The 5 best places to watch the World Cup

Published On 06/12/2014 Published On 06/12/2014

Seattle The World Cup, the biggest sporting event of the Summer -- at least until the Seahawks start mandatory minicamp next week -- is here, so we scoured the city for the five sweetest spots in Seattle to watch a match:

ART Restaurant Seattle

ART Restaurant and Lounge: Get your World Cup fix at ART, where they’re honoring the host country by serving Brazillian TV trays at lunch, featuring caldo verde, bolinho de arroz, churrasco sandwich, and passion fruit ice cream. Continue Reading

Café Presse

Cafe Presse: Despite its French theme, Cafe Presse's got happy hour pricing during USA matches, and is hosting a kick-off party during the Ghana match Monday, June 16th, from 2:30-5pm, where they are promising prizes like Sounders tickets, food, and T-shirts.


Phinney Center: The Phinney Neighborhood Association is putting up a massive 14ft x 8ft movie screen, and bringing in food trucks like Don Lucho, Nosh, and 314 Pie for each and every match, all month long.


Fuel: Feast your eyes on one of Fuel's 18 screens for the USA vs. Portugal match, where your ticket purchase comes with two beers and a guaranteed spot to watch the game. 

George & Dragon Pub

George and Dragon: Cheer on your country at one of America's best soccer bars, where the World Cup means the outdoor beer garden is open, a shton of TVs, food/drink specials, and 399 of your closest friends.

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1. ART Restaurant & Lounge 99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

With views of Elliott Bay, this farm-to-table eatery serves up delectable options from land, ranch, or sea, like the spice-rubbed king salmon entree.

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2. Cafe Presse 1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

With mutliple international soccer jerseys hanging in frames, French menus, and endless options for wine and coffee, Cafe Presse is is the ultra-European answer to Seattle's boom in trendy coffee shops. One would think at first glance that the menu came straight from Paris, with entirely French names and dishes like simple baguette sandwiches, charcuterie plates, and sirloin steak-frites (that's steak and fries, obviously). It's merely the appearance of the American dollar sign that separate this place from the real thing.

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3. Phinney Center 6532 Phinney Ave N,, Seattle, WA 98103

It's one of the best places in Seattle to connect with the community. Weather that's watching the World Cup with neighbors or enjoying a pancake breakfast together.

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4. Fuel 164 S Washington St., Seattle, WA 98104

Sports, eats, and beats, they've got an overflowing selection of all three. Zeroing in on those eats: they've got a happy hour weekdays from 3p to 7p with $3 apps like chicken satay skewers w/ peanut sauce and two topping pita pizzas, plus $3.50 well drinks.

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5. George & Dragon Pub 206 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (Fremont)

Since opening in 1995, George and Dragon's has been a popular British neighborhood pub where you can scarf down an English breakfast, enjoy a pint of beer, get rowdy during soccer games, and happy hour specials that start way before 5pm. It also has a great outdoor patio perfect for lunch, dinner, or drinks on warmer days.



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