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Where to Watch the FIFA World Cup Soccer in Washington D.C.

You may have heard that there’s a tiny little soccer tournament coming up, one that a few people enjoy here and there — or go CRAZY for! FIFA World Cup Soccer 2014 is kicking off June 12 with a matchup between Croatia and host country Brazil and fans around the world have been counting down the days for the past four years.

DC is full of soccer nuts of all nationalities, so it’s sure to be a lively month. Check out our massive round-up of the best places to watch and the best bar specials to start planning your viewing schedule. Face paint optional, but flags encouraged.

Ambar: During games, get a Balkans burger with a Dos Equis for $10, $5 beer and wine, $ Caipirinhas. (523 8th St. SE; 202-813-3039)

Argonaut: Showing all the games with daily happy hours specials like $3 wine and rail drinks, and half-off draughts. (1433 H Street, NE; 202-250-3660)

Bar Pilar: No need to take shots the old fashioned way - for $1 extra, take one out of a trophy while enjoying World Cup themed cocktails. (1833 14th St. NW: 202-265-1751)

Biergarten Haus: Opening at 11 AM for the whole length of the games; 29 TVs and $5 beers and burgers. (1355 H Street NE; 202-388-4085)

Buffalo Billiards: During games: Palm Speciale Belgium and New Belgium Snapshot drafts are $5 ($15 pitchers) and $5 Fat Tire Amber Ale cans. (1330 19th St NW; 202-331-7665)

Ceiba: $7 Brazilian street food (pork belly bites, Brazilian style hot dogs, black eyed pea & salt fritters), $5 bottles of Palma Louca and signature Caipirinhas, and $10 barrel-aged Leblon cocktail. (701 14th St. NW; 202-393-3983)

City Tap House: World Cup of beers! Beer specials for specific games: Japan–Hitachino Nest; Italy–Del Ducato, Switzerland–Brasserie des Franches and Belgium–St. Feuillien. $5 Carlsberg for every game. (901 9th Street NW; 202-644-9433)

Cuba Libre: Viewing parties June 17 and July 13 plus $7 Leblon Cachaça cocktail specials, and $5 tapas. (801 9th Street; 202-408-1600)

Drafting Table: Fans know to come to this soccer-friendly bar showing all the games. $4 pints during happy hour or try two new summer cocktails, the Atomic Shandy, lemon and Rangueray Malacca gin topped of with Peroni or the Orange Margarita, Tequila and triple sec, shaken with OJ and lemon. (1529 14th St. NW; 202-621-7475)

El Centro D.F.: Caipirinha Tradicional, Caipiroska Tradicional, Corona and Corona Light, house red and white wine and margaritas for $5 during every game. (1819 14th St. NW; 202-328-3131)

ENO Wine Bar: Offering a “Group of Death” wine flight featuring wines from the U.S., Germany, Ghana, and Argentina. (2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202-295-2826)

Fado Irish Pub: During all games, get $5 Heinekens, World Cup Bud bottles, and Absolute Crushes. (808 7th St. NW; 202-789-0066)

Front Page: Brazilian snacks Carne con bacon, Caracao de galinha, Bolinhos de bacalhau and Frango con bacon, plus $3 Peroni and Coors Light and Caipirinhas. (1333 New Hampshire Ave NW; 202-296-6500)

James Hoban's: Come check out the World Cup weekend kick-off party with live music, Brazilian barbeque, prizes and giveaways, and then enjoy $3 Bud/Bud Light 16oz World Cup bottles ($2 after USA goals!), $5 Brazilian Caipirinhas, and international food specials during select games. (1 Dupont Circle NW;202-223-8440)

Kangaroo Boxing Club: Opeing early for all matches, $3 PBR tallboys during weekdays, and the $12 PBR + Fuck'it Bucket combo–the perfect grub after an afternoon of drinking and cheering. (3410 11th St. NW;202-505-4522)

Laughing Man Tavern: Official home of the American Outlaws DC Chapter–aka the US Soccer team superfans. Tons of viewing parties and daily happy hours with $3.50 Miller Lite and $4.50 Blue Moon, Sam Adams, and Anchor Summer Ale. (1306 G St. NW: 202-737-1797)

Lou's City Bar: During every match of the tournament, fans can enjoy $5 Heineken drafts & bottles, $6 cans of DC Brau's "The Tradition," $18 Heineken pitchers & buckets, and $18 Beers of Mexico buckets. (1400 Irving St. NW; 202-518-5687)

Lucky Bar: Opening at 11:30 AM for all matches and a special Taste of Brazil menu featuring Brazilian street food, cocktails and beer. 16oz Budweiser World Cup stadium bottles for $5. (1221 Connecticut Ave; 202-331-3733)

Masa 14: $5 small plate specials, $5 Caipirinha Tradicional, Caipiroska Tradicional, Corona and Corona Light, house red and white wines, and margaritas, plus they’re bringing in a projector so guests can watch the games on the roof deck. (1825 14th St. NW; 202-328-1414)

Meridian Pint: Hosting a World Cup bracket and opening early for all games. (3400 11th St. NW; 202-588-1075)

Nellie’s Sports Bar: Join Nellie’s World Cup bracket, co-hosted with Federal Triangles Soccer Club, for the chance to win cash or Nellie’s gift certificates and watch all the games with different themed happy hours every day. (900 U Street NW; 202-332-6355)

Penn Social: $3 Bud Lights for duration of the games plus join the Fantasy World Cup for a chance to win a keg party. (801 E St. NW; 202-697-4900)

Public Bar: $3 Bud Light and $4 Peroni specials during all games. (1214 B 18th St NW; 202-223-2200)

The Pug: $3 Budweiser tallboys and $1 hot dogs during US games (1234 H Street NE; 202-388-8554)

Queen Vic and Vendetta: A little health H St rivalry: If England bests Italy in their matchup, Vendetta will serve a keg of Newcastle; If Italy wins, the Queen Vic will tap one of Peroni. (1206 H St. NE; 202-396-2001 and 1212 H Street, NE;202-399-3201)

Redline: During games, enjoy $3 domestic drafts, $5 Coronas and Fireball shots, and 20 percent off appetizers, as well as nationally themed drink specials. (707 G St. NW; 202-347-1248)

Rí Rá Irish Pub: Official bar partner of DC United; $5 house wine and craft beer, $4 Smithwicks and Harp shandies. (3125 M St NW; 202-751-2111)

Town Tavern: $3 Domestic Bottles, $4 Mixed Rail Drinks, and $5 Draft Pints on game days. (2323 18th St NW; 202-387-8696)

Ventnor Sports Cafe: Showing all games and offering free wifi so you never have to leave. Free Giveaways from Budweiser and regular happy hour deal during the games. (2411 18th St NW; 202-234-3070)

Zengo: Caipirinha Tradicional, Caipiroska Tradicional, Corona and Corona Light, house red and white wine and margaritas for $5 each. (781 7th St. NW; 202-393-2929)

 


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