These are the best places to watch football in Greater Boston

Readers say

Whether it’s Italy in the North End, Mexico in the Eastie, Brazil in MetroWest or Portugal on the South Shore, here’s where to watch the games.

Fans watch the World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts on June 26, 2014. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

With the UEFA European Championship in full swing and the Copa América starting this week, football is on the minds of many fans around the world.

They may be overshadowed by Boston’s other successful sports fandoms, but Massachusetts still has many passionate football fans.

Boston ranked among the top markets for viewers of the U.S. national team during the 2022 World Cup, the last major men’s soccer tournament.

The state has produced talented players who have found their way onto the U.S. national team, and Boston will soon be home to a brand new women’s soccer team.

The region is also home to a number of immigrant communities where the love of sports runs deep.

Community centers located in neighborhoods with large Irish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Mexican, Guatemalan and Salvadoran populations are sure to attract crowds of fans tuning in to Euro and Copa América matches.

We asked readers to share their favorite places to watch soccer in Greater Boston, and they came up with the best bars, pubs, and parties to watch the games.

Favorites included the Greatest Bar in the West End, the Banshee in Dorchester and Parlor Sports in Somerville.

“(There is) no better place (than the Greatest Bar) in Boston to watch major international tournaments,” said Andy from Charlestown. “Three floors, tons of screens and the participating countries will be well represented in the crowd.”

Conor from Brighton told us he first visited The Banshee ten years ago and “I’ve been coming back forever.”

“There are plenty of TVs for all the games and a great staff. It’s by far my favorite bar in Boston,” he said.

And for a viewing experience with “good food, a good beer selection and a great atmosphere,” head to Parlor Sports, according to John from Wilbraham. His advice: “Arrive early!” »

This year is the first time since 2016 that the Copa América will take place in the United States.

Unlike 2016, no games will be held in Gillette this year, meaning Greater Boston soccer fans will have to rely on watch parties to get their tournament fix.

Read our readers’ list of recommendations and explore our interactive map of the best bars, pubs and football watch parties in Greater Boston.

Where to watch soccer in Greater Boston, according to readers:


  • AT O’Keeffe’s – 911 Boylston Street, Back Bay
  • Barney’s Grill – 299 Havre Street, East Boston
  • Caffè dello Sport – 308 Hanover Street, North End
  • Caffè Paradiso – 255 Hanover Street, North End
  • Caffè Vittoria – 290 Hanover Street, North End
  • Central Sports Bar – 31 Central Street, Milford
  • CityWorks – 91 Arsenal Yards Boulevard, Watertown
  • Clery’s – 113 Dartmouth Street, Back Bay
  • Corner Pub – 162 Lincoln Street, Chinatown-Leather
  • Dillon’s – 955 Boylston Street, Back Bay
  • El Peñol – 54 Bennington Street, East Boston
  • Elephant & Castle – 161 Devonshire Street, Downtown Boston
  • Emmet’s – 6 Beacon St., Downtown Boston
  • La Hacienda – 150 Meridian Street, East Boston
  • Labaredas BBQ & Brazilian Bar – 500 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough
  • LongCross Bar and Kitchen – 501 Fellsway, Medford
  • Los Alebrijes – 192 Sumner Street, East Boston
  • Mi Pueblito – 333 Border St., East Boston
  • Modern Subway – 263 Hanover St., North End
  • Olde Magoun Salon – 518 Medford Street, Somerville
  • Salon Sports – 1 Beacon Street, Somerville
  • Bistro Petit Robert – 480 Columbus Ave, South End
  • Rocco’s Cucina & Bar – 450 Commercial Street, North End
  • Route 9 Sports Bar – 1186 Worcester Road, Framingham
  • SPIN Boston – 30 Melcher Street, Seaport
  • Taco Mex Restaurant – 65 Maverick Sq., East Boston
  • Café Tertulias – 26 Porter Street, East Boston
  • The Banshee – 934 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
  • The Black Rose – 160 State St., Downtown Boston
  • The Druid – 1357 Cambridge St.,Cambridge
  • The Dubliner – 2 Center Plz., Downtown Boston
  • Largest Bar – 262 Friend St., West End
  • Le Pub Lansdowne – 9 rue Lansdowne, Fenway-Kenmore
  • The Phoenix Landing – 512 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Watch the parties

  • Copa America Kickoff Party at Tall Ship – 1 East Pier Dr., East Boston
  • England Euro Watch Parties – 262 Friend St., West End
  • Germany Euros Watch Parties – 262 Friend St., West End
  • Euros Watch evenings in Italy – 262 Friend St., West End
  • Euros Watch evenings in the Netherlands – 262 Friend St., West End
  • Spain Euros Watch Parties – 262 Friend St., West End
  • Watch Party USA vs. Bolivia – 934 Dorchester Ave, Downtown Boston
  • Watch Party USA vs. Panama – 934 Dorchester Ave, Downtown Boston
  • Watch USA vs. Uruguay Night – 934 Dorchester Ave, Downtown Boston
  • Euro 2024 Cup Final Watch Party – 65 Prarie Ave, Attleboro

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