Phoenix sports bars where fans can watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup kicked off this weekend in Qatar where an opening ceremony kicked off on Sunday night with a performance from BTS’s Jung Kook.

For football fans in the Valley who weren’t able to make it to Qatar, but want to enjoy the camaraderie of cheering with a crowd, there are several sports bars showing matches, starting with the team’s first game USA against Wales, which started at noon on November 21.

Although many games are at difficult times here in Arizona, there are still places to go and watch your favorite teams play the Cup from November 21 to December 18. So check the game schedule and head to one of these World Cup fan bars.

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Cold beers and cheeseburgers

The Hawaiian burger at Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers.

Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers is a good place to watch most sporting events, with plenty of TVs at each location and, of course, classic cheeseburgers and beer pairings for sports fans.

A few locations host World Cup watch parties hosted by Phoenix Rising. The downtown Phoenix location at 401 E. Jefferson Street will host three watch parties, starting with USA vs. Wales on Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. and then USA vs. England on November 25 and the United States against Iran on November 29.

Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers in Arcadia at 3950 E. Indian School Road, Suite 150 will host Phoenix Rising watch parties on November 23 when Belgium take on Canada and again on November 27 when Spain take on Germany.

West Valley residents can attend the Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia game at 6718 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale on Nov. 30 at 12 p.m.

Each watch party will include t-shirt giveaways, drink specials and raffles. The complete program of watch parties organized by Phoenix Rising is available online at https://www.phxrisingfc.com.

Details: Multiple locations. coldbeers.com/cheeseburgers.

Four Peaks Brewing Co.

Four Peaks Brewing Co., established more than two decades ago, is by far the largest brewery in Arizona.

Phoenix Rising will host two watch parties at the Tempe location of Four Peaks Brewing. The first will take place on November 22 at 9 a.m., when Mexico takes on Poland. The second will take place on November 26 at 12 p.m., during the Mexico vs. Argentina match.

Four Peaks will also play matches in the United States during normal business hours throughout the World Cup.

Details: 1340 E. Eight St., Suite 104, Tempe. fourpeaks.com.

Native grills and wings

Native Grill and Wings will support Mexico games from the Laveen site.

Cheer on Mexico at Native Grill and Wings as Pancho Villa’s Army will support Mexico games from the Laveen site, where the Phoenix Rising will also host three watch parties:

  • Mexico vs Poland – Tuesday, November 22 at 9 a.m.
  • Mexico vs Argentina – Saturday, November 26 at 12 p.m.
  • Mexico vs Saudi Arabia – Wednesday, November 30 at 12 p.m.

Native’s menu includes wings, pizzas, sliders and sandwiches. They will also have select specials on beer and wings.

Details: 5020 W. Baseline Road, Phoenix. nativegrillandwings.com.

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English Pub George and Dragon

Town center English pub George & Dragon hosted a World Cup semi-final viewing party to a packed house on Wednesday July.  11, 2018.

Phoenix’s oldest English pub is a prime venue to watch the 2022 World Cup. Sit down with a pub burger and a beer and enjoy a game.

The full bar schedule with World Cup opening times will be updated on its Facebook and instagram pages each week. The pub will open early to accommodate the jet lag.

Details: 4240 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-241-0018. gndphx.com.

Walter Station Brewery

The brasserie, which serves subs, pizza and beer, was chosen by the American Outlaws, a group supporting the American team, as a place to watch World Cup matches. A schedule of the matches that will be broadcast at the bar is available on the restaurant’s website.

Details: 4056 E.Washington St., Phoenix. 602-368-8402. walterstation.beer.

twin peaks

The interior of the Twin Peaks Restaurant at Westgate in Glendale features numerous large screen TVs and an exterior theme.

Twin Peaks will open early on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for World Cup viewing on the restaurant’s dozens of TVs. Early previews of the game will include brunch options and drinks. On all other days, expect to see World Cup matches being played on TVs during normal office hours.

Details: 2135 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-954-8946. twinpeaksrestaurant.com.

Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub

Catch USA games at Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub in Glendale. For a limited time, guests can also purchase exclusive Tim Finnegan Team USA merchandise.

Details: 17045 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. 602-875-8331. timfinnegans.com.

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