Updated June 29, 2014.
Are you ready for some futebol?
Below is our guide on where to watch the World Cup, including related food and drink specials throughout Washington, DC. Our advice is to get to the bar or restaurant of your choice early (especially for the bigger games) and, if all else fails, bookmark this guide so you have a backup plan!
Bars and restaurants are listed in alphabetical order.
Ambar (Eastern Market) has brought in a projector and a big screen to broadcast games to its patrons. For $10, you can get a bottle of Dos Equis and the Balkan Burger (a pork and beef burger served with cocumber yogurt, urnebes, and cabbage slaw) throughout the tournament. Drink specials include $5 Caipirinha Tradicional, Caipiroska Tradicional, Corona/Corona Light, house red and white wines, and margaritas.
Ceiba (Downtown/Metro Center) will be showing all Brazil games live with $5 Palma Louca bottles, $5 signature Caipirinhas, and $10 Barrel Aged Leblon cocktails. $7 plates of Brazilian street food will also be available including Bolinho de Bacalhau (black eye pea and salt cod fritters), pork belly feijoada bites, and cachorro-quente (Brazilian-style hot dog with pineapple salsa).
Chi-Cha Lounge (U Street) will be showing all games live with $4 beers, $5 red/white sangria, and $6 classic margaritas. Select appetizer specials include $4 chips and salsa and fries and $6 wings, sliders, quesadillas, and empanadas. Team jerseys are encouraged.
The Commissary (Logan Circle) will be showing all games live with $5 Caipirinhas from open until close. Bar snacks and tapas will be available every day starting at 11 a.m.
El Centro DF (U Street/Georgetown) will be broadcasting games during its lunch and dinner service. Drink specials include $5 Caipirinha Tradicional, Caipiroska Tradicional, Corona/Corona Light, house red and white wines, and margaritas.
Fadó Irish Pub (Chinatown) will be showing all games live, starting with a tournament kick off viewing party on Thursday, June 12 at 4pm. $5 Budweiser Special Edition World Cup bottles, $5 Crushes, $5 house red and white wines, and $6 Catoctin Creek Shorties available all day throughout the World Cup. Game day menus will also be available.
Front Page (Dupont Circle) will be showing all games with specials including $3 Peroni, $3 Coors Light, and $4 Caipirinha. Select Brazilian dishes will be available for $10 each, including carne con bacon, caracao de galinha, bolinhos de bacalhau, and frango con bacon. There will also be
Irish Whiskey (Dupont Circle) will be showing all games. Specials include $3 Bud Light, $4 Peroni, and $5 Guinness. Burgers and chicken sandwiches are available for $8 each.
Lou’s City Bar (Columbia Heights) will be showing all games, opening on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch at 10 am and earlier for the bigger World Cup games. Specials include $5 Heineken drafts and bottles and $6 DC Brau.
Lucky Bar (Dupont Circle) will be showing all games. Happy hour specials will remain in effect from 3 pm-8pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the games. Brazilian street food, cocktails, and beers will be featured. Sixteen-ounce Budweiser World Cup stadium bottles will be available for $5 each.
Maddy’s Bar and Grill (Dupont Circle) will be showing all games with $4 Corona, Heineken Draft, and Miller Lite Draft specials. Select appetizers will be available for $5 each.
Masa 14 (U Street) will be showing the games at its first-floor bar and on its second-floor roof deck. Masa 14 will open early to offer lunch service throughout the tournament and $5 small plate specials – including salmon slides, tuna machos, mini pork carnita fajitas, crispy wings, and smoked brisket tacos – will be available at the rooftop bar/lounge portion of the restaurant.
Public Bar (Dupont Circle and Tenleytown) will showing all games live with $3 Bud and Bud Light and $4 Peroni specials.
Redline (Chinatown) will be showing all games and will feature nationally themed drink specials for each game, plus $3 domestic drafts, $5 Coronas, and $25 Sangria pitchers. Appetizers will be available at 20% off regular prices. The French Expat Meetup Group will be hosting events at Redline for all French games.
Other bars and restaurants that will be showing games include: Argonaut (H Street), Biergarten Haus (H Street), Café Citron (Dupont Circle), Capitol Lounge (Capitol Hill), Cuba Libre (Chinatown), Drafting Table (Logan Circle), Graffiato (Chinatown), Irish Whiskey Public House (Dupont Circle), James Hoban’s (Dupont Circle), Kangaroo Boxing Club (Columbia Heights), Laughing Man Tavern (Downtown), Meridian Pint (Columbia Heights), Nanny O’Brien’s (Cleveland Park), Kapnos (U Street), The Pug (H Street), Queen Vic (H Street), RedRocks (Columbia Heights and H Street), Rira (Georgetown), Roofers Union (Adams Morgan), Shaw’s Tavern (Shaw), Smoke & Barrel (Adams Morgan), and Union Pub (Capitol Hill).
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Enjoy the games!