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Where to Watch the Women's World Cup in Dallas

From dark bars to Greenville Avenue rooftops and hipster breweries, here's a round-up of restaurants and bars around Dallas to watch the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Catch World Cup action at both Blackfriar pubs.
Catch World Cup action at both Blackfriar pubs. Blackfriar Pub
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Lately, it might seem like Dallas is all about pickleball and the Tour de France, but no. Dallas is an all-sports town. Here is a roundup of spots to watch the FIFA Women's World Cup.

II Brothers Grill and Bar

8308 Preston Road, No. 198, Plano
II Brothers is a bustling bar that has been drawing the sports ball crowds for years. There are a lot of TVs surrounding the dim bar and when the women's soccer games are on, you can watch them here. But II Brothers isn't known just for sports. It's also a must-visit spot for foodies in the area. The family-owned establishment has been serving up great Southern comfort food for 17 years.

Blackfriar Pub

2621 McKinney Ave. and 6341 La Vista Drive
Both Blackfriar pubs, the original on McKinney Avenue and the spot in Lakewood, draw soccer fans. Here you'll also get an authentic (as one can come by in these parts) pub experience with a dog-friendly patio and great classic Irish pub fare, including fish and chips and bangers and mash.


2817 Greenville Ave.
Yes, of course, Christie's is showing the Women's World Cup games. What else would they do with all those TVs. Located along Greenville Avenue, this always-busy bar is a great place to hang out and watch games all day long. Maybe order The Board, a chef's choice of meats and cheese. Nosh until you're ready for wings or a party platter. See? Soccer is great.

Community Beer Co.

3110 Commonwealth Drive
Community Beer Co. has a giant courtyard, but walk right past that — one, because it's too hot right now and two, because they're aren't any TVs. There's plenty of space in the large air-conditioned tap room to grab a great local beer, some food from the from-scratch kitchen and watch the games. Cheers!


2818 Greenville Ave.
This classic Irish bar on Greenville Avenue is a solid soccer choice. Check the Facebook page for updates, but you can guarantee this will be a fun place to catch any of the matches. Stellar Irish fare and strong drinks are part of the deal.

Harwood Arms

2823 McKinnon St. (Harwood District)
Harwood Arms is one of our favorite bars in the city for its cozy little nooks to hide out in. But it's also a great place to gather around the large circular bar in the middle of the restaurant and get rowdy with all your new friends watching soccer matches. Get the Rueben fries or fish and chips. The Sunday roast dinner begins at 4 p.m. every Sunday and is pretty amazing.

The Londoner Pub

Multiple Locations
The Londoner claims an "unabashed love for the sacred game" and keeps it on the telly regularly. Check the website for updates to the World Cup schedule. But rest assured, if there's a game on, you can watch it here.

Peticolas Brewing Co.

1301 Pace St.
Peticolas Brewing's identity is steeped in soccer. Back when the men were playing they even released a special IPA, Spar in Qatar, just for the occasion. Peticolas doesn't have a kitchen, but a steady rotation of food trucks patrols outside. 
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