The World Cup is a big deal. It’s not like they call it the Carolina Cup or the North American Bowl, no no, this is the WORLD CUP. You have to prepare for an event of this magnitude accordingly. So who will be showing the beautiful game here in Downtown Harrisonburg over the next 30 days? Here’s a quick list of where to go:
Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza (80 West Water Street): Bella Luna is not known as a sports bar, but they have a great bar area and a big ol’ TV to take in the games. Plus, they have $5 happy hour pizzas from 3:00pm – 5:30pm each day! Visiting this place seems like a no brainer.
Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack (92 South Main Street): Billy Jack’s is probably your go to sports bar in Downtown, but did you know the bar has a rich soccer tradition? Owner Aaron Ludwig has a deep love for the game (hence the Premier League showings on Sundays during brunch), and I have feeling the World Cup will be a celebration of all things fútbol.
Capital Ale House (41 Court Square): Do you want like lots of TVs and lots of space to move and lots of different kinds of beer to drink? You do? Well this is a place that has all those things, plus a revitalized food menu that can help you hang in there for the long haul.
Blue Nile (181 North Main Street): Blue Nile recently added a large flat screen to their bar area and something tells me the dial will be permanently fixed on the World Cup over the next month. Come for the Dark & Stormy happy hour special ($4 on Wednesdays) and stay for the Grilled Cheese Gouda sandwich with peanut soup (unreal).
El Sol (91 East Elizabeth Street): El Sol has soccer on the television every day. Seriously, if you go in there for a lunch on a Tuesday in February they are showing a local farm team in Uruguay. And the patrons are glued to the action on their lone 37” TV! Bottom line: if you are looking for the passion and camaraderie that makes World Cup soccer must see TV, this is the best place in town to catch the action.
A full list of the World Cup TV schedule can be found here.