Where to watch the FIFA World Cup Final in Pretoria

The FIFA World Cup has kicked off into full swing - and boy, what a scene. We cheered when Toni Kroos scored that goal against Sweden… Then we were shocked when Germany failed to make it past the group stages. We have held our breath during the final minutes of many a match. And we have cheered passionately for our favourite teams.

Even as I write this, Russia just won against Spain (what a goal block!). Regardless of whom you support and what opinions you have on the events thus far, it is incredibly important to have a stellar spot where you can watch the upcoming matches and the all-important final. Here are a few places in Pretoria where you can watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 final unfold.

Loftus Park

Loftus has become almost synonymous with Rugby, but the recently completed Loftus Park Centre boasts a fantastic big screen and plenty of great restaurants. It makes for a perfect spot to catch that much-anticipated match. There is a selection of restaurants in the centre where you can grab a seat and a meal while you wait for the action.

For more information about the restaurants and shops at Loftus Park simply visit their website, call 012 492 5883, or send an e-mail to info@loftuspark.co.za.

Address: Loftus Park, Kirkness Street, Pretoria

Capital Craft – Menlo Park

Capital Craft is a favourite spot for most sporting events, and the Fifa World Cup is no different. Grab a seat inside or outside (they have great fire pits to fight off the winter chill) and enjoy the match. You can even enjoy their fantastic Capital Craft World Cup Special which includes a delicious burger meal and 500ml draught (selected beers only) for R85.

If you would like to know more about Capital Craft or book a table for your match day, visit their website or call 012 424 8601.

Address: Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop No. 20, Cnr Thomas Edison & 12th Street East, Menlo Park

Beerhaus Bavaria

It was a sad day at Beerhaus Bavaria when Germany fell out of the World Cup, but Beerhaus is still in the game. They have fantastic big screens and delicious German grub. Kick back at Beerhaus while watching your team kick off.  

If you would like to know more about Beerhaus Bavaria or book a table, visit their Facebook page or call 078 563 8287.

Address: Blok F shop 8, 107 Haymeadow Street, Faerie Glen

Eastwood’s Tavern

This is a favourite watering hole in Pretoria and a prime spot to watch the footy. You will find more than 20 televisions in this joint so that you won’t miss a single kick, and the vibe for live sporting events is fantastic. Bring along some pals and enjoy the specials while you support your favourite team.

For more information about Eastwoods Tavern, visit their website or call 012 344 0243.

Address: 391 Eastwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Thirst @ 28 Degrees East

Thirst always has a great vibe for a night out with friends, and that vibe has intensified lately due to the World Cup fever. With that classic sports bar feel and excellent pub food, Thirst is a first-class choice for catching the World Cup final.

If you would like to know more about Thirst or book a table, check out their Facebook page or call 012 991 3261. For our full review of this joint, click here.

Address: C/o Selikats Causeway & Graaff Reinet St, Faerie Glen, Pretoria

This World Cup is sure turning out to be a doozy. We wish and your team the best of luck! Where are you planning on watching the FIFA World Cup final in Pretoria? And who do you think will come out victorious? Let us know in the comments below.

By Tilana de Wachter