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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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Monkland Tavern

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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.

Burgundy Lion

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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.

Lili & Oli

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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.

Irish Embassy

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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.

Chez Boris

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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.
Under-the-radar Acajou is where you want to be for Brazilian food and Neymar heroics.

Chez Serge

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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.
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.

Café Olimpico

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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]

Bishop & Bagg

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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.

Waverly

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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.
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.

Caffè San Simeon

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Sans Italy, it will not be the same at Caffè San Simeon. Nonetheless, this Little Italy coffeeshop is terrific.

Chez Vincenzo

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Chez Vincenzo makes some of the best gelato in the city. And shows every match, to boot.

Café Vito

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This Villeray café is one of the most congenial places to take in a World Cup match in the city.

Taverne Normand

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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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Monkland Tavern

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.

Burgundy Lion

England may have made another shameful exit but the Lion will roar all the way to the FIFA World Cup final.

Lili & Oli

If you a fancy less boisterous and beer-fuelled environs for soccer, Little Burgundy's linchpin coffeeshop awaits across the street from the Lion.

Irish Embassy

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.

Chez Boris

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.

Acajou

Under-the-radar Acajou is where you want to be for Brazilian food and Neymar heroics.

Chez Serge

The Mile End spot that has fast become the sports bar of record in Montreal will host curbside food trucks for every knockout match.

Magpie

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.

Café Olimpico

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]

Bishop & Bagg

With England absent from the knockout stage, Burgundy Lion sister spot Bishop & Bagg now cheers for Colombia. The pub will show every knockout match.

Waverly

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.

Gus

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.

Caffè San Simeon

Sans Italy, it will not be the same at Caffè San Simeon. Nonetheless, this Little Italy coffeeshop is terrific.

Chez Vincenzo

Chez Vincenzo makes some of the best gelato in the city. And shows every match, to boot.

Café Vito

This Villeray café is one of the most congenial places to take in a World Cup match in the city.

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Taverne Normand

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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