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Best spots to watch USA in the Women’s World Cup – Jacksonville FL

It’s the fourth of July week and the US Women’s National Soccer team is representing USA in the semi final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup… Holy crap that’s patriotic. Time to break out the face paint, drape a flag over everything that can hold one, and start “I Believe That We Will Win” chants everywhere we go. The hype is real and if you don’t have chills just thinking about it then you need to grab a USA shirt, look yourself in the mirror, and start with a quiet USA chant that will turn to roar of patriotism. Then keep reading on to figure out where you’ll be watching the game in Jacksonville FL.

Details:

  • July 2nd, 2019 @ 3pm
  • The USA Women’s team takes on England, in what is guaranteed to be a thriller. The USA is 3-1-1 in the last 5 games against England, with the most recent finish being a 2-2 tie.

Beaches

If you live out towards the beaches, then you have some great options. Fionn Maccools in Ponte Vedra puts together a great watch party for the games. With 40 beers on tap, awesome Irish food, and plenty of TVs near the bar area, this is a great stop whether there is a game on or not.

Fionn Maccool's Irish Pub Jacksonville FL
Fionn Maccool’s – 145 Hilden Road Ponte Vedra, FL

If you’re in Jacksonville Beach, then we have that covered as well. Lynch’s Irish Pub is another fun Irish pub to stop in and grab some Irish cuisine and watch a game. The game starts at 3pm so it will be happy hour with $2.50 Domestic Bottles and Drafts, $3.50 Import and Craft Beers and $3.50 wells. Also, stick around after the game for Trivia Night beginning at 7:45pm.

Of course, if you’re further north, Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach is a local favorite. In fact, even if you aren’t in Atlantic Beach, Culhane’s is worth the trip with over 30 large HD TVs and a great happy hour (see details below). Starting at 3pm, Culhane’s is set up for a wonderful afternoon. If Atlantic Beach is too far, Culhane’s just recently opened another location in Tinseltown.

Culhane's Irish Pub Jacksonville FL

Town Center/Southside

If you are in the mood for some of the more traditional places to watch a sports game, then the St. Johns Town Center is going to be the place for you. Topgolf has a great bar with a bunch of TVs so catching the game is easy and everyone has something to do. It goes without saying that Buffalo Wilds Wings is a staple stop when it comes to catching all things sports. You can’t go wrong with hundreds of TVs, projectors, and simply an environment made to watch sports.

An often forgotten option to catch a game and get some food is Mellow Mushroom. In our opinion, the pizza is a bit expensive, but it is delicious. There are plenty of TVs around the bar so you are able to enjoy your favorite game and fill up. My personal choice is a beer and an appetizer. This is a great way to save some money and still have more than enough to eat. We recommend trying the pepperoni cheesy bread as an inexpensive hack to still have a pizza while only spending $7.

Mellow Mushroom Jacksonville FL

Downtown/Riverside/Five Points/Avondale

We didn’t forget about those living in downtown Jax. Our personal favorite viewing location for all things sports is Hoptingers in 5 Points. A great seating selection, awesome beers on tap, amazing food, and a ton of TVs create the perfect formula for a game-ready atmosphere. I have no doubt that fans will come out in numbers— so be ready to cheer, chant, and drink alongside all of your closest friends. Don’t forget that they have a nice location in Jacksonville Beach, as well, so the entire area is covered.

Hoptinger 5 Points

A couple of other great choices include the Players Grill and European Street Cafe. The Player’s Grill is more of your typical sports bar vibe with decent food and a ton of TVs spread out throughout the restaurant. The European Street Cafe is a hidden gem. There are just a couple of seats and TVs at the bar so come early and grab a seat. However, BOGO beer during game times make for a great way to enjoy the game and have some cold beer.

Hopefully you have been able to find what you were looking for, however, if you think we missed anything please contact us or leave a comment below with your favorite places to watch the game.

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