Greenpoint Gazette

World Cup Madness Descends on North Brooklyn

BY Tanay Warerkar

Soccer madness is around the corner with the football World Cup kicking off in Brazil on June 12. North Brooklyn’s not one to miss out on the action. A number of local pubs and bars are having specials to ring in the month long soccer extravaganza. The following are some of the available options:

Over the Eight and Jimmy’s Diner

Both are offering drink specials: 32 oz. Caipirinha specials for $28 and $8 for the 8 oz. version of the same drink.

In addition there will be a choice of meat and cheese empanadas, and a daily special item on the menu that coincides with the teams playing on a particular day.

Over the Eight, 594 Union Avenue, open Mon-Thu 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., Fri 5 p.m. to 4 a.m., Sat 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., Sun 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.,

Jimmy’s Diner, 577 Union Avenue, Open all week 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Ph: 718-218-7174,

Red Star Bar

Bud and Bud Light Beer Towers (128 ozs) for $30 as well as giveaways of World Cup branded merchandise like hats, t-shirts, key chains, and soccer balls during the games.

Red Star Bar, 37 Greenpoint Avenue, open Mon-Wed 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Thurs-Sat 11: 30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sun 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., PH: 718-349-0162,


The Churrascaria will be showing all the games except on Mondays when the restaurant is closed. They have different specials each day of the week.

Tuesday: all you can eat Rodizio for $20 and bottles of wine for $20 as well.

Wednesday: Paella for $16 and Sangria pitchers for $18

Thursday: Fish + Chips and a draft of beer for $16

In addition they’ll be offering Portuguese and Brazilian beer specials.

And if you haven’t already guessed, Raizes is supporting Portugal for the games.

Raizes, 139 Nassau Avenue, open Tues-Fri 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. PH: 718-389-0088.

t.b.d. Brooklyn

The bar has three screens and will be showing all the matches from the league stages to the knockouts and the finals. It’s offering $4 Rebel IPAs during every game shown at the bar.

t.b.d. Brooklyn, 224 Franklin Street, open Mon-Fri 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sat-Sun 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., PH: 718-349-6727,

The Whiskey Brooklyn

The bar has nine flat-screen televisions that will be showcasing all the games right from the league stages to the finals. In addition there will be special $25 beer buckets when the games are telecast at the bar.

The Whiskey Brooklyn, 44 Berry Street, open all week 12 p.m. to 4 a.m., PH: 718-387-8444,


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