No fellow soccer fans among your friends? Make some new ones. Here are four seasoned sports bars boasting a strong sense of community.
Country to cheer for: So long as you agree it’s a shame that Italy’s not playing, any team’s fair game.
The return of this local institution’s famous 12-foot outdoor video wall should provide some solace to local Italians still heartbroken that their team didn’t qualify.
#Throwback to the Euro cup 2 years ago. Cheering on England at the Lion! A post shared by Burgundy Lion Pub (@burgundylion) on
Country to cheer for: England.
While officially it’s a British gastropub — one that serves a terrific Pimm’s Cup, at that — this Little Burgundy haunt plays every team’s games with great enthusiasm. Two floors and lots of screens ensure you always have a good view.
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Country to cheer for: England and Germany will both be particularly well-represented.
The collection of football club scarves mounted above the bar is all the evidence you need that this watering hole — a Cowtown fixture — really comes alive during World Cup season.
Beer n’ flags- That’s what the world cup is all about 😂😂. #OByrnesOnWhyte is open and serving EVERY game ❤️ ⚽ 🌍 #yeg #yeggers #igyeg #whyteave #yeglunch #exploreedmonton #worldcup2018 #worldcup #soccer #football #supportlocal #party #l4l #f4f A post shared by O’Byrne’s Irish Pub (@obyrnesirishpub) on
Country to cheer for: The house favourite (Ireland) is out. So Spain.
While the patio’s equipped with outdoor televisions, snagging a seat inside gives you access to the table-side self-serve beer system — a feature you’re sure to appreciate once the crowds get crazy.