The World Cup is right around the corner, and the 32 qualified teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have landed in Brazil ready to commence the games. Fans around the world pick their flags and prepare to cheer on their favourite teams. Here is a list of team-based places to watch the World Cup around Vancouver.
(Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria)
Harambe will be playing World Cup on a big projector. and will have a lunch special to go with it. All games will be playing and all fans welcome, but the African teams will be the focus.
Address: 2149 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
The Down Under Bar and Grill will have a list of Aussie beers on special, as well as 14 TVs around the bar for fans to watch the games.
Address: 830 W Pender St, Vancouver
Wings will have 14 TVs and a projector, one TV being visible from the outdoor patio. They will also have daily drink specials.
Address: 1162 Granville St, Vancouver
Biercraft has become the hotspot for Belgian fans as it has a variety of Belgian beers. 14 Tvs will be around the bar, and also a projector. Carlsberg beers will be on special. A give-away for a 42” TV will also happen at the end of the World Cup.
Address: 1191 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
The Pint is the Official Brazil’s House in Vancouver. with over 70 TVs around the bar, and will have daily specials. Prize give-aways for jerseys will also be happening.
Address: 455 Abbott St, Vancouver
Libra room will have 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
Malone’s Urban Drinkery is another common hangout for Brazil fans. Order some craft beer and enjoy the games through the 15 TVs downstairs, and two upstairs.
Address: 608 W Pender St, Vancouver
Boteco will have great Brazilian food and specials on drinks for the World Cup. Five TVs will be around the bar for the guests to be able to watch the games.
Address: 2545 Nanaimo St, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 566-9028
The Croatian Cultural Centre will be featuring the Croatia games in its facility. Admission is free and alcohol will be served at a cash bar.
Address: 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Sponsored by Canada’s Official England House, the London Pub will have prize give-aways and food and drink specials. Cover charge is imposed.
Address: 700 Main St, Vancouver
Manchester Pub is also the Official England House, as well as the Official Dutch House. They will also be a common hangout for England fans. Known for its busy and lively crowd, the pub will feature 14 screens and a flat screen playing the games. Cover charge is imposed.
Address: 1941 W Broadway, Vancouver
The Pint is also another England House in Vancouver. with over 70 TVs around the bar, and will have daily specials. Prize give-aways for jerseys will also be happening.
France fans have planned a meet up and will be gathering at the Red Card Sports Bar to cheer on “Les Bleus” for all their games.
Address: 560 Smithe St, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 689-4460
This authentic French bistro that strives to bring the flavours of Paris to Vancouver will be playing only the French games on its few TV screens.
Address: 1181 Melville St, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 639-8692
Founded in 1935, the Alpen Club has since been the number one rendezvous location for the German community. A large TV will be featured in the bar and a few TVs in the restaurant. German beers will be on special, and prize give-aways will happen.
Address: 4875 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
The Pint is also going to be Germany House and Dutch house for the duration of the Cup. With over 70 TVs around the bar, and will have daily specials. Prize give-aways for jerseys will also be happening.
Address: 455 Abbott St, Vancouver
Cavo bar will have eight TVs and one in the patio. Drinks will also be on special.
Address: 911 Granville St, Vancouver
Italian House Vancouver World Cup 2014
Abruzzo’s has been rated as one of the best places to watch the World Cup on Commercial Drive. Enjoy a cup of cappuccino made with passion in a cafe that is extremely enthusiastic about soccer and the Italian team.
Address: 1321 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Prontino opened this year in May and will have Italian beers Menabrea and Peroni on special for the games.
Address: 3475 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Watch the World Cup at Il Centro sponsored by Vancity in their spacey Osteria Lounge. Three large flat screen TVs will be up playing the all the Italy games. Free parking and is included, with a menu for snacks and refreshments.
Address: 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver
With the growing presence of the Iranian community in North Vancouver, Narrow’s pub will be hosting all Iran games with a live DJ, outdoor patio and face paint.
Address: 1970 Spicer Rd, North Vancouver
Cazba is rated as one of the best Iranian restaurants in Vancouver. The Iran games will be played in a family friendly environment, with two TVs in the North Vancouver location. The downtown location is expecting TVs but is not confirmed to be on time for the World Cup.
Address: 132 W 16th St, North Vancouver
Kamei Baru is a highlighted Japanese restaurant in Vancouver and will be playing the games for Japan through eight TVs and a projector. Specials have yet to be announced.
Address: 990 Smithe St, Vancouver
This small Japanese tapas restaurant will be serving its regular food beer and cocktails to go along with the World Cup.
Address: 3763 W. 10th Ave. Vancouver
The Manchester Pub will also be the Official Netherlands House as well as England House. Known for its busy and lively crowd, the pub will feature 14 screens and a flat screen playing the games. Cover charge is imposed.
Address: 1941 W Broadway, Vancouver
De Dutch pancake house will be playing all the Netherlands games for the fans. Its downtown location and North Van location will have TVs. Other locations are not confirmed.
Address: 657 W 3 St, North Vancouver
Kyo BBQ will be closed until June 13 but is expected to bring out a projector to go along with its TV for Korea fans to watch the games.
Address: 2993 Granville St, Vancouver
The Edgewater Casino in Vancouver will be hosting many spectacular events for all matches, but particularly ones of Latin American teams. The opening game will be feature a Brazilian DJ as well as Samba dancers. Free parking, prize give-aways, and free shuttle service one hour before each game.
Address: 750 Pacific Boulevard South, #311, Vancouver
Six TVs will be up playing the games. The menu will continue to feature Mexican cuisine and all beer is on special for $5.
Address: 265 Robson St, Vancouver
There will be 2 TVs and 1 big projector. The Mexican will feature different menus and a variety of specials depending on the time of the game.
Address: 1049 Granville St, Vancouver
El Azteca will be having Mexican breakfast and tacos on special, as well as $4 tequila shots. Two TVs and a projector will be playing the games.
Address: 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Joe’s Cafe is a popular place for Portugal fans. Watch the game while playing billiards or enjoy an authentic cup of cappuccino in this retro-style cafe. A couple TVs will be hoisted around the space for fans to watch.
Address: 1150 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
The Portuguese Club of Vancouver will be playing the World Cup for Portugal fans in its facility, with membership priority.
Address: 1144 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
With a large TV inside, this little spanish tapas place will be focusing on Spain games and will have be showing them all.
Address: 26 Powell Street, Vancouver
If you don’t see a place for your favourite team and you know of one, let us know in the comment box!