25 June 2014 by Lynnette Johns and Stuart Buchanan

Watching the FIFA World Cup in Cape Town

We suggest heading out to find a pub or restaurant in Cape Town to watch the FIFA World Cup on a big-screen TV – preferably somewhere warm, with friends and family.

Cape Town loves to party – throw soccer into the mix and it's a festival. Image courtesy of Joey.Coleman

We're fast approaching the all-important FIFA 2014 World Cup knockout rounds in Brazil, and the tournament is shaping up to be a memorable one. Why not catch the action at one of Cape Town's fabulous restaurants or pubs? Most of the matches kick off at 6pm or 10pm, in time for supper and drinks. 

Here are a few options:

Bossa Social Café and Bar (Somerset West)

Wear an item of clothing with the name of one of the teams in the World Cup and get a 330ml beer. The bar, which has a distinct Latin feel to it, will serve colour-coded shooters and cocktails in homage to the teams playing. Its daily food specials include burgers for R49 on Mondays; a free bottle of Van Loveren River Red with any two pizzas on Tuesdays; two free chilli poppers and a Hunter’s Dry draught with any nachos ordered on Thursdays for R85; and pizzas for R50, 600g ribs for R79 and cheddamelt steaks for R72 on Sundays. There’s also the standing special of a 300g rump for R100. They will stay open for later games, but liquor is not served after 2am. 

Cafe Caprice

Half-price mojitos, coloured to represent the teams playing on the day, a high-definition screen and DJs are some of the World Cup happenings at Cafe Caprice. 

Cafe Mojito

Cafe Mojito has changed its nationality, from Cuban to Brazilian, for the duration of the tournament. Caipirinhas, synonymous with Brazil, are half-price, Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Order two kilograms of South American-style chicken wings for R99. Mojito will show all the matches on its two screens. 

Mitchell’s Waterfront Brewery

You won't miss a moment's action at Mitchell's, in Dock Road at the V&A Waterfront – there are 10 TVs in the upstairs section. There are also winter specials, a great shooter menu and a kitchen that closes just before midnight.

Ferrymans Tavern

The V&A Waterfront's first tenant, Ferrymans harks back to days gone by with its old-fashioned bar, brick-paved floor and stone fireplace. It serves a wide selection of seafood and pub meals. Look out for the daily specials. There are TV screens upstairs and downstairs.

Most pubs in Cape Town will have screens up to watch the matches. Image courtesy of dvdmerwe

The Fireman’s Arms

The Fireman's Arms, established in 1864, is one of the oldest pubs in Cape Town. It has nine 46-inch flat-screen panel TVs and two big screens for major sporting events. Enough to keep everyone satisfied.

Green Point Soccer Club's Boot Room

The Boot Room will serve a themed menu based on the teams playing. They promise a great night with good food while watching the game.

Watch the FIFA World Cup at a Cape Town restaurant or pub. Image courtesy of coda

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