WASHINGTON -- Get ready for an action-packed month because it's finally time for the World Cup and it's about to get heated.The USA may not have made the cut this time around but that doesn't mean you can't pick a team, grab your flag and show some love for one of the 32 nations taking part in the tournament.
If you are looking for somewhere to catch "every goal, every game and every country" then you'll want to make the World Cup pop-up bar located at 1214 U Street your new home over the next month. Oh, and let's not forget to mention the fact that they are serving cocktails, wines, beers from around the globe. The world is your oyster, literally. Check out the full schedule here.
The districts first and only Swiss-American restaurant, located at 1324 H Street in Northeast, will be showing all of the Swiss games during the World Cup with Swiss beer buckets, Swiss food and Schnapsicles (yes, it's a thing). (Side note: The writer of this piece happens to be Swiss-American and is rooting for her home.)
Lou's City Bar wants to be your "World Cup home" for futbol! Check out D.C.'s neighborhood bar in Columbia Heights and follow the sports' madness. (P.s. They have a dog-friendly patio.)
Want a side of beer and bratwurst to go along with your favorite soccer team? Visit the Biergarten Haus located at 1355 H Street in Northeast, for live matches and five open bars while you get your soccer fix.
Get your Brit on, while you catch all the action at one of the two pub and restaurants located in Northwest, D.C. Grab a Bud bucket and $5 parmesan truffle crisps all month long during the games.
If you want to get a feel for the host country, then you may want to swing by Lucky Bar on Connecticut Ave. in Northwest. The bar will be featuring Russian food and drink specials throughout the tournament.
The name says it all -- it doesn't get more soccer-orientated than Dock FC. The "soccer-centric" sports bar located in Ivy City is a haven for soccer players and happens to be owned by former player, Ari Gejdenson.
Need a little luck? Perhaps you'll find it at the cozy Ireland's Four Courts pub and restaurant located in Arlington. Catch your favorite team with a traditional Irish fare and American vibe.
Drink away and get your World Cup fix at the Sauf Hause Bier Hall in Northwest. It only makes sense, considering the fact that "saufen" means to drink in German. Prost!
You won't want to miss the vibes and culture at Cuba Libre. The restaurant and rum bar is having three different viewing parties for the following games:
- Sunday, June 24th : 2 pm - Poland v. Colombia
- Monday, June 25th : 2 pm - Spain v. Morocco
- Tuesday, June 26th : 2 pm - Nigeria v. Argentina
Try beer specialties hailing from the countries playing each day at Field House DC, located in Southwest. Plus, don't miss out on food trucks and soccer-themed games.
This sports cafe in Adams Morgan plans on being open for the night owls and the early risers. Let's hope you're in the mood for breakfast because the cafe has an expanded breakfast menu with specials.
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