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22 Places to Watch and Celebrate the World Cup in Denver

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Football, soccer, fútbol or footy—no matter what you call it, the FIFA World Cup unites fans around the world every four years. The month-long tournament, this year in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, features 32 nations and 64 matches. Whether it's food and bev specials, match-viewing opportunities or a combination of the two that you seek, here's a roundup of where to celebrate the 2014 World Cup in Denver.


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Prost Brewing Company

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The German American Chamber of Commerce in Colorado is utilizing Prost as its World Cup-viewing headquarters. The brewery will open at 10 a.m. for early games, and offer $10 Publik Maas’ beers for all World Cup games.

Churchill's Public House

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Celebrate the sporting event by watching the games and taking advantage of contests, brackets and prizes. Don’t miss food and drink specials during the twice-daily happy hour: from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

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For those early-morning matches, head to Thirsty Lion, which will open at 10 a.m. There you’ll find eight TVs, 52 beers on tap and a large patio.
Join Tamayo to watch the games in one of the modern Mexican eatery’s lounges. Caipirinhas, the national cocktail of Brazil, will be served for $5, as well as caiporoskas, another cocktail made with vodka, sugar and fresh lime. $5 Corona and Corona Lights will also be available.

The Celtic Tavern

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The Celtic will be open for every game, with specials running throughout the tournament—think $1 Jamesons and $1 Bud pints for USA goals, $1 Heinekens for a Netherlands score, $1 Boddingtons when England scores, and more. There will also be jersey giveaways.

Fado Irish Pub

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Fado will serve as the homebase for Dutch fans, though all 64 matches will be shown live. Festivities include soccer games out front during halftime, prize giveaways, a game-day menu, Heineken specials and a $1 million bracket challenge.

Armoury

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Catch every match on one of four 50-inch flatscreens or the 7-foot big screen, all in surround sound and HD. Grab a bite to eat off the Euro-pub menu while you watch the game.

The British Bulldog

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As the host to Budweiser’s World Cup Street Party, parts of the streets surrounding the pub will be closed off and a giant video screen will be brought in, with festivities kicking off on June 12. Each USA game day will feature a special event, and the beer garden will provide a European vibe.

Jonesy's EatBar

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Each day Jonesy’s will open at 10 a.m., showing the games on multiple HD screens and if you wear your side’s jersey, you’ll get your first pint free. Also look for drink specials and prize giveaways.

Yard House

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Catch every match live from Brazil on the numerous flatscreens around the restaurant. There’s more than 100 beers on tap, as well as new Brazil-inspired beverages like a citrus agave caipirinha or a Rio de Janeiro mule, made with cachaça, house-made citrus agave, lime, ginger ale and fresh mint.

Gallo di Nero

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Check out Gallo di Nero’s craft cocktail in honor of the World Cup—called the Corner Kick—made with Italian liqueur Amaro Averna, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and ginger ale for $4. There will also be daily food specials throughout the month.
Mexican restaurant Zocalo will be hosting giveaways for patrons during World Cup matches. There’s also a kickoff celebration for the opening game on Thursday, with specials on food and drinks.

Stoney's Bar and Grill

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Cheer on your team with deals like $4.50 pints of Heineken, Newcastle, Strongbow and Dos Equis. Every time you visit Stoney’s throughout the World Cup, you’ll receive one free raffle ticket toward the grand prize of two Colorado Rapids 2015 season tickets, which will be awarded the day of the final.

Kinga's Lounge

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Watch every match at this Polish restaurant, while enjoying $10 European beer pitchers and $1 off bottled imports. A full menu and brunch specials will also be offered for early games.

The Irish Snug

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Fresh off a new paint job, the Snug will show all matches on 18 HD televisions. Take advantage of daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., which includes two-for-one house wines and well drinks, discounted drafts and food specials.

The Three Lions

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This large venue will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, though there’s an online auction for the tap tables through eBay. Matches at odd hours are not an issue here; just call and the bar will likely open its doors to you. In that spirit, there’s also an early-morning happy hour on weekends from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., with specials ranging from $3 bloody marys and mimosas to deals on draft beer.

The Hornet

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In addition to being open for all games (and early for 10 a.m. starts), match specials include $3 Heineken and Strongbow drafts and $5 mules made with a choice of Absolut, Jameson or Altos Olmeca Silver, plus prizes given out. Usual deals like happy hour and a weekend bloody mary bar will also be honored.

HandleBar Tavern

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Check out all the games, including a kickoff party for Brazil vs. Croatia on Thursday, which will feature goal shots for each playing team. Enjoy food and beverage specials during the matches, as well as daily deals like $1 off craft beers and wine by the glass and $2 off Colorado whiskey on Tuesdays, 1/2 off bottles of wine and $2 off specialty cocktails on Wednesdays, $4 house margaritas on Thursdays and $2 off wine by the glass plus $6 specialty cocktails on Fridays.

Maria Empanada

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Rooting for Argentina, Maria Empanada has teamed up with neighbors GB Fish and Chips and El Guapo to offer a passport card. For $15, it’s good for two empanadas, a beer at GB and a shot of tequila at El Guapo. Maria Empanada also has a new 80-inch HD TV for the occasion.

GB Fish and Chips

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All three locations are always a solid option for catching a match. In addition to the South Broadway spot’s participation in a passport card with its neighbors, GB is offering 16-ounce Bud and Bud Lights for $3.50, and a mix-and-match deal on Bud, Bud Light, Heineken, Dos Equis, Strongbow and Newcastle at 5 for $15.

Boone's Tavern

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A kickoff party on Thursday, June 12 will include goal shots for each playing team. Also look for giveaways of soccer match tickets, World Cup gear and a Breckenridge Brewery USA team jersey at the final match. Daily specials include $4 house margaritas on Tuesdays, 1/2 off bottles of wine and $2 off specialty cocktails on Wednesdays, and $2 off bourbons and $5 rotating craft beers on Thursdays.

Chinook Tavern

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Chinook Tavern will be serving a full bar for early matches, as well as house-made treats from the adjacent coffee bar. During Team Germany or Team USA matches check out the special stadium menu, which includes dishes like a Chinook-style doner kebap and Bavarian meatloaf topped with baked gruyere.

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Prost Brewing Company

The German American Chamber of Commerce in Colorado is utilizing Prost as its World Cup-viewing headquarters. The brewery will open at 10 a.m. for early games, and offer $10 Publik Maas’ beers for all World Cup games.

Churchill's Public House

Celebrate the sporting event by watching the games and taking advantage of contests, brackets and prizes. Don’t miss food and drink specials during the twice-daily happy hour: from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

For those early-morning matches, head to Thirsty Lion, which will open at 10 a.m. There you’ll find eight TVs, 52 beers on tap and a large patio.

Tamayo

Join Tamayo to watch the games in one of the modern Mexican eatery’s lounges. Caipirinhas, the national cocktail of Brazil, will be served for $5, as well as caiporoskas, another cocktail made with vodka, sugar and fresh lime. $5 Corona and Corona Lights will also be available.

The Celtic Tavern

The Celtic will be open for every game, with specials running throughout the tournament—think $1 Jamesons and $1 Bud pints for USA goals, $1 Heinekens for a Netherlands score, $1 Boddingtons when England scores, and more. There will also be jersey giveaways.

Fado Irish Pub

Fado will serve as the homebase for Dutch fans, though all 64 matches will be shown live. Festivities include soccer games out front during halftime, prize giveaways, a game-day menu, Heineken specials and a $1 million bracket challenge.

Armoury

Catch every match on one of four 50-inch flatscreens or the 7-foot big screen, all in surround sound and HD. Grab a bite to eat off the Euro-pub menu while you watch the game.

The British Bulldog

As the host to Budweiser’s World Cup Street Party, parts of the streets surrounding the pub will be closed off and a giant video screen will be brought in, with festivities kicking off on June 12. Each USA game day will feature a special event, and the beer garden will provide a European vibe.

Jonesy's EatBar

Each day Jonesy’s will open at 10 a.m., showing the games on multiple HD screens and if you wear your side’s jersey, you’ll get your first pint free. Also look for drink specials and prize giveaways.

Yard House

Catch every match live from Brazil on the numerous flatscreens around the restaurant. There’s more than 100 beers on tap, as well as new Brazil-inspired beverages like a citrus agave caipirinha or a Rio de Janeiro mule, made with cachaça, house-made citrus agave, lime, ginger ale and fresh mint.

Gallo di Nero

Check out Gallo di Nero’s craft cocktail in honor of the World Cup—called the Corner Kick—made with Italian liqueur Amaro Averna, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and ginger ale for $4. There will also be daily food specials throughout the month.

Zocalo