World Cup 2014 Drink Specials in the Hudson Valley

The Big Game is on this Sunday (we’re talking about the other football, folks). Here’s where to watch it — and score great drink deals — in the Hudson Valley



Looking for the perfect spot to watch the final World Cup match this Sunday? We’ve rounded up some of the Hudson Valley’s top restaurants and bars that will be offering specials on beer, wine, and food as you watch the final game. Whether you’re rooting for Germany or Argentina (or both!), we’ve got you covered.

Want to try your hand at making your own drinks? Toast to your team with these two cocktails — one inspired by each football club.

Avida Wine Bar, Nyack

Avida offers beer and wine specials for the duration of the game, with happy hour running from 3-6 p.m. Swig some Sagres (a Portuguese beer) and wine glasses at $4 each. Free appetizers will satisfy those mid-game munchies, too.

Backstage Studio Productions (BSP), Kingston

Kingston’s BSP is the place to be if you’re looking for a great view of Sunday’s afternoon game. The music venue screens the match on its big screen television — doors open at 2:30 p.m., and entry is free.

Beechmont Tavern, White Plains

Beechmont Tavern offers several specials on pitchers and pints to kick off the finals. Domestic drafts can be purchased at $3 a pint or $10 a pitcher. Rooting for Deutschland? Try the Hofbrau Summer; this German beer is $5 for a half-liter and $10 per liter.

Bob Hyland’s Sports Page Pub, White Plains

This sports bar starts the festivities early for Sunday’s afternoon game, opening at 2:30 p.m. instead of its usual 5 p.m. opening time. Beer specials include 16-ounce cans of PBR at $3, Heineken drafts at $4, and $11 pitchers of Miller Lite.

The Brazen Fox, White Plains

This White Plains hotspot hosts a “viewing party,” with all televisions on at full volume. The restaurant also runs specials on beer pitchers ranging from $15-$18: Blue Moon ($18), Stella ($18), Shock Top ($15), and Bud Lite ($15) are all available.

Harry’s, Hartsdale

The Best of Westchester-winning New American restaurant and bar kicks off its World Cup Happy Hour at 3 p.m. Sip wine and craft beer for $5; martinis, mixed drinks, and Brazilian specials are also served. 

Keegan Ales, Kingston

Need a break at half-time? Stop by Keegan Ales in Kingston for discounted beers at $1 off from 3-6 p.m. There may not be television sets, but you can feel good about drinking your beer by participating in a fundraiser for Kingston Point Dog Park, which includes live music and a silent auction.

The Ruck, Troy

Located in Troy, the Ruck offers over 30 beers on tap, along with tasty menu items such as their famous wings. On Sunday, happy hour runs from 4-7 p.m., with $1 off all domestic bottles.

Union Square, Poughkeepsie

Located in the heart of the Queen City, Union Square offers drink specials throughout the match (including $2.50 Bud/Bud Lights) and $5 for select appetizers. Choose from three open bars, one of which is located in a courtyard with a projection screen. Bonus: You’ll get to hang out with the Hudson Valley chapter of the American Outlaws for a true soccer fan experience.

Smokehouse Tailgate Grill, New Rochelle

Looking for some pub-style snacks to try while watching Sunday’s match? Head to this New Rochelle grill, which offers a $5 menu of bar-type foods — including chips, salsas, and empanadas. There are also $15 bucket specials for beers, along with $3 and $4 draft specials.


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