World Cup 2014- Where to Eat and Watch!


CHECK OUT MIABITES PICKS FOR WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK!  One billion people will watch the World Cup final today. Only 111 million watched the last Super Bowl.....

The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO Hotels - 2445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach 305 695 3600.

Chef Jonathan Lane has created a special tapas menu influenced by the International flavor of the various countries represented.  Dine on Braised Beef with Spanish Chorizo empanadas, Chicken Croquettes, Mini queso fresco and pickled vegetable tortas, Manchego cheese and rosemary roasted olives and Hamburger sliders, all in view of a specially installed giant screen.  Read more about The Traymore in our recent MIAbites article; The Traymore-Reimagined by COMO Hotels and Chef Jonathan Lane

Tongue & Cheek- 431 Washington Ave. Miami Beach 305 704 2900

Watch the matches and up your game during the T&C Happy Hour drink and special menu which will be available all throughout the World Cup matches.  $1- Oysters, $2- beef cheek sliders, $5- appetizers... and wash it down with specially priced beers and cocktails. Chef Jamie DeRosa invites all fans to join him and his staff to cheer on the exciting match ups!

The Dutch- W South Beach 2201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305 938 3111 

Chef Conor Hanlon has created a special World Cup dish, priced a la carte at $32 of an internationally inspired Mini Mixed Chicken, Pork and Beef Churrasco served over Chimichurri sauce, with black bean soffritto and steamed rice.

The Setai- 2001 Collins Ave. Miami Beach 305 520 6000

The Setai will be pouring Taittinger (Official Sponsor for FIFA) with Complimentary Canapes during the Opening Ceremony on July 12th beginning at 4 pm in the Courtyard and Bar. With games broadcast daily according to schedule.                           

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana 1014 Lincoln Road Miami Beach 305 531 4833

Quattro's Northern Italian dining destination will celebrate the World Cup with big-screen televised matches, a special 2-course menu and an array of cocktail specials.

Available during all games, the World Cup 2-course menu is priced at $22.  Guests can choose from a selection of antipasti, including Arancini Alla Siciliana – crispy rice ball with Bolognese sauce and mozzarella; Insalata di Filetto e Asparagi –  steak salad with mixed greens, grilled asparagus and parmesan flakes; and Caprese di Bufala with heirloom tomatoes.  Main course options include traditional LasagnaSpaghetti Alla Carbonara orPollo Al Limone – a seared half chicken with lemon sauce and potatoes.

FIFA libation specials will include a World Cup Bucket – 5 beers from around the globe for only $25$7 glasses of Prosecoo JeioPinot Grigio Gran Ducato and Chianti Le Torri; and World Cup Caipirinhas, also $7.                                       

Meat Market- 915 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach  305 532 0088

Chef/Owner Sean Brasel ( hmmm sounds like Brazil! ) has created an International Happy Hour menu featuring both food and cocktails representing each of the 32 nations competing. American Waygu Bacon and Cheese Sliders, Agentinean Short Rib Empanadas and The Netherlands Gouda Cheese Tater Tots. All can be washed down with a pitcher of Leblon Caipirinha, Half Price beers  and $7- glasses of wine or Specilty cocktails. 

HaVen South Beach-1237 Lincoln Rd.  Miami Beach  305 987 8885

This looks to be the craziest and most fun of the World Cup viewing options, and HaVen lounge will transform in to a true haven for futbol fanatics. Staff will be decked out in team colors, there will be face painting, and a special Veev Acai Spirit of Brazil cocktail will be served in special edition World Cup Brazil Mason Jar.  Plus Chef Todd Erickson has created a special menu in honor of host country, Brazil featuring a Green & Yellow Roll of Hamachi, Cucumber, Pickled Daikon,Yuzu Tobiko and Jalapeno Masago, plus a World Cup Burger of prime beef, chimichurri, gruyere, onion rings and a fried quail egg. 

Oak Tavern - 35 NE 40th St. in The Design District. Miami  786 391 1818

Featuring a HD Wide Screen TV, enjoy the matches with specially priced $5- libations representing competing countries and dine on specially priced appetizers. 

Bulla GastroBar-  2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables 305 441 0107

Throughout the World Cup, the gastrobar will be televising all matches for Coral Gables patrons to get front row seating to watch their favorite teams compete! Guests will be offered a three course prix-fixe menu and special cocktail in addition to the vast selection of tapas and small plates.  In addition to the special menu, the restaurant is giving guests the chance to join the fun and get competitive!  From June 2 – 13,guests are encouraged to join a friendly “Bulla Cup” competition by filling out what they think will be the winning bracket for a chance to win tickets to the 2014 Guinness International Cup in Miami, Bulla gift cards and special prizes. Sit at the bar, order a drink and get competitive!

SUSHISAMBA- Both locations at  600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach and 180 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables

Mundial 2014- Games televised, Samba dancers, Caipirinhas, other Brazilian drink and food specials like Sea Bass Bolinhos and Braised Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps...BUT THAT’S NOT ALL…SUSHISAMBA is GIVING AWAY THE ‘WORLD CUP’ OF FAN PRIZES: A TRIP TO BRAZIL! Winners will receive a trip for two to Brazil, including round-trip airfare to Rio de Janeiro, hotel accommodations for four nights and tickets to the ultimate Brazilian celebration: Carnaval 2015!

To enter the sweepstakes…

- follow SUSHISAMBA on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
- attend any Mundial game at a SUSHISAMBA location between June 12th and July 13th
- take a photo while at the restaurant that showcases creativity, fan spirit and SAMBA fun!
- post the photo on a social media outlet, including Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, tagging @SUSHISAMBAand using the hashtag #SAMBASELFIE

Full Sweepstakes Rules at

Please feel free to add to this list in the Comments section below and enjoy the Soccer Finals...maybe next year Miami's team will be represented!