spots to watch Team USA at the FIFA World Cup – mySA

To celebrate America’s first appearance in eight years, bars across the Alamo City are throwing fun, fanatic, and absolutely crazy USMNT watch parties.

The group stage World Cup matches for the USA are scheduled for Monday, November 21 against Wales, November 25 against England, and November 29 against Iran. If the USMNT can finish in the top two spots in Group B, they’ll advance to the Round of 16 and the party will rage on!

So, without further ado, here’s 15 San Antonio World Cup watch parties that even Team USA would approve of:

Smoke BBQ is now Smoke BBQ + Skybar, featuring a 12,000-square-foot outdoor bar that prominently features the downtown San Antonio skyline.

Smoke BBQ is now Smoke BBQ + Skybar, featuring a 12,000-square-foot outdoor bar that prominently features the downtown San Antonio skyline.

Smoke BBQ + Skybar

The Crocketteers, American Outlaws San Antonio, and Smoke BBQ + SKYBAR

This all ages event offers to be the BIGGEST USA World Cup watch party in the 2-1-0.  Large screens for viewers will be available throughout the occasion as San Antonio residents cheer on the red, white and blue. Game times are all set for 1 p.m. and gates open up at 11 a.m., so be sure to get there early so you don’t miss out.

Where: Smoke BBQ +Skybar, 501 E. Crockett St., San Antonio, TX 78202

When: Monday, November 21st,  Friday, November 25th, Tuesday, November 29th. 

Chicken N Pickle

UTSA students can join in on the fun too after their classes. Nearby, San Antonio hotspot, Chicken N Pickle, will also be throwing their own USMNT watch party. The festivities of course kick off on Monday, November 21. According to DO210, Chicken N Pickle will also be offering complimentary quesadillas and fries to kids ages 14 and under who come and support Team USA while wearing a game jerseys. The offer is only valid from noon to 3 p.m.

Where: 5215 UTSA Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78249.

When: Noon, Monday, November 21

Künstler Brewing is located at 302 E. Lachapelle in the Lone Star Brewery District.
Künstler Brewing is located at 302 E. Lachapelle in the Lone Star Brewery District.Paul Stephen /San Antonio Express-News

Künstler Brewing

Southtown fave Künstler Brewing will be throwing a 10-day watch party event that starts on the tournaments opening day on Sunday, November 20. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch all three USMNT group matches and even catch “El Tri” in their opening tournament contest against Poland on Tuesday, November 22. 

Where: 302 E. Lachapelle, San Antonio, TX 78204

When: 10 a.m., Sunday, November 20

Dave & Buster’s at the Shops at Rivercenter

Dave & Buster’s at the Rivercenter will also be showing select matches starting on Sunday, November 20 at 10 a.m. Supporters can immerse themselves into the game while playing games, according to their website. Over 40 giant screens coupled with epic sound and chef-crafted eats, promises to be a one-of-a-kind event for all that attend.  

Where: 849 E. Commerce St., Suite # 740, San Antonio, TX 78205

When: 10 a.m., Sunday, November 20

The Growler Exchange has relocated to 4130 Broadway, near the intersection with Hildebrand Avenue.

The Growler Exchange has relocated to 4130 Broadway, near the intersection with Hildebrand Avenue.

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The Growler Exchange

The Growler will be opening early at 10 a.m. all next week (with the exception of Thanksgiving) as they kick off their World Cup celebrations. Notable games on the schedule include USA vs Wales on Monday, November 21, Mexico vs Argentina on November 26, and Germany vs Spain on November 27. 

Where: 4130 Broadway St #2, San Antonio, TX 78209

When: 10 a.m., Sunday, November 20

Maddy McMurphy’s Irish Sports Bar

Located in downtown just a block from the Alamo, Maddy McMurphy’s Irish Sports Bar isn’t your “average Irish Pub.” Supports can come and cut loose while getting loud and proud for Team USA. The Irish Sports Bar offers all the major sports packages for your viewing enjoyment, according to their website. So, be sure to get there early on Sunday, November 20 so you don’t miss out. 

Where: 420 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205

When: 11 a.m., Sunday, November 20

Rapid fire round:

Here’s an extensive list of bars and eateries that may not be throwing exact “World Cup watch parties” but will be showing matches throughout the day.

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 15: Brenden Aaronson of United States poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session at on November 15, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 15: Brenden Aaronson of United States poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session at on November 15, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Patrick Smith – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Patrick Smith – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Perfect Score

Where: 6420 N.W. Loop 410 #108, San Antonio, TX 78238

When: 11 a.m. Sunday, November 20

Mitchell’s Sports Bar

Where: 1923 Lockhill Selma Road, San Antonio, TX 78213

When: 11 a.m. Sunday, November 20

The Hangar

Where: 8203 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209

When: Noon, Monday, November 21

Ojos Locos was cited for social distancing violations in the bar area.

Ojos Locos was cited for social distancing violations in the bar area.

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Ojos Locos

Where: 5809 N.W. Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238

When: 11 a.m. Sunday, November 20

Sanchos Cantina & Cocina

Where: 628 Jackson St., San Antonio, TX 78212

When: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, November 20

Stout House Helotes

Where: 11851 Bandera Road #119, Helotes, TX 78023

When: Noon, Sunday, November 20

A large selection of beer and plenty of flatscreens to watch the World Cup 2022 at Yard House.

A large selection of beer and plenty of flatscreens to watch the World Cup 2022 at Yard House.

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Yard House

Where: 849 E. Commerce St. #409, San Antonio, TX 78205

When: 11 a.m., Sunday, November 20

The Roo Pub

Where: 19314 US-281 N., Suite 107, San Antonio, TX 78258

When: 11 a.m., Sunday, November 20

The Friendly Spot Ice House

Where: 943 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205

When: Noon, Sunday, November 20

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