Tomorrow's 9 a.m. USA vs. Germany World Cup match promises to be a good one. By most accounts, Germany is one of the tournament favorites to win it all, but the scrappy red, white and blue have been impressing the world with wins over Ghana and a (painfully last-second) tie with Portugal. There's a lot at stake too, with each team vying for a spot in the next round. Though, if Deutschland and the US tie, they both advance, so if the match ends up being anticlimactic, at least you can enjoy beer and bar food while you watch. Here are ten great places to catch the match: five if you're a Germany fan, and five more if you're rooting for the US. —Farley ElliottRead More
Where to Watch the US vs Germany World Cup Match
Dog Haus Biergarten
Forget German frankfurters, Dog Haus is as American as it gets. To seal the deal for their World Cup viewing parties, they’re even offering their take on a breakfast burrito, which comes loaded with sausage, tater tots, three different cheeses and three fried eggs wrapped in a tortilla. For a truly American finish, maple-sriracha sauce comes on the side.
What’s more American than a Koreatown bar serving American craft beer and duck fat French fries? Beer Belly opens their doors early for the game, and will be giving away coffee and doughnuts to anyone who can make it.
The Greyhound Bar & Grill
Highland Park’s favorite drink spot The Greyhound opens their doors at 8:30am for the US vs. Germany game, with beer specials, deals on wings and selected other down-home fare.
Eureka! *Tasting Kitchen
Hawthorne-based Eureka! Tasting Kitchen is showing every World Cup game on their six TVs, and will be offering a breakfast menu for the early game. Of course, beers from Smog City and The Bruery will be on tap, plus their Caipiroska cocktails and bloody marys.
Altitude Rooftop Pool at SLS
If you’d rather watch in style, comfort and seclusion, you and your friends could always rent a cabana at the Altitude Pool Deck. Cabanas for up to ten do come with a food and drink minimum, but they’ve got pool access and private televisions for smaller viewing parties.
Not quite the open-topped beer garden that many people think of for German food, Wirtshaus is just as committed to their platters of sausage and steins of beer. With six TVs and a 120” projector, giveaways and food specials, it’s also a great place to catch Deutschland vs. USA.
Red Lion Tavern
Longtime German staple The Red Lion will be opening its Silver Lake doors at 8:30 a.m. to anyone with a rooting interest. They’ll also be doling out collectible steins, doing beer-and-a-shot specials and serving plenty of sausage platters.
It’s business as usual at Alpine Village in Torrance, which is airing every World Cup game, not just US vs. Germany. Expect the usual run of sausage, German beer and lots and lots of TVs.
Berlin Currywurst - The Beer Garden
The Hollywood beer garden outpost of popular German export Berlin Currywurst will be televising the game for any Deutschland fans looking to drink well and dine on the nation’s favorite quick-service sausage snack.
“Work” from home at Brü Haus on Wilshire in Brentwood, which has free WiFi and opens early for the match. Better still, for $1 you can get a fried egg on any entree you want. And if you stick around late enough, happy hour arrives at 4pm.