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The Best Places to Watch the World Cup in Houston

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| Photo: Julie Soefer

Here are our picks for World Cup watching destinations. Most come with large screens, cold beer, premium spirits and tasty bites. (Because who's going to be working at 3 p.m. today?) Of course, none of the spots on the list will be selling Belgian waffles, but several local haunts are adjusting their hours to show the game and offer discounted food and drinks. Do your patriotic duty and and head out to one of these fine places to watch America beat Belgium in the World Cup:


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Stop into the bar on the ground floor of downtown's Phoenicia for a discounted beer and a laid-back atmosphere. While the game is on they'll feature $15 craft beer pitchers, and all pizza will be $2 off the regular price.

The League of Extraordinary Brewers at the Brewery Incubator

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The downtown brewhouse will open at 11 a.m. with $3 craft pints and $5 snacks. They're also featuring "$2 bite sized-versions of our pulled pork mac, grilled beer cheese, sausage fest, Brazilian frito pie, Brazilian cheese pairing of guava and queso fresco AND beer ice cream" in honor of the World Cup game.

D&T Drive Inn

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This Heights-area beer bar will be open for the game with its warm-weather friendly, Angostura-topped shandy. There's nothing like rooting for the USA with Ritz crackers and a delicious pimento cheese spread.

El Big Bad

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This massive downtown gastro-cantina is opening at 10 a.m. for locals who want to watch all the games. Award-winning margaritas and inventive regional Mexican fare from chef Jonathan Jones enhance the big screen-watching experience.

The Pass and Provisions

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The bar at Provisions will be playing the audio of the game, and happy hour is from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The Springbok

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Step into downtown's newest sports bar for drink specials and prime game watching on one of Springbok's 80-inch screens .

The Hay Merchant

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This Montrose spot will open an hour early today at 2 p.m. for the big game today. Happy hour starts at 3:00 p.m. with $3 pints. Here's what's on tap now.

The Phoenix on Westheimer

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With a World Cup party and food and drink specials in tow, this is the place to be for a lively atmosphere. Doors open at 10 a.m. with $5 drafts. Info here.

Sullivan's Steakhouse

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Knockout Martinis are $7 and three cheeseburger sliders and fries are $12 in honor of the game today.

BRC Gastropub

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The bar is open and featuring $5 draughts at this Washington Corridor gastropub.

Cottonwood

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The Garden Oaks spot will open early for the game today. With TVs playing the game on the patio and inside, it's a great place to watch the Cup while enjoying a stuffed-patty burger, refreshing cocktails and local craft beer (they have two cask engines).

MKT BAR

Stop into the bar on the ground floor of downtown's Phoenicia for a discounted beer and a laid-back atmosphere. While the game is on they'll feature $15 craft beer pitchers, and all pizza will be $2 off the regular price.

The League of Extraordinary Brewers at the Brewery Incubator

The downtown brewhouse will open at 11 a.m. with $3 craft pints and $5 snacks. They're also featuring "$2 bite sized-versions of our pulled pork mac, grilled beer cheese, sausage fest, Brazilian frito pie, Brazilian cheese pairing of guava and queso fresco AND beer ice cream" in honor of the World Cup game.

D&T Drive Inn

This Heights-area beer bar will be open for the game with its warm-weather friendly, Angostura-topped shandy. There's nothing like rooting for the USA with Ritz crackers and a delicious pimento cheese spread.

El Big Bad

This massive downtown gastro-cantina is opening at 10 a.m. for locals who want to watch all the games. Award-winning margaritas and inventive regional Mexican fare from chef Jonathan Jones enhance the big screen-watching experience.

The Pass and Provisions

The bar at Provisions will be playing the audio of the game, and happy hour is from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The Springbok

Step into downtown's newest sports bar for drink specials and prime game watching on one of Springbok's 80-inch screens .

The Hay Merchant

This Montrose spot will open an hour early today at 2 p.m. for the big game today. Happy hour starts at 3:00 p.m. with $3 pints. Here's what's on tap now.

The Phoenix on Westheimer

With a World Cup party and food and drink specials in tow, this is the place to be for a lively atmosphere. Doors open at 10 a.m. with $5 drafts. Info here.

Sullivan's Steakhouse

Knockout Martinis are $7 and three cheeseburger sliders and fries are $12 in honor of the game today.

BRC Gastropub

The bar is open and featuring $5 draughts at this Washington Corridor gastropub.

Cottonwood

The Garden Oaks spot will open early for the game today. With TVs playing the game on the patio and inside, it's a great place to watch the Cup while enjoying a stuffed-patty burger, refreshing cocktails and local craft beer (they have two cask engines).

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