Philadelphia 2018 FIFA World Cup Watch Party Guide

Philadelphia 2018 FIFA World Cup Watch Party Guide

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite FIFA - Philly bars and taverns across the city are celebrating the 2018 FIFA World Cup by showing the games all throughout the tournament, hosting watch parties, and offering food and drink specials. List below are just a few places to catch the big matches.

1) BRU Craft & Wurst
1318 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Midtown Village
(215) 800-1079
11:00am to 2:00am daily until June 24, 2018
10:00am to 2:00am daily starting June 25, 2018

BRU Craft & Wurst in Midtown Village will show all games with the sound on at the bar and giant projection wall between 11:00am and 2:00am daily through June 25th. For the later games starting June 25, 2018, BRU will open an hour early every day. Specials will include $4.00 select drafts with four draft specials pouring daily. BRU also boasts one of the largest draft selections in the city - with 39 taps pouring at all times for those looking for something unique or hard-to-find. From the kitchen, look for discounted appetizer specials for games beginning before Noon (except for Brunch). For the semi-finals and final, look for U-Bahn to open downstairs for a watch party with $5 select drafts and appetizers.

2) Nick’s Bar & Grille
16 South Second Street,
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
(215) 928-9411
Opens daily 11:00am

Old City staple corner bar Nick’s Bar & Grille will show games during regular hours with the sound on at the bar and in the dining room, with $3.00 domestic drafts and $12.00 buckets that include Lager, Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Rolling Rock, Bud Light. Nick’s will open regular hours 11:00am to 2:00am.

3. Cinder Copper & Lace
1500 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Through June 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00am Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 2:00am
June 25, 2018 and after, Cinder will open daily at 10:00am for the games

Rittenhouse bar and restaurant Cinder, Copper & Lace will pour 32 ciders, sours and craft beer favorites for the World Cup. Look for the game (with sound) on at the bar with four dollar draft specials (four selections to pick from) and discount appetizers during games that start before Noon (excluding brunch). Cinder will open regular hours through June 24, 2018, and for later games then open daily at 10:00am.

4. Brauhaus Schmitz
718 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Open every game day at 9:30am, with some special early openings for games beginning before 9:00am

As the official home of "Der Mannschaft" and defending Champs Brauhaus Schmitz is excited for Deutschland to make a run at a repeat! Four years ago Brauhaus saw record numbers of people through the  door for the World Cup and expect more of the same this year. They will be bringing in extra TVs so there isn't a bad seat in the house. They will also have beer specials and giveaways throughout the tournament.

Head to South Street to Brauhaus Schmitz for one of the region’s largest spots to watch the World Cup games. Look for early openings everyday at 9:30am (and earlier for some games based on demand) for the games with sound on. Look for beer specials and limited food menus.

Specials & VIP options for Germany matches:
June 17th   11:00am Deutschland vs. Mexico
June 23rd   2:00pm Deutschland vs. Sweden
June 27th   10:00am Deutschland vs. South Korea

For all Germany Matches they will offer the following:

General Admission - $10 cover includes your first Beer. Access to front room and mezzanine. Seating is first come first serve and we suggest getting here an hour before the start of German Matches. Also

VIP Admission - $60 VIP includes bottomless beer (1 hr. before kick-off through the final whistle), 2 food tickets, seating in our private beerhall with 10 ft. projector screen, tax & gratuity. Offering VIP guests rooftop access to our “Jagermeister Eagles Nest” lounge with TV access & special giveaways. Must be 21 for VIP option.

July 15th 11:00am - Final Match Block Party:

Just like 4 years ago they will close the 700 block of South St. for a huge viewing party. Complete with 20 ft elevated screen. Party starts at 10AM. Party is free to attend and space is first come first serve. Since the game is early we are going to keep the party going all day long with some South Street Summer Sunday Fun! Details are still TBD but expect a beer garden, Summer food and drink as well as fun for the whole family!


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