Updated Nov 21, 2022 - Things to Do

Where to watch the World Cup in the Twin Cities

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Sunday and Twin Cities fans have plenty of places to watch.

What’s new: A law passed this year allows Minnesota establishments to expand hours exclusively for World Cup matches, which kick off as early as 4am local time.

Here’s where to watch:

Makwa Coffee: Fans looking for an alcohol-free venue can watch Team USA at the Roseville coffee shop. Stop by on Nov. 25 for face painting and World Cup sticker trades.

Black Hart of Saint Paul: The LGBTQ+ soccer bar is showing all 64 matches. Alcohol will be served throughout the day, and there’s a quiet room in the back for remote workers.

Allianz Field: Minnesota United headquarters is hosting watch parties for every Team USA match, plus the quarterfinals, semifinals and final.

Tom’s Watch Bar: Though it hasn’t posted the schedule yet, the new “super sports bar” will be broadcasting matches on some of its 120+ screens.

Brit’s Pub: To prepare for crowds, the Minneapolis bar is selling $10 “guaranteed admission” tickets for Team USA games. The rest of the matches are first-come, first-served.

La Doña Cervecería: The Latinx brewery is broadcasting matches almost every day as early as 9:30am, starting Nov. 20. Free WiFi for remote workers.

Ninth Street Soccer and Coffee: Play indoor pickup soccer games and watch Team USA matches at the Marcy Holmes coffee house.

Merlins Rest: The downtown Minneapolis Irish Pub is showing almost every game after 7am starting Nov. 20, including one on Thanksgiving Day.

Eastlake Craft Brewery: The Midtown Global Market brewery will broadcast games every day next week, excluding Thanksgiving, starting at 10am.

Utepils Brewing: The Northeast Minneapolis taproom has watch parties almost every day starting Nov. 21, plus complimentary snacks in partnership with MPLS City Soccer.

Back Channel Brewing: The Spring Park taproom is opening early for Team USA matches; stay inside or check out the patio overlooking Lake Minnetonka.


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