Where to watch the World Cup

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“Tailgate” at Tequila Park before World Cup games at Hudson Common.
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Tavern 29

Take your pick of viewing spots across three floors at this cavernous Flatiron bar, including the rooftop biergarten with its two newly installed screens. Drinks specials include $6 Sixpoint drafts to wash down the truffle fries and a preemptive hangover burger. 47 E. 29th St., 212-685-4422 


The footie fan who runs the kitchen is turning his restaurant into the “fan headquarters for the Portugal national team.” Starting at noon, a daytime menu including the belly goat burger (usually reserved for Sunday brunch) and shrimp tacos will be served, along with daily drink specials on Portugese beer. During Portugal’s games, each goal means a free shot of aguardente (literally “fiery water”). 142 W. 10th St., 212-206-0606 

Whiskey Park

This classy Central Park lounge will open early to screen the noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. matches. Guess the final score of the match during the first half, and you win a $50 bar tab. 100 Central Park S., 212-307-9222

Hudson Common

Get in a bit of “tailgating” before kickoff at the outdoor Tequila Park with taco platters ($16) featuring pineapple chili-glazed steak and 48-hour pork carnitas, while playing foosball and cornhole. The party moves inside when the game begins, where nine flat-screen TVs and three 100-inch projectors will make sure you can’t miss a minute. 356 W. 58th St., 212-554-6217

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Who says French restaurants can’t make a great burger?
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Snag a spot in one of the restaurant’s private dining rooms during screenings of all French games in the Round of 16, which will be shown on big screens alongside chef Philippe Bertineau’s French tailgating fare, which includes tarte flambé and charcuterie. Seating is limited and tickets are $10, which includes the first glass of wine or beer and breadsticks. Email worldcup@benoit.com for a reservation. 60 W. 55th St., 646-943-7373

Spike Hill

Normally a music venue, this Williamsburg bar and restaurant will kick out the jams for the World Cup, projecting every game on a full wall in addition to its high-definition TVs. Choose from over 100 whiskeys, or come dressed in your team’s colors to score drink specials throughout the month. 184-186 Bedford Ave., 718-218-9737

Bar Fogo

The mezzanine bar and lounge at Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chao will host viewing parties featuring five different versions of the caipirinha, including a Bellini caipirinha: Silver Cachaça, Monin peach purée, fresh lime and LaMarca prosecco. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980


Whenever Japan or the U.S. team scores a goal, the next round of beer is on the house. And during Japan’s games, if Japan scores or wins, daruma good luck dolls will be given out to guests to decorate. The soba noodles are handmade and Japanese beers are on tap at this TriBeCa spot. 428 Greenwich St., 212-274-0428

Reserve Cut

Got a group bigger than your apartment can handle? This downtown bar has private rooms with big-screen TVs for parties of 16, 25 and 50 guests. Game day fare includes bar snacks like short rib tacos and sashimi pizza. 40 Broad St., Second Floor; 212-747-0300

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Feel like you’re in Europe at 1200 Miles.
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1200 Miles

For select games after 4 p.m., bar-goers will be treated to complimentary family-style platters including the European kitchen’s signature fideos Spanish noodle casserole. Also on game days, happy hour will be extended until 9 p.m. The meal deals will be announced 48 hours in advance on the bar’s website31 W. 21st St., 212-510-8722 


When Italy hits the field, this restaurant will show its allegiance by extending its happy hour until closing, with half-price select wines ($6) and beers ($4). Sop it up with brick oven-baked pizzas, oyster po boys and meatball heroes. 164 W. 75th St., 212-787-6300


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