If you’ve been a citizen of HeidiTown for long, you know that I’m a soccer nut. I am a longtime season ticket holder of the Colorado Rapids and World Cup is like a month long party at our house. Ryan and I love finding great pubs where we can watch the games live, and being self-employed, we are able to do that, even on week days.
In 2010, I wrote a popular blog post about where to watch World Cup in Northern Colorado. As HeidiTown has expanded to include the entire State of Colorado, I decided to do my homework and find soccer-friendly pubs from Grand Junction to Pueblo.
World Cup starts on June 12 and ends on July 13, 2014.
What time are World Cup matches being shown in Colorado? This year’s World Cup is being held in Brazil, and matches will start at approximately 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. There are some exceptions to these start times. See the schedule here.
Group Stage: USMNT play June 16 at 4 p.m. (v Ghana), June 22 at 4 p.m. (v Portugal) and June 26 at 10 a.m. (v Germany).
If you know a great soccer-friendly bar that isn’t on this list, please feel free to tell us about it in the comment section! Especially those willing to open early for the first matches of the day.
Where to watch World Cup in Berthoud, Colorado
KJ Wood Distillers, 403 5th Street
John Wood, the owner of KJ Wood Distillers in the tiny town of Berthoud, Colorado, is one of the biggest soccer fans that I know. He has a big flat screen television in his tasting room, and will open 30 minutes before every match during World Cup. Wood also makes my favorite gin, Jinn Gin, so give it a try when you go!
Where to watch World Cup in Boulder, Colorado
Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 1922 13th Street
This is the host bar for the new American Outlaws Boulder Chapter, so you can see every USMNT game here, home and away. With Irish pub fare and Guinness on tap, this will be the go-to bar for World Cup 2014 in Boulder.
Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street
All US Matches will be shown here on the big screen. And yes, they have a bar so you can pound pints while you root on our boys.
Rocky Mountain Soccer, 1933 28th Street
This store will be showing every World Cup match in their lounge that includes stadium seating. They do not have a bar, but you can BYOB! It’s not uncommon to have 50 soccer fanatics watching a match at this location. Continue Reading…