Where to watch the World Cup in Atlanta—and score some deals

No matter who you’re cheering for, you’re bound to find fellow fans at one of these soccer bars
Where to watch the World Cup in Atlanta
Fadó Irish Pub

Photograph courtesy of Fadó Irish Pub

There’s few better times for soccer fans than World Cup season—and Atlanta soccer pubs and sports bars are joining in on the celebration. With so many to choose from, here are a few that stand out because of their deals, giveaways, and special World Cup menus through July 15. Since this year’s games are held in Russia—where the time zones are between six and nine hours ahead of Atlanta, depending on which Russian city the game is played in—many start in the morning. But several pubs are opening early and offering breakfast specials for the extra dedicated fans. So whether you want to catch the morning or afternoon game, one thing is certain: you won’t have to break the bank.

Fadó Irish Pub
This popular Irish pub will not only show all World Cup matches, but both of their Buckhead and Midtown locations will have a special World Cup menu as well. The menus at either location might vary slightly, but at the Buckhead location, you can expect offers like $10 sandwiches or burgers, $5 beers, $3 mimosas (until 3 p.m.), $6 bloody Mary’s (until 3 p.m.), and $20 buckets of beer. Doors open as early as 7:45 a.m. for the morning games. Buckhead: 273 Buckhead Avenue, 404-841-0066; Midtown: 933 Peachtree Street, 404-260-7190

The Midway Pub
This East Atlanta Village pub has one of the biggest patios in the area and more than 100 beer selections. Not only will they be open for all World Cup games, including the morning ones, but they will also be giving away prizes such as Atlanta United tickets and offering specials. They will have a World Cup loyalty program, called the “Passport Rewards Program,” which will allow customers to earn “Midway money” to spend at the restaurant for every game they attend there. 552 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, 404-584-0335

Where to watch the World Cup in Atlanta
Ri Rá Irish Pub

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Rí Rá Irish Pub
Want to switch things up and catch the early game? This Irish pub in Midtown is perfect for that. They will open at 7:30 a.m. for all the morning matches and offer delicious breakfast specials (for orders placed before 11 a.m.) and $4 drinks to keep dedicated fans taken care of. 1080 Peachtree Street Northwest, 404-477-1700

Big Sky Buckhead
If you wake up early, but not that early, head here for brunch. Their morning specials carry on until 3:30 p.m. and include brunch options like $7 pandebono baskets, $10 chicken and biscuits, $10 arepas, and $15 steak and eggs. They’ll have $17 mix-and-match beer buckets all day. During the World Cup season, doors open 7:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. depending on the specific game. 3201 Cains Hill Place Northwest, 404-228-8856

Where to watch the World Cup in Atlanta
El Ponce

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El Ponce
Feelin’ Mexican food? Check this place out for well-rounded deals on food and drinks. For all World Cup games, they will be offering their full brunch menu, which is usually only offered on Sundays. They also have a special Match Day menu that offers burritos, grande chilaquiles, and more. For drinks, they will offer several Heineken specials: $10 for a 32 oz Heineken that comes with a complimentary Atlanta United mug with refills for $6 (customers can bring this back anytime during the World Cup or Atlanta United matches for the refills), $20 Heineken and Heineken Light buckets, and $7 for a 16 oz Heineken and 1 oz shot of tequila. 939 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, 404-881-6040

Der Biergarten
If you’re rooting for Germany and want a taste of German culture too, Der Biergarten offers $10 liters of beer and $5 brats for any Germany match until July 15. The German pub’s atmosphere attracts Germany fans from all over Atlanta, so you’ll all be cheering together. 300 Marietta Street, 404- 521-2728

The Elder Tree
A stylish and contemporary Irish pub that’s also a major soccer bar, Elder Tree will open at 8 a.m. for all the matches and offer $3 Heineken draft specials, along with some Atlanta United player signings, and giveaways such as jerseys or balls. 469 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, 404-658-6108

Other favorite Atlanta soccer bars such as Brewhouse Cafe and Hudson FC International Sports Pub may not have specific World Cup specials, but they’ll surely have a great game-day atmosphere.