Germany lifted the trophy in 2014. Will France or Argentina celebrate the colored disc in 2022? Image courtesy of Marcello Casal Jr/Agência Brasil, Creative Commons.
Sunday’s 2022 World Cup final could be epic: either France will become the first team to win back-to-back trophies since Brazil in 1962, or Lionel Messi will cement his legacy with his first World Cup title for Argentina. Here are our picks for where to watch the final, which starts at 10am.
2052 West Virginia Ave
Join the Ivy City brewery and taproom at 9 a.m. for a “Keep Local Football” watching party. For $20, you get Zeke’s unlimited coffee, 2 La Tejana breakfast tacos, and your first Atlas beer. Additional Atlas beers will be $5. Proceeds from the event go to DC SCORES, a nonprofit organization that builds soccer and writing skills. Get tickets here.
100 Potomac Ave, Su
Watch the World Cup Final at DC United Stadium and Washington Spirit. Twenty Major League Soccer teams have hosted World Cup viewing parties, with more Americans participating in the World Game each year. The EagleBank club will open at the ballpark at 8:30 a.m. and will have endless mimosas and a full brunch menu available for purchase, but the viewing party will be free. Attendees must register here.
5240 Randolph Road, Rockville
A popular gathering place for Argentinian fans. Doors open at 7am, three hours before kick-off, and El Patio will be open for food and drink – whether mourning or celebrating – until 2pm. You can’t go wrong with the classic Argentinian chivito sandwich while you’re there.
1785 Florida Ave. , NW
Give back while you watch: This Adams Morgan neighborhood spot partners with the League of United Latin American Citizens and Amerigroup DC to host a viewing party and game drive from 9 a.m. to noon. Register here: space is limited. Be sure to check out their huevos rancheros or chorizo skillet while you’re there.
633 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Craft Sandwich is celebrating with sandwiches inspired by leftover countries. You can enjoy their take on Croque Madame with scrambled eggs and gruyere. Or try choripan with chorizo and chimichurri. Reservations are not required but can be made here. Fight Club opens at 9:45 am.
801 E Street, NW
The Penn Quarter Bar was the gathering place for the World Cup in France. With two levels of TVs and an 18-foot projector, it provides good views of the finale. Cheer up on Les Bleus with the $6 Kronenbourg Beer and $16 Narragansett Kegs. Penn Social opens at 9 am