Olé, Olé, Olé!
We love soccer or futbol or football, whatever you may call it. We aren’t simply World Cup fans we watch the MLS here in the states (Go Fire!) and we loathe the idea of missing even one World Cup game this year but a few of our friends were going to be traveling while matches were being played and we’ve been asked more than once “What’s the best place for us to watch the match while on vacation?”
Some places of course are easier to find the game than others. For example, if you’re in Cancun you’ll probably find the game on every TV.
That said our go-to place to watch sporting events in Cancun is Champions Bar at Casa Magna Marriott.
Cabo San Lucas
Again, mexico so it won’t be hard to find a TV with the game on but that isn’t the same thing as having a great experience. We recommend you check out Tanga Tanga—it’s an outdoor sports bar with a ton of TVs and remember you wanted to spend time in the sun anyway.
This is easy. Captain Don’s Sports Bar. Close to the water, near a ton of hotels, laid back atmosphere—this is the place in Puerto to catch a game.
This recommendation may be a little controversial—because we are recommending a cigar bar and we absolutely do not recommend bringing your children with you. That said—Havana Cay is showing the world cup DAILY from 5pm to 12am and we are firm believers you should spend your days on the beach or in the water.
Grand Cayman Island
Billy Bones. It’s an outdoor bar with its own pool and TVs under the cabana. This may be our favorite place in the Caribbean to catch a sporting event.
To my mind there is no better thing to drink with a soccer match than a pint of Guinness, I’m not claiming it’s rational but for me they go together like peanut butter and jelly and perhaps the best place to get a pint in the United States is located in Vegas—we recommend you head over to McMullan’s Irish Pub. Great traditional irish food, fantastic beer, and more soccer than you can shake a stick at.
There is only one place in the city that I would be really excited to sit in for a couple of games and that is, without a doubt, Mohawk. Indoor and outdoor viewing stations, tons of beer, some fancy hot dogs that just go so well with that IPA. This is the place to be in Austin for the next few weeks.
Miami is just one of those cities that comes to life with energy when it’s time for the World Cup. We don’t recommend you had to a bar in Miami. No, we recommend you make your way to a pool. Specifically Fontainebleau Miami Beach. A huge screen set over a beautiful pool right off the beach. This is the way to enjoy your holiday and still get your soccer fix. (You should get a Caipirinha while you’re there.)