The United States will celebrate its Independence Day this week, with most Americans set to follow up one of the many firework displays taking place across the nation with plenty of good food.
However, for those stuck outside of Donald Trump’s great nation this Fourth of July, you don’t have to miss out on the celebrations. Pubs, bars and clubs around the world will be hosting events for their American guests, complete with hearty attempts to deliver American hotdogs, burgers and beers.
If you’re looking for things to do for 4th of July, here are some of the ways that you can celebrate around the world:
New York City, United States – Macy’s firework display @ The highest place you can reach
Time: 2:25am to 3am London time
If you’re in New York, there is no excuse for missing the Macy’s firework display, which lights up the New York skyline every Independence Day. More than 75,000 fireworks will explode over the East River during the 30 minute show.
Now running for 42 years, Macy’s display is one of the highlights of the United States’ Fourth of July celebrations.
Grab your friends and a few drinks and head to the highest rooftop that you can find. It’s free and it’s fun. What more do you need?
San Francisco, United States – Fourth of July Dinner Cruise @ Hornblower
Time: Midnight to 4am London time
Special occasions don’t come around too often, so celebrate your independence aboard a lavish cruise, complete with fine dining, live entertainment and a clear view of the firework display happening closer to shore.
On the menu is a classic shrimp cocktail, crispy skin salmon and fresh berry tart, which you can wash down with an abundance of quality champagne.
With no crowds to contest with for a view of the display, and no need to cook or entertain you and your friends, spending Fourth of July on a Hornblower cruise is perfect if you’re seeking some relaxation during your time off.
London, United Kingdom – Fourth of July Party @ Last Days of Shoreditch
Time: 5pm to 11pm London time
American brands French’s Mustard and Frank’s RedHot have teamed up to bring an epic night of everything American to London.
In keeping with tradition, food will take centre stage at Last Days of Shoreditch, with many of the city’s best street food suppliers, such as Popdogs, Mac to the Future and Crust Bros, on hand to help you fill your face.
With American games, such as beer pong and buffalo wing eating contests, and cheerleaders on hand to keep spirits high, this offers a great taste of what it’s (probably) like to celebrate Fourth of July in the States.
Manchester, United Kingdom – Independence Day Party @ Sandinista Manchester
Price: free (but you have to pay for your drinks)
Time: 7pm on Friday, 6 July to 3am on Saturday, 7 July London time
Sandinista will be hosting an American tap takeover, featuring eight rotating taps of the finest brews that the United States have to offer, to celebrate its transatlantic sibling’s big day.
Bond over some Trump-bashing, or play a game or two of beer pong, as American rock and roll blasts out of the speakers to get you feeling all patriotic.
With free American tapas on offer between 7pm and 9pm, who really cares whether it’s a good night when the food is free?
Sydney, Australia – Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover @ Keg & Brew
Price: Free (but you have to pay for your drinks)
Time: 9am to midday London time
There isn’t a whole lot going on in Sydney to celebrate Independence Day, but luckily the Keg & Brew pub have somewhere for any Americans living down under to enjoy a cold one.
Keg & Brew is offering a tap list containing six of the US’s best exports, including Kellerweiss, Otra Vez Blue Agave, Hop Hunter IPA, Sidecar IPA, Pale Ale and Sierra Hoptimus Triple IPA.
This will undoubtedly be the go to place for Independence Day celebrations in the city. Mainly because there’s nothing else going on, but it should be a good night regardless.
Bangkok, Thailand – 4th of July @ CRAFT
Time: 6am to 6pm London time
Backpacker central Bangkok is a world away from the business world of New York City, but the beers will be in full flow in both cities this Fourth of July.
If you’re looking for an American-themed party to drink the night away in Thailand’s capital, look no further than CRAFT. With a five for the price of four promotion on all 40 of the pub’s craft beers, whether you’re from the US or elsewhere, it won’t be difficult to get yourself in celebratory spirits.