World Cup Watch: Where to catch the matches in South Florida for FIFA World Cup 2014

 

Want to commune with your fellow fans of fútbol? Head out to some of these locales to eat, drink and cheer on your team.

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By Amy Reyes and Brittny C. Valdes

World Cup mania is upon us from June 12-July 13. Here are some places to go in South Florida to catch the games, plus plenty of food and drink specials.

MIAMI-DADE

15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar
485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-0373
Travel the globe with a menu inspired by each of the countries competing in the first stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup during viewing parties from June 12-26. Catch the games on a flat-screen TV and a special World Cup menu with $5 drinks and appetizers ranging from $7-$12.

100 Montaditos (Spain)
1401 Brickell Ave., Miami; 786-409-3107
551 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 786-522-0623

Abbey Brewing Company (USA, Brazil, Argentina, England)
1115 16th St., Miami Beach; 305-538-8110
Happy hour from 3-7 p.m. on Mondays through Friday offering $5 house wines and well drinks as well as $4.50 Abbey brewed English IPA’s and Trappist Tripel and Dubbel beers.

Area Code 55 (Brazil)
6375 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach; 305-947-6202
Special $19.99 lunch menu until 6 p.m. plus 2-for-1 drinks on game days Monday-Friday

Balans Biscayne
6789 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-534-9191
Weekly Brazilian food specials and pitchers of Budweiser and Bud Light for $18.99.

The Bar & Courtyard at The Setai
2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
The Setai will be screening all of the matches with a special broadcast on June 12 for the Inaugural Match with champagne and cocktails.

Baru Urbano  (Uruguay)
1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-381-5901

Batch
30 SW 12th St., Miami; 305-808-5555
Features 17 TVs and $20 bucket of Coors Light or Heineken plus Bacardi Guava Batchjito cocktail for $8.

Beer 360 (Brazil)
18090 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles; 305-466-4599
With 12 flat screens throughout, this hub for beer lovers will be screening all the games, offering its regular happy hour specials from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with 2-for-1 drinks pus its regular menu of Brazilian-influenced dishes. 

Boteca (Brazil)
916 NE 79th St., Miami; 305-757-7735

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-517-5124  
5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami
Get deals on cocktails that represent Brazil, USA, England, Spain and Argentina, and drink specials like $4 Bud Light and Budweiser. Represent your team by wearing a team jersey and receive a free appetizer.

Buffalo Wild Wings
5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami; 305-668-0911

Bulla Gastrobar (Spain)
2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-441-0107
Fixed-price menu, cocktail specials during matches plus tapas and small plates.

Burger and Beer Joint
1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach; 305-672-3287
$20 wings and beer bucket specials; choose between pitchers of Bud Light or Becks.

Butcher Shop
165 N.W. 23rd St., Wynwood; 305-846-9120
Half off all draft beers and house liquors from 4-9 p.m. on Mondays and 4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Fridays.

Cecconi's
4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-507-7902
Bar menu with items ranging from $4 to $7 plus two brand new Samsung Curved TVs for viewing pleasure.

Clevelander (USA, Portugal)
1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; www.clevelander.com
A fun spot to catch all of the matches. And on June 22, 1210 ESPN Deportes Fiesta Brazil will host a viewing party for the USA vs PORTUGAL match with entertainment all day complete with games, prizes, and giveaways starting at 6 p.m.

Crave Restaurant
4250 Salzedo St., Coral Gables; 305-444-4595
Crave is going all out - adding screens and a special menu to bring in the soccer fans happy - as they stay tuned in to every single match.

The District Miami (USA)
190 NE 46th St., Miami; 305-573-4199
Enjoy their World Cup menu available at the bar and the side terrace with $5 snacks like skewers, deviled eggs and fries plus $7 pork tacos, ceviche and sliders. Also get half off selected beer and cocktails and 5 sliders plus 5 craft beers in a bucket for $35.

Duffy's
3969 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305-760-2124

Eden Roc Miami Beach
4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5647
Start the World Cup off with a bang at Eden Roc on June 12, screening Brazil v. Croatia in the Lobby Bar and at the Cabana Beach Club. Expect drink specials, samba dancers and a DJ. 

E11even Miami
29 NE 11th St., Miami
Monday through Friday catch the $5 food menu and the half priced drinks.

Fado Irish Pub
900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-924-0972

Finnegan's River
401 SW Third Ave., Miami; 305-285-3030
Beer specials during all games.

Finnegan's Road
942 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-538-7997
 
Finnegan's Brickell
500 Brickell Ave., Miami; 786-220-6904

Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Four different locales to catch the games at the chic Miami Beach hotel: Glow Bar & Arkadia Pool which will host poolside viewing parties with giveaways and goodies; La Cȏte will offer three signature Brazil-inspired Leblon cocktails, picanha platters, DJs and samba dancers; Solo will offer maracujá and passion fruit flavored gelato as well as soccer themed pastries; Bleau Bar will screen all of the games.

Foxhole
1218 14th Ct., Miami Beach; 305-534-3511
Foxhole will be open early for all the afternoon games and offer 5 for $15 Peroni Buckets.

Fritz and Franz Bierhaus  (Germany)
60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables; 305-774-1883
Game day menus will include distinct dishes for each country and $5 14-ounce German Warsteiners.

George’s in the Grove (France)
3145 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove; 305-444-7878
One complimentary draft beer, specially priced snack menu plus featured beers during matches.

Hofbrau (Germany)
943 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-538-8066
Showing all games, every day.

JohnMartin’s
253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-445-3777
The Coral Gables pub will have drink specials daily plus domestic and imported bucket specials.

JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-421-8620
During all FIFA World Cup matches, Met Cafe & Bar will offer 2-for-1 beers from all of the 32 participating countries. db Bistro Moderne offers happy hour specials during matches with cocktails, beer and wine starting at $8. For a baller style viewing party, the hotel has viewing rooms that can accommodate up to 12 of your closest friends.

Lucky Strike (Brazil, England, Argentina)
1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-0307
$5 game day Veev liquor drink specials.

Kukaramakara (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico)

1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-577-7779

Lvl 25 at Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-6500
This bar on the 25th floor of the Conrad hotel will feature a World Cup Corner for guests to watch every match plus World Cup-inspired snacks.

Manolo’s (Argentina, Uruguay)
73rd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-868-4381
Specials on Cerveza Quilmes, Argentine beer.

Marriott Miami Dadeland
9090 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami; 305-670-1035
Watch the matches at Miami Marriott Dadeland's newly remodeled lounge with two giant screens and weekly promotions for all the fans.

Meat Market
915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-532-0088
Featured drink specials from $8-10 according to teams playing each game.

Monty’s Sunset
300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach
Enjoy food and beer specials pool-side in your favorite beach attire.

Mr. Moes
131 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove; 305-442-1114
$12 buckets of Miller Light of Coors, five bottles each; $15 buckets of Becks, Heineken or Corona; $2.25 well drinks from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

Novecento (Argentina)
1414 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-403-0900

Oak Tavern
35 NE 40th St., Miami; 786-391-1818
$5 World Cup Brazilian caipirinhas and $5 libations according to the country of teams playing.

OTC
1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-4612
OTC will screen all the FIFA World Cup games, staying open late and serving $20 bottomless select craft beer plus happy hour  deals.

The Playwright Irish Pub (USA, England, Netherlands)
1265 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-0667
Specials include seasonal Sam Adams 16-ounce pitchers for $12.95 and discounted Mahou beers.

Perfecto (Spain)
1450 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-372-0620
Seven big screen TVs, special tapas and beer pairings menu.

Redroom at Shore Club
1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Enjoy eight different specialty cocktails representing one country from each regional group in the World Cup for $14 each (plus tax and tip).

Sandbar Grill
3064 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove; 305-444-5270
$3.75 bloody Mary’s and mimosas until 2 p.m. on game days; different featured discounted dishes each game.

Schnitzel Haus Miami (Germany)
1085 NE 79th Street Cswy., Miami; 305-754-8002

Seasalt and Pepper
422 NW North River Dr., Miami; 305-440-4200

Segafredo (Italy)
1421 S. Miami Ave, Miami; 305-577-9809
For evening matches get in on the happy hour deals (5-8 p.m.) with $6 cocktails, spritzers, martinis plus select appetizers.

Segafredo L'Originale (Italy)
1040 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-673-0047

Sport’s Grill
10005 S.W. 72nd St., Miami; 305-598-2227
Discounted prices on Bud, Bud Light and Heineken beers.

The Standard
40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-1717
Matches screened in the lobby.

Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.surfcomber.com
Social Club at Surfcomber will have a curated cocktail menu with authentic concoctions representing the competing countries. Flat screen TVs will be strategically positioned by the bar as well as a large-scale inflatable screen placed poolside.

Sushisamba dromo (Brazil)
600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach; 305-673-5337
180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-448-4990
Expect giveaways, drums, dancers plus food and drink specials any time Brazil is playing plus during Quarterfinals and Semifinals. Sushisamba will also be giving away a trip for two to Brazil with airfare to Rio, hotel and tickets to Carnaval 2015.

Sushisamba Coral Gables
180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-448-4990

Taperia Raca
7010 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-751-8756
Catch all the FIFA World Cup matches (except Monday games, the place is closed) with half-priced tapas, classic Spanish cocktails and other drink specials. Also get happy hour specials during matches from 4-7 p.m. weekdays. 

Tom’s NFL (USA)
5001 N.W. 36th St., Miami Springs; 305-888-6022
$15 buckets of five aluminum beer bottles. Choose between Budweiser’s limited-released World Cup bottles or Bud Light.

Tongue & Cheek
431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-704-2900
Game day specials like $1 oysters, $2 beef cheek sliders, $5 appetizers, $20 bottomless beverages, $4 craft beers, $8 signature cocktails, $15 pitchers of craft beer.

Toro Toro
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami; 305-372-4710
First half of each match get half off drinks, second half of the game get half off food plus Leblon Caipirinhas and mojitos for $5.

Toscana Divino (Italy)
900 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-371-2767
Enjoy international cocktails and menus that represent the teams that are participating will be available during all the World Cup matches. All games will air with a special event during the June 14 Italy vs. UK game.

Traymore Restaurant and Bar (Spain)
2445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-695-3600
Teams: All, SpainFans can enjoy a special tapas menu created by Chef Jonathan Lane plus half price gin and rum cocktails.

Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami; $25-$400.
Enjoy the games pool side on a 20-foot LED screen at the new Palm Grill Restaurant or in the comfort of a private cabana equipped with 55" TV and fridge stocked with assorted beverages.

Yard House
320 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; 305-447-9273
Special World Cup drinks include citrus agave Caipirinhas, Brazilian Mai Tais and Rio de Janeiro cachacas, each $9.75.


BROWARD

The Ambry (Germany)
3016 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-771-7342
The Ambry is closed on Mondays in the summer, but if Germany's playing, they're open with raffles, giveaways and all manner of fun.

Bru’s Room (Spain, Colombia, Brazil, USA)
1000 N. University Dr., Coral Springs; 954-658-8041
Specials include $2.50 Bud Lights or five Bud Lights for $10; $5 Sky Vodka and Cruzan doubles; $5 buckets of 15 bottles of Modelo, Corona or Corona Light. Special dishes on game days for the countries of each game.

Copafest 2014 - Brazil v. Croatia
2-9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge,  700 NE Tenth St., Pompano Beach; 954-520-2631; Tickets $5-$10
Live music, food, drinks and fun for all ages with the game screened outdoors.

Carolina Ale House
2618 Weston Road, Weston; 954-217-1233
Game time drink specials include $2.50 Modelos and $12 buckets of five 16-ounce aluminum beer cans.

Duffy's
811 S. University Dr., Plantation 954-473-0477
1804 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-713-6363
2-for-1 drink specials

Fox & Hound (England, USA)
4812 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park; 954-491-8869

Kingshead Pub (England, USA)
2692 N. University Dr., Sunrise; 954-572-5933

McCoy's Oceanfront
1200 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach; 954-944-9515
Games will be broadcast indoors and outside on the patios. Deals on drinks like $3.50 domestic beers, $5 house wines, $5 well cocktails and, as a nod to the host country, $5 Caipirinhas.

Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub (USA)
1921 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 954-921-2317
Street closures for all USA game days with tents and live broadcasting by 640 AM Sports radio station. Drink specials include $15 16-ounce commemorative Bud and Bud Light buckets, five bottles each.

Stout (England, Spain, European teams)
3419 N. Andrews Ave., Oakland Park; 754-223-5678
$45 mega buckets of 15 domestic beers or $60 mega buckets of 15 import beers; $3 Coors Light, $4 Peroni and $5 baby stout shots. Food specials will differ each day according to teams playing.

Waxy O’Connor’s
1095 S.E. 17th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-9299
Game day drink specials include 20-ounce import pints of Peroni and Radeberger beer for $5, and the menu will offer themed dishes representing different countries on select game days.

 

 

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