downtown

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Bismarck

Bismarck will not be open for the 9 a.m. games, but will play the other games on their eight TVs and continue to serve daily drink specials.

Address: 526 Abbott St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 608-0500

Wings on Granville

Wings will have 14 TVs and a projector, one TV being visible from the outdoor patio. They will also have daily drink specials.

Address: 1162 Granville St, Vancouver

Phone: 604-682-3473

Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle’s famous truffle potato crips will be on special for $5 for the World Cup. Seven TVs will be downstairs and three upstairs. Budbeiser and Bud Light are $5 a pint.

Address: 385 Burrard St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 696-6730

Lennox Pub

The Lennox Pub will continue holding its normal daily drink specials, and will play all the games with one TV upstairs, three downstairs, and two at the bar.

Address: 800 Granville St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 408-0881

Doolin’s Pub

Doolin’s Pub will be open for 9 a.m. games. Drink specials and give-aways will happen daily.

Address: 654 Nelson St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 605-4343

Red Card Sports Bar

Located at the Moda Hotel, the Red Card Sports bar will be playing all the games and will have special prizes to give out.

Address: 560 Smithe St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 689-4460

Lions Pub

The Lion Pub will be having daily beer and lunch specials. prizes and give-aways will also be happening.

Address: 888 W Cordova St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 488-8602

G Sports Bar

The G Sports Bar will have a projector, 24 TVs and seven satellites. Open or 9 am games and food and food and drinks specials.

Address: 1208 Granville St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 687-7684

Musette Caffe

Musette Caffe has two locations—one in Chinatown and one on Burrard. It is a coffeehouse with a selection of European and local alcohol. Drink specials will be on. They normally play bicycle races such as the Tour de France, but will be shifting its TVs to soccer for the World Cup.

Address: 1262 Burrard St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 336-1159

Where to watch the World Cup 2014 in Kitsilano

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Colony Bar

The Colony Bar will have nine TVs and drink specials. Wednesdays will be burger and beer for $10.

Address: 3255 W Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 559-6070

The Wolf & Hound

The Wolf & Hound will have the games on six TVs, in its English looking pub. Drink specials are on like always.

Address: 3617 W Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 738-8909

Darby’s Public House

Darby’s will be open for brunch early for the 9 a.m. games. They will also have nine TVs playing the games.

Address: 2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 731-0617

Manchester Public Eatery

Manchester Pub is a lively place for England and Netherlands fans. They will also have drink specials rotating every day.

Address: 1941 W Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 568-6867

Cove Pub

This neighbourhood pub will have 10 TVs to play the games and burger specials throughout the World Cup.

Address: 3681 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 734-1205

LOCAL Public Eatery

With great food and great craft beer, LOCAL Public Eatery will be having 13 TVs, two of which will be visible from the patio, as well as daily drink features.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 734-3589

The Coppertank

As the biggest venue in Kitsilano, the Coppertank can hold up to 200 people. It will be having daily specials and will have 15 TVs.

Address: 3135 W Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 731-6565

Regal Beagle

Regal Beagle breakfast will be on special for the 9 a.m. games. Nine TVs will be around for the games.

Address: 2281 W Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 739-0677

Where to watch the World Cup 2014 in Mount Pleasant

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Cascade Room

The Cascade Room will be giving out four shots for $9. Two TVs and a projector will play the games.

Address: 2616 Main St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 709-8650

The Five Point Restaurant & Pub

The Five Point will have great brunch to serve. Two TVs and a projector will play the games.

Address: 3124 Main St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 876-5810

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Our Town Cafe

Grab a cup of coffee at this cozy little cafe and stop by to watch the game on their big screen.

Address: 245 E Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 879-1924

Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge

Dedicated to sourcing their ingredients locally, this restaurant lounge will be playing the games on their three screens while continuing to serve fine food.

Address: 151 8th Ave E, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 568-2703

Where to watch the World Cup in the East Side

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Boteco Brasil

Boteco will have great Brazilian food and specials on drinks for the World Cup. Five TVs will be around the bar for the guests to be able to watch the games.

Address: 2545 Nanaimo St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 566-9028

The Pint Public House & Sports Bar

With over 70 TVs around the bar, The Pint and will have daily specials. Prize give-aways for jerseys will also be happening.

Address: 455 Abbott St, Vancouver

Phone: 604-684-0258

Oscar’s Pub

Oscar’s Pub has 15 new TVs. They will serve alcohol as early as 10 a.m. and will have breakfast specials on for the 9 a.m. games.

Address: 3684 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 298-5825

London Pub

Sponsored by Canada’s Official England House, the London Pub will have prize give-aways and food and drink specials. Cover charge is imposed.

Address: 700 Main St, Vancouver

Phone: 604-563-5053

Where to watch the World Cup in the West End 

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Fountainhead Pub

Open from 11 a.m. every day, Fountainhead Pub has pool tables for you to play on, while you watch the games on their five TVs, simultaneously.

Address: 1025 Davie St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 687-2222

Score on Davie

The Score on Davie has been on the list of Vancouver’s best sports bars for two years straight now. They will be giving out prizes and will have drink specials every day.

Address: 1262 Davie St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 632-1646

The Denman Tap House Restaurant

Enjoy the games on 11 TVs while sitting next to English Bay. The Tap House will have Kokanee and Sleemans on special, as well as a rotating food special every day.

Address: 1184 Denman St #203, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 568-3437

The Boathouse

With a great view of the water, and dedication to seafood, the Boathouse will have four TVs around for the games.

Address: 1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 669-2225

Vera’s Burger Shack

This burger chain will have TVs in all its locations to play the world cup, with bar-like communal tables for fans to sit and enjoy.

Address: 1030 Davie St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 893-8372

Upper Deck Kitchen & Taphouse

Located in the heart of the Davie Village, the Upper Deck Kitchen & Taphouse will be open for the early games. Upper Deck will be serving a variety of craft beer. With many TVs around the space, they allow and encourage reservations.

Address: 1239 Davie St, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 685-5761

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