As Qatar prepares for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, here in Charlotte we have one thing on our minds: where are we all going to watch?
You can check out our ultimate guide to over 40 football bars in the area and of course you can always choose to stream the games at home. But while you’re here, we’ll help you cut it with a few of our favorites that offer extended hours, food specials and watch parties during the World Cup:
Big Ben Restaurant and Pub
Location: 1535 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Big Ben will present all matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Elizabeth’s Pub. Come hungry for fish-n’-chips: the restaurant serves beer-battered haddock with steak fries, coleslaw and a wally (a pickle).
Charlotte FC World Cup Watch Party
Location: Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
On Monday, November 21, the Charlotte Football Club will host a watch party at Romare Bearden Park for the United States Men’s National Team in their first World Cup game against Wales at 2 p.m. The Senegal v Netherlands game will also be broadcast at 11 a.m. Admission is free, but reserve your place with a ticket. Expect a big screen, local beer and food trucks.
Location: 140 Brevard Court, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
The Brevard Court Soccer Bar will be open early for all World Cup matches from November 20 to December 20. 18. Order a local beer and look at the bar known to all football fans. If the ground floor is slammed, check upstairs – but who are we kidding? It will be slammed, too.
Location: 3120 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
Growlers Pourhouse will open early for some World Cup matches from November 21. Enjoy the applause with your order of pesto brie fries, fried chicken tacos or oysters and beer!
Here is the program :
- Monday, November 21 – USA v Wales at 2 p.m.
Growlers opens from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Note: Growlers is usually closed on Mondays. A limited menu that day will only include tacos and nachos.)
- Friday, November 25 – United States vs. England at 2 p.m.
Growlers open from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Saturday November 26 – France vs Denmark at 11 a.m., Argentina vs Mexico at 2 p.m.
Growlers open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
- Sunday, November 27 – Croatia vs. Canada at 11 a.m., Spain vs. Germany at 2 p.m.
Growlers open from 10:30 a.m. to midnight
- Tuesday, November 29 – United States vs. Iran at 2 p.m.
Growlers open from 1:30 p.m. to midnight
Take note, Growlers has new weekday specials*:
- Tuesdays: 3 tacos for $12, Classic Margarita for $8 + rotating specialty tacos.
- On Wednesdays and Sundays, chicken wings are $10 for 12 wings.
*All offers are only valid on site.
South End/El Toro Bruto Resident Culture
Location: 332 W. Bland St., Charlotte, NC 28203
Resident Culture Brewing Co., along with soccer star Christian Fuchs, will host a No Fuchs Given World Cup watch party at the South End during the USA v Wales match at 2pm on Monday 21st November. Details:
- A specially brewed No Fuchs Given lager will be reissued, available on draft and in cans from the launch party.
- Fuchs will be there to greet fans during the event.
Can’t come to the No Fuchs Given party? Resident Culture South End will broadcast all United States World Cup matches. It has a new 110 inch permanent projection screen and HDTV screens throughout the dining room. No Fuchs Given will be offered during the entire FIFA World Cup while supplies last.
Rí Rá will air the entire World Cup series from November 20 to December 18. The Irish Pub has several TVs downstairs and two 12ft long flat screen TVs upstairs. Here are some details:
- The first level of the pub will be open early for all games from 8am and 10am. Breakfast sandwiches and homemade fries will be offered early, with a regular menu starting at 11 a.m.
- For USA matches and other big matches later in the tournament, RiRa will open both tiers.
- The matches will be broadcast on 6 televisions and a 12′ projection screen.
- RiRa will offer two non-alcoholic beers: Guinness 0 in a can for $4 and Heneiken 0.0 in a bottle for $4. There’s also a long list of draft beers and ciders, as well as whiskey from Charlotte’s Great Wagon Road Distilling.
This story was originally published November 14, 2022 11:28 a.m.