Where to Watch the 2018 World Cup at 8 a.m. in Tucson

Whether you call it football or soccer, here's where to watch the World Cup bright and early

Last modified on June 15th, 2018 at 9:21 am

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Nothing like watching a game at the bar.

While the World Cup would have TV priority at most establishments, this year’s Russia location makes most of the games inconveniently early for Americans — like 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. early.

While it’s a no-go to drink at 3 a.m., some local joints are opening as early as 4:30 a.m. to accommodate the need for watching the World Cup in a social setting with booze. Here’s the list.

Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd.

At 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, Casino Del Sol will start with the pre-game show for Mexico vs. Germany with the following specials until the end of the game:

  • $3 Breakfast Burrito
  • $3 Bud Light & Michelob Ultra 16-ounce drafts
  • $3 Bud, Bud Light, & Michelob Ultra 16-ounce aluminums
  • $3 Estrella Jalisco 12-ounce bottles
  • $3 Shots of 3 Amigos Tequila & Margaritas

View the schedule of upcoming World Cup events via Casino Del Sol on Facebook.

The Frozen Cactus Ice Bar & Flame Grill

5769 E. Speedway Blvd.

Formerly RJ’s Replays before the Bar Rescue renovation, Frozen Cactus will open at 9 a.m. from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17 with a breakfast menu available.

View the schedule of upcoming World Cup events via Frozen Cactus on Facebook.

Gentle Ben’s

865 E. University Blvd.

Opening at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, Gentle Ben’s will offer breakfast and drink specials themed for Mexico and Germany:

  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Breakfast Burrito
  • German Pancake
  • German Brat Skillet

They’ll show the Brazil and Switzerland game afterwards.

View the schedule of upcoming World Cup events via Gentle Ben’s on Facebook.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.
Eggs Provençal at Ghini's French Caffe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Eggs Provençal at Ghini’s French Caffe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While Ghini’s is far from a sports bar, they’re passionate about the World Cup and already open early. They’ll offer brunch happy hour 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. daily along with $1 off Russian Mimosas

Keep up with Ghini’s French Caffe on Facebook.

Playground Bar & Lounge

278 E. Congress St.
World Cup specials at Playground Bar & Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

World Cup specials at Playground Bar & Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Playground is dedicated to the World Cup with all scheduled games already on their calendar. They’re even opening as early as 4:30 a.m. for select games.

Negro Modelo USA drafts will be on special for $5 and Modelo Especial cans will be $4 during all World Cup games. Additionally, Playground will offer breakfast specials.

View the schedule of upcoming World Cup events via Playground Bar & Lounge on Facebook.

Reforma Modern Mexican. Mezcal + Tequila

4340 N. Campbell Ave.

At 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, Reforma will serve an early breakfast menu and offer Estrella Jalisco Beer specials.

View the schedule of upcoming World Cup events via Reforma Modern Mexican. Mezcal + Tequila on Facebook.

REVEL

416 E. 9th St.
REVEL Wine & Beer Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

REVEL Wine & Beer Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Also open 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 17 for Mexico vs. Germany, REVEL will supplement their wine and beer offerings with German breakfast and coffee.

View the schedule of upcoming World Cup events via REVEL on Facebook.

Sir Veza’s Kitchen & Kantina

220 W. Wetmore Rd.

Sir Veza’s is another option open on Sunday, June 17 for Mexico vs. Germany, but at 7:30 a.m.

Specials include $3 20-ounce drafts of Modelo and $14 buckets of 5 Coronas. DJ Zeta will be on site for music.

Since it’s also Father’s Day, dads get half-off tacos with the purchase of a regular priced entree.

View the schedule of upcoming World Cup events via Reforma Modern Mexican. Mezcal + Tequila on Facebook.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.
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