The time has finally come for Icelanders and Americans alike to cheer on Team Iceland in their first ever FIFA World Cup debut! Iceland stepped onto the World Cup field in Russia Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 AM EST to face Argentina in the group opener. Whether you’re knee deep in the action in Russia or rooting from afar in North America, we’ve broken down the best ways to cheer on Team Iceland this month! From Iceland-inspired parties, rumored fan gatherings, activities and live streams, you can take part in the celebration no matter where you are!
June 16th at 9:00 AM EST: Iceland vs. Argentina. Outcome: 1-1 tie
June 22nd at 11:00 AM EST: Iceland vs. Nigeria. Outcome: 2-0 loss
June 26th at 2:00 PM EST: Iceland vs. Croatia. Outcome: 2-1 loss
How to Watch from Home
Viewing Parties and Fan Meet Ups
The Brixton SM, 2827 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Opens at 4:45 AM PST
Kezar’s Pub, 770 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Village Idiot, 7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Gravlax, 12400 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066
The York Bar, 5018 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
The Celtic on Market, 1400 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
MacDinton’s Irish Pub, 242 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Waxy O’Connor, 1095 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Rí Rá Irish Pub, 72 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
LIR, 903 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115.
Brit Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Summit Bar, 133 Avenue C New York, NY 10009. June 14 – July 15 starting at 8:00 AM EST daily
Icelandic Drink: Brennivin Passion Fruit Caipirinhas
Bloom’s Tavern, 208 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022
*Bloom’s Tavern is the official viewing location of Iceland’s Consulate General in NYC!
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 2919 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102
Malt & Mold, 362 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10010
Clinton Hall, 247 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Icelandic Drinks: Reyka Vodka and Einstök Beer
Black Horse Pub, 568 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Rough Draft, 82 John Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019
And be sure to check out these NYC viewing parties hosted by Reyka Vodka!
Beer Authority, 300 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018. June 26 at 2:00 PM EST
442 Soccer Bar, 1739 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Peticolas Brewing Company, 2026 Farrington St, Dallas, TX 75207
Ireland’s Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Market Arms, 2401 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
George & Dragon Pub, 206 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98103. June 26 at 11:00 AM PST
The Atlantic Crossing Pub, 6508 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. June 26 at 11:00 AM PST
Nomad World Pub, 418 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703
Brazen Hall, 800 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2M7.
The Ship and Plough Tavern, 42 Centre Street, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0.
The King’s Head Pub, 120 King Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H9
The Heart & Crown ByWard Market, 67 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5
We’ll continue to update this list of fan gatherings as we hear of them, so check back often!
Where will you be watching the games? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to send us your fan photos on Twitter by tagging @IcelandNatural!