Where You Should Watch the World Cup

World Cup

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.


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