Ross Greenberg’s Prospect Heights footy bar earned an L Mag award a ways back for ‘Best Soccer Bar For People Who Don't Know Anything About Soccer,’ and that still holds. One of Brooklyn’s most popular soccer destinations, Woodwork has a welcoming atmosphere for dedicated fans and casual observers alike, and their $3 beers, food specials, and Euros-themed giveaways will keep all comers in high spirits. Vanderbilt Avenue at Dean Street
The fans running Banter Bar show that they have some of the most soccer spirit this summer with their incredibly well-planned Euro 2012 offerings. Of course you can go watch all the games (including replays in the evenings for non-hooky-playing workers), but how many other bars will have a beer for every nation in the tournament, including liters, weird British soccer stadium food, all while continuing to keep their delightfully cheap happy hours during matches? Check their Twitter and Facebook to find about their free giveaways and beer specials, too. 132 Havemeyer St.
Iona is best-suited to cater to the up and down rollercoasters of euphoria and crushing defeat that any soccer fan is familiar with. For your highs, there’s the indoors bar with dozens of beers on offer where jazzed up crowds of soccer hooligans have been known to get rowdy. After your team loses on penalties, the backyard beer garden is the place to cool your head in the shaded seating areas while you play a relatively lower-stakes game of ping pong. 180 Grand Street
The north ‘burg bar has a lot of space and plans to use it well: expect two (yes two) 10’ minimum projection screens in their downstairs area for live broadcasting. If you miss the live casts, come back 7 & 9pm weekdays or 6 & 8pm weekends for replays, and you might even take in a sunset over the Manhattan skyline at halftime on the spacious rooftop beer garden. 4 Berry St.
The Black Swan
Bed-Stuy gets the ‘football’ treatment at this hugely popular Bedford Ave. spot. Yes, there will be drink specials; yes, there will be free giveaways and prizes; yes, there are HD TV’s nonchalantly scattered around the space. The crowd is passionate, the neighborhood is happening, what more reason do you need to go? 1048 Bedford Avenue
In 2010, the Roebling Inn took the Liverpool Supporters’ Club of New York under its wing, so the soccer culture at this Brooklyn Heights drinkery is strong. If you’re not a Liverpool fan, not to worry, the Euros and international games make friends of all fans (unless you’re just rooting for Cristiano Ronaldo—not cool). 97 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue ChipShop
Like their location in Park Slope, Chip Shop holds on to their claim that they will free whatever your grease-batter-crunchy-golden-goodness loving hands carry into their store. The best part about this Chip Shop, though: it’s a bar! With booze! With an assembly of soccer fans! With fried food! This Chip Shop keeps pretty close company with a trifecta of Atlantic Ave soccer bars including Roebling Inn and Floyd NY, so look forward to streets full of soccer revelers outside. 129 Atlantic Avenue
Black Horse Pub
They call their fries ‘chips’ and they serve Bangers n’ Mash, so you know Black Horse is British enough to be an authoritative source for your soccer needs. They’ll have all their 8 televisions firing full blast, and this bar always draws an energetic crowd of mixed soccer fans. Don’t miss the $4 drink specials! 5th Ave and 16th St.
There are enough television screens suspended over the bar and booths at 200 Fifth that you will not be able to look in any direction without getting a close up of Wayne Rooney’s less-than-appealing mug as England collapse yet again. The bar will kindly open its doors early for all Euro matches, and broadcast on every screen in the bar (uncountable) including their projector screen. And, hey, their happy hour starts just as the afternoon games finish, how convenient is that? 200 5th Avenue
Der Schwarze Kölner
Just around the corner from BAM, this is a great place to enjoy large, big, or huge-sized German beers while sharing a long table with friendly strangers. Many will be cheering Germany as they play on the big screen projector in the middle of the bar, but if that’s not your thing, their outdoor section is worth a visit for the beautiful scenery and people-watching. 710 Fulton Street