The World Cup is officially on and many are watching the matches in good company: looking for a place to root for Italy with other like minded people? Swide has a list of 10 bars to watch the Italy matches around the world.
The Brazil World Cup 2014 is on, but what if you are an Italian abroad and want to watch the match with other Italy fans? What if you are just a fan of the Italian National Football Team and want to taste a the tifo like Italians do it? Here is a list of the 10 bars worldwide with an Italian feel that will air the World Cup.
Bambolina Cafè, Paris
It calls itself the “only Italian bar in Paris”: whether it is true or not, we are sure you are going to enjoy this retro place, just make sure to not fight with whoever roots for the opposite team, it’s not charmant.
It is a sports Bar with Projector s and LCD TV – as many as 12 – to watch soccer games and much more. Japanese are great sports fan, make sure to experience the atmosphere if you happen to be in town. 2F, 12-3 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku.
They are two totally different places, and make sure not to mix them up: Sushi Samba has a breathtaking view over London and a very sleek style while Bar Italia (it opened in 1949) is the istitutional hub for fans that really just want to gather and…shout!
Turf Sports Bar, Melbourne
Turf has everything you need to enjoy a great night out, including watching the World cup. Three big screens, plasmas all over the venue, three private screening booths, advanced surround sound…what more do you want?
Boat Basin Cafè, New York
Located on the Hudson, it is one of the few bar in New York where you can be who you really are: a rootless football fan! Enjoy the view while watching the game, and scream as much as you want: the place is surrounded by green.
Jolly Roger, Johannesburg
Parkhurst’s local pub and good time venue will be screening all the games, and it’s also very good in case you feel hungry, wether your team has won or lost. Order pizza! (10 4th Avenue, Parkhurst)
Oscar’s Pub, Shanghai
Oscar’s Pub is perfect for watching sports: there is a selection of TV screens scattered over the pubs two floors along with the obligatory pool table and dartboards. (1377 Fuxing Middle Rd, Xuhui)
Stout Barrel House and Gallery, Chicago
Want to follow the World Cup from beginning to end on 16 flat-screen TV’s? This is the perfect place. Has a plus, the restaurant features 18 global craft brews on tap, 46 in bottles and five in cans.
Did you know that Berlin has beaches,too? On a deck chair with the sand between your toes, a cocktail in your hand, enjoy the World Cup games!
Popeye, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
Don’t expect anything classy: this is a Ipanema “hole-in-the-wall” bar: Popeye’s (opened since the 60ies) has TV screens that seem to show football matches 24-7, and more you shout the more the passers by will gather there. 179 Rua Visconde de Pirajá, Ipanema.