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13 Bars Perfect for World Cup Game Watching

Whether you’re a soccer lover or beer enthusiast, these are the best spots to catch each match

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For sports fanatics or revelers who just want to reap the World Cup watching rewards while others are glued to the tube, these 13 spots are opening early with cold drinks and tasty bites for the all-so-important international soccer matches.

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Stats Sports Bar and Grill

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Stats is opening early — at 7, 8, 9, or 10 a.m. depending on the day and the match — so check its Facebook page for the daily details. Plus, it’ll be running its regular specials all World Cup long, including deals on nachos, wings, Frito pie, hotdogs, and more.

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Mo's Irish Pub Vintage Park

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Mo’s Irish Pub boasts a TV view from every seat, so there’s really not a bad spot in the house. Check its Facebook page for hours of operation during the World Cup. The bar will open early on select days and offer $3 Bud Light Drafts during all the games.

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King's BierHaus

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King’s BierHaus is running some delectable meal deals plus beer specials during the World Cup. As an added bonus, on Father’s Day, the first 100 dads get a little something special. Check out its social media channels for all of the World Cup plans.

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Eight Row Flint

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Cocktail and taco haven Eight Row Flint is shaking things up during the World Cup by opening an hour earlier for 1:00 matches.

Tacos served in white paper trays and a Lone Star longneck beer on a whiskey barrel Eight Row Flint/Facebook

FM Kitchen and Bar

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FM Kitchen and Bar will be opening early at 10 a.m. for the mid-morning matches and airing all of the games that fall during normal operating hours. While there, why not grab breakfast or a boozy shake and burgers?

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El Big Bad

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This massive Downtown favorite will be serving up its award-winning margaritas and inventive regional Mexican fare to the backdrop of the World Cup. See Facebook for its full game watch schedule — all games that fall during its normal operating hours will be aired in the bar, while it will “consider” opening early for some matches, so check its social site for updates.

El Big Bad margarita swirled with pink and white.
El Big Bad

MKT BAR

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Get Russian beverages and food specials while watching a match in its full glory on the huge projector screen. All games starting after 7 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends will be aired in the bar. On that note, during the World Cup, it’s never too early to grab a ‘MKT’ mule or Baltika beer, plus a Russian style hotdog on a pretzel bun with mustard, sauerkraut, and potato salad for $10.

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Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill

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All Christian’s locations will be opening early for the 10 a.m. games. While there, why not grab a hearty brunch or one of its delicious burgers.

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Lucky's Pub

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Lucky’s is vying to be the epicenter of Houston game watching by airing EVERY SINGLE MATCH that begins at 7 a.m. or later (guess the 5 a.m. matches were too early, eh?). While there, chow down on a full menu of fish tacos, pizza, burger, and wings washed down with a cold beer.

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Dynamo star Brian Ching just opened this massive beer garden/game hall complete with 42 TVs and a mini soccer field, so, really, where could be better for World Cup watching? It’ll open early at 9 a.m. for those mid-morning matches, so watchers can slurp down one of its 100 draft beers with their crews; table reservations are also available.

The King's Head Pub

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The King’s Head is another one of these Houston-area bars committed to the World Cup cause by opening early for all matches including a 5 a.m. start time this Saturday. Check its Facebook page for hours of operation and specials.

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The Phoenix on Westheimer

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How do you show commitment to the World Cup? By opening REALLY early, even for the 5 a.m. kickoffs. The Phoenix will be opening 30 mins before each game, which means a 4:30 a.m. call time this Saturday morning. Now the question is whether to go to bed early on Friday night, or follow 2 a.m. last call with a wee-hours nap before heading to the bar again.

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Diablo Loco Sports Bar

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This joint opens early for some matches, one example is the World Cup PVA Houston Battalion Mexico watch party this Sunday at 9 a.m. It’ll be serving a morning menu from 9 to 11 a.m. which includes breakfast of champions: $5 Jameson, $20 Corona Buckets, $5 Mexican candy shots, but drinkers must be wearing Mexico team attire to steal these deals. Check its Facebook page for other game schedules and specials.

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Stats Sports Bar and Grill

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Stats is opening early — at 7, 8, 9, or 10 a.m. depending on the day and the match — so check its Facebook page for the daily details. Plus, it’ll be running its regular specials all World Cup long, including deals on nachos, wings, Frito pie, hotdogs, and more.

Stats/Facebook

Mo's Irish Pub Vintage Park

Mo's Irish Pub Vintage Park/Facebook

Mo’s Irish Pub boasts a TV view from every seat, so there’s really not a bad spot in the house. Check its Facebook page for hours of operation during the World Cup. The bar will open early on select days and offer $3 Bud Light Drafts during all the games.

Mo's Irish Pub Vintage Park/Facebook

King's BierHaus

King's BierHaus/Facebook

King’s BierHaus is running some delectable meal deals plus beer specials during the World Cup. As an added bonus, on Father’s Day, the first 100 dads get a little something special. Check out its social media channels for all of the World Cup plans.

King's BierHaus/Facebook

Eight Row Flint

Tacos served in white paper trays and a Lone Star longneck beer on a whiskey barrel Eight Row Flint/Facebook

Cocktail and taco haven Eight Row Flint is shaking things up during the World Cup by opening an hour earlier for 1:00 matches.

Tacos served in white paper trays and a Lone Star longneck beer on a whiskey barrel Eight Row Flint/Facebook

FM Kitchen and Bar

FM Kitchen and Bar/Facebook

FM Kitchen and Bar will be opening early at 10 a.m. for the mid-morning matches and airing all of the games that fall during normal operating hours. While there, why not grab breakfast or a boozy shake and burgers?

FM Kitchen and Bar/Facebook

El Big Bad

El Big Bad margarita swirled with pink and white.
El Big Bad

This massive Downtown favorite will be serving up its award-winning margaritas and inventive regional Mexican fare to the backdrop of the World Cup. See Facebook for its full game watch schedule — all games that fall during its normal operating hours will be aired in the bar, while it will “consider” opening early for some matches, so check its social site for updates.

El Big Bad margarita swirled with pink and white.
El Big Bad

MKT BAR

MKT Bar/Facebook

Get Russian beverages and food specials while watching a match in its full glory on the huge projector screen. All games starting after 7 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. on weekends will be aired in the bar. On that note, during the World Cup, it’s never too early to grab a ‘MKT’ mule or Baltika beer, plus a Russian style hotdog on a pretzel bun with mustard, sauerkraut, and potato salad for $10.

MKT Bar/Facebook

Christian's Tailgate Bar & Grill

Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill/Facebook

All Christian’s locations will be opening early for the 10 a.m. games. While there, why not grab a hearty brunch or one of its delicious burgers.

Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill/Facebook

Lucky's Pub

Lucky’s is vying to be the epicenter of Houston game watching by airing EVERY SINGLE MATCH that begins at 7 a.m. or later (guess the 5 a.m. matches were too early, eh?). While there, chow down on a full menu of fish tacos, pizza, burger, and wings washed down with a cold beer.

Pitch 25

Dynamo star Brian Ching just opened this massive beer garden/game hall complete with 42 TVs and a mini soccer field, so, really, where could be better for World Cup watching? It’ll open early at 9 a.m. for those mid-morning matches, so watchers can slurp down one of its 100 draft beers with their crews; table reservations are also available.

The King's Head Pub

The King's Head Pub/Facebook

The King’s Head is another one of these Houston-area bars committed to the World Cup cause by opening early for all matches including a 5 a.m. start time this Saturday. Check its Facebook page for hours of operation and specials.

The King's Head Pub/Facebook

The Phoenix on Westheimer

The Phoenix on Westheimer/Facebook

How do you show commitment to the World Cup? By opening REALLY early, even for the 5 a.m. kickoffs. The Phoenix will be opening 30 mins before each game, which means a 4:30 a.m. call time this Saturday morning. Now the question is whether to go to bed early on Friday night, or follow 2 a.m. last call with a wee-hours nap before heading to the bar again.

The Phoenix on Westheimer/Facebook

Diablo Loco Sports Bar

Diablo Loco Sports Bar/Facebook

This joint opens early for some matches, one example is the World Cup PVA Houston Battalion Mexico watch party this Sunday at 9 a.m. It’ll be serving a morning menu from 9 to 11 a.m. which includes breakfast of champions: $5 Jameson, $20 Corona Buckets, $5 Mexican candy shots, but drinkers must be wearing Mexico team attire to steal these deals. Check its Facebook page for other game schedules and specials.

Diablo Loco Sports Bar/Facebook

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