Now that the remaining World Cup 2018 contenders have been whittled down to two teams, local restaurants are rolling out even more patriotic specials.
The final match will be held in Moscow on Sunday, July 15.
Here’s a guide to eating and drinking with fellow soccer fans while watching every heart-stopping moment.
5247 Wisconsin Avenue NW
This Friendship Heights bar is serving cans of Schaeffer for $2.18 and $3 bar snacks including fried pickles and corn fritters during World Cup games. Chatter will show the early rounds during regular business hours but plans to open early on weekends to show games from the round of 16 through the final.
2221 Eye Street NW
Happy hour ($5 draft beers, $7 house wines, and $8 featured cocktails) will be offered during all live World Cup games.
1905 Ninth Street NW
The new-ish Shaw bar just added high-top tables into the mix and TVs just in time for the tournament. All month long, Sol beers are discounted to $5 a pop.
1600 7th Street NW
The outdoor Shaw beer garden will open early starting at 2 p.m Mondays through Thursdays and at noon on Fridays, serving a special “World Cup Cup” for $15. Each game will be aired every day on every TV.
816 H Street NE
This Atlas District newcomer is serving $18 pitchers of Mexican beer, plus $18 for bottomless mimosas and select cocktails during the World Cup games. The bar will open 30 minutes before the first game of the day and will stay open until all games have ended.
520 N. Capitol Street NW
The Capitol Hill Guinness mecca will be holding a special contest with Teeling Irish Whiskey for the soccer showdown. For every Teeling drink a guest purchases, they can draw a World Cup player’s name from a hat. The guest who has the name of the “Golden Boot” winner, aka the highest scoring player of the Cup, at the end of the competition will win the jersey of their choice. The more drinks purchased, the more chances guests have to win.
1785 Florida Avenue NW
Happy hour is a go during all games at the Tex-Mex eatery, with draft and bottled beers for $5 a pop.
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
On Wednesday July 11 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., a special World Cup-themed happy hour at the embassy will include beef bourguignon, cheese plates, and of course, wine. Every guest must be a Le Café Descartes member, with 150 tickets available.
2401 M Street NW
The luxury hotel is transforming its lobby into “Soccer Central” starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14. Games will be broadcast live on large screens and re-run every day starting at 5:30 p.m. Staff will sport team jerseys of choice while serving international snacks ($9 each) including beef chimichurri sliders, duck confit, and fish and chips. At 5:30 p.m. each day, happy hour will include discount soccer-themed cocktails and beer on tap.
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
The Marriott Marquis sports bar will open at 8 a.m. for all matches. Along with its breakfast menu, there’s 48 beers on tap and 40 big TVs.
480 King St, Alexandria, Va.
The Alexandrian hotel’s restaurant is offering discounts on Heinekens and a bloody mary soccer-themed cocktail (with a beer on the side) for the duration of the tournament.
1400 Irving Street NW
The Columbia Heights bar, opening at 8 a.m., is airing all World Cup games on its 23 TVs with its patio TVs also open for outdoor viewing. There’s also brunch for all games that start before noon. World Cup drink specials include $4 Heineken drafts, $16 pitchers, and $4 Heineken Light bottles, plus ticket giveaways during select matches throughout tournament.
1221 Connecticut Avenue NW
This Dupont dive bar is showing every World Cup game. Breakfast fare include drinks ranging from fruity shandys ($5.75) as well as bloody marys, mimosas, and bellinis ($8 each), while lunch ushers in Russian beers, vodka drinks, and entrees (beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev).
806 15th Street NW
The new French-themed destination inside downtown’s Sofitel is offering a lineup of French stadium foods to celebrate the potential victor in the World Cup. Think: cordon bleu crepes and soft shell crab. France plays next — to be aired on big projector screens — on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m.
3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, Va.
The Clarendon bar is streaming all live games (with sound on for certain ones) with rail drink specials for every game.
624 T Street NW
This local brewery will open at 8 a.m. on game days and show all the World Cup action on the projector screen at its back bar. Featured offerings include house brews, bar snacks, and sandwiches.
3125 M Street NW
This Irish pub is serving global specials ($8-$14) on game days. There’s chicken empanadas as a tribute to Spain; beer-braised bratwurst for Germany; and a haddock sandwich for Iceland.
501 Florida Avenue NW
This neighborhood restaurant will show every World Cup game on the bar’s projector screen. Regular happy hour deals (noon to 7 p.m. on Mondays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every other day) including $3 Miller High Life, select $7 wines and cocktails, and discounted arepas ($7-$8). And during a special event on Monday, July 9, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., guest bartender French Scotty (Chaplin’s) will whip up World Cup-themed drinks like a vodka and beet-infused Russian Collusion and a Brazilian cachaca and avocado cocktail.
2446 18th Street NW
The Adams Morgan bar will open early for the remaining 2 p.m. weekday finals. During game time, guests can sip a special $10 “Goooooal!” sherry hibiscus punch and bar bites like chicken wings on a happy hour discount. In related news, its downstairs sister wine bar Jug & Table just added an outdoor patio.
1324 H Street NE
Atlas District’s resident Swiss restaurant will stream all the matches live while offering Swiss food, drink specials, Swiss beer buckets, and Schnapsicles.
777 Eye Street NW
Chef Victor Albisu’s cult taqueria is offering specials starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2 for the Mexico-Argentina game. A pork belly-black bean taco ($4.50 each) and dueling frozen cocktails ($10) including a watermelon mezcal margarita and rum-fueled caipirinha during the game, followed by happy hour pricing at the bar from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Area Jaleo locations will air all of Spain’s games with sound, with their sangria hour menu and additional specials during each game.
8407 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland
The Silver Spring newcomer will launch its breakfast menu in line with the start of the World Cup. Its 60-seat bar and lounge has three 50-inch flat-screen TVs.
2233 M Street NW
The second-story sporty cafe inside Squash On Fire is offering discounts throughout the remainder of the World Cup. During all games starting before noon, there’s $8 breakfast sandwiches and $15 bottomless mimosas. For games after noon, expect $5 draft beers and its full happy hour menu. For the final game on Sunday, July 15, featured specials will run all day.
101 First Street NE
NoMa’s resident beer garden is running happy hour prices during games.
1214 U Street NW
Lucky Buns founder Alex McCoy is serving worldly burgers starting Thursday, June 14 at a sports-themed pop-up happening at recently shuttered the Prospect. The bar will serve cocktails, frosé, beer in giant steins, and carafes of wine; a daily happy hour — $4 beers, $5 wines, $6 cocktails — will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. McCoy tells Eater he’s working on daily specials that will range from Asian to Italian, with Thai soup khao soi expected to make the cut. World Cup HQ is projected to operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday, July 15.
1901 First Street SW
A huge 42,000-square-foot outdoor bar will show every game right by D.C. United’s nearly-ready stadium, Audi Field. Expect beer flights and brands hailing from the countries playing each day and a dedicated wine bar, with food trucks handling the rest. Games will be aired on a massive 20-foot LED video wall.