Where to Watch FIFA World Cup in Orlando
Starting June 14, European football — aka soccer — fans visiting Orlando during the 2018 FIFA World Cup won't have to miss a second of the action. Many Orlando-area restaurants, bars, hotels and even shopping centers are making the matches available to their guests during the month-long competition ... and most of them on giant HDTVs complemented by mouthwatering food and drink options. GOAL!
Watch the 2018 World Cup in Orlando's Tourism District
The Pub at Pointe Orlando
Bongo's Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs: Owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and a longtime member of Walt Disney World Resort's dining, shopping and entertainment district, this location will air FIFA games in a tropical setting that sizzles with Latin flavor. While you watch, dine on traditional Cuban dishes and daily specials.
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The Florida Mall: Central Florida's largest shopping center will air the World Cup games in the venue's common area, and visitors will be able to watch game updates on digital boards as they shop. Home to Crayola Experience and M&M's World, the mall is easy driving distance from Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Orlando International Airport.
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Main Event Orlando: On International Drive, catch the games on 61 HDTVs at this 50,000-square-foot attraction, which also offers bowling, a ropes adventure course, billiards, arcade games and a chef-inspired menu featuring innovative takes on American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. Private party packages are also available.
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NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk: Found at Universal Orlando's dining, entertainment and shopping complex, this sports mecca is a great place to catch any sort of game, including World Cup matches. In addition to nearly 100 HDTVs, the venue has a tasty menu filled with classics and original creations.
The Pub at Pointe Orlando: Watch the World Cup in an authentic British atmosphere at this location, which is part of the multifaceted Pointe Orlando complex on International Drive. In addition to World Cup drink specials, the menu showcases traditional pub fare and a collection of brews from the U.K. and Europe.
Topgolf Orlando: Don't miss a stroke while you cheer for your favorite World Cup team at this International Drive-area attraction. Offering a unique golf game, the venue has 102 climate-controlled driving bays, all of which are outfitted with HDTVs so you can watch the World Cup while you play. Or, catch the action at their full-service, chef-driven restaurant and bars.
Watch the 2018 World Cup in Downtown Orlando
Wall St. Plaza in Downtown Orlando
Elixir Kitchen & Drinks: Having served as an unofficial, pre-game meetup spot for Orlando City Soccer matches since the team's earliest days, this gourmet pub in downtown Orlando will be a hotbed of World Cup action all month long.
Lion's Pride Soccer Pub & Grill: Just a stone's throw from downtown's Orlando City Stadium, which is home to Orlando City Soccer and Orlando City Pride, this elite soccer fan-den provides a refined experience with club-level seating, semi-private suites and a private dining space. It addition to craft cocktails and an extensive selection of beer and wine, it has a robust food menu showcasing fresh, local ingredients.
Wall St. Plaza: During the 2014 World Cup, watch parties at this collective of seven bars in downtown Orlando attracted more than 30,000 fans. Although the U.S. doesn't have a team in this year's competition, you can still expect a brisk turnout. Member bars include The Cantina, The Hen House, Hooch, The Monkey Bar, Shine, Sideshow and Waitiki.
Watch the 2018 World Cup at Orlando Hotels & Resorts
Numerous hotels and resorts throughout the Orlando area will have broadcast rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, both for in-room televisions and, in many cases, at their restaurants and lounges. Check with your resort for onsite World Cup availability during your stay.
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Written by Nate Shelton, Consumer Content Writer at Visit Orlando. He’s a native Floridian who appreciates the entertainment, historical and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.