Not only is Islington's finest showing the games on the big screen along with a a menu of Brazilian inspired cocktails, they'll give bookings of 10 or more a free bottle of bubbly (Tues - Fri before 8pm) AND they've also got three cool spaces for you to book out for your own private viewing parties! They'll hook you up with your own cocktail menu and party food.
181 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ
This rooftop venue was bound to do something for the World Cup, with a space like that it would be rude not to! For the first England match they're getting all excited and doing an all day all night football extravaganza with lots of street food and DJs playing beats and of course the bloody football. OH AND it's bring your own booze - this is THE place to be.
1 Westgate Street, Hackney E8 3RL
If all this football is making you hungry, head to the sausage king, Herman Ze German, and get stuck into their guest Brazilian wurst. Head during match time and you can even catch the game on the screen, in either their Villier St or Soho locations.
Head to Globe House in Bermondsey for the ultimate World Cup pop up! Upstairs is called the Home Bar. It will have pub vibes, no reservations and you’ll be able to tuck into beers from all competing countries. Downstairs is the The Away Bar where you’ll be able to make reservations, drink banging cocktails (from Jim Wrigley, of Made in the Shade) and kick back on garden furniture. Oh and they’ve got stone-baked pizzas from Pizza Lupa on the menu. See you there.
Globe House, 37 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3JW
For the ultimate experience, Rileys with its 34 screens and projectors is exactly where The World Cup party is at, you can watch multiple games at once, drink official World Cup golden Budweisers, win official merchandise, hang out with hot promo girls and eat BBQ wings. What more could you possibly want? A VIP room to hire for all your mates? Pool? All available my friend.
80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE
This pop up sounds like The World Cup dream. It’s open for 5 weeks in Shoreditch under some arches. Expect a samba style party atmosphere, big screens, deck chairs, palm trees, a bar, cocktails, paninis from a swap shop and a Smokey Tails pop up. 300 crazed fans can fit in here, there will be table booking packages but also a public arch with paid entry on the door. GOOAAAL.
347-249 Old Street, EC1V 9LP
Want to soak up the London skyline while watching the matches in style? Course you bloody do. Sushi Samba has got it going on. Hang out in their 39th floor lounge and bar and get involved with their packages, £75 per person with tables for 4-12 guests with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a selection of signature dishes. Swanky baby.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Matches shown for free in a place with capacity for 350 people? We can smell the atmosphere from here! These guys have really upped their game with a 2am licence, 10ft cinematic screens, special “half thyme” cocktails, pizzas and a mascot handing out yellow / red cards at half time for free drinks. This is gonna be one helluva party.
121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD
Buckets of ice cold beer at your table, huge screens and food, what else do you need? For the hungry fans, get The Blow Out for £29.75. It feeds 4-6 complete with buffalo wings, foot long pork scratching, corn on the cob, bacon dogettes, falafel, beer battered onion rings, Cajun fries and chips. Wash this down with a bucket of beer, each bucket has 6 cans and the price depends on what beer you choose. You won’t have to move ONCE for the whole 90mins.
Brand new Brazilian hang out is of COURSE showing The World Cup matches, it’s like they opened purely for this event. This beach shack themed bar / club will show all Brazilian World Cup games (minus the Fri-Sat ones) it will be a fiver entry with Brazilian drinks, Brazilian tunes and for £20 a Brazilian street food buffet… we’re seeing a theme here, ladies, you know what to do.
101 Howie Street, London, SW11 3BA
Yeh yeh, we know, these aren’t the COOLEST bars about, BUT, for an avid football fan they’re spot on. Not only do they have more screens than any other bar on the high street (except Rileys), you can book private areas, have a photo taken with their very own World Cup (that’s a Facebook profile photo right there) and order your drinks from your phone… Brazilian themed, naturally. Changed your mind yet?
If you’ve got money in the bank then do The World Cup in style and head down to The Box and enjoy huge screens, gourmet food, unlimited booze and a World Cup themed show (we’re thinking football nipple tassels?!). It’s £250 per person at a table and standing viewing tickets are £150. Save them pennies, we know it’s steep but this is gonna be good. Football just got sexy.
11-12 Walker's Court, London W1F 0ED
This 24 hour bar is already a hit, and with its crazy licence late night matches aren’t an issue, however now you can hire “Phil’s Office” a new private bar opening upstairs in June. This bad boy can be booked for private screenings for up to 20 people... PARTAY. World Cup private hire is £300 but Phil being the gem that he is will throw in 20 beers and half time munch with burgers, hot dogs and wings. Hell yizzle. If you’re down in the normal bar then don’t sweat it, they’ve got a seriously late food licence so bacon butties are still flowing at 2am. (Oh, and if football ain’t your thing, they have 24 hour karaoke… either your dream, or your nightmare!).
176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ
These guys mean business. This is London’s official cultural embassy focused around food and football, and backed by the Embassy of Brazil. Running for a month, Londoners can get involved in cultural experiences from Simone Matter who creates edible works of art. They will be showing matches that people can enjoy while being surrounded by art, music and design. If you want to get involved tickets come in tiers. £40 for just food and drinks; for £60 you get food, football and drinks; and for £80 (the true fans) you get to view a Brazil or England match with food, football and drinks and also get tickets to the after party. BOOM. TICKETS HERE
The Gallery, 125 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EW
This little French bistro has had a little shake up and will become Sim Senhora for The World Cup. Oui Madame has family in Brazil so needless to say they’ve got the theme on lockdown. With Brazilian finger food and cocktails with a little kick. We’ll be sipping on the Guarana Powder known as a Devil’s Caipirinha with energetic powder from the Amazon… Cultural drinking innit!
182 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY
Ready to cater to any football fan’s needs, Bodo’s Schloss have a late licence in action so people can enjoy those that fall into the early hours. They will have surround sound and large screens to make the atmosphere so good it’s like you’re there. You can book tables and of course they’ll have appropriately themed drinks and food… you’ll be needing some energy from all the cheering that’ll be going down!
2a Kensington High Street, London W8 4RE
OK so these guys may not be showing the matches but they have cashed in on the old World Cup hype and have launched a worldly themed menu with dogs focusing on various countries taking part… obviously. SO when you’re having a break from the screen but still want to ooze World Cup goodness then head down and tuck into a dog themed on whatever country you’re backing. England? (Naturally) have the Breakie Dog with crispy bacon, tomato relish, black pudding bits and a fried egg. Spain? Enjoy the Calçotada with spicy romesco sauce, charred grilled onions and spiced almonds…. you get it, they’re all pretty spot on (Germany is the currywurst, obvs) and they all taste banging. Tuck in.
70 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QG
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