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13 Places to Watch the World Cup in Chicago

Venues across Chicago host viewing parties for the games



    The world's best football players have taken up residence in South America for the 20th World Cup in Brazil.

    For Chicagoans who aren't jet-setting to Brazil for upcoming matches against Germany, Ghana and Portugal, venues across Chicago are hosting viewing parties with food and drink specials, prizes and entertainment. Here's where you can join in the World Cup festivities right here in the Windy City.

    Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St.

    June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

    As the U.S. takes on Germany and Portugual plays Ghana, this River North bar will offer a taco bar for $12 and give away soccer balls and jerseys. Guests can also receive a code for discounted Chicago Fire tickets.

    Grant Park
    June 16, 22 and 26 at 10 a.m.
    U.S. Soccer hosts three World Cup viewing parties for the U.S. Men's National Team matches. Grammy award-winning recording artist Lupe Fiasco performs during the June 16 viewing party, and sponsors such as Nike, Allstate and Budweiser host kickoffs and giveaways before the matches. All are free and open to the public. Food and beverages are available and attendees 21 or older can purchase beer between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    Mi Tierra, 2528 S. Kedzie Ave.
    June 17 12-6 p.m Mexico vs. Brazil
    As Mexico faces off against Brazil, Chicagoans can head to Mi Tierra, 2528 S. Kedzie Ave., for food and drinks from noon to 6 p.m. Attendees can pay $25 for food and drinks.

    ChiTown Futbol, 2343 S. Throop St.
    June 17 at 2 p.m. Mexico vs. Brazil
    June 23 at 3 p.m. Mexico vs. Croatia
    ChiTown Futbol, Chicago's indoor gym and indoor soccer field at 2343 S. Throop St., hosts raffles, giveaways and drink specials throughout the World Cup.

    Mirabell Restaurant, 3454 W. Addison St.
    June 16 at 5 p.m.  Germany vs. Portugal and Ghana vs. U.S.A.
    The Mirabell Restaurant, an authentic German restaurant and lounge, offers food and drink specials for customers everyday from 10:30 a.m. until after the games during the World Cup.

    Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave.
    June 12 - July 13 All U.S.A. Games
    Howells & Hood opens at 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. World Cup matches. The downtown restaurant offers sound for the U.S. matches and a World of Cups craft beer flight for $16 including brews from England, Sri Lanka and Germany.

    The Boundary Tavern & Grille, 1932 W. Division St.
    June 13-July 13
    The Boundary Tavern opens at 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. games and offers customers drink specials including 16-ounce Carlsberg cans for $6.

    The Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.
    June 14-15, July 8-9, 13
    The Chicago Fire Soccer Club partners with The Chop Shop to host viewing parties during the World Cup. Customers can come early for pre-game tailgating, enjoy drink specials including $4 Revolution beers and meet Chicago Fire players.

    Municipal Bar + Dining Co., 216 W. Ohio St.
    The Municipal Bar + Dining Co. offers sound and drink specials during the World Cup games, including $7 margaritas, $20 Around the World beer buckets and $4 Estrella drafts. Guests can grab a passport book and get stamped for each World Cup visit to Municipal for a prize.

    Sweetwater Tavern & Grille, 225 N. Michigan Ave.
    June 12 - July 13 at 10:45 a.m. for 11 a.m. games and 2:30 p.m. for 3 p.m. games
    For every game during the World Cup series, guests can try World Cup-themed cocktails such as the Yellow Card and the Red Card for $6. Drinks change during the games.

    Old Town Pour House, 1419 N. Wells St.
    June 12 - July 13 at 10:45 a.m. for 11 a.m. games and 2:30 p.m. for 3 p.m. games
    The Old Town Pour House bar plays sound from the World Cup matches and offers drink specials for customers during the World Cup. The bar opens early for morning and afternoon games and offers customers brew from Germany, Belgium and Brazil.

    Dank Haus German-American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
    June 16, 21, 26 and 30 11 a.m., 3 p.m.
    The Dank Haus invites the public to watch World Cup matches in June and July. The cultural center hosts viewing parties and serves food and beer to attendees.

    Black Bull, 1721 W. Division St. 
    June 12 - July 13, 11 a.m., 3 p.m.
    This Wicker Park Spanish-themed restaurant is open all week for the World Cup. Customers can enjoy the games on HD TVs and try daily food specials from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and beverage specials including $5 Estrella Galicia beers and $30 Sangria pitchers.