Where to watch the FIFA World Cup

Bars and other venues capitalizing on this year's world cup with drink specials and more

Posted on Sunday, 08/06/2014
By:Eric Cortes

As the entire world knows, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is right around the corner. Some of us will be at home, some of us will be working, but for the die hard fans, we'll be sitting with our friends and at one of the amazing viewing parties all over the DMV area. 

But is soccer (futbol) popular in the US? According to a Washington Post article, "46 percent of Americans say they feel the sport will become more popular in the next decade, but there has been little change in the number who consider themselves fans of professional soccer over the past two decades." And with over 53 million Latinos living in the USA as of July 2012 (or 17 percent), futbol's popularity is bound to get bigger and bigger.

Here's a short list of where to watch the games (with drink specials of course):

  • Lucky Bar on Connecticut Ave. will have happy hour Mon - Fri from 3-8pm. There will also be a "Taste of Brazil" menu everyday during Brazil 2014! Menu features Brazilian street food, classic cocktails and beers. Oh and did we mention 16oz Budweiser World Cup stadium bottles for $5?! For their full schedule of events visit http://luckybardc.com.

  • For the Virginia fans, Ri Ra Irish Pub in Arlington has 5 TVs, 1 big screen, and 2 bars for your viewing pleasure. The only place to cheer you team on! Visit http://www.rira.com/arlington for the full schedule. 
     
  • And it wouldn't be a viewing party if we weren't cheering on home town country of the good ol' USA. The World Cup match between the U.S.A. and Germany will be shown in the middle of Dupont Circle on Thursday, June 26 at noon. Yes...in the middle of Dupont Circle. No other details have been released but we're sure many screens will be available. Oh...bring plenty of water as well. 
     
  • El Centro D.F. will be ofering Caipirinha Tradicional, Caipiroska Tradicional, Corona and Corona Light, house red and white wine and margaritas for $5 each! 

For additional viewing locations, the Washington City Paper has a hand dandy digital map. Who do you think will take this year's world cup? 

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