The 21st edition of the soccer FIFA World Cup 2018 tournament kicks off tomorrow, June 14, and we have the top spots in the DMV for catching all the action.
World Cup Bar DC @ Field House DC
Situated at Buzzard Point next door to the soon-to-open home of DC United, Audi Field, World Cup Bar DC pop up bar, wins the title of largest outdoor venue for World Cup viewing in the area, boasting daily screenings of World Cup games on a massive 20-foot LED video wall, a main bar serving specialty flights and beers hailing from the countries playing each day, a wine bar, wait staff dressed in referee garb, a social games lounge featuring Velcro soccer darts, food trucks aplenty, a faux Astroturf seating area and picnic tables with strategically placed sails to drink in the experience under the sun or in the shade. With 42,000 square feet on tap to watch, cheer and celebrate with friends and fellow fans, this pop up bar is housed within the permanent Field House DC, a pavilion, bar and entertainment space at Buzzard Point.
Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant
Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant in Georgetown is showing all the action live on their big screens throughout the entire World Cup. For the early morning games, Rí Rá will be open and serving breakfast, and it is featuring a culinary trip “around the world” on their lunch and dinner menus. Here are Chef Charles Sutherland’s homage to countries competing in the World Cup.
- Chicken Empanadas stuffed with onions, garlic, and cream cheese. $8 (Spain)
- Beer Braised Bratwurst served in a roll with sautéed onions. $10 (Germany)
- Chimichurri Steak Sandwich, a flat iron steak, onions, peppers, and chimichurri sauce $14 (Argentina)
- Icelandic Haddock Sandwich, a resh lager battered haddock, arugula, citrus vinaigrette served with fries. $12 (Iceland)
- Pork Tacos $12 (Mexico)
Guests who buy a Guinness during a match will receive a promotional scratch card for a chance to win a prize.
The downtown, not what you’d expect sports bar and restaurant, Proper 21 is showing every World Cup game on its multiple large screen TVs. In addition to its excellent menu of elevated pub food, there are $20 pitchers of beer (Miller Lite, Yeungling, Adams Summer Ale, Peroni, and Goose Island).
The W Hotel is holding a special World Cup opening day party on its patio. Starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 6 p.m., guests will enjoy food and drink specials, lawn games, and music while watching the first game of the tournament on large screens.
Sports reporting legend Tony Kornheiser is inviting World Cup fans to pull up a barstool at his studio, restaurant, bar combo, Chatter (formerly Chadwick’s). He will have cans of Schaefer beer for only $2.18 and $3 bar snacks like fried pickles and sweet corn fritters. Chatter is showing every game on the Group Stage schedule during business hours, and will open early to show the weekend games for Round 16 through the finals.