I recall saying to myself some four years ago that I should plan a trip to Cape Town for the 2010 World Cup, pending I have the financial funds by then. Welp, 2010 is here and I’m still buying generic brand body wash, plotting for free drinks and praying I’ll become the next J.K. Rowling overnight.
For those of us who’ll be catching the games on TV from across the seas, here are some football friendly venues around NYC:
53 W. 19th Street
*Doors open at 9:30am when games start at 10am
*7:30am games will be shown at noon
*During the first week’s 10am games, the restaurant will be giving away free orders of churros & chocolate or bravas & beer. They’ll also be serving breakfast dishes.
*Hot spot for Spain fans
*Doors open at 9:30am every game day
*2 big screen TVs
*DIY Bloody Mary bar and pitchers of mojitos
*Full menu with some special dishes including fish & chips, chicken wings, and crispy skate sandwiches
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Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
7 Rivington Street
*5 flat screens and a big screen projection
137 Ave C
*Hot spot for Aussie fans
Braii South African BBQ & Grill
329 W. 51st St.
*Hot spot for host country fans
Xai Xai Wine Bar
369 W. 51st St.
*South African food and drink will be served
257 6th Avenue
*Outdoor big screen
*Hot spot for Italy fans
Hecho en Dumbo
*$10 prix-fixe lunch and drink specials
*Hot spot for Mexico fans
87 7th Avenue and 245 Park Avenue
*Giveaways and contests during games
*Hot spot for Brazil fans
East Village Tavern
158 Avenue C
*Showing all games
*$4 craft drafts, $3 Miller & Bud
*$2 sliders and 25 cent wings
*Doors open 30 minutes before all morning matches
*TVs and projectors
*Chicken & waffle special
Lastly, here is the complete game schedule. Ole! Ole!