It’s been a long four years since we got to cheer on our favorite footballers, but the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off today. The U.S. men’s team didn’t make the cut, but this is Miami – we know know plenty of you have got other teams in the game still.
With that in mind, we put together a mini-roundup of places where you can catch all the matches (mostly in the group stage), score some good deals, and enjoy all the fútbol you can handle (or at least until your boss realizes why you’ve been taking such long lunches).
Steak Brasil: On June 17 and 27, when Brazil is playing, the restaurant is offering a special buffet for $39.99, including a free caipirinha.
Marlins Park: The Miami Marlins are hosting a series of watch parties at the park’s 5th Base bar starting Friday afternoon. There will be a food truck, beers starting at $5, and other giveaways.
Bousa Brewing: The brewery is offering $1 off every beer and opening early for the morning matches.
Las Rosas: They’ll be showing a mix of afternoon games at 2 p.m., starting with tomorrow’s Portugal vs Spain match.
Española Way: A bunch of restaurants along the street will be hosting watch parties.
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company: Come through for $7.50 pitchers, croquetas for a quarter, and a free shooter of the brewery’s Kaptain’s Kolsch when a team scores a goal.
The Tank Brewing: Showing a mix of afternoon games starting at 2 p.m. with tomorrow’s Portugal vs Spain match.
1-800-Lucky: The food hall plans to open early and have all the games playing.
Wynwood Marketplace: The marketplace is hosting the “Watch the Cup” party starting today at 11 a.m. through the finals on July 15.
Wakefield Brewing: They’re opening at 11 a.m. starting today and will have more details on Instagram.
Concrete Beach Brewery: The brewery will have happy hour pricing and bagels for all the early morning games.
Veza Sur Brewing Co.: They’ll have empanadas from Fufi Restaurant, Zak the Baker pastries, breakfast food from Baja Bao and coffee from Box Cold Brew. And if you come through with your favorite country’s jersey, you’ll get a $2 beer.
We also got some recs from Lee Ifans, a writer with the site Magic City Soccer:
Wynwood Brewing: “It’s the home bar of Miami FC’s supporter’s group, Dade Brigade. … They’ll be open early for the games and there’s sure to be some knowledgeable loyal soccer fans to share a pint with.”
Urban Soccer 5: “If you want to watch and play, there’s no better option.”
Bar da Vila: “Bar da Vila is run by soccer-mad Brazilians and the tiny-cafe bar is a great option for a long lunch to catch your favorite team.”
Let us know if there are any other spots we missed – just hit reply or email us at [email protected]. And if you’re looking to rep for your country and enjoy their food at the same time, check out this food-driven World Cup guide from Miami.com.