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16 Epic Montreal Spots For FIFA World Cup Round of 16

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The knockout phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us and all eyes are on Brazil. Habitual football powers like England, Italy and Portugal are out - not to mention Spain, the most dominant side in recent history.

For non-partisan fans, the brilliance of Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben and Neymar will provide sudden death thrills. And there are plenty of underdogs to cheer for too, from a Luis Suárez-less Uruguay to upstarts Chile and Costa Rica.

Walk the streets of Montreal and car horns practically telegraph the outcome of every match. A ton of bars, cafés and restaurants get in on the World Cup act but these 16 spots emerge as stellar hubs in the round of 16.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Monkland Tavern

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5555 Ave. de Monkland, Montreal
QC H4A 1E1, Canada
(514) 486-5768
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Monkland Tavern and Tavern on the Square in Westmount will show all the late afternoon games of the knockout stage. This includes the semi-finals and final.

2. Burgundy Lion

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2496, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1N5, Canada
(514) 934-0888
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England may have made another shameful exit but the Lion will roar all the way to the FIFA World Cup final.

3. Lili & Oli

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2515, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 932-8961
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If you a fancy less boisterous and beer-fuelled environs for soccer, Little Burgundy's linchpin coffeeshop awaits across the street from the Lion.

4. Irish Embassy

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1234, rue Bishop, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 875-8777
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The de facto HQ for German fans in Montreal (where German pubs are scarce, obviously) may provide the best atmosphere if Thomas Müller and Miroslav Klose press on and find the back of the net with such facility.

5. Chez Boris

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5151 Avenue du Parc, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 900-1965
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Russia, the host of the 2018 World Cup, is gone but Chez Boris will show every game the rest of the way. One word: doughnuts.

6. Acajou

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5121 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R9, Canada
(514) 963-7064
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Under-the-radar Acajou is where you want to be for Brazilian food and Neymar heroics.

7. Chez Serge

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5301, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1S5, Canada
(514) 270-3262
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The Mile End spot that has fast become the sports bar of record in Montreal will host curbside food trucks for every knockout match.

8. Magpie

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16 rue Maguire, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 507-2900
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A flatscreen adorns the pizza oven at Magpie for the World Cup. The restaurant is a good complement to Chez Serge across the street (or even Sparrow, just down the street). Because pizza, oysters and cocktails.

9. Café Olimpico

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124 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest, Montreal
QC H2T 2L1, Canada
(514) 495-0746
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Olimpico is the standout for any football tournament but most notably on warm, summer days, when the caffeinic hubbub takes over the terrasse and sidewalk. [Photo credit: Adriano Ciampoli Photography]

10. Bishop & Bagg

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52 St-Viateur, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 277-4400
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With England absent from the knockout stage, Burgundy Lion sister spot Bishop & Bagg now cheers for Colombia. The pub will show every knockout match.

11. Waverly

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5550 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1S9, Canada
(514) 903-1121
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Since the kickoff of the FIFA World Cup, the massive screen at this popular Mile End bar has drawn mobs to the corner of Saint-Laurent and Saint-Viateur. A terrible month for Ubisoft productivity.

12. Gus

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38, rue Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 722-2175
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Gus will be open for all 4:00 p.m. games and on Thursday/Friday for the noon games. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, however. World Cup grub at the popular restaurant includes lobster scallop rolls, nachos and spicy wings.

13. Caffè San Simeon

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39 rue Dante, Montreal
QC H2S 1J6, Canada
(514) 272-7386
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Sans Italy, it will not be the same at Caffè San Simeon. Nonetheless, this Little Italy coffeeshop is terrific.

14. Chez Vincenzo

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500 rue Villeray, Montreal
QC H2R 1H4, Canada
(514) 508-5031
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Chez Vincenzo makes some of the best gelato in the city. And shows every match, to boot.

15. Café Vito

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151 Villeray, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 564-3131
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This Villeray café is one of the most congenial places to take in a World Cup match in the city.

16. Taverne Normand

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1550, ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2J 1Z2, Canada
(514) 525-8748
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Some Dutch fans have set up camp at Taverne Normand and have ample cause to celebrate with Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben at the helm for the Netherlands. Plus pint specials.

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1. Monkland Tavern

5555 Ave. de Monkland, Montreal, QC H4A 1E1, Canada
Monkland Tavern and Tavern on the Square in Westmount will show all the late afternoon games of the knockout stage. This includes the semi-finals and final.
5555 Ave. de Monkland, Montreal
QC H4A 1E1, Canada

2. Burgundy Lion

2496, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H3J 1N5, Canada
England may have made another shameful exit but the Lion will roar all the way to the FIFA World Cup final.
2496, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1N5, Canada

3. Lili & Oli

2515, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC, Canada
If you a fancy less boisterous and beer-fuelled environs for soccer, Little Burgundy's linchpin coffeeshop awaits across the street from the Lion.
2515, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal
QC, Canada

4. Irish Embassy

1234, rue Bishop, Montreal, QC, Canada
The de facto HQ for German fans in Montreal (where German pubs are scarce, obviously) may provide the best atmosphere if Thomas Müller and Miroslav Klose press on and find the back of the net with such facility.
1234, rue Bishop, Montreal
QC, Canada

5. Chez Boris

5151 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, Canada
Russia, the host of the 2018 World Cup, is gone but Chez Boris will show every game the rest of the way. One word: doughnuts.
5151 Avenue du Parc, Montreal
QC, Canada

6. Acajou

5121 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R9, Canada
Under-the-radar Acajou is where you want to be for Brazilian food and Neymar heroics.
5121 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1R9, Canada

7. Chez Serge

5301, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1S5, Canada
The Mile End spot that has fast become the sports bar of record in Montreal will host curbside food trucks for every knockout match.
5301, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1S5, Canada

8. Magpie

16 rue Maguire, Montreal, QC, Canada
A flatscreen adorns the pizza oven at Magpie for the World Cup. The restaurant is a good complement to Chez Serge across the street (or even Sparrow, just down the street). Because pizza, oysters and cocktails.
16 rue Maguire, Montreal
QC, Canada

9. Café Olimpico

124 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2L1, Canada
Olimpico is the standout for any football tournament but most notably on warm, summer days, when the caffeinic hubbub takes over the terrasse and sidewalk. [Photo credit: Adriano Ciampoli Photography]
124 rue Saint-Viateur Ouest, Montreal
QC H2T 2L1, Canada

10. Bishop & Bagg

52 St-Viateur, Montreal, QC, Canada
With England absent from the knockout stage, Burgundy Lion sister spot Bishop & Bagg now cheers for Colombia. The pub will show every knockout match.
52 St-Viateur, Montreal
QC, Canada

11. Waverly

5550 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1S9, Canada
Since the kickoff of the FIFA World Cup, the massive screen at this popular Mile End bar has drawn mobs to the corner of Saint-Laurent and Saint-Viateur. A terrible month for Ubisoft productivity.
5550 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2T 1S9, Canada

12. Gus

38, rue Beaubien Est, Montreal, QC, Canada
Gus will be open for all 4:00 p.m. games and on Thursday/Friday for the noon games. The restaurant is closed on Sundays, however. World Cup grub at the popular restaurant includes lobster scallop rolls, nachos and spicy wings.
38, rue Beaubien Est, Montreal
QC, Canada

13. Caffè San Simeon

39 rue Dante, Montreal, QC H2S 1J6, Canada
Sans Italy, it will not be the same at Caffè San Simeon. Nonetheless, this Little Italy coffeeshop is terrific.
39 rue Dante, Montreal
QC H2S 1J6, Canada

14. Chez Vincenzo

500 rue Villeray, Montreal, QC H2R 1H4, Canada
Chez Vincenzo makes some of the best gelato in the city. And shows every match, to boot.
500 rue Villeray, Montreal
QC H2R 1H4, Canada

15. Café Vito

151 Villeray, Montreal, QC, Canada
This Villeray café is one of the most congenial places to take in a World Cup match in the city.
151 Villeray, Montreal
QC, Canada

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16. Taverne Normand

1550, ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal, QC H2J 1Z2, Canada
Some Dutch fans have set up camp at Taverne Normand and have ample cause to celebrate with Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben at the helm for the Netherlands. Plus pint specials.
1550, ave. du Mont-Royal Est, Montreal
QC H2J 1Z2, Canada

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