Philly is traditionally considered a football town, but with the Phillies and Flyers tearing up theirÂ respective leagues, the Philadelphia fansÂ are becoming more diverse in their sporting tastes. Especially now that Philadelphia has its very own soccer team, the Philadelphia Union, interest in theÂ world’s most popularÂ sport has picked up in the area. Soccer fans are usually the most passionate and devoted fans, so imagine a Philadelphia soccer fan!
The FIFA World Cup starts June 11 and ends July 11th, with teams competingÂ from all over the world to win the conveted prize, as well as bragging rights for their fans. Watching something like the World Cup with Philadelphia soccer fans would be a sight to see.Â So if you are a soccer junkie or just want to watch them in action, here are athe bestÂ Philly bars to set your soccer sights on:
TÃr na nÃ“g: An Irish sports pub that originally begin in New York City, TÃr na nÃ“g has great food,Â wonderful happy hour specials, plenty of beer selectionsÂ and, most importantly,Â the World Cup schedule posted on their website. They alsoÂ broadcast every Major League Soccer game there. Soccer fanatics would feel right at home at this Irish bar. It is located at 1600 Arch Street.
Dark Horse Pub: Located on 2nd street by Queen’s Village, the Dark Horse Pub opens early on Saturday and Sunday, just for the soccer fans to watch the games at their pub. If that’s not devotion, what is? They also have the World Cup schedule on their website, along with their menu, full of traditional Irish fare. So for the Philadelphia soccer fanatic, this place might just become home away from home during June and July.
FadÃ³ Irish Pub: Pronounced f’doe, this isÂ the Irish expression meaning “long ago.” Despite its name,Â this pub is very modern, especially when it comes to the World Cup. All 64 matches will be shown live at FadÃ³’s. They are also running a fantasy league specifically for the World Cup, as well as Philly’s biggest block party during the England vs USA game on Saturday, June 12th. FadÃ³’s certainly seems like the place to be during game time.
These Irish pubs certainly know how to watch the World Cup in style. Philadelphia’s soccer community willÂ definitely be out in droves for the World Cup madness, and now we know where they will be.
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