Where to watch the World Cup 2022 in Houston – Houston Chronicle


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File photo from 2018: (Left to right) Geovane Preciado, Lucero Amezquita, Denise Chavez, Ivan Nava and Anthony Ortiz shout to the Mexico soccer team during the World Cup game against Brazil, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Houston.  
There are plenty of places to watch the World Cup again in Houston in 2022.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup may be being held 8,000 miles away in Qatar, but Houstonians will have plenty of opportunities to watch the action.
Festivities kick off Nov. 20 and run through Dec. 18. Make sure to check the venues websites or social media pages to get the latest updates on viewing party times. This page was updated with additional events in December.
Dynamo legend Brian Ching and  Estrella Jalisco  are hosting a huge EaDo extravaganza throughout the tournament in what they’re calling a viewing party festival along Walker Street between St. Emanuel and Hutchins in East Downtown. There will be 60,000 square feet of viewing space featuring six container bars, food trucks, various pop-up activation, music between matches and sponsored giveaways.
There’s a 20 foot outdoor screen, as well as indoor VIP areas. The schedule varies by day but the earliest parties appear to start at 7 a.m. at 2117 Walker St., Near Pitch 25. Check out the Eventbrite page for details. The event is sponsored by Estrella Jalisco and benefits Entrepreneurs Organization Houston.
Houston Dynamo FC and Dash team are hosting watching parties throughout the tournament on multiple dates starting on Nov. 21. The  watch parties will be held at Pitch 25 – a spacious bar about a block from PNC Stadium at 2120 Walker St. – as well as Karbach Brewery at 2032 Karbach St. Check out the full schedule here
William Price Distilling is hosting several watch parties with big screen televisions throughout the tournament at the distillery west of Independence Heights in central northwest Houston at 970 Wakefield Drive. Yes, they will even be hosting parties for those hardcore fans who want to watch games at 1 a.m., 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., along with parties for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. games too. 
General admission is free, but you can also pay to reserve larger tables with big screens for anywhere between $15 to $40. The reservation fee will be applied to the cost of drinks from the bar. For details and a full schedule, check out the Eventbrite page.
Featuring what owners call the largest outdoor television in Midtown Houston, Social Bar HTX will be hosting viewing parties for all of the World Cup games. Yes, including the 4 a.m. games. Located at 3101 San Jacinto Street, the bar has 20 indoor televisions and serves a big selection of craft beers and cocktails. There will be coffee and breakfast served for the early morning games. For details, check out Social Beer Garden’s Eventbrite age.
This Irish pub will be showing all the 1 p.m. matches throughout the World Cup at the bar located within the Post Oak Shopping Center at 2025 Post Oak Blvd. They’ll serve their full menu all day with a happy hour specials all day Sundays as well as happy hours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Check out their Facebook page for more.
(File photo) Netherlands women’s national football team fans came to The Phoenix on Westheimer in Houston to support his team during the FIFA Women’s World Cup final game on Sunday, July 7, 2019.
The Phoenix on Westheimer is hosting several events for watching games in the 2022 World Cup this year.
La Calle Tacos is hosting watch parties at all three of its Houston taco joints across multiple dates throughout the tournament, starting with USA vs. Ecuador at 10 a.m. Sunday November 20, with additional dates throughout the week. Large televisions, margaritas and tacos will make for a fun atmosphere. The Midtown location at 401 Gray Street has a big screen television with a  patio by right on Bagby Park (where the famous Midtown sign is located). Other locations include downtown at 909 Franklin Street and west of Independence Heights at 3321 Ella Boulevard. Check out their Eventbrite page for details.
This laid-back bar in Houston’s Fourth Ward was open early for all the U.S.A. and England games, and though the U.S. is out of the running now, it’s likely the bar could continue showing some games if you check the bar’s social media pages for updates. The sports bar has a dog-friendly patio and darts, located near Washington Avenue at 1302 Houston Avenue. Check out R Bar’s Instagram or Facebook for the latest updates on the schedule.
This relatively new Midtown beer hall will be hosting several watch parties within the Ion at 4201 Main in downtown Houston. They’ll be serving $5 pints of Scout by True Anomaly Brewing.
Second Draught will also show the following games with sound: USA vs. England on Friday November 25; Mexico vs. Argentina on Saturday November 26;  Portugal vs Uruguay on Monday Nov. 28, and USA vs. Iran on Tuesday November 29. Check Second Draught’s Facebook page for updates.
Second Draught at The Ion in Midtown Houston will be hosting several watch parties for World Cup 2022.
The Heights restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace will be hosting several viewing parties at 350 W 19th.  Specials including $3 Craft Draft, $5 Whiskey, $10 44 Farms Burger & Fries and $15 fish & chips. The restaurant seems to be favoring showing the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. games, but check out Harold’s Facebook page for details.
The Nepalese restaurant Kathmandu Curry & Bar will be showing several World Cup games in December and offering $3 domestic beers during the games at 5711 Hillcroft Street in West Houston. Check out the restaurant’s Facebook page for details.
Houston Northwest Church is hosting a watch party at 1 p.m. on December 10 at the corner of Cypresswood Drive and Highway 249 in NW Harris County. Light snacks and water will be provided. Bring your best soccer skills for prizes during halftime. Don’t forget a lawn chair, and come cheer on your favorite team. Check out the church’s Facebook page for details.
Spectators Bar and Grill will host a watch party for the final match in the World Cup on December 18 at 1525 Lake Pointe Pkwy, #100 in Sugar Land. The sports bar will offer raffle prizes, door prizes and a brunch. Check out Spectators Bar’s Facebook event page for details.
A new sports bar at this family-friendly volleyball venue is hosting a watch party for the final match on December 18. Festivities start at 9 a.m. and run to noon at 945 Wakefield Drive. The sports bar room has a giant television wall plus a full kitchen serving sandwiches, salads and burgers, along with a full bar with premium cocktails and more than 30 draft selections. Dogs are allowed on the patio, and kids can come too. Check out the event page for details.
Updated December 6, 2022: Previously this page featured past events by Missouri City Parks & Recreation; East End Backyard; Buddy’s Houston and Phoenix on Westheimer. As of December 6, these venues weren’t advertising additional World Cup watch parties, but check out  Phoenix on Westheimer’s Facebook page, Buddy’s Facebook page ; East End Backyard’s Instagram page for updates.
Correction: This story has been updated to include that Second Draught is in Midtown.
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