San Diego Every four years, the World Cup happens, and even people who don't normally care about soccer start caring about soccer. And if you STILL don't care? Well, who doesn't like a good excuse to go to bars and drink and cheer at odd times of the day?! With that in mind, these are San Diego's top spots for getting Messi (get it?!) while watching some non-Chargers football.
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North Park Soccer Fan Zone North Park While the typical World Cup North Park celebrations won’t be shutting down the neighborhood streets this year, more than 20 bars, restaurants, and venues (Coin Op, Toronado) in the area are keeping the party going with food & drink specials and giveaways throughout the World Cup. Visit the WCNP2014 website for a list of places to catch the games. Continue Reading
Puesto Seaport District Wear your team’s jersey to Puesto at Headquarters during the games to get Taco Tuesday prices for $2 tacos (even if it isn't Tuesday? MADNESS!) and $3 Dos Equis cans. If your team loses? Keep the jersey on and eat more tacos. MMM, sadness tacos.
The Field Irish Pub & Restaurant Gaslamp Get to The Field Irish Pub & Restaurant in the Gaslamp on June 12th while wearing your team's jersey to catch the game AND to play one. Their World Cup Pub Quiz starts at 7:30pm with beer specials and lots of prizes. Keep an eye out for other WC happenings throughout the tournament.
Jolt’n Joe’s Gaslamp Jolt’n Joe’s is hosting a World Cup Opening Brazilian Carnival on June 12th with live samba dancers, Brazilian drummers, soccer giveaways, a DJ, more than 50 flat-screen TVs, caipirinhas, and other drink specials. Don't be too bummed if you can't make it to the opening party, because they're also having a World Cup Closing Brazilian Carnival on July 13th with live samba dancers, Brazilian drummers, soccer giveaways.... you get the idea.
Bluefoot Bar & Lounge North Park Bluefoot Bar & Lounge will be showing all of the World Cup games on eight HD TVs with happy hour ($3 wells, $1-off beers, etc.) going on pretty much all day Monday-Friday 11am-7:30pm from June 12th-July 13th.