The 2018 Fifa World Cup starts tomorrow, June 14 with a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia
The matches last well into June. All around the world, pubs and bars will be teeming with fans wearing their country’s colors. Because the games are hosted in Russia, voracious fans will have to get up early for some of the games. Not to worry — Many local spots have pledged to open for World Cup fans.
With Miami being such a melting pot of cultures, expect to see a virtual United Nations of viewers wherever you go. Miami’s breweries are really getting into the action, hosting watch parties with beer specials.
Abbey Brewing Co. The Abbey will be open for most matches during the World Cup by 11 a.m. The early games that start at 6 a.m. will not be shown, but as the World Cup progresses, the bar will open at 9 a.m. Check social media for a complete schedule. The Abbey Happy Hour, which usually runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Friday, will be extended an additional hour, starting at 2 p.m. for games that start in the afternoon. The happy hour includes specials on all premium and well-mixed drinks, $6 shots, and nine Abbey house beers for $5.50 each. 1115-1117 16th St, Miami Beach; 305-538-8110; abbeybrewinginc.com.
Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. While patrons are cheering on for their teams, they will be able to enjoy pitchers of Biscayne Bay’s core beers for $7.50 and 25 cent croquetas. During the matches, every time any team scores everyone gets a shooter of Kaptain’s Kolsch on the house. 8000 NW 25th St., Doral; 305-381-5718; biscaynebaybrewing.com.
Bousa Brewing Co. During the World Cup, all beers will be discounted by $1. The taproom will be open early for all games and the games will be played on TVs and on a projector screen. There will be cheese boards, popcorn, and empanadas to snack on and kombucha, wine and cider will be available for non-beer drinkers. The brewery is kid-friendly and dog-friendly as well, but dogs should be on a leash. 7235 NE Fourth Ave., Miami; 305-363-5166; bousabrewing.com.
Boxelder. Anyone wearing a jersey during the matches will receive happy hour prices on their beers. 2817 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-942-7769; bxldr.com.
Concrete Beach Brewing Co. The taproom will be open early with free bagels during the early morning games. If you wear your jersey (even if your team is not playing), receive happy hour prices all day. 325 NW 24th St, Miami; 305-796-2727; concretebeachbrewery.com.
Don Deo. Don Deo will be open every day from 10:30 a.m. while the World Cup games are on, closing at midnight. Lunch specials will be offered which include a house salad, the Don Deo salad, buttermilk chicken, a jalapeño burger, Angus burger, or lamb burger for $12; an entree of chicken, salmon, skirt steak or hanger steak with two sides for $17; or a variety of desserts for $8. All orders of the items listed above include a house beer, house wine, or soda. 275 NE 18th St., Miami; 305-998-8512; dondeobrewingco.com.
Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery. Legacy Brewing Co will be offering $10 beer and meal packages. Choose either a burger or hot dog and one of six marked beers on tap. All meals come with a choice of sides. During the World Cup games, receive a 10 percent discount off of your entire bill when you close out. 13416 NW 38th Ct., Opa-locka; 786-681-6572;.legacyccb.com.
M.I.A. Beer Co. M.I.A. Beer Co will be offering $5 select drafts, $20 on a pitcher of beer and wings combo, and 305 Golden ale for $3.05 during the World Cup. 10400 NW 33 St. #150, Doral; 786-801-1721; mia.beer.
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Nightlife Brewing Co. The games will be played on the many TVs located in the taproom. Breakfast food trucks will be parked outside for the morning games along with mimosas served up in the taproom. For afternoon games, there will be a rotating variety of food truck offerings. Fans that come dressed in their team’s colors will enjoy $4 beers while their team is playing regardless of who wins or loses. 1588 NW Seventh St., Miami; 786-787-2337; nightlifebrewingco.com.
The Tank Brewing Co. The Tank Brewing will be offering happy-hour prices to patrons wearing team jerseys while they are playing. The brewery will also be offering a combo deal of La Finca and wings for $10 during all games. 5100 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; 786-801-1554; thetankbrewing.com.
Veza Sur Brewing Co. From June 14 to July 15, come out and enjoy the games on big screen projectors in the bar and patio. The taproom will also be hosting a foosball tournament with competition taking place on the weekends. Winner will take home their own Veza Sur Brewing Co. slim keg and swag. Goal shoot-out will also be available for those looking to get into the soccer action on off days and win prizes. Veza Sur will also be releasing a new craft beer for the occasion, El Diez 10, made with fresh ruby red grapefruit juice. Soccer fans can also munch on breakfast pastries from Zak the Baker, Fufi empanadas, and Box Cold Brew coffee for morning games, and there will be regular menu offerings in the afternoon by Baja Bao. Be sure to rep your team’s jersey for beer specials including, chopp for $2. 55 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-362-6300; vezasur.com.
Wynwood Brewing Co. Wynwood Brewing will be open for all World Cup games that start at 8 a.m. with $1 off drafts for the times when the taproom would normally not be open (8 a.m. to noon). The brewery will open at 6 a.m. only for the first Saturday game on June 16. Every other game starts at 8 a.m. at the earliest. 565 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-982-8732; wynwoodbrewing.com.