Where to Watch the Women's World Cup in the San Francisco Bay Area
The Women’s World Cup gets underway on Saturday, June 6. Team USA features a number of Bay Area stars: Cal alum Alex Morgan, Stanford teammates Kelley O’Hara and Christen Press, and Santa Clara alum Julie Johnston. The competition unfolds north of the border in Canada, but we’ve got plenty of bars and restaurants around San Francisco where you can catch all the action.
Civic Center Plaza (Polk and McAllister Streets)
The biggest World Cup party in the city will be at Civic Center Plaza. The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, in partnership with SCORES Bay Area, will host three free public viewings during the tournament, starting with USA vs. Sweden on June 12 at 5:00 PM. A semifinal match will be shown on June 30 at 4:00 PM and the World Cup Final will be shown on July 5 at 4:00. There will be plenty of soccer activities for fans to participate in, and gourmet food trucks from Off-the-Grid.
Slice House (680 2nd St.)
The home of Artisan Ancient Grain pizza in South Beach will be showing games in both its downstairs and upstairs loft space. Stop in and sample the specials, as well as authentic New York-style pizza and other regular menu items.
Hi-Tops (2247 Market St.)
The Castro’s original and only gay sports bar has multiple hi-res screens, perfect for World Cup viewing. The menu features delicious comfort food, and Mondays feature 25-cent chicken wings all day long.
Wipeout Bar & Grill (PIER 39)
Enjoy views of the bay, the sounds of the sea lions, and plenty of good food at this surf shack-styled eatery at popular PIER 39. World Cup action will be broadcast on a large screen for all visitors to see.
Golden Gate Taproom & Grill (525 Sutter St.)
The Golden Gate Taproom is always filled with sports fans, cheering on their hometown favorites. There are more than 20 screens, so you won’t miss a single match. With 100 beers on the menu and game hall classics like SkeeBall, shuffleboard, and pool tables, it’s easy to lose track of time in this Union Square favorite.
Cioppino’s (400 Jefferson St.)
The old-school Italian restaurant at the edge of North Beach offers a full bar, great food and exceptional service. Stop in to dine, drink and cheer on Team USA after exploring nearby sights like Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street.
Caruso's (The Westin St. Francis)
Located in the Tower lobby of the elegant Westin St. Francis Hotel, Caruso’s has a diverse menu featuring specialty coffee drinks, homemade pastries and a full bar. The friendly atmosphere makes for a perfect place to check in on World Cup action.
Rouge | Nick's Crispy Tacos (1500 Broadway St.)
San Francisco knows how to do tacos, so you should certainly stop by this local favorite, just steps from San Francisco’s vibrant Italian neighborhood and Washington Square Park. Stay after the game and enjoy the nightlife Rouge has to offer.
Players Sports Grill and Arcade (PIER 39)
Sample any of Players’ 15 craft beers or inventive cocktails at the edge of the pier with Alcatraz as your backdrop. Players’ Luau Lounge has over 200+ sports channels to choose from, so you’ll never miss a minute of any match. And if you show up in your favorite team’s jersey, your first pint is only $2!
Tap415 (Westfield San Francisco Centre)
If you’re more of a shopper than a striker, you can catch the World Cup at Tap415. Located on Level 4 of downtown’s sprawling Westfield San Francisco Centre, Tap415 is a modern urban eatery focused on sourcing and highlighting local goods to create a unique menu of fresh, handcrafted American favorites. With large screen TVs throughout the space, it’s the perfect spot to view a match between spending sprees.
Bourbon Pub (Levi's Stadium)
If you’re down in Santa Clara, you can watch the World Cup at Bourbon Pub, located inside Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers and host of Super Bowl 50. Bourbon Pub serves up reinvented pub fare in a casual atmosphere with over 70 HD televisions. It’s the true sports fanatic’s dining destination.
Max's Diner & Bar (500 12th Ave., Oakland)
In the East Bay with your fellow fans? Drop by Max’s Diner & Bar, the Oakland outlet of the team behind San Francisco’s First Crush. With plenty of screens and just a few steps from BART, Max’s makes for a great meeting spot.