Best Restaurants to Watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Toronto

From June 12 to July 13th, Torontonians will have just one thing on their minds: 32 countries competing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But where are the best places to watch the games? I’ve scoured the city for restaurants with the best coverage of all of the matches. In addition to offering live broadcasts of the games, many of these restos will also have daily specials, prizes and other extras during World Cup.

Cafe Diplomatico

1
594 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B3

Café Diplomatico is celebrating the World Cup big time. Kicking off the games on June 12th, Sportsnet 590 The Fan will be live on location with Norm Rumack from 11 am-3 pm. Then from June 13-17, they’re extending their patio by 250 seats! In between, they’ve got two Sony 4K 80” TVs with a chance to win a Sony 4K 40” TV, celebrations for Puma Day, Amsterdam Day & Sony Day, and a Final Game Street Party on Sunday July 13 from noon to midnight.

Banknote Bar

2
663 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

With 6 HD screens with the sound on for all the game, you can come and cheer on the lads (here, they’re partial to the English and Italians) full on. Because watching the games is sure to bring on an appetite, enjoy food specials during the beginning of the week – Mondays: $7 pastas, Tuesdays: 2 lbs. of mussels for $7, Wednesdays: 1/2 price wings & nachos. The latter half of the week is all about drink deals –Thursdays: $5 pints, Saturdays: $7 glass of wine, Sundays $3 Budweiser $4 bourbons. Win-win.

Tapas At Embrujo

3
97 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

On Friday June 13th, Tapas at Embrujo launches their new Tapas Bar Lounge on the lower level, just in time to cheer on Spain on their quest for a third straight World Cup! Stay cool as the games heat up with great tapas and sangrias. Doors open at 2:30pm. Go La Furia Roja!

Pizzeria Via Mercanti

4
87 Elm Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 1N9

Pizzeria Via Mercanti is so excited about the games, they’re celebrating at both locations: Elm Street The first three Italy games are booked in the auditorium to “create mass hysteria during the first round.” Augusta Avenue Five televisions have been set up so that the games will be visible from every table. At Both Locations Partnering with Labatt’s, Pizzeria Via Mercanti will be offering a 20 oz. pint of Budweiser for $6 throughout the tournament. Labatt’s will also be providing free Budweiser hats and shirts to guests as well.

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