Where to Watch the World Cup on Commercial Drive 2014 Guide

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Known as “Little Italy”, Commercial Drive carefully grew into one of Vancouver’s biggest cultural hubs, featuring businesses of a various blend of ethic backgrounds.

Its award-winning restaurants and cafes make The Drive known as one of the most vibrant hangout spots for both locals and visitors. With the FIFA World Cup 2014 hosted by Brazil right around the corner, businesses begin to prepare their TVs and menus for the surge of soccer fans expected to flood The Drive for the games. Within the many various hotspots, here are 10 great locations to watch the games.

Check out our list below.


Where to Watch the World Cup on Commercial Drive

By Vancity Buzz

Previously known as “Little Italy”, Commercial Drive carefully grew into one of Vancouver’s biggest cultural hubs and is also one of the best places to watch a soccer match. Read more below.

  • St. Augustine’s

    By Vancity Buzz

    As one of the most popular craft brew houses in Vancouver, St. Augustine’s will be open from 9 a.m. everyday during the World Cup and will serve brunch until 11 a.m.

  • Caffe Napoli

    By Vancity Buzz

    Caffe Napoli is a charming location, where customers love to drop in for a cup of espresso to go with the game. But as a licensed cafe, you can enjoy anything from coffee and tea to beer and wine.

  • Falconetti’s East Side Grill

    By Vancity Buzz

    Falconetti’s 2 storey place ft. a rowdy downstairs crowd watching the games on 2 projectors, as well as a more laid back crowd watching the games in the upstairs outdoor patio through two 60-inch TVs.

  • Fets Whisky Kitchen

    By Vancity Buzz

    Fets Whisky Kitchen features a great outdoor patio where guests can continue to watch the game, as well as seven TVs on the inside plus a 120-inch big screen.

  • Caffe Roma

    By Vancity Buzz

    This little Italian coffeehouse has been on Commercial for 31 years and is currently renovating. Management is planning to have it open just in time for Italian day, and surely for the World Cup.

  • The Charlatan

    By Vancity Buzz

    While continuing to hold specials every week, the Charlatan will also have prizes to be won during the games. Enjoy high end beer and food at this contemporary bar.

  • Libra Room Cafe

    By Vancity Buzz

    Libra Room will be serving a breakfast and lunch menu for early morning games until 5 p.m., and will switch back to its regular menus afterwards. Four 60-inch TVs are up around the lounge.

  • Saloniki’s Greek Taverna

    By Vancity Buzz

    Enjoy the games in the open and elegant space provided by Saloniki’s. A 120-inch projector will be inside and a large 80-inch TV will be hoisted outside for the roomy patio.

  • Toby’s Pub & Grill

    By Vancity Buzz

    A World Cup menu will be given during games, with Carlsberg bottles and Double Long Islands on special.

  • Giancarlo’s Sports Bar

    By Vancity Buzz

    Giancarlo’s Sports Bar presents a laid back atmosphere where guests can still be extremely passionate about the games. Kick back and order yourself a traditional espresso.

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World Cup 2014 on Commercial Drive

St. Augustine’s

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As one of the most popular craft brew houses in Vancouver, St. Augustine’s will be open from 9 a.m. everyday during the World Cup and will serve brunch until 11 a.m. The regular menu and the beer will kick in subsequently, with 60+ taps that feature many from local microbreweries. The place will have 13 TVs for guests to watch the games.

Address: 2360 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 569-1911

Caffe Napoli

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Caffe Napoli is a small charming location, where customers love to drop in for a cup of Italian espresso to go with the game. But as a licensed cafe, you can enjoy anything from coffee and tea to beer and wine. Caffe Napoli will hold two 40-inch TVs and a big screen in its space for the regulars and other customers to come watch.

Address: 1670 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 253-8224

Falconetti’s East Side Grill

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Falconetti’s two storey place featuring a rowdy downstairs crowd watching the games on two projectors, as well as a more laid back crowd watching the games in the upstairs outdoor patio through two 60-inch TVs. Falconetti’s is greatly famous for their sausage—and will have a World Cup special, sausage and beer, ready for its guests.

Address: 1812 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 251-7287

Fets Whiskey Kitchen

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This “Southern inspired” kitchen accentuates its whiskey of high calibre, along with its fried chicken. Fets Whiskey Kitchen features a great outdoor patio where guests can continue to watch the game, as well as seven TVs on the inside plus a 120-inch big screen.

Address: 1230 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 255-7771

Caffe Roma

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This little Italian coffeehouse has been on Commerical for 31 years and is currently renovating. Management is planning to have it open just in time for Italian day, and surely for the World Cup. With a new colour and style as well as more space, Caffe Roma continues to be the mecca of coffee bars, but is now also a lounge. Alcohol served from 9 a.m., with six TVs around the lounge.

Address: 1510 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 251-7586

The Charlatan

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While continuing to hold specials every week, the Charlatan will also have prizes to be won during the games. Enjoy high end beer and food at this contemporary bar. With three storeys, they will have five TVs in the upper bar, a big screen in the middle section as well as the lower bar. Instead of its regular 11 a.m. starting time, The Charlatan will be open early for the 9 a.m. games.

Address: 1447 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 253-2777

Libra Room

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Libra Room will be serving a breakfast and lunch menu for early morning games until 5 p.m., and will switch back to its regular menus afterwards. Four 60-inch TVs are up around the lounge in viewpoint for all the guests to enjoy. Door prizes will also be available.

Address: 1608 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 255-3787

Saloniki’s Greek Taverna

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Enjoy the games in the open and elegant space provided by Saloniki’s. A 120-inch projector will be inside and a large 80-inch TV will be hoisted outside for the roomy patio. Open from 9 a.m. to midnight every day. Stop by for a game and receive a souvlaki plus a beer for only $10!

Address: 1815 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 254-2533

Toby’s

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A World Cup menu will be given during games, with Carlsberg bottles and Double Long Islands on special. This two storey friendly neighbourhood bar has 14 TVs, including one for the patio, and a big screen downstairs all to play the games.

Address: 2733 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 879-2066

Giancarlo’s Sports Bar

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Giancarlo’s Sports Bar presents a laid back atmosphere where guests can still be extremely passionate about the games. Kick back and order yourself a traditional espresso.

Address: 1865 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 568-8299

 

Stay tuned for a list of team-specific hotspots to watch World Cup games.

FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 will be on from June 12 to July 14. As CBC will be featuring full coverage of the games, almost anywhere with a TV will be playing the games. So pick your team and enjoy the games Vancouver!

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