Our tour guide, Rob, is a pretty big sports fan (hence the Mets cap he’s wearing in the video). Not necessarily a soccer fan, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers …
Anyway, unless you’ve been living Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, you probably know the World Cup is upon us. (And I have a feeling DUMBO residents are aware of this, too … just trying to avoid the “living under a rock” cliche. But I digress.) The World Cup is a great excuse to drink. But where to imbibe?
Simple. Head to the corner of Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue and flip a coin which way you want to go.
A trek down Smith Street will reveal tons of World Cup-viewing options. Our good friends at Eating Everywhere suggest Bar Tabac (perfect for French soccer fans). If you head toward the waterfront on Atlantic Avenue, there’s always the Brazen Head, as well as Floyd, NY and our choice for rowdiest place to watch the action, the ChipShop’s Atlantic Avenue outpost.
To learn more, watch our video above.
Update #2: We took our own advice and did a little bar-hopping on Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue during the USA-England World Cup match on Saturday, June 12. Check out our photo essay below.
Update: It has been brought to our attention that our video host, Rob, may have misspoken. In the video, Rob referenced Man U and Chelsea with regards to soccer fans at Floyd, NY and the ChipShop. We have been told Floyd, NY is a “Tottenham Bar.” We apologize for any confusion, as Rob was speaking in generalities to reference the boisterous soccer fans who congregate in these places and he tells us that those were the first two teams to pop into his head to use as examples.