Where to Watch the World Cup in the Hudson Valley

Grab a seat at one of these local spots to see the international stars of soccer compete for the championship.


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In what seems like no time at all, we're down to the final matches of the World Cup. Instead of slouching on the couch at home, hit one of these local spots to catch the game on the big screen and score a few food and drink deals too.

Semi-finals

Tuesday, July 10, 2 p.m. France vs. Belgium
Wednesday, July 11, 2 p.m. Croatia vs. England

Final

Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m.

 

Albany County

 

 

The Olde English Pub & Pantry, Albany

If you’re cheering for the Brits, head over to the Olde English. Extra televisions have been installed, food and drink specials will be offered, and raffles will be given away during the England–Croatia match.

 

Columbia

 

 

BackbarHudson

No World Cup specials here, but a visit during the semis will also land you smack in the middle of happy hour with half price draft beer and wine by the glass.

 

Greene

 

Crossroads Brewing Company, Catskill

They’re closed on Tuesday, but Crossroads’ Catskill Taproom will open early on Wednesday for the England–Croatia game and again on Sunday for the final match.

 

Dutchess

Bank Square CoffeehouseBeacon

With a Russia 2018 World Cup flag hanging in the front window, Bank Square has earned the nickname “World Cup Central.” Grab a latte (or a wine smoothie) and buckle in for the kickoff.

 

 

Schatzi’s Pub & Bier GardenPoughkeepsie

Germany may have tanked their chance at victory, but Schatzi’s is still celebrating the event with a slew of specials:

$6 German half liters
$10 German liters
$1 off all craft beer
$5 Night Shift Night Light Lager

$5 pretzels
$6 bratwurst
$8 wings
$3 chips and salsa

 

Hurricane Grill & WingsPoughkeepsie

Plenty of screens (and wings) at this lively spot. Add in $4 Heineken pints and $3 domestic drafts — what else do you need besides a little luck for your team?

 

Lola’s Café & CateringPoughkeepsie

The Lola’s staff described themselves as “huge fans of soccer.” It might have something to do with one of their chefs, Craig Capano, having played professional soccer for the Chicago Fire at age 16.

 

Lolita’s PizzaPoughkeepsie

See Lola’s Café & Catering.

 

Orange

 

 

Newburgh Brewing CompanyNewburgh

Newburgh Brewing won’t be open for the semis, but they will be opening early for the final at 10:30 a.m. on July 15. With their enormous projection screen plus full sound, the NBC taproom is a top choice for viewing the final match.

 

Hurricane Grill & WingsNewburgh

A similar atmosphere to their Poughkeepsie location, but at Newburgh you can score domestic drafts for just $2. Heineken pints $4.

 

Putnam

 

 

Cold Spring Depot

The Depot has been a popular spot for soccer fans this tournament, especially since you can watch on the gorgeous outdoor patio. Games will be on inside too, for those who prefer A/C.

 

Rensselaer

 

The Ruck, Troy

“We love soccer!” is how the staff at The Ruck responded to our inquiry. They will open early for the semifinal on Tuesday, screening the game on all of their televisions in the bar with full audio. Beer specials on European styles, $3 Carlsberg cans, and food specials for the final games of the tournament.  

 

Rockland

 

Growler & GillNanuet

Catch the games indoors at the bar or in the outdoor beer garden. With 24 rotating beers on tap and a bottle shop on premises, Growler & Gill is a great spot to drag your friends who hate soccer but love beer.

 

Ulster County

Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston

No specials for the World Cup, but the semis will line up with Rough Draft’s happy hour, where you can score $1 off beer and wine on weekdays from 3–6 p.m.

 

Dutch Ale HouseSaugerties

If you’re not into the sports-bar vibe, head to the Dutch for a laid-back, low-key alternative with an excellent variety of drafts on tap.

 

Lola’s Café and Catering, New Paltz

See Poughkeepsie location.

 

Schatzi’s Pub & Bier Garden, New Paltz

See Poughkeepsie location.

 

Westchester

 

 

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Dubrovnik, New Rochelle

Already well known for fresh food from the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is the place for Croatia fans to be on Wednesday’s match. No cover charge, and you can enjoy Croatian music, wine, beer, and food while rooting for your team. 


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