The World Cup is coming! And if you're as excited as we are, you'll want to be in a place surrounded by fútbol fans who are passionately cheering on their favorite teams! Not going to be in South Africa for the games? Then hop over to one of these Latin-influenced hot spots we've rounded up across the country!
1. Where to Watch the World Cup: Felix NY
New York City
Hot Spot: Felix
Why it’s a winner: This French bistro, located in the heart of Soho and owned by a Brazilian and French couple, is a NY fave for folks who like a daytime party. When the games begin, the festivities will spill into the streets and last all day long.
2. Where to Watch World Cup: Boqueria NY
New York City
Hot Spot: Boqueria
Location: 53 W. 19th St. in Flatiron NY, NY 212-255-4160 boquerianyc.com
Why it’s a winner: While they'll show all games starting at 9:30 am, there will be many fans representing Spain. Even if it’s not your team, there are still plenty of other reasons to stop by. Chief among them: Free orders of your choice of churros & chocolate or bravas (crispy potatoes) & beer during the first week’s 10am games.
3. Where to Watch World Cup: Novecento Miami
Hot Spot: Novecento
Location: 430 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach 305-531-0900 novecentomiami.com
Why it’s a winner: Although this is Argentinian ground, Novecento, with more than eight locations in four different cities, is definitely a popular joint to eat, drink and watch all the games.
4. Where to Watch World Cup: Boteco Miami
Hot Spot: Boteco Miami
Location: 916 NE 79th Street, Miami, FL 305-757-7735 botecomiami.com
Why it’s a winner: Boteco, named after a Brazilian word meaning "laid-back hang-out spot," is the perfect place to chill if you want a break from SoBe. This spot is only for the true Brazilian fan (which means cute Brazilian boys!) and if you stick around long enough you might find yourself within a Samba party!
5. Where to Watch World Cup: Chicago Rockit
Hotspot: Rockit Bar & Grill
Location: 22 West Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 312-645-6000 rockitbarandgrill.com
Why it’s a winner: With tons of open space, plenty of TVs and touted as the Official Budweiser Home for US Soccer, you'll have a blast at this comfy Chi-Town lounge. Sip on their $5 Mojitos, Bloody Marys or Mimosas and try their raved about burgers and mac n’ cheese.
6. Where to Watch World Cup: The Globe Pub
Hotspot: The Globe Pub
Locations: 1934 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 773-871-3757
Why it’s a winner: Forget about the "scene," the ambience or their choice of music—this pub is for the serious soccer fanatic. The games begin at 6:30am!
7. Where to Watch: Capital City Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Hot Spot: Capital City Sports Grille
Location: 1615 N. Cahuenga Blvd. LA, CA 323-465-1750 capcitysports.com
Why it’s a winner: This swanky lounge is the perfect locale for the girl who likes to wear a dress and heels while screaming for her favorite team. The recently opened, upscale sportsbar has a fab décor, a restauran/club feel and huge TVs.
8. Where to Watch: El Toro Los Angeles
Hotspot: El Toro Cantina
Location: 5368 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 323-525-2618
Why it’s a winner: Besides enjoying great Mexican food and a Mexican theme, you can watch the games in the comfort of your own private booth, as all our outfitted with TV screens.
9. Where to Watch World Cup: Houston Emilianos Bar
Hotspot: Emilianos Sports Bar
Location: 7717710 East Frway, Houston, TX 713-678-8989 emilianos.info
Why it’s a winner: Known as Houston’s largest Hispanic sportsbar, this is the place to be if you’re rooting for Mexico, the USA or Honduras.