City Tap House – In the heart of Chinatown, 901 9th St. NW, City Tap House is a “San Francisco food truck” great food venue with the beating beer heart of a pub. International breweries will be spotlighted on each specific country’s big game days, with prices from $6 to $10 for draught. Beer flights will also be on tap – throughout match play for $15.
Be sure to order the Sweet Corn & Crab Hushpuppies (14); Korean Short Rib Tacos (13); and a heart-stoppingly delicious Cuban “Craftwich” (14).
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar – Just down the street from City Tap House is this long-time D.C. favorite, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, 801 9th Street, NW. During the World Cup Leblon cocktails will be on special for $7, including the Leblon Mojito with Leblon Cachaca, hierba Buena, guarapo, fresh lime juice and a splash of lemon-lime soda.
Also, $4 and $5 tapas from their happy hour menu will be available. www.cubalibrerestaurant.com.
Jaleo – All three D.C. area Jaleo’s (Chinatown, Bethesda, Crystal City) will offer special menus to celebrate the World Cup. Eleven menu specials, ranging from $8 to $18, including Fútbol club Barcelona: chicken breast confit with fried chicken, smoked bacon, piparra peppers and shallot-mustard alioli. Drink specials include Brazil’s national Caipirinha cocktail ($12).
An added bonus is every guest who comes to watch the game will be entered in a grand prize drawing to win a culinary tour of barmini by José Andrés, Oyamel, Jaleo and Zaytinya for 4, plus a soccer ball signed by the Chef himself. No limit on number of entries! www.jaleo.com.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon – During World Cup this lower Adams Morgan bar will host a FIFA Terrace Happy Hour every game-day with $6 drafts, punch and sangria as well as half-price snacks until 7:30.