After 36 years, Team Canada has finally secured their spot in the FIFA World Cup. And you better believe that sports bars across the country are going all out to celebrate. The even better news? Bar hours were reportedly extended across the province to accommodate the World Cup – which means you can potentially view each match live at participating bars.

So, soccer/football fans, mark your calendars for Sunday, November 20th, because that’s when the series of the decade is kicking things off – literally. And if you’re not sure where to settle in for a night (or early morning) of cheering, yelling, and drinking, here are just a few spots around the city to get you started.

The Butcher & Bullock

First up on the list is The Butcher & Bullock, an iconic Vancouver pub with giant screens and craft beer galore. Oh, and its own parlour room and arcade, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the game, that is. The bar will be showing all the matches live – including the 2 am and 5 am kickoffs. So if you’re a dedicated fan who wants to see it all, this is definitely your spot. The kitchen will be open for breakfast at 8 am, lunch at 11 am, and will remain open for all England and Canada matches.

And for the early morning starts, coffee & muffins will be available, and guests are even welcome to bring outside food.

Where: 911 West Pender Street

Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery


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With 16 hi-def screens and 45+ sports channels, it would be more shocking if Red Card wasn’t screening the game. Thankfully, Red Card has viewers covered with 8 am and 11 am viewings (with a liquor licence from 9 am onwards), according to an email. And with happy hour deals from 2 to 5 pm every day, you surely won’t go hungry (or thirsty) as you cheer on the team.

Where: 560 Smithe Street

Bells & Whistles


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At both of the Bells & Whistles locations, you can pull up a bar stool and watch the World Cup, alongside everything from game-day burgers and happy hour hot dogs to steak and ice cream sundaes. You can view their full viewing schedule here.

Where: 3296 Fraser Street and 4497 Dunbar Street

Score on Davie 

Famous for its Caesars and good vibes, Score on Davie is a classic sports bar in Vancouver with a quirky twist. And according to an email, they’ll be screening the World Cup and maintaining their normal hours throughout the series.

Where: 1262 Davie Street

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Shark Club Vancouver


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In addition to catching the game, guests at Shark Club Vancouver can expect pints of Budweiser served in the official cold-activated cups from Qatar – plus prizes and jerseys being contested throughout the tournament! And of course, $5 drink specials from 3 to 6 pm and from 9 pm to late to sweeten the pot.

Where: 180 West Georgia Street

The Good Co. 


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Great news, viewers. The Good Co. is hosting viewings of the game around the city, and they’ve got a variety of traditional game day food, salad bowls, and fried snacks to keep you going. Oh, and happy hour from 3 to 6 pm from Monday to Friday.

Where: Multiple locations (Granville Street, Main Street, Kitsilano)

The Library Square Pub

Located in the crux of downtown, the pub at Library Square is a solid spot for drinks & grub before and after a game. And according to an email, they’ll also be screening the FIFA matches as early as 8 am. Check out their $7 lunchtime caesars, $15 BLT & fries, and more.

Where: 300 West Georgia Street

Blarney Stone 


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And if you want to watch the matches on the largest screen in Gastown, Blarney Stone has you covered. From November 21st to December 14th, you can catch the game and indulge in 5 Bud Budlight bottles for 25. Yes, you can get single servings (minus the bucket) for five apiece, but the former sounds more fun. Hit up your buddies and get ready for quite the viewing event.

Where: 216 Carrall Street

Mahony’s Tavern

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Mahony’s will be showing the game with sound starting at 10:45 am every day, ahead of the 11 am matches. Mahony’s will also be giving away Team Canada merch to a few lucky fans at Canada’s first game (against Belgium) on Wednesday, November 23.

Where: 1055 Canada Place #36 and 601 Stamps Landing

The Pint

The Pint will be showing the Canada vs Croatia match on Sunday, November 27th and the England vs Wales match on Tuesday, November 29th. Both viewings are ticketed, and tickets include a free drink & breakfast. Plus, each match will be prefaced with a meet and greet with former world cup stars – including Carl Valentine and Neil ¨Razor¨ Ruddock on each respective day.

Where: 455 Abbott Street

The SportsBar LIVE! at Rogers Arena

The SportsBar at Rogers Arena will be showing three games of this year’s tournament: Canada vs Belgium on November 23rd, Canada vs Croatia on November 27th, and Canada vs Morocco on December 1st. So mark your calendars and get ready to feast on their signature nachos and wings.

Where: 99 West Georgia Street

One Under 

This spot for golf and brews is showing the 11 am matches every day of the World Cup series. So if you want to stop by and catch the highlights and indulge in a cocktail or two and some pizza – this is a great choice.

Where: 476 Granville Street

And that’s a wrap for now, folks! We hope you’re able to catch a match with some friends and enjoy a couple of cold ones.