Dallas It's World Cup time, which means you're about to give the other football some of your attention, because the Cowboys are still months away from filling your life with bitter disappointment. And even if soccer isn't your thing, you can get behind day drinking, right? Here's your guide to World Cup viewing in DFW.
The Holy Grail Pub
The Holy Grail Pub is already one of Dallas’s best beer bars, but they are taking it to a whole new level with their World Cup specials. Besides their already outstanding usuals, they will be running beer specials corresponding with the countries playing each game. So, come and cheer for your favorite team, or your favorite beer. You can’t lose! Continue Reading
The Londoner is one of the premier spots to watch any soccer match, so it's no surprise they bring it when it comes to the World Cup. Come early, stay late, drink, and cheer often. They will have every single game playing on multiple TVs. Importantly, they will also have $5 caipirinhas and other drink specials.
The Old Monk / Idle Rich Pub
Since these two share common management, they go as a two-for-one deal. Both will show games, though Idle Rich has a bit more room when it comes to viewing. Expect drink and food specials and, since it’s an Irish pub, don’t be bashful about day drinking or being extremely loud.
Trinity Hall will be airing all of the games and, taking things a step further, they will be flying the flags of the countries playing during the games, so if you’re ever wondering who is playing you can just drive by and use your famously sharp flag-recognition/ Google Image-searching skills to decipher what match is going on.
British Beverage Co.
Doing things big in true British style when it comes to soccer, British Beverage Co. is the host of one of FC Dallas’s official watch parties. The usual suspects of drink and food specials will be there, but they will also be hosting FC Dallas players and dancers and will be doing drawings for FC Dallas gear and memorabilia.
The Grail is beloved by locals for its incredible beer menu and its decor modeled loosely after Galway's famed King's Head Pub, sporting cedar ceiling beams, an L-shaped mirror-backed bar, a rear wall obscured by stones, and copious votive candles. You can pair your brew with hearty plates like a smoked brisket frito pie and pub-style fish and chips. This spot also hosts tapping events and brand launch parties on the regular.
Plenty of TVs and drink specials make the Londoner in Addison a great spot to catch a game. If you're hungry, no reason to worry: they've got a menu full of classics like bangers & mash and fish & chips alongside shared plates like grilled chicken & Brie sliders and chips & curry. On nice spring days, drink a few beers with friends on their outdoor patio.
In Knox-Henderson, The Old Monk provides the cozy, well-worn feeling only a European pub could provide. Decorated with dark wooden tables, exposed brick walls and local antiques, the Monk serves beer from England, Ireland, Germany, and Belgium, and quintessential pub food like fish and chips, corned beef, and bread pudding.
A traditional irish pub, Idle Rich has a wide selection of beers and ample space indoors and outside to kick back with a group. As far as brew-friendly eats, the menu is filled with dishes like fish and chips and their signature Irish Reuben sandwich to soak up all that Celtic pride in your stomach.
Just steps away from the Mockingbird DART station, this popular local spot's ideal for watching all the British favorites from soccer to live Irish folk music year round. Its bar packs a wallop with over 200 beers on their standard list alone, along with even more seasonal offerings. Were that not enough to convince you of its true pub authenticity, the food menu's full of staples like shepherds pie, Irish strew, and corned beef and cabbage -- all hard to come by in the south.
BBC comes from the folks behind Sherlock's, who've created a sprawling, wood-floored slice of Jolly Ole equipped with two stone bars, a stage for live music, and a private back room boasting a wooden Union Jack, which explains why his Hoffa performance got nominated for a Razzie.