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The United States is currently divided into two parts: Those who care desperately about the World Cup and are devoting the next few weeks to watching all 62 games. And those who will steadfastly ignore any and all World Cup coverage.
Like most of the rest of the world, I am in the former group. (USA! USA!! USA!!! Also Spain, France and Brazil.) Here are 10 great places to catch as many games as possible, score some good food and find some other distractions, if you’re not glued to the screen at all times.
Meals are coming from hometown favorites Fried Egg I’m In Love, and the Bus Stop Café, which prepares pub food, like fish and chips in a double-decker bus. They’ll even have a TV playing the games on the bus’s top level, which is awesome.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach - Miami, Florida (@Fontainebleau)
Botequim - New York City (@BotequimNYC)
Adesso - Oakland, California
Four Seasons - Seattle, Washington (@ArtRestaurant)
City Tap House - Washington, DC (@TapHouseDC)
Lucky Baldwins Pub - Pasadena, California (@luckybaldwinsCA)
Conveniently, the first half of the World Cup happens to coincide with Lucky Baldwins’ IPA festival. They open every day at 8—the early World Cup games start at 9 PDT—at which time they serve traditional English and American breakfasts. And beer. At lunchtime, you can move on to bangers and mash, and fish and chips.
Iron City - Birmingham, Alabama (@ironcityBham)
Brewhouse Café - Atlanta, Georgia (@brewhouse_cafe)
Bar Fogo - New York City (@fogorestaurants)
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