It’s that time again. The world is watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup as 32 teams from around the world compete for the coveted title. Sure, you can watch the games at home, but why not join other fans and enjoy the game at a local bar or sports establishment? If you’re not sure where to go, no problem. With the help of TripAdvisor, ESPN, Conde Nast Traveler, and members of the site, Pinterest has published a list of the best places to watch the World Cup. Here are just some of the bars you might want to visit if you live in the Golden State.
The Four Deuces, San Francisco
San Francisco has many great places to watch the World Cup, so it was hard to pick just one. But sometimes a tiny dive bar is all you want to watch the game. This Irish pub is located in the Sunset District in San Francisco, California and offers a variety of beers on tap and great daily specials. This unique dive bar is a great spot to watch the World Cup because they have five televisions blasting the games. The bar also boasts pool tables and hosts karaoke. The pub is open Monday through Sunday from 12pm to 2am.
Ye Olde King’s Head, Santa Monica
This authentic British pub is located in Santa Monica, California and the place is ready for the World Cup. Showing all games live, the pub has plenty of televisions to watch the games. The pub also has a bakery and a gift shop where guests can purchase everything from classic British desserts to Cadbury. Of course, the shop also carries soccer memorabilia, which means you can buy your favorite soccer jersey. Visit during the World Cup and you might see a celebrity or two.
Venice Whaler Bar & Grill, Venice
If you want to watch the games with views of the glorious Pacific Ocean, the Venice Whaler Bar & Grill, in Venice is the place to go. This bar is usually packed with fans watching all types of live sports on various TVs, and you can bet that the World Cup will be available live. In addition to a lively atmosphere and incredible ocean views, they’ve got a delicious menu with their own twist on Fish and Chips and other munchies, including plenty of healthy choices for fans who don’t want to go overboard on heavy bar food.