In just two days, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 kicks off in Canada. Fans in the San Francisco – Bay Area have a cornucopia of options for catching all the matches. What follows is a highly selective and subjective list of some of these.
We’re blessed with a number of great footy pubs showing the beautiful game year round.
These include (in alphabetical order) Abbey Tavern, Danny Coyles, Kezar Pub, Maggie McGarry’s, McTeague’s Saloon, and last but certainly not least, The Mad Dog in the Fog. Most are 21+, though Kezar is all-ages.
McTeague’s is home to the American Outlaws San Francisco Chapter who will no doubt bring the noise and the ruckus for all USA matches.
Relative newcomers The San Francisco Athletic Club offer a great food menu alongside their 20+ televisions, and is all-ages.
All of the above are fantastic venues to watch the World Cup, as each attracts fervent, knowledgeable fans. But there are plenty of other great options.
SoMa StreEat Food Park, a permanent food truck park with an assortment of 10+ food trucks daily, will be showing matches though out the tournament.
And the folks over at Anchor Steam Beer Garden (part of The Yard at Mission Rock) let us know they’ll have them on as well.
The SF Recreation and Parks Department and America SCORES Bay Area are presenting several World Cup matches live on big screens in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. Similar showings in the past have drawn tens of thousands. They’re also looking for volunteers to help out at these events. Read more about these events here.
UPDATE (6/8/15): Blackthorn (834 Irving near 10th Avenue) tells us they’ll be showing all matches live!
Look for our World Cup bracket poster (pictured above) at many of these fine establishments. Thanks to Jordan Wiebe for the fantastic design and Jeremy at St. Killians and Carlsberg USA for making them possible.
And if we’ve missed your favorite, let us know in the Comments.
Check back because we’ll likely add to this list!