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Where to watch the World Cup in Houston

Published On 06/12/2014 Published On 06/12/2014

Houston Every four years, even people who don't normally care about soccer find themselves drawn into the World Cup, because it's exciting as hell, and also because the NFL doesn't start for months. But even if the other football isn't normally your thing, you can get behind going to bars at odd times of the day, right? Here are five Houston spots primed for your World Cup viewing pleasure.

Bar Munich

Bar Munich
Midtown
Get rowdy with your fellow fútbol fanatics at Midtown’s favorite Euro-style sports pub. Das specials include $10 brats and half-liter Hofbraus on Mondays, $3 German pints on Wednesdays ‘til 8pm, and $8 full liters on Fridays ‘til 7pm. Of course, depending on how your team is doing, you can always do a Das Boot, then immediately regret your decision. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for updates on early opens.

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Richmond Arms Pub

Richmond Arms Pub
Gulfton
This old-school British pub is showing every game on the big screen TVs. Doors open at 9am for 10:30am games and the bar is bound to get packed, so show up early if you want a prime seat. Every game you attend earns you a chance to win prizes and paraphernalia, including signed jerseys, soccer balls, and more. See the schedule here.

The Phoenix on Westheimer

The Phoenix on Westheimer
Montrose
Formerly known as Firkin & Phoenix, this British sports pub will be playing all of the WC games. They even host World Cup Trivia. Get fish ‘n chips, hunter’s pie, and plenty of drafts while you get your WC on. Check the schedule and specials here.

Lucky’s Pub

Lucky’s Pub
Downtown
Take down craft beer and killer wings as you enjoy the games on the big screen at one of Houston’s biggest and hottest sports bars. There’s plenty of seating for any size group, but show up early, as the house is sure to get packed. Check their Facebook or Twitter for schedules and specials.

Stag’s Head Pub

Stag’s Head Pub
Upper Kirby
Every action-packed game will be televised at this authentic British pub, which pours the best pint of Guinness in all the land (or at least in all of Houston). Check here for the FIFA schedule and follow them on Facebook or Twitter for updates on specials.

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1. Bar Munich 2616 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006 (Midtown)

Bar Munich is a sunny, airy German establishment where you can watch the game with plenty of German drafts and a great menu full of hearty snacks to soak up all the suds. Get a liter and a Bavarian pretzel, or throw self-respect out the window and chase Das Boot with a triple-bratwurst sampler platter.

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2. The Richmond Arms Pub 5920 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057 (Uptown)

Big screen TVs to watch the game, a sweet patio, and an international beer selection that definitely won't disappoint, all serve to make The Richmond Arms Pub a great place to hang out. A menu full of reasonably priced, classic pub fare doesn't hurt, either.

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3. The Phoenix on Westheimer 1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098 (Montrose)

The Phoenix is a British sports pub where you can get your fill of hearty pub fare like fish ‘n chips and hunter’s pie, and there's no shortage of drafts for you enjoy with your food.

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4. Lucky's Pub 801 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003 (Downtown)

Lucky's Pub is one of the largest, most popular sports bars in Houston, and will supply you with craft beer, delicious wings, and a lively atmosphere while you watch the game.

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5. The Stag's Head Pub 2128 Portsmouth St, Houston, TX 77098 (River Oaks)

The Stag's Head, aside from having a badass name, is a no-nonsense pub that's got everything you could ask for -- very reasonably priced drinks, a wide range of liquor and beer, a delicious menu with plenty of appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches, and English pub fare classics, and darts and arcade games to keep you entertained.

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