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21 Places that Almost Beat Watching The World Cup in Rio

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It feels like just yesterday we were all celebrating (or mourning!) Spain's World Cup victory, vuvuzelas in tote as we stampeded through Brickell's streets estílo La Rambla. This year the tournament is back with a vengeance, and with a host country like Brazil, the time between June 12 and July 13 promises to be one of the most exciting, most thrilling, most magical time periods in world history. Miami, we've got some matching up to do.

Below, we've rounded up 21 restaurants and bars that are going all out for the World Cup. Some are creating internationally inspired menus, others are setting up epic viewing areas with grande screens. A few are extending their hours so not to discriminate against teams playing midday, while others are holding parties or offering swag and prizes during certain games. After all, we may as well deem this the year of the Caipirinha, and there's no reason why you shouldn't be celebrating them GOALLLS!
—Ashley Brozic


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Bar And Courtyard at The Setai

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2001 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 520-6000
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If you want to watch the World Cup someplace classy, The Setai invites you to toast your team to victory with Champagne Taittinger and their signature cocktails. Complimentary canapes (think those small cheese, meat and cracker party bites) will be served during the inauguration.

2. SUSHISAMBA

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600 Lincoln Road, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-5337
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It's only fitting that SUSHISAMBA would go hard for the World Cup. Besides giveaways during major games like the quarterfinals and, of course, when Brazil plays, they're giving away a trip to Brazil. Yep, a whole samba-filled, four night stay during Carnaval 2015 plus round-trip air fare. All you need to do is attend any Mundial game from June 12 to July 13 and snap a crazy fan pic there. Upload it to all your networks and hashtag #SAMBASELFIE and you're once step closer to Brazil! As for the menu, it's Brazil-inspired, with $6 Caipirinhas and a special dishes like a Mundial Roll, Queijo Coalho and Brigadeiros (traditional Brazilian chocolates).

3. Traymore

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2445 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 695-3600
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Traymore is offering discounted imported beers, half price Nolet Silver gin and a special tapas menu with hamburger sliders, chicken croquettes, beef and chorizo empanadas and more.

4. HaVen Gastro-Lounge

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1237 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 987-8885
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Can you imagine Christiano Ronaldo running across Haven's never-ending digital walls? Oh the possibilities. Executive Chef Todd Erickson is creating a special menu to pay homage to the series' host country with a "Brazil Roll" (Hamachi, Wasabi Kewpie and Jalapeño Masago are amongst the ingredients), a "World Cup Burger" (which contains chimichurri, gruyere cheese and a quail egg), and special cocktails inspired by the top ranked teams. There will also be $5 beers from countries playing.

5. Tongue & Cheek

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431 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 704-2900
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Tongue & Cheek has a pretty solid lineup of World Cup specials, starting with $5 selected appetizers, $1 oysters, and $2 beef cheek sliders, and ending with $4 craft beers, $20 bottomless beverages and $15 craft pitchers. Or should you start with the bottomless beverages? With 64 games to go through, the possibilities are endless.

6. Tom's NFL American Sports Bar & Grill

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5001 NW 36th St
Miami Springs, FL 33166
(305) 888-6022
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Tom's NFL Bar is where serious spectators head when they want to cheer on their team. During the games, expect beer specials and more HDTVs, so you don't have to worry about missing the game because you sat in the booth behind a bunch of giants. [Photo: Yelp]

7. Oak Tavern

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35 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 391-1818
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We might as well crown this the summer of the Caipirinha, as almost every restaurant will be serving their own rendition. If Oak Tavern's track record proves right, theirs should be as solid as their $5 country-themed libations, like Aguardiente-infused cocktails for Colombia, Tequila shots with Sangrita for Mexico and Gin and Tonic for England.

8. Barceloneta

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5850B Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 665-0020
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There's just something about a tapas bar that screams World Cup and at Barceloneta, they're roaring. They're going to start opening at 12pm, so whether your game plays in the wee afternoon or later in the day, it makes no difference. You can still indulge in $14 beer buckets all day. Happy Hour will run from 5 to 8pm (it usually starts at 6pm) on Monday through Friday, so you have an extra hour to sip on 2-for-1 well drinks and $9 signature cocktails.

9. Taurus

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3540 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 648-1525
Nestled in a slightly more remote area of the Grove, this neighborhood staple is setting up a Taurus Beer Garden, complete with a big screen in the back garden area and beer specials depending on who's playing. Guinness for England's match? Radeberger for Germany's? Hey, we're not complaining.

10. Yard House

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320 San Lorenzo Ave., Space 1320
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 447-9273
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Yard House is always a safe bet for a great time, an endless list of beers and a spot near a TV. They'll be showing every match and have created a list of Brazilian-inspired cocktails, including a South American twist on the classic mule, with cachaça, citrus agave and lime, and a Brazilian Mai Tai made with cachaça and dark rum.

11. Lokal Burgers & Beer

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3190 Commodore Plz
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 442-3377
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Lokal's World Cup special is simple. Enjoy $2 off any beer, so long as its country of origin is playing.

12. Latin House Grill

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9565 Southwest 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33173
(786) 564-5683
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Latin House Grill is all about team USA with $3 fritas and $3 non-craft beers when they're playing. Otherwise, dig into select half priced appetizers and $3 Modelo beers.

13. ROK:BRGR

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5800 SW 73rd St
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 663-6099
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ROK:BRGR has 20 TVs to watch the games from and live commentary to match! Food specials will change weekly, as well as their drink and bucket specials, which will include Peroni, Miller and Coors.

14. Tapas y Tintos

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448 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-8272
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When Spain plays, Tapas y Tintos is the place to be. Sangria is half off (excluding pitchers), however they're tying in some Brazilian flare with $8 Caipirinhas. Estrella Damm buckets are $25, and they'll be serving up $10 spanish sandwiches. Who's down for some Chorizo and Manchego bites?

15. Meat Market

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915 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-0088
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Meat Market is celebrating the World Cup with an international happy hour menu at the bar, representing all 32 nations competing. So for Brazil we've got $30 Caipirinha pitchers, $7 Pimm's Cups for England and $7 glasses of Merlot for France. That's just an example though. The great thing is that you can pair them with International dishes like Argentinean Short Rib Empanadas and Gouda tater tots in honor of the Netherlands.

16. La Cote @ Fontainebleau

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-2000
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The party doesn't stop at La Cȏte. Then again, does it ever at Fontainebleau? DJs will be spinning, Samba dancers will be strutting about and complimentary Leblon shots will be poured. It's the closest you're going to get to Rio without jumping on a plane.

17. Harry's Pizzeria

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3918 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 275-4963
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Harry's Pizzeria is bring back their "Harry's High Five!" deal. They've got buckets and buckets of home brews, and they're giving away five for the price of four.

18. Boteco

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916 Northeast 79th Street
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 757-7735
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Where better to watch team Brazil dominate than in a Brazilian joint? They'll be broadcasting all their games on six TVs and two projectors, and when Brazil plays you can pick up their five for $16 special. Also, a DJ will be spinning before and after the games, which makes this a bomb place to celebrate no matter the team that wins. [Photo: Yelp]

19. Batch Gastropub

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30 SW 12th St
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 808-5555
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With 17 TVs, there's not a dull spot at Batch to watch the game. They're separating the restaurant into fan sections, and you can reserve your group's spot in advance by visiting their site. As for specials, dip into a $20 bucket of Coors Light or Heineken, and munch out on a sampler of empanadas, arepas and a basket of fish and chips.

20. Barú Urbano

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1001 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 381-5901
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If you happen to catch a game before 8pm, receive 50 percent off all drinks every day of the week. On top of that, there will be Caipirinha specials galore!

21. Toscana Divino

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900 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 775-5317
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If you miss the World Cup kickoff party this Thursday, catch the excitement at Toscana Divino, as they're kicking off the tournament on June 14, when Italy battles off the UK (there's an epic rivalry between their UK bred chef and Italian bred owners). The restaurant will have a cocktail and food menu inspired by all the countries participating. Bar bites go for $10 while cocktails go for $12.

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1. The Bar And Courtyard at The Setai

2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
If you want to watch the World Cup someplace classy, The Setai invites you to toast your team to victory with Champagne Taittinger and their signature cocktails. Complimentary canapes (think those small cheese, meat and cracker party bites) will be served during the inauguration.
2001 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. SUSHISAMBA

600 Lincoln Road, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops, Miami Beach, FL 33139
It's only fitting that SUSHISAMBA would go hard for the World Cup. Besides giveaways during major games like the quarterfinals and, of course, when Brazil plays, they're giving away a trip to Brazil. Yep, a whole samba-filled, four night stay during Carnaval 2015 plus round-trip air fare. All you need to do is attend any Mundial game from June 12 to July 13 and snap a crazy fan pic there. Upload it to all your networks and hashtag #SAMBASELFIE and you're once step closer to Brazil! As for the menu, it's Brazil-inspired, with $6 Caipirinhas and a special dishes like a Mundial Roll, Queijo Coalho and Brigadeiros (traditional Brazilian chocolates).
600 Lincoln Road, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Traymore

2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Traymore is offering discounted imported beers, half price Nolet Silver gin and a special tapas menu with hamburger sliders, chicken croquettes, beef and chorizo empanadas and more.
2445 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. HaVen Gastro-Lounge

1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Can you imagine Christiano Ronaldo running across Haven's never-ending digital walls? Oh the possibilities. Executive Chef Todd Erickson is creating a special menu to pay homage to the series' host country with a "Brazil Roll" (Hamachi, Wasabi Kewpie and Jalapeño Masago are amongst the ingredients), a "World Cup Burger" (which contains chimichurri, gruyere cheese and a quail egg), and special cocktails inspired by the top ranked teams. There will also be $5 beers from countries playing.
1237 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Tongue & Cheek

431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tongue & Cheek has a pretty solid lineup of World Cup specials, starting with $5 selected appetizers, $1 oysters, and $2 beef cheek sliders, and ending with $4 craft beers, $20 bottomless beverages and $15 craft pitchers. Or should you start with the bottomless beverages? With 64 games to go through, the possibilities are endless.
431 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Tom's NFL American Sports Bar & Grill

5001 NW 36th St, Miami Springs, FL 33166
Tom's NFL Bar is where serious spectators head when they want to cheer on their team. During the games, expect beer specials and more HDTVs, so you don't have to worry about missing the game because you sat in the booth behind a bunch of giants. [Photo: Yelp]
5001 NW 36th St
Miami Springs, FL 33166

7. Oak Tavern

35 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
We might as well crown this the summer of the Caipirinha, as almost every restaurant will be serving their own rendition. If Oak Tavern's track record proves right, theirs should be as solid as their $5 country-themed libations, like Aguardiente-infused cocktails for Colombia, Tequila shots with Sangrita for Mexico and Gin and Tonic for England.
35 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137

8. Barceloneta

5850B Sunset Drive, South Miami, FL 33143
There's just something about a tapas bar that screams World Cup and at Barceloneta, they're roaring. They're going to start opening at 12pm, so whether your game plays in the wee afternoon or later in the day, it makes no difference. You can still indulge in $14 beer buckets all day. Happy Hour will run from 5 to 8pm (it usually starts at 6pm) on Monday through Friday, so you have an extra hour to sip on 2-for-1 well drinks and $9 signature cocktails.
5850B Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143

9. Taurus

3540 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
Nestled in a slightly more remote area of the Grove, this neighborhood staple is setting up a Taurus Beer Garden, complete with a big screen in the back garden area and beer specials depending on who's playing. Guinness for England's match? Radeberger for Germany's? Hey, we're not complaining.
3540 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133

10. Yard House

320 San Lorenzo Ave., Space 1320, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Yard House is always a safe bet for a great time, an endless list of beers and a spot near a TV. They'll be showing every match and have created a list of Brazilian-inspired cocktails, including a South American twist on the classic mule, with cachaça, citrus agave and lime, and a Brazilian Mai Tai made with cachaça and dark rum.
320 San Lorenzo Ave., Space 1320
Coral Gables, FL 33146

11. Lokal Burgers & Beer

3190 Commodore Plz, Miami, FL 33133
Lokal's World Cup special is simple. Enjoy $2 off any beer, so long as its country of origin is playing.
3190 Commodore Plz
Miami, FL 33133

12. Latin House Grill

9565 Southwest 72nd Street, Miami, FL 33173
Latin House Grill is all about team USA with $3 fritas and $3 non-craft beers when they're playing. Otherwise, dig into select half priced appetizers and $3 Modelo beers.
9565 Southwest 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33173

13. ROK:BRGR

5800 SW 73rd St, Miami, FL 33143
ROK:BRGR has 20 TVs to watch the games from and live commentary to match! Food specials will change weekly, as well as their drink and bucket specials, which will include Peroni, Miller and Coors.
5800 SW 73rd St
Miami, FL 33143

14. Tapas y Tintos

448 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
When Spain plays, Tapas y Tintos is the place to be. Sangria is half off (excluding pitchers), however they're tying in some Brazilian flare with $8 Caipirinhas. Estrella Damm buckets are $25, and they'll be serving up $10 spanish sandwiches. Who's down for some Chorizo and Manchego bites?
448 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

15. Meat Market

915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Meat Market is celebrating the World Cup with an international happy hour menu at the bar, representing all 32 nations competing. So for Brazil we've got $30 Caipirinha pitchers, $7 Pimm's Cups for England and $7 glasses of Merlot for France. That's just an example though. The great thing is that you can pair them with International dishes like Argentinean Short Rib Empanadas and Gouda tater tots in honor of the Netherlands.
915 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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16. La Cote @ Fontainebleau

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
The party doesn't stop at La Cȏte. Then again, does it ever at Fontainebleau? DJs will be spinning, Samba dancers will be strutting about and complimentary Leblon shots will be poured. It's the closest you're going to get to Rio without jumping on a plane.
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

17. Harry's Pizzeria

3918 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Harry's Pizzeria is bring back their "Harry's High Five!" deal. They've got buckets and buckets of home brews, and they're giving away five for the price of four.
3918 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

18. Boteco

916 Northeast 79th Street, Miami, FL 33138
Where better to watch team Brazil dominate than in a Brazilian joint? They'll be broadcasting all their games on six TVs and two projectors, and when Brazil plays you can pick up their five for $16 special. Also, a DJ will be spinning before and after the games, which makes this a bomb place to celebrate no matter the team that wins. [Photo: Yelp]
916 Northeast 79th Street
Miami, FL 33138

19. Batch Gastropub

30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130
With 17 TVs, there's not a dull spot at Batch to watch the game. They're separating the restaurant into fan sections, and you can reserve your group's spot in advance by visiting their site. As for specials, dip into a $20 bucket of Coors Light or Heineken, and munch out on a sampler of empanadas, arepas and a basket of fish and chips.
30 SW 12th St
Miami, FL 33130

20. Barú Urbano

1001 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
If you happen to catch a game before 8pm, receive 50 percent off all drinks every day of the week. On top of that, there will be Caipirinha specials galore!
1001 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

21. Toscana Divino

900 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
If you miss the World Cup kickoff party this Thursday, catch the excitement at Toscana Divino, as they're kicking off the tournament on June 14, when Italy battles off the UK (there's an epic rivalry between their UK bred chef and Italian bred owners). The restaurant will have a cocktail and food menu inspired by all the countries participating. Bar bites go for $10 while cocktails go for $12.
900 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

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