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Jun 9, 2010 04:04 AM

World Cup restaurants/bars

Would like to start a list of restaurants/bars to watch the World Cup in Brooklyn, preferably with good food and a family friendly atmosphere.

I believe Chip Shop is televising the Cup but I haven't been able to confirm that. Where else?


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  1. Black Horse Tavern on 5th and 19th has got to be one of the best places in the Park Slope Area to watch the World Cup - multiple TVs and peopel who actually watch football/soccer on a regular basis throughout the year. The food is decent (it's British pub food and not gastropub either so there's sort of a natural ceiling to quality) but the staff is friendly and they have good beers on tap (fewer English beers than you would think but still a good selection).

    1. Woodwork on Vanderbilt seems the obvious choice--it bills itself as a soccer bar and I've seen them hosting kids' birthday parties too.

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      1. re: chowbie

        I've been to Woodwork before and love it but unfortunately they have advised against bringing kids on the weekends, during the World Cup. They are also requiring reservations and advanced payment for weekends.

        1. re: brooklynmasala

          Wait, please explain.... you have to pay in advance to reserve a seat at a bar? Are they nuts?

          1. re: chorosch

            That's common in a lot of bars, especially soccer bars during the World/Euro/South America Cup. They don't want people sitting there all day, watching and not spending any money. I don't blame them.

            1. re: funniduck

              That's interesting. I've never encountered that before. How much do you have to pay?

              1. re: chorosch

                I just called the Woodwork and here's what I learned: Woodwork's 2.30 seating for the US-UK game is sold out. It was $20 for 2 drinks, a seat, and a raffle ticket and he's pretty sure the 10a game Argentina-Nigeria will be sold out too. The 7.30a has not. :)
                But the guy also told me since of the high demand and craziness, they are going to close the street and get jumbotrons so people can watch the game outside. For free. Sort of like a a big block party!

                I think I'll stick to Barbes though. They are only showing the 2.30p games in their backroom, and bring down their movie screen.

      2. Der Schwarze Kölner
        Cherry Tree Lounge

        667 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

        Cherry Tree
        65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

        1. Not sure, but PJ Hanley's on Court might be an option. I watched the US-Brit match there over the weekend, but I don't know if they are really committed to showing non-US games. The food isn't great (except for the pizza next door), but it's a nice neighborhood place to watch sports.

          1. I watched USA v England at the Bell House and it was packed, but it's huge and they have a projection screen, so it was a really exciting environment. Burgers and dogs from a grill on the street continued the theme of the day, serving Stilton or American burgers or hot dogs v bangers. Three dollar Newcastle pints too. They're sure to do something similar for most big games. Brazil v Ivory Coast anyone?
            Also don't forget Sheep Station, esp for the Australia matches.

            Sheep Station
            149 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

            Bell House
            149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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            1. re: HankyT

              Just came back from Sheep Station for the Brazil vs Ivory Coast Game. It was a lot of fun, good crowd. HIghly recommend.

              Sheep Station
              149 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217