The 3rd round of World Cup soccer qualifications continues tonight! Where will you go to watch the games? We’ve selected a number of fine establishments (okay more like laid-back bars) that stock Hi-Def screens and cheep booze for your watching pleasure. But first the schedule:
June 12 Games:
Canada VS Honduras 7:45 PM EDT
Guyana VS Costa Rica 8:00 PM EDT
Panama VS Cuba 9:05 PM EDT
El Salvador VS Mexico 9:30 PM EDT
Guatemala VS United States 10:00 PM EDT
Cuba Vs. Honduras 3:00 PM EDT
Costa Rica vs. Mexico 7:30 PM EDT
Canada vs. Panama 7:45 PM EDT
Jamaica vs US 9:30 PM EDT
Guatemala vs Antigua and Barbuda 10:00 PM EDT
El Salvador vs. Guyana 10:00 PM EDT
Antigua and Barbuda vs. Guatemala 7:00 PM EDT
United States vs Jamaica 8:00 PM EDT
Mexico vs Costa Rica 8:00 PM EDT
Guyana vs El Salvador 8:00 PM EDT
Panama vs Canada 9:05 PM EDT
Honduras vs Cuba 9:30 PM EDT
Soccer Bars NYC
1. Panino Sportivo Roma (Uptown Manhattan)
Panino Sportivo Roma (1231 Amsterdam Ave.)—for those of you Uptown tonight and craving thinly sliced meat sandwiches and reasonably priced beer as you watch the games, this is the place for you. There are over 58 kinds of paninis—vegetarian options included–that range in price from $6.25 (the Salami di Crimona simple Panini) to $11.25 (the DIABOLICO, which is Prosciutto di Parma, Mozzarella di Bufala, Plum Tomato, Arugula, and Truffle Oil). Un amigo, who lives in the area, turned us onto the place, and says, “It’s Panini’s and futbol, but it’s mostly Latinos even though is sounds Italian.”
2. Doyle’s Corner (Astoria Queens)
Doyle’s Corner (4202 Broadway)–Doyle’s Corner is the perfect, laid-back Irish pub—full of neighborhood regulars in sports gear, $5 Guinesses, and $6 Jameson. And if you need to take a breather from watching the game because it’s too intense for ya (or have more casual fans in tow), there’s pool, and darts. You can request to watch any game tonight, let them know.
3. Legend’s Footbal Factory (Midtown Manhattan)
Legend’s Football Factory (6 W 33rd St)–Legend’s Football Factory is for the serious aficionado, who wants to recreate the feeling of watching futbol live in a stadium. With three floors, and a capacity for 400 guests, the energy is sure to be electric tonight, i.e. it’s gonna be packed. You can see the complete schedules of gameshere. Also home to many $5 and $6 dollar beers–see the full menu here.
4. Barzola Restaurant (East Williamsburg)
Barzola Restaurant (197 Meserole St. Brooklyn)–Ceviche, cerveza, and futbol? Yes, please. If you find yourself pining for any or all of those things, head over to Barzola’s Restaurant in East Williamsburg.
5. Iona (Williamsburg)
Iona’s Bar (Grand St)–in Williamsburg is the place to be if you want to watch the games while sipping on an array of whiskeys from around the world. Also, if the weather holds out, there is a ping pong table outside.
Please leave a comment if we left a good spot out! Where will you watch tonight!?