My friend Oli from Australia has been going on and on and on and on about the World Cup soccer tournament that’s starting tomorrow at noon local, and I just haven’t ever managed to work up some fervor about this giant tournament of nations. While DCist wants you to head to tiny (but great) Bar Pilar, or maybe to ESPN Zone, why not cross the river and go to Summers instead? After the 2002 World Cup, it was voted Best Soccer Bar in America, especially considering it was open 24/7 during the ’02 World Cup when fans were crowding into the bar at 4 in the morning for plates of steaming hot breakfast in order to watch the matches.
Sure, you could go to Fado (which will serve Guinness for the 9am matches) or to another bar in the District, but why not go to one of the best soccer bars in the world, instead?
Summers will be doing replays of the daytime games (remember that Germany is a good 6 hours ahead of us right now) during the evening, so don’t be afraid of having to take a long lunch if you’re willing to watch on tape delay. The US kicks off their first game on Monday at noon against the Czech Republic, then won’t play again the following Saturday when they face off against Italy, but there are three games a day, every day starting tomorrow and going through the 23rd, after which we get into the more complicated Round of 16. In order to advance, teams must complete mathematical forumlae that make the BCS formula look fairly simple.
Summers is charging $10 if you only want to just watch the game, but order a couple of beers or some food and you ought to be in pretty good shape. See you there for kickoff!
1520 N Courthouse Rd.
Courthouse Metro is 1 block away
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs