The Best Places To Watch The World Cup In San Diego

We have World Cup fever!!! The passion of fans around the world makes the World Cup a can’t-miss experience – even if you aren’t a fan – so we’ve rounded up the best places to watch the World Cup in San Diego for you to make your plan!

While the tournament is held in Qatar this year, there are plenty of hot spots around San Diego County where fans gather and root for their favorite team – with special events, adjusted hours to accommodate game schedules, and dining and drink deals to help you celebrate!

The tournament runs until the week before Christmas, and there will be plenty of new watch parties getting added to this list as it progresses and the competition gets more serious, so we’ll update this along the way.

For now, here are the best places to watch the World Cup in San Diego:

At The Rady Shell!

How cool is this? The San Diego Symphony has partnered up the SD Loyal Soccer Club to host World Cup viewing parties at the Rady Shell! Other than actually being at the games…we don’t think you’ll find a better venue!

The best part…they are free to attend! But they request that you RSVP here.

Gaslamp Quarter 

The Gaslamp Quarter is hosting a free outdoor viewing party that is sure to be a great time! Come cheer your teams starting on Friday, November 25th to Sunday, November 27th. Celebrate and party while you enjoy watching the game with a beverage garden for all ages, games, free merch, raffles, and more! All ages are welcome!

El Chingon

El Chingon takes the World Cup seriously, so grab your jerseys and come on out, particularly if you’ll be cheering on team Mexico. Get 10% off your bill when you rock team Mexico swag (excluding bottle service)! They will be running special hours throughout November and December. Check out their viewing schedule online here.

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Very few places can match the authentic World Cup viewing vibe of Shakespeare Pub & Grille! Seating is available inside or on their outdoor covered patio, and the doors open at 7:30AM! It fills up fast, so plan on getting there a little early!

Click here to see the rest of the schedule.

Smoking Gun

World Cup is coming and the action kicks off at The Smoking Gun in their surround sound arcade! Doors open at 10AM and games start at 11AM.

Nolita Hall

Nolita Hall are crazy World Cup fans! They’ll be showing matches during open hours, plus these additional days/times: Monday 11/21 – 10AM-2PM (USA Game) | Friday 11/25 – 10AM-2PM (USA Game) | Tuesday 11/29 – 10AM-2PM (USA Game) | Wednesday 11/30 – 10AM-2PM (Mexico Game).

Get there early, the competition for seats is intense!


Monarch has that ‘it’s always happy hour here!’ vibe that is perfect for watching games, and with a ton of tv’s surrounding the bar and some of the best views in San Diego, there isn’t a bad seat in the place!

We don’t know if they are doing anything special for the World Cup yet, but we’ll keep you posted if they do.

Either way, it will be one of our favorite places to watch the 11am games (that’s when they open; 9am on Sundays).

Enjoy the Cup and see you there!

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