With the FIFA World Cup 2014 well underway, the excitement is tangible. Chances are, someone at your job mentioned going out after work to catch the game at their favorite bar or restaurant. If you’re new to soccer but would love to join in on the fun, or if you’re not familiar with our city, Miami New Times conveniently provided a fantastic list of the best local spots to watch the game. Specifically, these are hotspots for fans depending on what country they’re rooting for. Here they are:
At Boteco you’ll be surrounded by fans from the motherland while munching on local favorites like pasteles, feijao, fried yuca, and pao de queijo. When Brazil plays, Boteco will provide a live DJ to spin before, during, and after the games. For the swankier among us, the Clevelanderhas you covered. Enjoy the games, catch some rays, and prepare yourself for a fun, sexy party.
For fans who don’t love a huge crowd, Bellmont Restaurant is the place to be. For every live game, they’ll have 50 percent off wine, beer, and homemade sangria. Got a jersey or two? Wear the jersey of either team playing and you’ll be get a free glass of beer or sangria. Tapas y Tintos will show every game and will offer $10 Spanish bocatas, half off sangria glasses, and Estrella Damm beer buckets for $25.
For years Fado Irish Pub has been a mecca for sports fans, and that includes soccer. Be sure to get there early for happy-hour specials and couplings of beer, burgers, and snacks. Tongue & Cheek will show all games along with $2 beef cheek sliders, $5 select appetizers, $4 craft beers, $8 signature cocktails and perhaps best of all, $20 bottomless beverages.
Fritz and Franz Bierhaus offers fans distinct dishes for each country, along with traditional $5 14-oz German Warsteiner. There’s also Hofbrau, which proclaims to show all games every day.
The Playwright Irish Pub celebrates with seasonal Sam Adams 16-ounce pitchers at $12.95 and discounted Mahou beers. Churchill’s Pub is a laid-back, slightly grimy, but always fun locale for viewing the World Cup. Or head to Miami mainstay Duffy’s Tavern.
Kukamakara and sponsor Bud Light will close down a block to celebrate the opening match. Things to look forward to: outdoor bars, food, a huge LED screen, and an inflatable futból.
Be surrounded by fellow Argentinos at Manolo, where blood runs blue and white, emotions are always high, and the gnnoqui is always delicious. Novecento in Brickell is having a bash Thursday at 3 p.m., which will include multiple outside bars, country specific drinks, raffles, live music, live samba dancers, and batucada.
Grab a front seat at La Mexicana Cantina, where they’ll show all the games and serve up $1 bites and 50 percent off drinks for the happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Also, Latin House Grill will offer delectable dishes, tequila, and, of course, a place for you and your compadres to get excited.
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