16-plus Miami World Cup Watch parties and deals

World Cup logoDress in your favorite country’s team shirt and wave its flag during the World Cup Soccer take-over at Miami bars. Bars and restaurants are offering food and drink specials for Miami World Cup watch parties.

Here are the hot spots to catch all the action from June 12-July 13:

Fado Irish Pub at Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave., (786-924-0972), where on all match days throughout the Cup they’ll offer $5 Heineken drafts and $4 Heineken and Heineken light bottles as well as select appetizers/sandwich and beer bundle specials.

Oak Tavern at 35 NE 40 St., Miami, (786-391-1818), where they’ll featuring a World Cup Caipirinha cocktail in honor of its host Brazil, as well as specially priced $5 A-Z libations paying homage to competing teams including Aguardiente (Colombia); Fernet & Coke (Argentina); Gin & Tonic (England); Tequila & Sangrita (Mexico) and Gin Tonic (Spain).

Public House at 423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach (305-763-8109) is offering $20 Open Bar for the duration of every game on a daily basis. Open bar includes any of their rotating domestic and international draft beers and well drinks.

Meat Market at 915 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-532-0088) is all World Cup themed with $7 glasses of French, Spanish, Italian, German and Australian wines; half-price on beers from Belgium, Korea Republic and the Netherlands; $7 Specialty Cocktails including Pimm’s Cup (England) and Highland Sandia (Mexico).

To complement the drinks, chef/co-owner Sean Brasel devised a menu of specialties from the competing countries including American Wagyu Bacon and Cheese Slider with Meat Market Fries, Argentinean Short Ribs Empanada with BBQ sauce and Netherlands Gouda Cheese Tater Tots, each $9.

Foxhole Bar, 1218 14 Ct., Miami Beach (305-534-3511) is normally hard to find, given that the entrance is in the back alley but during World Cup nights it will be loud enough and easier to find. Stop in for a 5 for $15 bucket of Peroni. They’ll be open early for all afternoon games.

Clevelander Bar, 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach (786-276-1417) is the golden jewel of Ocean Drive, the heart and soul of South Beach and thereby serving up cheap buckets of beer. Sit poolside with a bucket of either five Budweisers or Bud Lights for $20 (that’s $4 a bottle) or for $25 (or $5 a bottle), buckets of Corona, Modelo, Heineken, Estrella or Peroni. Those are unbeatable SoBe prices.

Perfecto, 1450 Brickell Ave., Downtown Miami (305-372-0620) is offering a couple of options for soccer fanatics. The “To See and Snack” for $15 includes their patatas bravas or Spain’s spicy potatoes with olive oil and two Estrella draft beers or the “To See and Win!” with crunchy homemade pork rinds and two Estrella draft beers.

Cecconi’s, 4835 Collins Ave., Miami Beach (786-507-7902) the World Cup menu is impressive and extensive. $4 buys eggplant caponata bruschetta, ham and cheese croquettes, meatballs w/tomato sauce & basil, parmesan cheese and truffle fries, crudites with chickpea dip or chilled tomato soup with either a draft or bottled Peroni beer. For $7 choices include burrata, heirloom tomato, pistachio and avocado salad; fried calamari; World Cup sliders; pizzetta, spicy salami & olives; pizzetta margherita and four select wines or select cocktails including negroni, caipirinha, caipiroska spritz, prosecco or bellini.

Batch Gastropub, 30 SW 12 St., Miami (305-808-5555) game day specials include 16 oz. Coors Light for $4.50 or a bucket of 5 for $20, Corona for $5 for bucket of 5 for $20, pints of Miller for $4.50 and Modelo pints for $5. Pair any of those with empanadas or arepas that are either one for $5 or 3 for $12 or fish and chips for $12.

The Coral Gables Museum and ESPN Deportes are hosting two World Cup watch parties.

Paquito’s Mexican Restaurant, 16265 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach (305-947-5027) is featuring specials during the Colombia Vs. Greece match on Saturday, June 14 at noon. They’ll have $20 Modelo beer buckets, $5 shots, raffles and for the first 20 guests — $3 shots every time Colombia scores. Tickets are required. They are available at EventBrite.

SushiSamba, 600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-673-5337); 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables (305-448-4990) is featuring specials throughout the World Cup including leblon caipirinhas as well as other food and drink specials and entertainment by samba dancers. And the best SambaSelfie taken throughout the tournament wins an all-expenses paid trip for two to Brazil.

Taperia Raca, 7010 Biscayne Blvd., Miami (305-751-8756) is serving half price tapas including their cheese croquettes with romesco sauce, paella croquettes with saffron aioli, fried meatballs with spiced smoked tomato and for the sweet tooth a nutella rice pudding croquette topped with walnuts, pretzels and strawberries. Plus specials on white and red sangria as well as unique blends of red wine and Coca Cola and Sprite and draft beer.

Brazaviva Churrascaria, 7910 NW 25 St., Doral (305-513-6373) is serving up $5 Caipirinhas, the drink of Brazil, starting at noon on weekday game days throughout the run of the World Cup.

TK’s at the Villa Mayfair, 2901 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove (305-774-1500) has $3 Radeberger draft beers from Germany for $3, caipirinhas for $4 and family-friendly Brazilian lemonade for $3.

Wynwood Stadium, 2727 NW 2 Ave., Wynwood. This “Watch The Cup” pop-up party/tent is showing all the matches daily up until the final day on July 13 in this 35,000-square-foot covered area on a 240″ jumbo LED screen and serving up free beer for certain matches and you pick when by clicking within the website. While watching play poolball and other games they’ll have set up. No cover charge but RSVP is required.

And, for fun with the entire family, Winn Dixie Stores are hosting their final World Cup Food Event Saturday, June 28. The Mini-Fan Fest includes inflatable soccer goals, live entertainment, giveaways and product samples. The final one is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6770 Bird Rd.  Miami, Florida 33155


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