Loop List: Where to watch the World Cup
Soccer, Sepak Bola, Fútbol. Whatever you call it, the World Cup has grabbed the attention of people from every country on the globe. As the U.S. team prepares to play Portugal on Sunday, we've prepared a guide to viewing so that, win or lose, you'll enjoy every moment of the match.
June 22 | 5 pm | Hutchinson Field | FREE
When the US played Ghana this past Monday, hundreds of Chicagoans loudly cheered, "I believe that we can win!" And win we did! Join soccer fans from all over the Midwest to cheer on your team below a 600 square-feet high-definition screen. Food, beverages and limited edition fan merchandise will be available for purchase.
June 12 - July 13 | 225 N. Michigan Ave.
Aside from boasting 24 screens showing all the matches, Sweetwater's diverse menu and drink list is getting even bigger for the World Cup. They'll be offering two drink specials—a Red Card and Yellow Card—which will change according to teams advancing in the tournament. Get there for your early games too; they'll be opening their doors at 10:30 am for the 11 am games.
3. Franklin Tap
June 12 - July 13 | 404 S. Wells St.
Franklin Tap will be featuring a series of watching parties and giveaways in the coming month. Buy a Peroni beer and get entered to win a Peroni jersey during the much anticipated Italy vs. Costa Rica match. With $5 drink specials, you'll want to kiss your bartender more than you want to kiss those babes running up the field.
4. The Berghoff
Saturday, June 21 | 2 pm | 17 W. Adams St.
There's no better place to watch Germany take on Ghana this weekend like Chicago's most authentic German restaurant and bar. Enjoy traditional German fare and $3 pints whenever Germany wins. Prost!
5. JW Marriott
June 12 - July 13 | 151 W. Adams St.
In addition to adding the delicious Brazilian dish, pao de queijo, to their already fantastic menu, the Lobby Lounge will be featuring drink specials inspired by popular Brazilian cocktails. Choose between The Host—a take on Caipirinha—and The Defenders—the classic Brazilian red wine and Coca-Cola combo. Plus, as a haven for foreign visitors and international travelers, both The Florentine and the Lobby Lounge are sure to gather a diverse and opinionated crowd.
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