The World Cup is not something to take lightly – it is for worldwide bragging rights after all. The right venue can make all the difference, much like lucky underwear. The Chicago soccer bars are just as stoked about the World Cup as you are! If you are wandering in circles trying to find the ball, these Chicago soccer bars will make you feel right at home [hopefully you are rooting for the right team]!


Top Chicago Soccer Bars for the World Cup


Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
$$ – Irish

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant will be going hard for the World Cup; all sixty-four games will be featured. Fado’s atmosphere is what you would expect from an Irish pub – which makes it that much easier to get into the games. On top of their great food, and plentiful alcohol, they are holding a 2014 Cups Bracket Challenge. What is that you may ask? Well, it is your chance to win some money for your soccer knowledge – all the way up to $1,000,000 if you are a perfectionist!

Near North Side, River North
100 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 836-0066

$$ – German

A setting inspired by Germany is a perfect match for the World Cup. Celebrate with a great selection of beers that is unique and ever changing. Their food menu covers the standard bar selections, but also adds many German style dishes that are a must try. The German style decor provides long enough tables to seat a small army – rally your friends and head over. Cheers!

Lincoln Park, DePaul
2566 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-9900

Cleos Bar & Grill
$$ – American

Cleos Bar & Grill prides themselves on being one of the premiere Chicago soccer bars. Their logo even contains a soccer ball. They celebrate the World Cup like it is every major holiday rolled into one. Cleos is a very laid back bar with good food and a respectable beer selection. Come here to feel at home.

Ukrainian Village
1935 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-5600

The Globe Pub
$$ – American

The Globe Pub is the perfect infusion of American and European traditions – in the form of sports, beer, and food options. It is a very spacious venue that tends to fill up pretty quickly during big games – keep that in mind. Their food menu is traditional pub food, but it is prepared in a classy manner that tantalizes your eyes before it hits your lips. They feature a lot of great brews from around the U.S. and Europe.

North Center
1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-3757

Temple Bar
$$ – Irish

Temple Bar kicks off the World Cup in a spectacular fashion of all-you-can-eat barbecue, giveaways, and raffles! The World Cup Kickoff BBQ is on June 7th – space is limited. Their pub food menu is satisfying; their burgers always seem to please. There is an outdoor seating area to help you cool down if the match gets heated – and of course, there is a great selection of brews.

3001 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-0990

Mirabell Restaurant & Lounge
$$ – German

Mirabell Restaurant & Lounge welcomes all soccer fans with loads of German cuisine as well as imported-beers! This place feels so welcoming that the only hostility in the air will be against the rival soccer teams. The authentic German feeling of the decor, paired with some of the best Wiener Schnitzel this side of Germany, make Mirabell a welcome option.

3454 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 463-1962

SmallBar Division
$$ – American

SmallBar Division is a solid venue to take over – whether you are a one man army or have some buddies to join. Their food is traditional pub, but prepared on a level that exceeds what you would expect. They have a pretty stellar beer selection that ranges from local brews to a plethora of imported beers that have most likely never hit your lips.

Ukrainian Village
2049 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-2727

Galway Arms
$$ – Irish

Galway Arms will cause you to leave their doors with a stomach full of Irish whiskey, Irish food, and possibly even an Irish accent. It looks and feels like you stumbled into the Irish countryside pub to catch some futbol and refresh. They have a superb patio area to step out on in between goals to take in some fresh air and prepare you for the stress of the next half.

Lincoln Park
2442 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-5555

A.J. Hudson’s Public House
$$ – English

A.J. Hudson’s Public House is precisely that – a place for the public that provides an all around solid atmosphere. This place is great to cheer with fellow hooligans, while indulging in fish and chips. Their menu is on the smaller side, but it provides a good variety. What they do offer, they have pretty much perfected. Puma is sponsoring the Italian Team and stepping it up a notch by giving away Puma gear at A.J. Hudson s during all Italy Games – just incase you needed another reason to come here.

3801 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-2767

Grand Tour
$$ – International

Grand Tour is the classy joint for all of your Chicago soccer bar needs. The atmosphere is very relaxing; with plenty of seating if you are looking to go with a group. The menu is comprised of a large array of options that encourage sharing – bringing your buddies is very encouraged. They have a separate brunch menu as well incase you decide to post up before the game. Their alcohol options are plentiful whether you want wine, beer, or a good ‘ole fashion cocktail. If a straight-up pub is not quite hitting the spot – Grand Tour is your World Cup venue.

2434 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(872) 208-7246


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