The Football World Cup is well underway. If you’re gonna be in Berlin during one of the world’s biggest international sporting events, we at St Christopher’s know the places to head for the best atmosphere. Whether you’re supporting Germany or not, you’re going to want an epic venue to watch the World Cup so take note of our top places to cheer on your team. Beer gardens, sports bars and open-air viewings are just a few of the insane places Berlin has on offer to watch the 2018 games…
1 TOP PICK: BELUSHI’S
The 2018 Football World Cup kicks off in June and there’s only one place in Berlin that you’ll wanna watch the live coverage. Belushi’s, the best sports bar in town and the home of international sports. With a big screen projector, 13 flat screen TVs and English language commentary, Belushi’s will be screening every single match live from Russia. Plus make the most of the Happy Hour with 2 for 1 drinks, foosball, a late kitchen serving up our infamous range of juicy burgers and pre-game bar snacks - the perfect pre-game grub, plus an international crowd to provide all the atmosphere. We recommend booking your table as this buzzing bar gets packed during big sports events.
2 THE FAN FEST BERLIN PUBLIC VIEWING
Watch the World Cup in the most epic way ever (other than actually being there in person). Every time the World Cup takes place, Berlin holds a Fan Fest open-air viewing throughout the tournament located on the Straße near Brandenburg Gate. With several huge screens set over a stretch of two kilometres (called the Fanmeile), crowds gather for the public viewing, screening German matches only. This is essentially a gigantic football fan street party. At the start of the World Cup, only the German games will be broadcasted at the Fanmeile in Berlin, so if you’re looking to watch another team, go to Belushi’s. But as soon as there are only 16 teams are left in the tournament, all matches will be screened so you can watch your favourite team play off in this open-air party for free.
Kulturbrauerei is a huge courtyard in the middle of busy Berlin, and for the World Cup 2018 it’s gonna be 10 times busier. Thousands are expected to flock here this summer to watch Germany take on their opposition on an enormous 24 square meter screen. Even if you don’t support Germany, if you’re in Berlin at the time you’re gonna wanna piece of the atmosphere. Grab some drinks from the bars around the outside and join in the locals as they cheer on their country. The screen will show every game live, however only when Germany is playing will entrance to the square cost you €3. When other teams are competing, there will be less people bothered about watching but you won’t have to pay the entrance fee.
4 BIERGARTEN JAMES JUNE
The James June beer garden is the perfect place to sit down and watch the World Cup on a sunny day. Located right in the city centre, the bar’s 4 TV screens will be showing the matches live, 2 of them outside so you can enjoy the sunshine whilst cheering on your team. Get a group of you together and order the 12.5 litre beer tap for your table. Saves going up and down to the bar and gambling on missing an epic goal!
Huge HD TVs, a barbecue, pizza, DJs and A POOL? Now this is a World Cup screening we wanna see. Head to Haubentaucher to watch your team from the comfort of a swimming pool! With a bar and barbecue on hand for when you’re needing a refreshment, who wants to sit inside and watch the footy when it’s a hot, sunny day in Berlin? There are poolside beds and sun loungers all around the pool so you can really sit back and relax... (if you’re on the winning team that is).
6 PRATER BIERGARTEN
Prater is one of Berlin’s most popular Beer gardens and it’s buzzing all throughout summer. With the Football World Cup kicking off this month, the beer garden will be screening all the matches whilst serving up its range of quality German beers. Feast on traditional German delicacies while you cheer your favourite team on, as Prater also serve up pretzels, gherkins, sausages, baked potato, salads and more! The perfect way to watch the World Cup on a sunny day.