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The Best Bars for Watching the FIFA World Cup in New York City

People don’t think of the Big Apple as a big soccer town. Those people have never gone to these watering holes during the World Cup.

Banter Bar in Williamsburg, “where football never sleeps.”

Banter Bar in Williamsburg, “where football never sleeps.”

Source: Banter Bar

On November 20, the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Doha. There, over the course of almost a month, 32 teams will compete for the gold trophy, as well as the $42 of million prize money.

Yes, there’s an eight-hour time difference between Doha and New York City. And yes, some of the group stage games will start at 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. But fans aren’t letting challenging time zones stop them from enjoying the world’s most popular sport, fueled by plenty of drinks and some addictive snacks. Plus, this year, there’s the chance to support Team USA, which is in the World Cup for the first time in eight years, after not qualifying for the 2018 games in Russia.