The FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup starts in June throughout Canada, but your best seat and cheapest ticket will be to belly up to the bar at one of Atlanta’s best soccer bars and take in the action. Team USA will be in a tough group as they will match up with Australia, Sweden and Nigeria in group play. Familiar names like Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Christie Rampone could be back for the stars and stripes, so you won’t want to miss any of the goals and game action. Here are some great Atlanta bars that will be showing all the games.
The Elder Tree
469 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
Atlanta’s number one soccer bar has been preparing for the Women’s World Cup for months. Much like the men’s World Cup in 2014, this will be a month-long event that takes over the bar. Drink refreshing European beers and enjoy Irish fare as the games play on numerous HDTVs. Games will be occurring during brunch, lunch and dinner and expect special additions to the menu in honor of soccer. Cold drinks, plenty of food and big time excitement during June at The Elder Tree.
552 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
No surprises here, as Midway Pub is one of the best bars in the metro area to watch sports, especially soccer. Midway will be open for brunch and the start of all the games, but ask about the daily specials where you can indulge in the veggie plates, salads and soups to try and remain healthy. If you want to go straight to the menu or bar, go for it! The chicken and waffles are a staple and where else can you find BBQ ribs on grits? Midway just celebrated seven years of bringing Atlanta the best sports action, so where else would you want to watch World Cup action?
187 10th St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Some of the best Mexican fare in town and competitive soccer on the HDTVs sounds like a good outing for me. Zocalo was one of the best places to watch the men’s World Cup and expect there to be carryover once the women’s tournament starts, especially when Mexico takes to the pitch. Team Mexico is in a group with other soccer crazy countries like France, England and Colombia, so expect the play to be fast and furious in the group round.
180 Carroll St.
Atlanta, GA 30312
Milltown Tavern is one of the hottest sports bars to watch American football, so why wouldn’t it be any different to watch the football that is played all over the rest of the world? Milltown is located in Cabbagetown, which is a melting pot of all different races and nationalities. Come out to watch the soccer, but make sure you try the jumbo wings, the Cabbagetown rolls and even a beer and some cheese tots. You will love the Milltown Tavern.
401 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
The Brewhouse provides one of the best sports viewing experiences in the metro area. Women’s World Cup starts the first week in June and Brewhouse will be ready. Have you tried their nachos or Guinness battered shrimp? This summer would be the perfect time to indulge and hang out with friends as you follow Team USA and their mission to win the 2015 World Cup. Brewhouse will take good care of you and your fellow fans.
Rick Limpert is a freelance writer/photographer in Atlanta and he loves covering anything sports and tech-related. His work can be found at Examiner.com.