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Seven Local Bars for Watching the World Cup

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The World Cup, the most popular sporting event on the planet, begins this Thursday in Brazil. Many soccer fans have planned vacation days months in advance to take in the action, and those who haven't are likely scrambling to come up with excuses over the next month. If you're watching the tournament, why not join a large group of other soccer-crazed Atlantans? Below is a map with seven bars that will be all in for the sport's biggest event. Have another spot you'd like to recommend? Let us know in the comments.


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1. The Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub

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12650 Crabapple Rd
Milton, GA 30076
(678) 624-1090
With locations in Milton and Brookhaven, Olde Blind Dog offers beer specials anytime there’s a game, and that certainly applies during the World Cup. Get a Guinness, Smithwick’s, or Harp for $4.50 and earn a raffle ticket with every purchase. The winner will claim a Guinness jersey and two tickets for the Liverpool-AC Milan game in Charlotte on August 2.

2. Pub 71

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4058 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 467-8271
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A jersey raffle, match day specials on select craft and import beers, and a special international menu featuring dishes from each country in the World Cup: What’s not to like? Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Camp Twin Lakes.

3. Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant Atlanta

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273 Buckhead Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0066
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Fado opens the festivities with a Tournament Kickoff Viewing Party on Thursday, and it will have food and drink specials every match day.

4. The Brewhouse Cafe

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401 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-7799
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The Little 5 Points bar is probably Atlanta’s best venue for World Cup watching — or any soccer watching, for that matter. Whether or not the United States is playing, Brewhouse will be packed with soccer fans. For an idea of the atmosphere, head to the official website, which currently a World Cup hype video and calendar of every match, among other things.

5. Der Biergarten

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300 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 521-2728
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Der Biergarten opens and noon throughout the tournament and will feature lunch specials and TVs inside and outside in the beer garden. On Thursday, there’s a kickoff party beginning at 4 p.m.

6. The Elder Tree Public House

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469 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 658-6108
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Elder Tree is opening a beer garden for the tournament, and there will be daily raffles and live bands on the weekends. Beverage specials include $4 Sweetwater beers, Magners Cider, Jack Daniel’s, and well drinks, and food specials are running for $4, as well.

7. Midway Pub

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552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 584-0335
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This East Atlanta bar is offering Midway money for fans who sign up for the World Cup Passport Rewards Program. There will also be raffles for a flat-screen TV, EA Sports Fifa 14, and other prizes.

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1. The Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub

12650 Crabapple Rd, Milton, GA 30076
With locations in Milton and Brookhaven, Olde Blind Dog offers beer specials anytime there’s a game, and that certainly applies during the World Cup. Get a Guinness, Smithwick’s, or Harp for $4.50 and earn a raffle ticket with every purchase. The winner will claim a Guinness jersey and two tickets for the Liverpool-AC Milan game in Charlotte on August 2.
12650 Crabapple Rd
Milton, GA 30076

2. Pub 71

4058 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
A jersey raffle, match day specials on select craft and import beers, and a special international menu featuring dishes from each country in the World Cup: What’s not to like? Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Camp Twin Lakes.
4058 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

3. Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant Atlanta

273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Fado opens the festivities with a Tournament Kickoff Viewing Party on Thursday, and it will have food and drink specials every match day.
273 Buckhead Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

4. The Brewhouse Cafe

401 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The Little 5 Points bar is probably Atlanta’s best venue for World Cup watching — or any soccer watching, for that matter. Whether or not the United States is playing, Brewhouse will be packed with soccer fans. For an idea of the atmosphere, head to the official website, which currently a World Cup hype video and calendar of every match, among other things.
401 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

5. Der Biergarten

300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Der Biergarten opens and noon throughout the tournament and will feature lunch specials and TVs inside and outside in the beer garden. On Thursday, there’s a kickoff party beginning at 4 p.m.
300 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

6. The Elder Tree Public House

469 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Elder Tree is opening a beer garden for the tournament, and there will be daily raffles and live bands on the weekends. Beverage specials include $4 Sweetwater beers, Magners Cider, Jack Daniel’s, and well drinks, and food specials are running for $4, as well.
469 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

7. Midway Pub

552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
This East Atlanta bar is offering Midway money for fans who sign up for the World Cup Passport Rewards Program. There will also be raffles for a flat-screen TV, EA Sports Fifa 14, and other prizes.
552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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