Score!: The Haute 5 Places to Watch the World Cup in Miami

Bahia at the Four Seasons Hotel

Enjoy speciality cocktails from several Latin American countries and a fantastic atmosphere for World Cup watching at Bahia’s poolside bar through July 11. Plop down on one of their many comfortable chairs, love seats and chaises for lounging and decadent sports watching.

1335 Brickell Ave. 305.358.3535;

Amadeus Bar inside The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

From June 11 to July 11, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove’s Amadeus Bar will be transformed into an international lounge for World Cup fans to experience the décor, food and ambience of every country competing in 2010 FIFA World Cup. Fans can lounge on plush sofas or gather around high-topped tables to view matches on multiple flat screen TVs while soaking in the flavor of competing countries, including local cuisine to help fans feel at home, plus breakfast during morning matches, tapas-style bar bites, snacks and more than 30 international beers available from around the world for fans wanting to (literally) drink in local flavor.

3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove; 305.644.4680;


Watch the World Cup on over 16 plasmas and an interactive iWall at Mia, a new restaurant and lounge that has staked its claim on downtown dining at the corner of Flagler Street and Biscayne Boulevard. Encompassing 9,000 square feet inside of dining, dancing and lounge space, and 5,000 feet outdoors, the complex includes a lively al fresco bar and terrace seating, a two story lounge and dining room with soaring ceilings, multiple intimate private dining options, and comfortable lounge seating perfect for World Cup viewing.

20 Biscayne Blvd., 305.642.0032;

Gordon Biersch

If watching a game with beer in hand is your idea of a good time, Gordon Biersch is your place. Hand crafted and brewed to perfection, Gordon Biersch goes to great lengths in serving each guest the freshest beer possible. This commitment to serving nothing but the finest and freshest beer possible has led to numerous awards. And you won’t be noshing on typical bar snacks. Committed to using only the freshest and finest ingredients, Gordon Biersch showcase a passion for food with seasonal menus, daily specials and frequent changes to the regular menu.

1201 Brickell Ave.; 786.425.1130;

Yardhouse in Merrick Park

The Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and world’s largest selection of draft beer. From classic lagers to more obscure ales and stouts there’s a draft beer flavor for everyone while watching the World Cup. Located it Merrick Park, Yard House features a keg room containing more than 600 barrels, some 1,000 gallons of beer, and an endless fleet of tap handles. The menu of American cuisine includes an impressive selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, individual-size pizzas, seafood, steaks, ribs and chops.

320 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; 305.447.9273;