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The World Cup is one of the biggest soccer events of the year. It’s a great event to enjoy with a large group and lots of great food and drinks. Luckily, there are plenty of bars around DFW that will be showing the game on the big screen and will offer up a great seat while serving up cold beers. These are some of the best spots in DFW to enjoy watching the World Cup this year.

The Allen Wickers Sports Pub & Grill
2301 N. Central Expressway, Suite 195
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 424-2300

The Allen Wickers is a new pub and European-style football house in Plano. Of course, when we say football, we do mean soccer. This is a great place to become a regular if you are a fan of beer and football. TVs are scattered throughout the bar and restaurant so there isn’t really a bad seat in the house. In addition to its eclectic beer menu, it also has great food that is made fresh from scratch. For the big games, if the pub needs to open early to make sure you can catch the game, it will, because that’s how seriously it take its football.

The Londoner Pub
14930 Midway Road
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 458-2444

The Londoner is a great neighborhood pub and if soccer is what you’re looking for, this is one of the best places to go. There is always a calendar of upcoming games around the pub and the place gets pretty crowded during the bigger games. The menu includes British favorites as well as some American classics. The Londoner offers a wide variety of unique beers as well as specialty cocktails, wines, scotches and spirits. In addition to the many TVs, there are also pool tables and darts. The atmosphere and decor will make you feel like you are taking a trip across the pond to London without having to travel very far.

Trinity Hall Irish Pub
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 887-3600

Trinity Hall in Dallas has been around since 2001. It has a reputation for having great food, created by Chef Oscar, and great beer options. There is a patio that is great during beautiful weather. In addition to a commitment to great food and a friendly atmosphere, Trinity Hall also has a commitment to soccer and rugby. In fact, the large TVs are only on when there is a match. You can find Spanish, English, Italian, German and USA’s MLS matches on very often. Trinity Hall likes to encourage conversation but understands the importance of making sure you can see a good match.

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Time Out Tavern
5101 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 956-9552

This is a great little dive bar that is all about the sports. The crowd is a mix which is great if you enjoy being able to meet a lot of different kinds of people. It’s comfortable and great for enjoying a drink with friends while enjoying a game. There’s shuffleboard and pool tables in addition to some great TVs to watch the World Cup. The bartenders are friendly and love interacting with guests and the food is always delicious.

Flips Patio Grill
6613 Fossil Bluff Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76137
(817) 632-0400

This place is known for its food, like its juicy burgers, large appetizer plates to share and great sandwiches. Flips is fun, relaxed and great for a group. While it does have great food, there is a full bar to enjoy and it’s a great place to watch a game and relax. The patio has about 100 seats so this is a great place if you feel like dining outdoors and the weather is nice.

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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.