Where to watch the World Cup (Updated)
I wrote a really long story about bars, restaurants and cultural organizations showing World Cup games in today's Weekend section, but we had so many listings that we couldn't fit all of them in the paper. That's why I've created this blog post with even more information about bars showing matches live, restaurants with early morning specials and places to go if you want to watch games with fans of certain countries.
We'll keep updating it as more places send us information about their events.
See where other fans are watching the game -- and tell us where you are on Twitter, using the #wapocup tag.
General Viewing: D.C.
Lucky Bar: The famed soccer bar will show every match live, opening for breakfast every day and offering $4 beers during games. They will also replay the day's matches at 6:30, 8:30 and 9 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub: Open at 7 a.m. every day, with a special World Cup menu and live music after some matches, including Saturday's clash between the United States and England.
Dukem: The Ethiopian restaurant, which opens at 11 a.m. daily, will reshow the day's earlier matches on nine TVs, including a 10-foot projection screen, and offer $5 African beers from 1 to 5 p.m.
Capitol Lounge: Open at 7:30 a.m. every day, serving breakfast (bagels, bottomless coffee, bloody marys, etc.) and lunch.
Biergarten Haus: Open at 7:30 a.m. for every match.
Public Bar: Open at 7:30 a.m. Specials include $3 Peroni, $5 breakfast burritos in the morning and $5 burgers at lunch.
Cafe Citron: Open for every game, with a slew of specials, including $2.72 Corona, Heineken and Red Stripe, $4 rail drinks, mimosas and Absolut drinks, and $6 Budweiser, Dos Equis and Jerimiah Weed drinks.
Patty Boom Boom: Open for every game, with $3 cans of Red Stripe and $3.50 Jamaican patties to snack on. Get a large 16-ounce can of Red Stripe and a patty for $8 during all matches.
BlackFinn: Open for all 10 a.m. games with $4 Amstel Light, Heineken and Heineken bottles and $5 Red Bull cocktails.
Tryst: Open for every match.
The Diner: Open for every match.
Open City: Open for every match. The patio sun room will be exclusively for World Cup viewing, with a $15 minimum per person.
Garrett's: Open for every game with food and drink specials.
Sign of the Whale: Open for every game, with $3 imported beers and $5 bloody marys.
The Black Squirrel: Open at 1 p.m. for the June 26 game between the U.S. and Ghana.
Ventnor Sports Cafe: Open for 10 a.m. matches, with specials.
Jaleo: Open at 9:30 a.m. every day with $4 tapas plates, rail drinks, beers and sangria.
Bedrock Billiards: Open at 7:30 a.m. and showing all matches. Specials during games include 24-ounce Budweiser cans for $3.50 and $5 mimosas and bloody marys.
Buffalo Billiards: Open 30 minutes before the first game of the day, with special breakfast and lunch menus. Modelo Especial and Miller Lite specials will be offered during all games.
Town Tavern: Open early to show every game, with 24-ounce Budwesier cans, premium drafts and rail drinks for $4 during matches. A World Cup menu will be served.
Maddy's Bar & Grille: Open at 10 a.m. every day with a special menu. Drink deals include $5 Stella and $4 Bud Light pints.
The Bottom Line: Open early for every game, and serving $10 pitchers of Bud Light during matches.
Cafe Saint-Ex: The bar added three new flat-screen TVs for the World Cup, and will be open at 10 a.m. daily with lunch specials.
Bar Pilar: Open at 10 a.m. daily.
Caddies on Cordell: Open for every match with food and drink specials.
Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle: Open for every match.
McGinty's Irish Pub: Open at 10 a.m., unless a group of 10 or more calls and asks for the 7:30 a.m. game to be shown.
Union Jack's (Bethesda): Open at 7 a.m. with a special breakfast menu.
General viewing: Virginia
Summers Restaurant: The area's best-known soccer bar is showing every game live. If you have a meeting or appointment that it's impossible to sneak out of, they'll replay the day's matches at 6:30, 8:30 and 9 p.m.
Babylon Futbol Cafe: The Falls Church bar, which caters to South American fans, will show every match live and replay the day's matches in the afternoon and evening. (7 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday and 4:30 p.m Thursday and Friday.)
Mister Days: Open at 7 a.m., with specials including $2 pints, $3.50 Peroni drafts and Budweiser and Bud Light alumninum bottles and $3 bloody marys and mimosas. A full breakfast menu will be available.
Union Jack's (Ballston): Open at 7:30 a.m.
Crystal City Sports Pub: Open at 7 a.m. with a breakfast buffet.
Ireland's Four Courts: Open at 7:30 every day, and showing games on tape delay in the evenings.
Kitty O'Shea's: Open for every match, with repeats at 6 and 9 p.m., and $3 Budweiser bottles during games.
Jackson 20: Open for every game with special $20.10 menus. Morning games are accompanied by a bloody mary, house-made beignets and a bacon, egg, lettuce and fried-green tomato sandwich, while afternoon games have a choice of all-you-can-eat ribs or a burger and sides. Buckets of six canned beers will also be $20.10. Weather permitting, games will be shown on flat-screen TVs in the courtyard as well as at the bar. Everyone gets Grand Marnier-soaked orange slices to enjoy at halftime.
Evening Star Cafe: Open at 10 a.m. every day. An outdoor screening of the final on July 11 features grilling and drinks.
Alliance Francaise: Showing all France games. Admission is free, and there will be a cash bar with $3 beers.
Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse: Showing all U.S. games on a movie screen.
Bistro La Bonne: Showing all French matches.
Bourbon: Open at 9:30 a.m. for all games featuring the U.S.
Goethe-Institut: Showing all Germany games and weekday U.S. games. Bring your own snacks.
Ireland's Four Courts: Home to Australian fans.
Mackey's Public House: A favorite of Dutch embassy staffers, who will be gathering there for all Holland games, Mackey's will be open at 10 a.m. every day and offering food and drink specials.
Molly Malone's: Home of the American Outlaws U.S. supporters group. Food and drink specials include $3 PBR, $5 Guinness and Peroni drafts, $5 Jameson shots and half-price wings and mozzarella sticks.
El Patio: The Rockville restaurant will be packed with fans wearing blue and white stripes for all of Argentina's games, and the bar will also show all games featuring South American rivals Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, as well as the United States.
Tommy Joe's: Showing every Brazil game.
-- Fritz Hahn
| June 11, 2010; 1:38 PM ET
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