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The most important event for sports fans soon returns! The 2018 FIFA World Cup takes place from 14 June to 15 July in Russia. While the Czech Republic’s national team didn’t qualify, this doesn’t mean Czechs won’t be watching. We’ll just choose another team and support them as much as possible. And there’s going to be many places to watch the World Cup in Prague. Besides the official fan zone (which hasn’t been confirmed just yet), the following places are great for meeting locals and supporting your favourite soccer team.
One of the biggest beer gardens in Prague is the perfect place to connect with locals and expats. There is a huge variety of beers on tap, great Cczech cuisine, 1,400 places to sit and one of the greatest panoramic views of Prague Castle. Prepare for a great atmosphere and delicious beer! 120 00 Prague 2.
Pivnice U Sadu
This beer hall in Žižkov district has a small garden outside, at least 10 kinds of beer on tap and lots of TVs inside to watch a game. Pivnice U Sadu has a variety of amazing microbrewery beers available, which means drinking here never gets boring. Good news, too, if you get caught up in the game and lose track of time — you can order food here until 2am (that’s rare in the Czech Republic!). And once the game is switched off and people start talking to each other again, you can use some of your Czech coins in the bar’s jukebox or pinball machine. Škroupovo nám. 1282/5, 130 00 Prague.
This is a great place hidden between the National Museum and the busy I.P. Pavlova metro station. U Havrana has the whole family of Pilsner beers on taps (Pilsner, Kozel, Radegast). You can sample traditional Czech tapas here as well — the kitchen is open until 11:30pm. The restaurant has capacity for 70 guests and their TV screens are big enough for everyone to see well. Plus, U Havrana is a short walking distance to various night trams and buses, so you can still get back to your hotel until 5am. Hálkova 1631/6, 120 00 Nové Město.
Vinohradský pivovar is a gem among Prague microbreweries. Their best option is Vinohrady 11, a non-filtered and non-pasteurised lager with a refreshing taste. Grab a beer and watch a soccer game on their huge screen, which is located under the main floor in a separate area. And did we mention how amazingly delicious their food is? Korunní 106, 10100 Prague.
While those are our favourites, here are some other places to watch the FIFA World Cup in Prague:
Potrefená Husa restaurants: Find one nearest to your location; there are many of them in Prague.
Jáma Steakhouse is a cosy little place, with good steaks (as the name suggests) and is popular with expats.
Rocky O’Reilly’s is a touristy Irish Bar with very few locals inside, but if you’re desperate to find a spot nearby the Old Town Square, it will do.
Žluté lázně is a unique spot nearby Vltava river where you can practice sports, or have a drink and watch a game on the TV — the choice is yours.