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A Handy Guide To Watching the World Cup in LA

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgGoal! World Cup mania kicks off in Brazil on Thursday with 32 teams from around the world vying for the once in four years trophy. All eyes are on Brazil, the slight favorite, to win, but Argentina, Italy, Germany and Belgium all plan an upset, and you just never know how the U.S. will fare. Whether you want to cheer on Honduras, nosh on Korean fare during an underdog match or blow your vuvuzela for whoever may be playing, we have you covered. Here, 22 ways to eat and drink your way through the World Cup in Los Angeles. —Susan Stapleton

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Alpine Village

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833 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502

Make this your headquarters for all German matches during the World Cup and get in your seat early, early, early.

2. Altitude Rooftop Pool

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465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Altitude Pool Deck at the SLS opens its poolside cabanas Mondays through Thursdays during the tournament. The small cabanas for six people are available for a food and beverage minimum of $250 and the larger cabanas for 10 people are available for a $400 minimum.

3. Biergarten

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206 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Sup on one of 25 beers on tap at this bar in Koreatown, sure to be cheering on Germany and Korea.

4. Brussels Bistro

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222 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA

While this Belgian cafe plans to show all the World Cup matches, be sure to head here when Belgium plays in Group H.

5. Cafe Brasil

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10831 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Expect enthusiastic Brazilian crowds at this staple.

6. Cecconi's

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8764 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

At 9 a.m. on game days, nab a full English breakfast with choice of coffee or tea for $15 while catching the game, and for 3 p.m. games, the 4 to 7 Aperitivo menu featuring $4 and $7 bites and drinks will be extended an extra hour. Find $4 draft Peronis and pizzetta with prochetta, artichoke, mushroom and fontina and $7 draft prosecco and fontina and black truffle burgers.

7. DeSano Pizza Bakery

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4959 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

DeSano Pizza Bakery gets the World Cup action started early with breakfast specials available exclusively on 9 a.m. on World Cup game days such as an egg and bacon-topped pie or egg and prosciutto calzone. On Saturday, order up a Bangers and Mash pizza during the Italy vs. England match.

8. Dog Haus

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105 N. Hill Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
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9. Honduras Kitchen

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2409 E. Slauson Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
323-582-9139

This soccer-drench cafe even has a small gift shop sporting goods from Team Honduras.

10. The Lookout & Bar

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2 Dole Dr.
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Find a special cocktail and menu of Brazilian-inspired bites at this bar at the Four Seasons. World Cup Caipirinhas feature limes, cachaca and sugar. Executive Chef Alexander La Motte has created a World Cup bar bites menu featuring Bolinho de Bacahua (salt cod croquettes) served with olive and lemon aioli, and Bolinho de Feijoada (black bean and pork croquettes) served with kale and spicy orange salsa. World Cup games will be aired on flat screen TVs throughout The Lookout and Bar.

11. Loteria Grill

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1251 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Loteria Grill serves up beers representing the countries playing in the World Cup at the Santa Monica, Hollywood, Studio City and Westlake Village locations.

12. Mr. C Beverly Hills

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1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Mr. C Beverly Hills throws a screening party on Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m. poolside with the Italy vs. England game. An expanded Cipriani pool menu will be available as well as Peroni Nastro Azzuro drinks. Reservations are required at 310-985-0628. The games will also be featured at the hotels’ Lobby Bar.

13. Mud Hen Tavern

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742 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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14. Ray's & Stark Bar

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5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ray’s and Stark Bar serves up a themed small bites menu with cocktail pairings inspired by the teams competing in the World Cup while the games play on TVs throughout the venue.

15. Rock & Brews

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143 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Rock & Brews restaurants in El Segundo and Redondo Beach will show every World Cup match. Guests wearing a soccer jersey or shirt will receive an upgrade to a 20-ounce beer on select pours. Kids 12 and under showing off their favorite team jersey or shirt will receive a free kid’s root beer float.

16. Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub

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8911 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub goes World Cup crazy with $10 World Cup-themed cocktails such as Donovan’s Cooler with Veev acai spirit, lime juice, mint and cucumber or Campo’s Margarita with Veev acai spirit, tequila, lime juice, agave syrup and a lime wedge. Fans can watch the game on one of 16 high-definition TVs and request a mini-personal Bud Light fridge.

17. Te’Kila

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6541 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Te’Kila Hollywood has $5 taco platters, wings and shots of Football International Tequila as well as $15 beer buckets and beer pitchers during the World Cup matches.

18. Terroni

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7605 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Terroni features $4 Krombacher Pils pint and a $12 Piatto Mondiale (panino, salad and tiramisu) during all World Cup games at both locations.

19. Tres by José Andrés

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465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Two big screen TVs were brought into Tres and will air the soccer games. Want to make it a private affair? Head to the private white dining room for 12 guests. Mention the World Cup private dining promo and receive 10 percent off your bill.

20. Wirtshaus

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345 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wirtshaus airs all U.S. and Germany matches in the group stage of the World Cup, and all games after in the elimination rounds. Find six flat-screen TVs inside and in the restaurant’s outdoor, dog-friendly beer garden, as well as a 120-inch projection screen in Wirtshaus’ soccer room. Wirtshaus will also feature food and drink specials during all of the matches that the German eatery airs, will have sponsor giveaways on-hand, and will be decked out in full World Cup décor. Fans can participate in the German goal-scoring game “Torwand,” and participants who make six of six consecutive shotsl win a free boot of Erdinger beer.

21. Wurstküche

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625 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Wurstküche serves up a breakfast sausage sandwich, only available during the World Cup, to go along with your beer.

22. Ye Olde King's Head

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116 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Expect standing room only for any Great Britain match at this pub, so arrive early if you really, really, really want a seat.

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1. Alpine Village

833 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90502

Make this your headquarters for all German matches during the World Cup and get in your seat early, early, early.

833 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502

2. Altitude Rooftop Pool

465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Altitude Pool Deck at the SLS opens its poolside cabanas Mondays through Thursdays during the tournament. The small cabanas for six people are available for a food and beverage minimum of $250 and the larger cabanas for 10 people are available for a $400 minimum.

465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. Biergarten

206 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004

Sup on one of 25 beers on tap at this bar in Koreatown, sure to be cheering on Germany and Korea.

206 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

4. Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA

While this Belgian cafe plans to show all the World Cup matches, be sure to head here when Belgium plays in Group H.

222 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA

5. Cafe Brasil

10831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

Expect enthusiastic Brazilian crowds at this staple.

10831 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

6. Cecconi's

8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069

At 9 a.m. on game days, nab a full English breakfast with choice of coffee or tea for $15 while catching the game, and for 3 p.m. games, the 4 to 7 Aperitivo menu featuring $4 and $7 bites and drinks will be extended an extra hour. Find $4 draft Peronis and pizzetta with prochetta, artichoke, mushroom and fontina and $7 draft prosecco and fontina and black truffle burgers.

8764 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

7. DeSano Pizza Bakery

4959 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90020

DeSano Pizza Bakery gets the World Cup action started early with breakfast specials available exclusively on 9 a.m. on World Cup game days such as an egg and bacon-topped pie or egg and prosciutto calzone. On Saturday, order up a Bangers and Mash pizza during the Italy vs. England match.

4959 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

8. Dog Haus

105 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106
[Photo: Dog Haus]
105 N. Hill Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106

9. Honduras Kitchen

2409 E. Slauson Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255

This soccer-drench cafe even has a small gift shop sporting goods from Team Honduras.

2409 E. Slauson Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255

10. The Lookout & Bar

2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village, CA 91362

Find a special cocktail and menu of Brazilian-inspired bites at this bar at the Four Seasons. World Cup Caipirinhas feature limes, cachaca and sugar. Executive Chef Alexander La Motte has created a World Cup bar bites menu featuring Bolinho de Bacahua (salt cod croquettes) served with olive and lemon aioli, and Bolinho de Feijoada (black bean and pork croquettes) served with kale and spicy orange salsa. World Cup games will be aired on flat screen TVs throughout The Lookout and Bar.

2 Dole Dr.
Westlake Village, CA 91362

11. Loteria Grill

1251 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Loteria Grill serves up beers representing the countries playing in the World Cup at the Santa Monica, Hollywood, Studio City and Westlake Village locations.

1251 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

12. Mr. C Beverly Hills

1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Mr. C Beverly Hills throws a screening party on Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m. poolside with the Italy vs. England game. An expanded Cipriani pool menu will be available as well as Peroni Nastro Azzuro drinks. Reservations are required at 310-985-0628. The games will also be featured at the hotels’ Lobby Bar.

1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035

13. Mud Hen Tavern

742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
[Photo: Mud Hen Tavern]
742 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

14. Ray's & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ray’s and Stark Bar serves up a themed small bites menu with cocktail pairings inspired by the teams competing in the World Cup while the games play on TVs throughout the venue.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

15. Rock & Brews

143 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245

Rock & Brews restaurants in El Segundo and Redondo Beach will show every World Cup match. Guests wearing a soccer jersey or shirt will receive an upgrade to a 20-ounce beer on select pours. Kids 12 and under showing off their favorite team jersey or shirt will receive a free kid’s root beer float.

143 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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16. Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub

8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub goes World Cup crazy with $10 World Cup-themed cocktails such as Donovan’s Cooler with Veev acai spirit, lime juice, mint and cucumber or Campo’s Margarita with Veev acai spirit, tequila, lime juice, agave syrup and a lime wedge. Fans can watch the game on one of 16 high-definition TVs and request a mini-personal Bud Light fridge.

8911 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

17. Te’Kila

6541 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Te’Kila Hollywood has $5 taco platters, wings and shots of Football International Tequila as well as $15 beer buckets and beer pitchers during the World Cup matches.

6541 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

18. Terroni

7605 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Terroni features $4 Krombacher Pils pint and a $12 Piatto Mondiale (panino, salad and tiramisu) during all World Cup games at both locations.

7605 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

19. Tres by José Andrés

465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Two big screen TVs were brought into Tres and will air the soccer games. Want to make it a private affair? Head to the private white dining room for 12 guests. Mention the World Cup private dining promo and receive 10 percent off your bill.

465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

20. Wirtshaus

345 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Wirtshaus airs all U.S. and Germany matches in the group stage of the World Cup, and all games after in the elimination rounds. Find six flat-screen TVs inside and in the restaurant’s outdoor, dog-friendly beer garden, as well as a 120-inch projection screen in Wirtshaus’ soccer room. Wirtshaus will also feature food and drink specials during all of the matches that the German eatery airs, will have sponsor giveaways on-hand, and will be decked out in full World Cup décor. Fans can participate in the German goal-scoring game “Torwand,” and participants who make six of six consecutive shotsl win a free boot of Erdinger beer.

345 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

21. Wurstküche

625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Wurstküche serves up a breakfast sausage sandwich, only available during the World Cup, to go along with your beer.

625 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

22. Ye Olde King's Head

116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Expect standing room only for any Great Britain match at this pub, so arrive early if you really, really, really want a seat.

116 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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