Where to Watch the World Cup 2018

The Fifa-backed four-year fantastic festival of football is upon us again. And if you didn’t manage to get tickets to any of the games in Mother Russia, no worries you’ll be able to catch all the World Cup 2018 action without spending a rouble (other than on beers of course) at one of Barcelona’s awesome sports bars and Irish pubs instead.

The tournament kicks off on the 14th June with Russia vs. Saudi Arabia at 5pm Spanish time at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, and carries on until the 15th July with the final at the same stadium.

Here are some places in Barcelona where you can watch all the matches…

Belushi’s Bar

This international bar has become a favourite for locals and travellers alike to catch live sports on TV. With three huge projectors, 10+ plus flat screen TVs and English language commentary, they will be screening every match from Russia. Plus every day you’ll find Barcelona’s Longest Happy Hour, drinks promotions (such as €10 bucket of five bottles of San Miguel, or €10 jug of draft beer or sangria) and a late kitchen serving up their infamous burgers and bar snacks.

You can even can pre-order World Cup food and drink packages via their booking enquiry form on www.belushis.com/bookings. For example pay €10 per head in advance and you get two drinks, guaranteed entry and queue jump.

Read morehttp://www.belushis.com/footballworldcup18

CocoVail Beer Hall

Another top class venue showing every single match, this time on six flat screen TVs with surround sound is CocoVail Beer Hall. And this place comes with the added bonus of 24 craft beer taps serving up delicious local artisan ales. If you haven’t popped by yet, now is your chance to check out its unique California meets Catalunya vibe.

To celebrate the occasion they are doing a special game day deal where you can buy
2 kilos of wings (42-46 wings) with a 2-litre pitcher of beer for €45. Or supersize it with 4 kilos of wings (84-92 wings) and two 2-litres pitchers for €80 euro. Perfect for groups.

They are also running brackets where you can select your choice of match winners for a chance to win even more food and drink!

Read morehttp://www.cocovailbeerhall.com

Flaherty’s Irish Pub

This Irish bastion of booze boasts two projectors and eight high definitions TV screens and will be showing every game of the 2018 World Cup throughout summer. With a stellar location, just off Las Ramblas, you can guarantee a lively atmosphere for every big match, and they are also known for their generous drinks promos. A great terrace means you can chill in the sun between games.

Read morewww.pflaherty.com/barcelona-sports

Wild Rover

Another fantastic Irish bar right by Las Ramblas, Wild Rover is serious about sport. They’ll be screening every single match of the tournament (on two projectors and six TVs), all with English commentary (except for Spain matches). A total of 16 beers on tap and Black Angus beef burgers make the perfect side dish to a celebration of the beautiful game. Their dedicated page to the tournament also has all the fixtures along with kick off times!

Read morewww.wildroverbarcelona.com/watch-fifa-world-cup-barcelona


Whilst only 1 minute off Las Ramblas, this homely boozer is less discovered by tourists, so if you’re looking for a quieter space to watch your national team perform in Russia then consider calling by their address. With five high definition TVs, 20 different types of beer behind the bar, and a delicious menu of pies to stave off the belly rumbles, you’ve got everything you need to enjoy the football.

Read morewww.shenanigansbarcelona.com/sports.php

Feature photo credit: Fifa Facebook page. Plus you can check out the official website for the complete fixture list.

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About the Author

Duncan established Barcelona Life in 2009, whilst freelancing for the likes of Conde Nast, The Guardian, Easyjet Magazine, CNN Traveller and many more. From interviews with Ferran Adria to revealing the secrets of the city’s poetry brothels, he knows the city inside out… and shares all his best tips right here.

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