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Where To Watch The World Cup In Toronto (By Team)

06/10/2014 02:48 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:02 EDT

So you want to watch your favourite soccer team beat their rivals in the World Cup, but without the pesky cheers from their fans. What's a Torontonian to do?

Luckily, thanks to the city's numerous neighbourhoods (that aren't shy about putting their preferences right on their street signs), it's relatively easy to find a place to watch the game among friends, no matter the time of day (or night).

While some areas are completely taken over by the games (we're looking at you, College Street), others are wonderful little pockets of football fever for the duration of the games, from its start on June 12 to the final on July 13.

Check out this list of places to watch World Cup games, by country, in Toronto, where they'll hopefully be serving geographically appropriate drinks and food. Did we forget your favourite watering hole? Let us know and we'll add it in (unless, of course, you want it to remain your secret).

Bairrada Churrasqueira

Team: Portugal

Where: 1000 College St. (College and Dovercourt); 1560 Dundas St. W. (Dundas and Dufferin); 2293 St. Clair Ave. W. (St. Clair and Keele); 33 Hillcrest Ave. (Mississauga)

Plans?: Reservations available at all locations for the games on the patios and inside

The Beverley Hotel

Team: All

Where: 335 Queen St. W. (east of Spadina)

Plans?: Showing all games inside and on their rooftop patio

Blue Danube

Team: Germany

Where: 1686 Ellesmere Rd. (Scarborough)

Plans?: A giant screen to show Germany's games (check their Facebook page for details)

Cafe Diplomatico

Team: All

Where: 594 College St. (College and Bathurst)

Plans?: 8 TVs on the patio, as well as an 80-inch TV, a 60-inch TV in the back room (which could be reserved for private parties), an extended patio seating 250 people with a video wall from Friday until Tuesday, as well as a final game street party on July 13. Check out their Facebook page for updates.

Cafe Frappe

Team: Greece

Where: 519 Danforth Ave. (Danforth and Logan)

Plans?: Showing all games

Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Team: Germany

Where: Hosting an event at The Antler Room, 146 Front St. W. (Union Station)

Plans?: Germany vs. Portugal, in the company of other German-Canadians

Clave Social

Team: Chile

Where: 1345 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Lansdowne)

Plans?: Showing all Chile games, complete with empanadas and Chilean wine

Club Hispano

Team: Spain

Where: 3465 Dundas St. W. (Runnymede)

Club Uruguay

Team: Uruguay

Where:101 Freshway Dr. #16 (Vaughan)

Plans?: Playing all of the Uruguay games, free entry

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse

Team: Brazil

Where: 230 Adelaide St. W. (Adelaide and University)

Plans?: Playing the games, with an option to reserve tables for them

Dog & Bear

Team: England

Where: 1100 Queen St. W. (at Dovercourt)

Plans?: Showing all England games (and also, the others) on their eight TVs and 70" projector

Duke of York

Team: England

Where: 39 Prince Arthur Ave. (Bloor and University)

Plans?: Taking reservations for the games at all the Duke pubs

El Cafetal Restaurant & Bakery

Team: Colombia

Where: 1006 St. Clair Ave. W. (St. Clair and Oakwood)

El Rancho

Team: Latin American countries

Where: 430 College St. (College and Bathurst)

Plans?: Showing all the games throughout the World Cup -- check here for their schedule

Euro Sports Bar and Grill

Team: Portugal

Where: 252 Lansdowne Ave. (Lansdowne and College)

Football Factory

Team: All

Where: 164 Bathurst St. (at Queen)

Plans?: Showing all the games — check out their full schedule of games here

The Foxes Den

Team: Switzerland

Where: 1075 Bay St. (Bay and Bloor)

Plans?: Will show all the games, but Switzerland for sure

Harlem Underground

Team: African nations

Where: 745 Queen St. W. (Queen, west of Bathurst)

Plans?: Self-declared World Cup African headquarters in Toronto; TVs playing games inside and on patio; flags and whistles encouraged

Hemingway's

Team: Netherlands

Where: 142 Cumberland St. (Yorkville)

Plans?: Showing all games throughout the pub

Il Gatto Nero

Team: Italy

Where: 720 College St. (east of Ossington)

Plans?: Showing the games, rooting for Italy

La Mexicana

Team: Mexico

Where: 838 Yonge St. (Yonge and Davenport)

Plans?: Showing all the games

Le Saint Tropez

Team: France

Where: 315 King St. W. (east of Spadina)

Plans?: Showing France games only with drinks special and special menus

Lifetime Sports Bar

Team: POrtugal

Where: 818 College St. (at Ossington)

Plans?: Playing Portugal games (as well as others) to a rabid fan base

Madison Avenue Pub

Team: All (but a soft spot for USA, apparently)

Where: 14 Madison Ave. (Bloor and Spadina)

Plans?: Showing all games throughout the pub

Mana Bar & Lounge

Team: Brazil

Where: 722 College St. (east of Ossington)

Plans?: Showing the games, no matter what time of day, complete with DJ. 19+ only.

Mata Petisco Bar

Team: South American teams

Where: 1690 Queen St. W. (east of Roncesvalles)

Plans?: They have a whole schedule of the games they'll be playing on that giant projector

Monarch Tavern

Team: All (though many are there for Italy, Portugal and Brazil)

Where: 12 Clinton St. (College, west of Bathurst)

Plans?: All games showing on TVs on both floors, $5 pints and margaritas, extended patio from June 13 to 15

Murphy's Law

Team: France

Where: 1702 Queen St. E. (at Kingston Rd.)

Plans?: Showing the games on all the TVs

The Musket Restaurant

Team: Germany

Where: 40 Advance Rd.

Plans?: Seven screens (both indoors and out), with plans to show games throughout the tournament -- especially Germany

Novo Horizonte Sports Bar

Team: Brazil

Where: 1430 Dundas St. W. (Dundas and Dufferin)

The Office Pub

Team: USA

Where: 117 John St. (John and Richmond)

Plans?: Headquarters for Team USA

Opera Bob's Public House

Team: England (they are the home of the Manchester City Supporters Club, after all)

Where: 1112 Dundas St. W. (Dundas and Ossington)

Plans?: Showing the games during business hours

Real Sports

Team: All

Where: ACC/Maple Leaf Square

Plans?: Showing all the games, with special World Cup menus for shared items

Rio 40

Team: Brazil (but will be showing all games)

Where: 1256 St. Clair Ave. W. (St. Clair and Dufferin)

Plans?: Showing games on four TVs inside, with reservations accepted (though the first game on the 16th is already full)

Scallywags

Team: England, Brazil, Spain fans are anticipated

Where: 11 St. Clair Ave. W. (Yonge and St. Clair)

Plans?: All games playing on the bar's approximately 30 TVs, inside and out

School

Team: Netherlands

Where: 70 Fraser Ave. (Liberty Village)

Plans?: Showing all games, including on the patio

Sky Ranch

Team: Argentina

Where: 2473 Dufferin St. (Dufferin and Castlefield)

Plans?: Showing all the games they can

Tapas At Embrujo

Team: Spain

Where: 3465 Dundas St. W. (Runnymede)

Plans?: During the group stage, all of Spain's games will be featured

The Dizzy

Team: England

Where: 305 Roncesvalles Ave.

Plans?: Show all the games — as many as possible

The Feathers

Team: England

Where: 962 Kingston Rd. (Kingston and Victoria Park)

Plans?: Definitely showing the England games for their fans

Queen and Beaver

Team: England

Where: 35 Elm St. (Gerrard and Bay)

Plans?: No reservations, so get there as early you can for the England games

West 50 Pourhouse

Team: All

Where: 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. (Mississauga)

Plans?: Whenever the games are on (from 11 a.m. to midnight), the bar will be playing them

Wurst

Team: All (but we suspect Germany fans may congregate here)

Where: 609 King St. W. (King and Bathurst)

Plans?: Show all the games that have the kick-off before 5 p.m.