Papa's Zoo Bar & Grill
A place where everyone knows your name
Papa's is designed for large crowds of people who want to sit together, order together, watch sports together and outshout each other. There is plenty of beer on tap, pitchers of cocktails, better quality pub grub ranging from great burgers (starting at 430 rubles) to grilled sea bass (795 rubles). Kick back at homey wooden tables and pick one of a dozen or so screens for the best viewing. Cheers on the Moscow River.
+7 (968) 682 7055
4 Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 6. Metro Barrikadnaya
Highest screen count in the city
The Radio City sports bar in the Pekin Hotel building is serious about your viewing pleasure. Four giant screens and 22 smaller plasma screens are placed all around the space, and you can check online to see what is on every evening. For busy sports nights, they can broadcast more than one game at the same time. Décor? Retro chic. Menu? They offer a standard menu of Russian and international dishes with mains averaging a reasonable 650 rubles and a "sports menu" with favorites like buffalo wings, sausage plates, and irresistible sesame fried chilly peanuts. Wash it down with a good selection of wine, beer and celebratory shots if your team wins.
+7 (495) 363 4223
5 Ulitsa Bolshaya Sadovaya. Metro Mayakovskaya
Haggis Pub & Kitchen
Friendly, hipster gastro pub
If you like your sports in a more refined atmosphere, Haggis is the place for you. The artfully distressed wood, concrete sinks and industrial chic touches make it a comfortable, grown-up place where you might want to linger for an evening. The cuisine is original, with updated Russian dishes next to hearty Scottish and British classics. Here, instead of French fries, they serve a mix of vegetable chips (320 rubles), duck breast with pumpkin (590 rubles), homemade pates (490 rubles) and scotch pies (590 rubles), and, of course, haggis (820). There is a varied wine list, ales, lagers, craft beers and classic cocktails. The friendly staff will set the television channel to whatever game you choose.
+7 (495) 230 0331
15 Ulitsa Petrovka, Bldg. 1. Metro Chekhovskaya
European pub vibe
Nochnoi Dozor (Nightwatch), despite its very Russian name, is a Dutch-run pub that aims to make you feel transported to a little street in Amsterdam. How Dutch are they? June 18 is their annual Herring Day. But when they are not tossing back pickled fish, they are watching football. It's a relatively small and cozy place, with a modest but tasty menu that is a step or two up from the usual pub fare. Think arugula with goats cheese and pine nuts, drizzled with honey (550 rubles) or a cheese plate of three kinds of delicious cheese, walnuts, and grapes (750 rubles). Tasty, warm, and football friendly in the chic Patriarch's Pond neighborhood.
+7 (495) 650 7453
8 Bolshoi Patriarshy Pereulok. Metro Tverskaya
Cockney's Gastronomic Pub and Sports Bar
Serious about sports
While not every English football fan comes to Cockney's, and while not everyone at Cockney's is an English football fan — the place does feel like a local pub in a small English town. Simple, homey décor — a bit of exposed brick, nice wood, thick white plates — with a menu that aims to please all tastes, from bruschetta (150 rubles), to chicken wings (410 rubles) and burgers (640) for basic dining, and popcorn shrimp with aioli (580 rubles) or grilled trout (580 rubles) for something a bit more upscale. Dozens of beer and cider choices are on tap for the serious sports fans.
+7 (926) 075 1542
9 Kalashny Pereulok. Metro Tverskaya, Arbatskaya