The Round of 16 starts tomorrow, and we’ve got you covered with 16 Intentionalist restaurants, bars, and cafes where you can watch the World Cup action.*


La Isla— While Puerto Rico may not be included in this year’s World Cup, mix it up and experience “the island” at Alfonso Gonzalez and Jason Mikos’ Puerto Rican restaurant ( the first in Washington State!). Take a seat at the bar and enjoy the game with some irresistible eats. Open for 11 a.m. matches on the weekends, and replays earlier matches throughout the day.

The Market Arms— Deborah and John Bayliss and Cynthia and John Ravenhill’s British pub is another soccer-viewing staple. Enjoy some traditional pub fare, ranging from fish and chips to sheperd’s pie to bangers and mash, as you cheer on your favorite teams. Open for 11 a.m. matches and select early matches. Replays of early games throughout the day.

Pink Bee Curry & Sandwiches— Run over to Pawara “Pink” Chivapat and Ariva “Bee” Intrachupongse’s family-run restaurant for an outstanding Thai curry lunch as you cheer on your favorite team. Open for 11 a.m. matches.

Thunderbird Tavern— Madison Eckendorf’s beloved Ballard dive bar has a ton of World Cup spirit. If you’re already waking up at the wee hours for the early games, head on over to Thunderbird where you’ll be in good company. Open 30 minutes before the first game every day for the entire World Cup!


Aburiya Bento House— Enjoy a bento box filled with mouthwatering flame seared fish (aburi in Japanese) at Sung Kwon’s newly opened restaurant as you watch the game on their large flat screen. Open for 11 a.m. matches, and shows replays of early games throughout the day.

Capitol Hill

Bill’s Off Broadway— Colleen Stevens’ energetic sports bar knows how to make sports fans happy with 14 giant TVs and Italian-inspired food service offered from breakfast ‘till dinner. Open for 11 a.m. matches, and open at 8 a.m. for the Final on July 15th with the kitchen open at 9 a.m.

La Cocina Oaxaquena— Hoping El Tri win it all? Grab a seat at the bar to watch the games, and enjoy a meal of authentic Southern-Mexican dishes with a stellar drink in hand at Misael Dominguez and David Gradwohl’s neighborhood restaurant. Open for 11 a.m. matches.

Central District

Happy Grillmore— A nail biting soccer match should always be accompanied by an out-of-this-world gourmet burger to calm down those nerves (with a side of fries and a shake of course!). We can’t guarantee that the utter deliciousness of Kryse and Darren McGill’s fare won’t momentarily distract you from the game. Open for 11 a.m. matches.

Wonder Coffee & Sports Bar— Teferi and Yasmin Abey’s totally original hybrid business is simultaneously a coffee shop, Ethiopian restaurant, sports bar, and live jazz venue. Its many big screens are ideal for watching the game as you and a friend devour one of their delicious Ethiopian combo plates. Open for 11 a.m. matches.

Columbia City

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill— At Heather and Sam Allard’s kid-friendly sports bar, you can watch the game on one (or more!) of their whopping fourteen flat screen televisions. Also make sure to enjoy some of their classic American fare. Open for 11 a.m. matches, and shows replays of early games upon request.

Super Six— Enjoy some of Kamala Saxton and Roz Edison’s outrageous Korean-Hawaiian fusion fare at the cocktail bar as you watch the game! And you may have to sneak out to the beer garden to catch some sun during halftime…Or if you’re seeking a West Seattle option check out Marination Ma Kai. Open for 11 a.m. matches.


The George & Dragon Pub— Since opening in 1995, this English pub has become a soccer fan staple. Owners Deborah and John Bayliss and Cynthia and John Ravenhill have ensured that fans receive the optimal World Cup viewing experience with their indoor and outdoor “tellys”. Opens early for 7 a.m. matches, and plays ALL other matches.

Lake City

The Beer Authority— A soccer game without a beer? Never! Choose from 400 beers from around the world, craft beer on draft, and a small selection of ciders at Barry, Shellane, Brad Adams and Burc McFarlen’s neighborhood bar. Open early for select matches, and shows replays during open hours.

Queen Anne

Queen Anne Beerhall— Pull up a seat at a long communal table to watch a game at Lubo and Jana Katrusin’s European inspired beer hall. Plus, throughout the World Cup, customers can purchase a collectible soccer cleat-style boot glass filled to the brim with Weihenstephan beer for only $12! Open for 11 a.m. matches on Saturdays and Sundays and shows replays of early games throughout the day.

South Lake Union

Maslow’s— If you’re looking to really score as you watch the game, support FareStart’s efforts to transform poverty, homelessness and hunger into human potential by treating yourself to a delicious meal at Maslow’s. Open for 11 a.m. matches.

University District

Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen— Stop by this cozy mint green cottage to catch a game, and try Felix Valderrama and family’s outstanding arepas! These Venezuelan pocket-style sandwiches come with a variety of meat and vegetarian fillings, including their signature pork. Open for 11 a.m. matches.

*We’ve done our best to capture up-to-date information, but we recommend calling the businesses or checking their websites for viewing updates to ensure that early viewings have not been cancelled.

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