World Cup 2018: Where to watch games in San Diego


The United States didn’t qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but that doesn’t mean people across the country aren’t excited to support other countries or watch the amazing soccer that is on tap.

That’s particularly true in San Diego County where many local bars and restaurants are opening up early to offer a place for fans to get in on the action. Groups like House of Panama are hosting country-specific watch parties (details here) and SoccerCity SD is throwing an outdoor watch party for the championship game (details here).

Here is a longer list of bars and restaurants wefound that will be showing either single games, games specific to certain teams or every game.

SD TapRoom


  • 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. games on Jun 14-15, 17-19
  • 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. games on Jun 16
  • 672 Fifth Ave. in San Diego
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The Bullpen Bar & Grill

Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine Iran Watch Party

Nason’s Beer Hall with San Diego Sockers

The Red Door

  • 11 a.m. games on June 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, 30 and July 6 and 7
  • 12 p.m. game on June 16.
  • 741 W Washington St. in San Diego
  • Click for more information

Fusion Bar & Lounge

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

The High Dive

OuiStart San Diego — French-American Chamber of Commerce

Little Italy’s Loading Dock

  • 2400 Kettner Blvd Ste. 110 in San Diego
  • Brazil games on June 17 at 11 a.m., June 22 at 5 a.m. and June 27 at 11 a.m.
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Outback Steakhouse — House of Panama

Mavericks Beach Club

Digital Gym Cinema

  • Brazil games on June 17 and 27 at 11 a.m.
  • Columbia vs. Senegal on June 28 at 7 a.m.
  • Mexico games on June 17 and 23 at 8 a.m. and June 27 at 7 a.m.
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Nolita Hall

Bluefoot Bar/Lounge

Backyard Kitchen & Tap

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What's changed since U.S. failed to qualify for 2018 World Cup? Sadly, nothing