Life can be tough for Arizona soccer fans. Sometimes, all you want to do is watch the big game. Unfortunately, the NFL, NBA, and MLB dominate the local sports networks. So you set out to enjoy the game from the confines of a sports bar, only to be disappointed when you find the TV’s flooded with everything but soccer. Fortunately, soccer fans are a proud bunch. There are several soccer pubs where Arizonans unite in their love of the world’s most popular sport. Here is a breakdown of places to watch and celebrate soccer in Arizona.
Pub Rock Live (Scottsdale)
Phoenix Rising fans are welcome at Pub Rock Live. This laid back bar is known primarily for being a concert venue. However, it’s also a dedicated soccer sports bar. Located just one mile from the Phoenix Rising’s new stadium, it transforms into Rising headquarters on game day. They regularly treat the Rising’s loyal fans to drink specials and an onsite food truck. Come for the pre and post game celebration to meet and mingle with Phoenix soccer fans.
Rose & Crown (Phoenix)
You don’t need to fly across the pond to enjoy a British soccer pub. Instead, venture to the Rose & Crown in downtown Phoenix. This soccer bar has over 40 local and imported beers in addition to British pub food. Rose & Crown regularly attracts a lively soccer crowd, especially those looking to watch the English Premier League. Dedicated fans of Liverpool and Everton FC host their watch parties here on game day.
Tim Finnegan’s Irish Restaurant and Pub (Phoenix)
Tim Finnegan’s may be an Irish pub, but they’re all about American soccer. This Phoenix bar is the only official U.S. Soccer Bar in Arizona. You don’t have to wait for the World Cup to enjoy a game here. Tim Finnegan’s always has a game on whether you’re watching international games or the MLS. Tim Finnegan’s is a classic Irish bar at its core. They have daily specials on Irish fare like Shepherd’s Pie and Guinness. You’ll find cheap beer, live music, and soccer swag at this friendly neighborhood pub.
George and Dragon (Phoenix)
Soccer fanatics are right at home at George and Dragon. This Phoenix bar is decked out with scarves and signs from a variety of club soccer teams. They also host watch parties for European soccer fans. The British-themed pub is known for its award-winning “Fish n Chips” and large draft beer selection. Come for the game and stay for a pint or two.
Sportsman’s Bar and Grill (Flagstaff)
Sportsman’s is the ultimate spot to watch a game in Flagstaff. This spot has all the elements of a classic sports bar – good draft beer, tasty bar food, and a ton of flat screen TV’s. This local watering hole attracts all kinds of sports fans, including a steady base of loyal soccer fans. While not exclusively a soccer pub, Sportsman’s has a variety of TV packages and shows soccer games from around the world. One tip – grab your wings Vegas style while you watch the game. Thank me later.
There are many reasons to like Playground. This trendy downtown Tucson spot has a rooftop bar, live music, and great happy hour specials. They’re also a go-to spot among Tucson soccer fans. Playground opens early on the weekends and caters to English Premier League fans. You can grab some breakfast, watch the game, and celebrate a win with a post game beer.
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