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Russia and Saudi Arabia face off in the first game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
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Where to Watch the World Cup in Montreal

Sports bars, cafés, and restaurants with football fever

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Russia and Saudi Arabia face off in the first game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup takes place from June 14 to July 15 in Russia, and there’s no shortage of pubs and bars in Montreal that will air the games, from the group phase right through to the elimination rounds and the final. Here are some hot spots to catch the games.

Note that we can’t guarantee that every venue on this map will air every game, especially in the group stage of the Cup — not to mention that with time differences, some games start as early as 6 a.m. Montreal time. However, the venues on this map are generally planning to show many or most World Cup games that fit with their opening hours — call ahead to check if you’re unsure, and be aware that some places might open early for bigger games.

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Microbrasserie à la Fût

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St-Tite microbrewery À La Fût set up shop in Montreal this winter — with a daily opening time of 1 p.m., it will screen the World Cup’s afternoon games on its 17 large screens.

Bruno Sport Bar

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This go-to Italian sports bar is already a go-to spot for Premier League soccer football, so unsurprisingly, it will screen a hefty portion of the World Cup — and it opens at the bright hour of 8 a.m. daily (and serves coffee, too).

Caffè Italia

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Italy may not be in the running this time, but Caffè Italia in Little Italy will likely keep screening much of the FIFA action, proving that you don’t need booze with soccer. Bonus: it comes without the added tourists that might get in the way at spots like Mile End’s Olimpico.

Le Boudoir

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Several notches fancier than your average sports bar is this Plateau spot, committed to airing various FIFA games. Open from 1 p.m. on regular days.

Les Folies

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Plateau bruncherie-café-bar Les Folies will host daily screenings of all the FIFA action — it opens at 9 a.m. daily.

Bishop & Bagg

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This Mile End sibling to oh-so-British Burgundy Lion will (in its words) screen “almost all of the games”, in a pubby setting with a solid menu.

Bar L'Barouf

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Another hub for supporters of team France, Bar L’Barouf will throw open its doors exceptionally early where relevant, but do check in advance before showing up at 6 a.m. unannounced.

Ti-Agrikol

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Haitian restaurant Agrikol’s little-sibling bar has transformed itself into the HQ for games featuring Latin American and African teams (it’ll show games with France, too), opening as early as 11 a.m. for applicable matches.

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Club Español de Québec

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The hub for Montreal’s Spanish contingent at the World Cup, this tapas-serving resto-bar on the Main will screen primarily Spain’s games in the group phase, and likely more games in the knock-out stage.

Monsieur Ricard

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This rather French Mile End sports spot is almost certain to be airing every France game, given its expat crowd — alongside much of the rest of the World Cup. Through June 24, it’ll open at 7:30 a.m. daily, extended hours after that are still TBD.

La Brasserie le Pois Penche

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Perhaps your classiest option for catching games is this downtown French brasserie: grab some oysters, wine, and tartare, since Pois Penché will air the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. games each day. Note that it’ll be a calmer atmosphere, with the sound on, of course, but not blasting.

McKibbin's Irish Pub

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Ireland may be out, but one of downtown’s go-to Irish pubs with ample screens says it’ll be showing World Cup matches, and even has TVs on its terrasse.

Moose Bawr

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Typically open from 10:30 a.m., sangria-slinging Moose Bawr will screen select FIFA matches, and is really rather affordable to boot.

Lord William Pub

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This Griffintown pub is doing litre steins of Krombacher beer for $12 throughout World Cup season — opening at 11:30 a.m. daily (10 a.m. weekends) it should air every available game on its multiple screens.

Burgundy Lion

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Little Burgundy’s biggest watering hole is known for its commitment to English football, and it’s pledging to air every World Cup match that fits with its early opening hour of 8 a.m. weekends and 10 a.m. weekdays.

Microbrasserie à la Fût

St-Tite microbrewery À La Fût set up shop in Montreal this winter — with a daily opening time of 1 p.m., it will screen the World Cup’s afternoon games on its 17 large screens.

Bruno Sport Bar

This go-to Italian sports bar is already a go-to spot for Premier League soccer football, so unsurprisingly, it will screen a hefty portion of the World Cup — and it opens at the bright hour of 8 a.m. daily (and serves coffee, too).

Caffè Italia

Italy may not be in the running this time, but Caffè Italia in Little Italy will likely keep screening much of the FIFA action, proving that you don’t need booze with soccer. Bonus: it comes without the added tourists that might get in the way at spots like Mile End’s Olimpico.

Le Boudoir

Several notches fancier than your average sports bar is this Plateau spot, committed to airing various FIFA games. Open from 1 p.m. on regular days.

Les Folies

Plateau bruncherie-café-bar Les Folies will host daily screenings of all the FIFA action — it opens at 9 a.m. daily.

Bishop & Bagg

This Mile End sibling to oh-so-British Burgundy Lion will (in its words) screen “almost all of the games”, in a pubby setting with a solid menu.

Bar L'Barouf

Another hub for supporters of team France, Bar L’Barouf will throw open its doors exceptionally early where relevant, but do check in advance before showing up at 6 a.m. unannounced.

Ti-Agrikol

Haitian restaurant Agrikol’s little-sibling bar has transformed itself into the HQ for games featuring Latin American and African teams (it’ll show games with France, too), opening as early as 11 a.m. for applicable matches.

A post shared by Sylvain Hébert (@kruderss) on

Club Español de Québec

The hub for Montreal’s Spanish contingent at the World Cup, this tapas-serving resto-bar on the Main will screen primarily Spain’s games in the group phase, and likely more games in the knock-out stage.

Monsieur Ricard

This rather French Mile End sports spot is almost certain to be airing every France game, given its expat crowd — alongside much of the rest of the World Cup. Through June 24, it’ll open at 7:30 a.m. daily, extended hours after that are still TBD.

La Brasserie le Pois Penche

Perhaps your classiest option for catching games is this downtown French brasserie: grab some oysters, wine, and tartare, since Pois Penché will air the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. games each day. Note that it’ll be a calmer atmosphere, with the sound on, of course, but not blasting.

McKibbin's Irish Pub

Ireland may be out, but one of downtown’s go-to Irish pubs with ample screens says it’ll be showing World Cup matches, and even has TVs on its terrasse.

Moose Bawr

Typically open from 10:30 a.m., sangria-slinging Moose Bawr will screen select FIFA matches, and is really rather affordable to boot.

Lord William Pub

This Griffintown pub is doing litre steins of Krombacher beer for $12 throughout World Cup season — opening at 11:30 a.m. daily (10 a.m. weekends) it should air every available game on its multiple screens.

Burgundy Lion