Updated: Nov 16
Start the chant! I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN 🇺🇸 I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN 🇺🇸 The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching, and we couldn't be more pumped to cheer on the Red, White and Blue starting on Nov. 21 against Wales. DFW is something of a national hotbed for soccer (or football if you want to be, you know, correct about it), and as such, there are more than a few spots around town that will be featuring World Cup games and opening early for the action a half a world away. Peep the list.👇
1. toyota stadium
FC Dallas is hosting the largest World Cup watch party in North Texas this November at their home stadium, Toyota Stadium in Frisco! More than 5,000 fans can pack the stands for the free watch parties for every USA group stage match, starting Nov. 21 against Wales at 1 p.m. Though tickets are free, you do need to reserve a seat here if you plan to go. Fun Fact: FC Dallas put one player onto the USMNT roster for the 2022 World Cup: 21-year-old forward Jesus Ferreira.
2. texas live!
Where better to take in all the action than on a 100-foot mega-screen while the cold frosties keep coming. As is the case with most major sportsball contests, Texas Live! Arena in Arlington is the place to be. It looks like, according to their website, they will AT LEAST be hosting watch parties on the jumbotron for all the USA and Mexico group stage matches and opening early for any of those matches that require doing so. Anyone can get into Texas Live! for free, but start here to reserve a table for the game of your choice.
3. at&T discovery district
Experience two specific matches on the 104-foot media wall at the AT&T Discovery District downtown, plus, enjoy live music, games and giveaways before and during the viewings. First up, cheer on the USA as they battle England in Group B play on Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. (celebration starts at 12 p.m.). Then come back on Nov. 26 for the EPIC matchup between Mexico and Argentina (celebration starts at 11 a.m., match kicks off at 1 p.m.). Self parking in the 1212 Jackson Street garage will be free with district validation from the Exchange, Jaxon Beer Garden or the Experience Store both days.
4. harwood arms
Harwood Arms may be a British pub of the same name as a pub in London's Fulham neighborhood, but make no mistake. When Dallas' Harwood Arms hosts its USA vs. England Block Party on Nov. 25, it's going to be all Red, White and Blue, all the time, baby. They're opening their doors for the block party at 7 a.m. that day and adding extra seating, extra TVs and an outdoor bar for the occasion. Click here to learn more.
5. happiest hour
Happiest Hour will be airing most of the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. World Cup group stage matches, according to their website. After all, a Happiest Hour Beer Tower can only help to bring out your inner soccer fan. It can never hurt.
6. upper 90
The aptly named Southside Fort Worth watering hole confirmed to Love List that they would be opening the joint early for every group stage match airing at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Just to be clear, they will not be able to stay open for the few matches that air at 3 a.m. Upper 90 may be tucked into the hidden corner of a little little shopping strip, but it's got everything you need on the inside, including cold drinks, friendly bartenders and plenty of vantage for prime football viewing.
Enjoy great bites while watching the game you want to watch at Smithy on Henderson. We love the food here — they have some unique and healthier options like crab nachos, pastas, steaks, and forged grain bowls. They have all the channels, too, so don't be afraid to ask your server to change the nearest TV to your match of choice when you visit for some World Cup action.
8. the londoner
Both Londoner locations — in Addison and in Colleyville — are doing it right every match day for the 2022 World Cup. On opening match day, Nov. 20., both locations will open their doors at 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. match between host country Qatar and Ecuador. The next day, of course, is the US' first match of group play against Wales, but both Londoner locations will open extra early at 6:30 a.m., so you can catch the early action in the England vs. Iran match at 7 a.m. and the Senegal vs. Netherlands matchup at 10 a.m. before the U.S. gets going. Check their website for the full schedule.
9. ojos locos
Ojos Locos es la casa del balón, or the home of the ball. And if you like a party atmosphere to go along with your World Cup viewing experience, this is the place for you — especially if you're a fanatico of El Tri. That's the (frankly awesome) nickname for the Mexican National Football Team. All five Ojos Locos locations (two in Dallas, two in Fort Worth, one in Arlington) will have TVs locked on all the World Cup action while the tournament is ongoing.
10. Lava Cantina
Lava Cantina in The Colony is also holding a RAGER for the US' group stage match against England on Nov. 25. The match starts at 1 p.m. but get there early to get a good seat! Specials will include select $3 12oz. draft beers, $5 Stellas and Newcastles, $5 house margaritas, $7 premium margaritas, $15 domestic buckets, $3 hotdogs and $10 fish and chips. General admission is FREE, but you do need to reserve your spot quickly at the link above.
11. longhorn icehouse
The Longhorn Icehouse on Northwest Highway is another spot holding parties for specific matches. First up is the Mexico vs. Poland group stage match on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m., according to the bar's Instagram Stories. Longhorn Icehouse features a 42-foot video wall and more than 50 bigscreen TVs in their 25,000-square foot Texas sports paradise. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. before the Mexico match, and there will be beer specials.
12. peticolas brewing company
As they are wont to do, the local brewing savants at Peticolas have released a specialty beer to commemorate the 2022 World Cup festivities, and as you can see in the pic above, they'be got shirts to match. The beer, a 6% abv IPA, is called Spar in Qatar, and it's the third World Cup specialty brew the hooligans at Peticolas have released, following 2018's Rumble in Russia and 2014's Thrilla in Brazilla. You see, they're football mad at Peticolas, and as such, all matches scheduled within their three-level taproom's regular business hours will be featured onscreen.
13. The irishman pub
The good folks at The Irishman on Preston Road will be hosting watch parties for select World Cup matches as well. The regular Happy Hour is from 2-7p.m. daily at the warm tavern in North Dallas with numerous TV screens, a huge projector screen and really good Irish and American menu items.
14. The dubliner
It's always great craic at the Dubliner on Greenville, which claims the mantle as Dallas' oldest operating Irish pub. They will be opening doors for you soccer hooligans at 7 a.m. on the first big day of World Cup group matches, Nov. 21, so you can check out the day's slate of England vs. Iran, Senegal vs. The Netherlands and, of course, USA vs. Wales. Click here for their full schedule during group stage matches.
Richardson's Crossbar Soccer+Beer pairs the beautiful game with the beautiful beverage in a way few other bars do in this town. They hold recreational soccer leagues and tournaments and provide the players and the public alike the venue to grab a cold one after the game is over, all under one roof! To kick off the 2022 World Cup, Crossbar is hosting an 8-team indoor soccer tournament on Nov. 20 with a prize pool of $1,000. No worries if you've got zero skills, though. Entry to the bar and to watch the tournament is free. And during the World Cup, select beers will be just $2 and pizza slices are $3 or two for $5.