After the pull your hair out in excitement (or anger), news feed clogging Germany vs. Brazil game, no one can argue that Germany seems like the place to be. Here are a list of places you should be for the final World Cup games, with a special focus on German bars for obvious reasons. Included are happy hour specials or just reasons why you should spend your time there.
Piazza Beer Garden — 7401 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda
If you wear World Cup gear to Piazza Beer Garden during the World Cup final you’re guaranteed one free Caipirinha shot. The game will be played on a large projector screen and if the game goes to penalty kicks every table receives a pizza on the house!
Bar Pilar — 1833 14th St. NW
THE pilar when it comes to World Cup-themed cocktails. If you want to feel like a champion when you take a shot, it can be served in a trophy for $1 extra.
Ballroom at Ritz Carlton — 3100 South Street NW
Their special World Cup menu $5 ALL BEERS, $8 SPECIALTY COCKTAIL, and $5 APPETIZERS.
“Art Soiree & The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown are partnering up to turn the Ballroom of the boutique hotel in the heart of Georgetown into a festive watching destination of the final match. Featuring live telecast on a huge screen in the Ballroom, drinks & food specials, as well as the celebration with confetti, music & dancing after the game.”
Brixton — 901 U St NW
Don’t miss Brixton’s BALLS menu. Actually. They’re featuring a Balls to the Wall menu featuring all types of balls: risotto balls, veal testicle, proscuitto wrapped melon balls and more.
Belga Café — 514 8th St. SE
Serves a Tricolor Beer Cocktail that, given the similarity between the Belgian and German flags, is accidentally appropriate for the final game.
Daily Grill — 1200 18th St. NW
They have $3 DC Brau “The Tradition.” Three. Dollars. ‘Nuff said.
Nellie’s — 900 U St. NW
Not your typical sports bar: they serve breakfast all day. What’s better than a side of French fries to your French toast? Excusez-moi, VICTORY fries.
Fado — 808 7th St. NW
They still holds their million-dollar bracket, yo! One more reason for you to visit the official US soccer bar.
Redline — 707 G St. NW
They have $5 Fireball shots that guarantees to spike up your blood pressure like 5 goals in 45 minutes.
Biergarten Haus — 1355 H St. NE
Spelled the German way. That’s as authentic as you can get west of the Rhine. Watch the final on no less than 20 big screen. As you can see in the picture below (glance) it’s a pleasant, outdoor setting. More importantly, they have beer boots.
Dacha Beer Garden — 1600 7th St NW
They have extended their Happy Hour, Monday through Thursday, lasting from Noon to 7pm offering $5 singles and $10 boots of select drafts.
Restaurant Marvin — 2007 14th St NW
American/Belgium restaurant, their happy hour is from 5:30- 7:30 p.m It’s located in U St. corridor, so feel free to bounce around from bar to bar after watching the game (win or lose we booze).
Westover Beer Garden — 5863 Washington Blvd, Arlington
So technically it’s a market BUT they have a Great Wall of Beer, will be playing the World Cup, and it’s a bit of a different atmosphere than you’ll typically experience at a D.C bar. It’s geared towards those of you looking for a more intimate, unique experience…and willing to make it out to Arlington.