Here’s where to watch the 2022 World Cup near DC – NBC4 Washington

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicked off on Sunday 20 November and with 32 teams battling for the trophy after 12 years of preparation, the football tournament promises to thrill fans around the world.

The US men’s national team’s first game is on Monday, November 21 at 2:00pm ET against Wales.

For USMNT fans who want to celebrate the thrill of the game in person without shelling out hundreds of dollars for a World Cup ticket, a number of bars in and around the district host watch parties during USMNT games. And if your heart beats for a non-US team, don’t worry – there are plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry no matter who is on the field.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of bars in DC, Maryland and Virginia that will host watch parties for the World Cup.

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Back in September, the DC City Council passed a new law allowing bars to stay open 24 hours during the World Cup.

You won’t be able to buy a beer in a bar all the time – the 2022 World Cup Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 requires bars to stop serving alcohol between 4am and 6am

Bars wishing to remain open 24 hours must also pay a $100 fee to register with the ABC Board and provide 3 days written notice to the Board and the Metropolitan Police Department before proceeding with the extended opening hours can continue.

But some pubs are taking the opportunity and the legislation promises extended fun for football fans this World Cup.

“Football in a Circle”, Dupont Circle

The Welsh Government is partnering with the Dupont Festival for a day-long event on Monday to celebrate the USMNT v Wales.

Soccer in the Circle started at 9am and lasts until 4:30pm and includes live coverage of the big game. A DJ will play American and Welsh football music and there will be Welsh food and artwork created by American and Welsh artists.

Alcohol isn’t allowed on-site, but the official event site encourages visitors to stop by nearby Dupont Circle bars.

wonder garden, 1101 First Street NO

Several embassies are partnering with Wunder Garten in NoMa for the 2022 World Cup including but not limited to Wales, UK, Germany, Spain, Australia and Belgium.

There will be a USMNT vs Wales game watch party on November 21 from 2pm to 5pm and the German-inspired outdoor beer garden will advertise on its Facebook page “specialty beers, big screen TVs and lots of swag- Gear”.

Boundary Stone Public House, 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW

The Bloomingdale Pub will open early each day at 1pm to broadcast the World Cup games and plans to open earlier on days the USMNT plays before that time – including Monday afternoons for the first US appearance on the Field.

They also host happy hour during all weekday World Cup games, which means $5 local draft, $6 select wines by the glass, $6 old-fashioned and Manhattans on tap, $7 hot chicken sandwiches and fried fish sandwiches, and $1.50 oysters .

Taqueria Las Gamelas, 1280 4th Street NE

The La Cosecha Market Taqueria and Bar will offer $4 modelo and $2 margaritas during games that La Cosecha plays live during regular business hours.

Other restaurants in La Cosecha that offer deals during the games are:

  • Great katawith $10 house wines, $5 Medalla lager and $25 Medalla lager
  • La Casita Pupuseriawith two dolls and a beer for $11
  • serenatawith $3 beer and $10 themed cocktails

Astro Beer Hall, 1306 G Street NW

Astro Beer Hall, the official DC bar of unofficial US national soccer fan group American Outlaws, opens bright and early at 6 am on US game days.

When the G Street bar is too crowded, American Outlaws offers Overflow partner events:

  • Public Bar Live at 1214 18th Street NW;
  • Franklin Hall at 348 Florida Avenue NW;
  • Georgetown Clubhouse at 1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW;
  • Penn Social 801 E Street NW

Riverside Capitol

A number of southeast DC waterfront restaurants and bars offer specials, specialty drinks and extended hours during World Cup games. A full list, available here, includes:

  • Mission Navy Yard at 1221 Van Street SEthe opens at 10:00 am for all Worlds games except Thanksgiving, featuring $6 Pacifico 16oz Drafts, $7 Patron Blanco Shots and $10 Espresso Martinis, among other offerings.
  • The brig at 1007 8th St SE started early on November 20th with specials during the World Cup for everyone watching in the German beer garden. The early hours don’t extend until Thanksgiving.
  • Half Street Brewery & Tap Room by Atlas Brew Works at 1201 Half Street SE plans to open early from December 3rd at 10am with World Cup matches on the TVs.


Silver Branch Brewing Company, 8401 Colesville Rd #150, Silver Spring

The taproom at Silver Spring opens at 11am during the group stage and at 1pm during the knockout stages of the World Cup.

The Silver Branch website is promoting beer, food and cocktail specials through December 18th.


B Live, 2854 Wilson Blvd, Arlington

Bar Clarendon offers special food and happy hour deals on certain drinks on Game Day from November 20th to December 18th.

Grocery deals include $10 off all specialty burgers and fries, and $2 off all snacks, including wings, cheese fries, and mac and cheese.

Happy hour deals include $4 in domestic beers, $5 in craft beers, $5 in house wines, $6 in rail drinks, $19 in steins and discounts from $10 on Margarita Towers — and for those who really want to party, there’s half price shooters for five minutes after every goal scored.

There will also be raffles, giveaways, jersey prizes and a chance to receive a B Live gift card if you wear a Team USA jersey to the first USMNT game on Monday afternoon.

Clarendon Ballroom, 3185 Wilson Blvd, Arlington

If you’ve always wanted to see World Cup soccer on a 60-foot projection screen, this tournament is your chance. The Arlington Bar will project all games on its giant screen and show them on its 20” TV wall.

Happy hour and pre-game specials run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with $35 Budweiser “Stadium Can” buckets and $25 Stella pitchers. Other specials, including a $45 Budweiser “Stadium Can” bucket, will run throughout the day.

There’s no cover charge, but you can pay extra for a VIP couch with its own cooler. If you don’t, there’s still a play area with cornhole, water pong, and giant jenga to enjoy while you wait for the bar’s freebies.