During this year’s Copa America, make sure that you get the most fun out of international football (soccer) by visiting the following sports bars and restaurants to watch the games and have a great time. In this article, you’ll learn about the best places to watch football in Bogotá, so you can truly experience the great atmosphere that always happens when Colombia plays!
There’s something special about international football (soccer) tournaments. Everyone walks around town with their national team’s jersey on with a look of excitement in their face, waiting for work to be over for the day to meet their friends and colleagues to watch their team play. This isn’t something exclusive to huge soccer fans, as almost any Colombian will buy and wear the Colombian National Team jersey proudly, and almost everyone will clear their schedules to watch Colombia play every single time. Watching at home is great, but an even more fun way to watch a game is to get together with your friends in a restaurant or bar and have some food and maybe a beer while watching James Rodríguez and Falcao score goals.
District Sports Bar
Located at Parque de la 93, District Sports Bar boasts over 50 television screens, making it one of the biggest venues in the city for watching any sporting event. It’s a fairly new bar, having been opened only recently. This is the dream for any sports fan, as it has not only a huge amount of screens to watch almost any sport but also a special Xbox lounge, where you can play sports videogames while you wait for the real game to start. The food at District Sports Bar is exclusively “American” food, meaning hamburgers, ribs, chicken wings, nachos, steaks, and a wide array of cocktails, beers, and other alcoholic beverages. In short, District Sports Bar is the perfect place for you to gather a large group of friends and have a day worth remembering.
- Price: Around $40,000 COP ($16 USD) per person.
As the name suggests, Buffalo Wings is the place in Bogotá to have some of the best chicken wings in the city. In addition to the great food, this is also a great restaurant to watch sporting events, as it provides spacious and comfortable premises with a lot of screens and, in some cases, giant screens for the really big games. Because Buffalo Wings is a restaurant chain, there are multiple locations throughout the city, meaning that you can most likely find one close to you. Sometimes, this restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat promo, where you can pay around $40,000 COP ($16 USD) and eat as many chicken wings as your stomach allows you to, so you should definitely follow them on Instagram to know when this promotion is happening. Buffalo Wings is a very popular place in Bogotá, so if you are planning on going to watch Colombia play, make sure you get there fairly early!
- Price: between $40,000-60,000 COP ($16-20 USD).
Rathskeller Craft Beers
The main attraction of Rathskeller Craft Beers is (obviously) to enjoy a wide variety of Colombian craft beers, but its menu also has some dishes perfect for watching any sporting event, such as hamburgers, nachos, chicken wings, and even German sausages. Even though the venue is much smaller than the previous two, Rathskeller can be a great choice if you want a quieter, more beer-oriented place to watch football. It is located at Carrera 19 and Calle 108, at a walkable distance from many other restaurants and interesting places, so you should definitely give it a go with a couple of your closest friends!
If you really want to get the most out of this year’s Copa America (and any sporting event for that matter), then there is no reason why you shouldn’t try out the places listed above. Even though watching sports at home can be fun, nothing surpasses the sheer emotion and utterly thrilling atmosphere of watching football (soccer) alongside your closest friends, some chicken wings, and a beer, so make sure that you go visit these bars and restaurants and let us know in the comments below what your experience was!
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