LINCOLN SQUARE — Soccer fans can head to several area bars to cheer on their favorite clubs during this year’s World Cup.
The 22nd edition of the tournament features 32 teams from across the world. It kicked off Sunday with an opening ceremony and first match between Qatar, the scandal-plagued host country of this year’s games, and Ecuador.
The tournament will continue through Dec. 18. Matches between the remaining teams can be watched at these Chicago bars and restaurants.
The Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park Road
The Globe Pub is so popular with local soccer fans that in 2018 the owners installed wee soccer goals in the men’s bathroom urinals to celebrate the 21st FIFA World Cup. For this year’s tournament, the pub will open at 6 a.m. and show all but the 4 a.m. games.
Black Eagle Club, 1938 W. Irving Park Road
Owner Ali C. Donmez will open Black Eagle at 6:30 a.m. daily this week and plans to show World Cup games during his regular business hours. He’s also showing the 4 a.m. games but on replay and is asking fans to check Black Eagle’s Facebook for the latest on which matches are being shown over the next three weeks.
The Green Post, 4749 N Rockwell St.
The pub will show the matches on 11 televisions with the sound on. The pub isn’t taking reservations, and seating is first come, first served.
Territory Kitchen, 4757 N. Western Ave.
Owners Vittorio Iasalvatore and Chris Royce took over the former site of the Famous Dutch Pancake Huis to open Territory Kitchen earlier this month. The pair are soccer fans and will screen World Cup games during their regular business hours.
DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave.
The DANK Haus hosted more than 800 fans in 2014 with a waiting line stretching all the way to Lawrence Avenue.
For this year’s tournament, the German American cultural center will host viewing parties in the building’s Brauhaus Room for every World Cup match featuring Germany’s team plus England vs. US on Friday. Additional games will be announced if Germany progresses through the tournament.