South Floridians are passionate about soccer due to its strong Central American and Caribbean population. Worldwide, the game is known as football, but in America, football involves touchdown dances and heavy-hitting linebackers. Most local venues offering soccer’s Super Bowl, a.k.a. the 2014 FIFA World Cup, are British and Irish pubs, with other options including all-American sports bars and South Beach staples. But each establishment gives fans a unique view of the game. So choose your venue wisely and get ready to cheer on your favorite team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Fadó Irish Pub
900 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 924-0972 Miami has several Irish pubs but Fado Irish Pub has the best World Cup action. Watch all 64 games and attend a kickoff party including drink and food specials on June 12 at 4 p.m. when Brazil battles Croatia. Fans can also enter the $1 million dollar bracket challenge and test their soccer prowess against their fellow fans while dining on British favorites like fish and chips. Be sure to stop into this officially selected U.S. Soccer bar whether you’re an avid soccer fan, casual watcher or someone who enjoys a clean bar and fair prices.

3419 N. Andrews Ave.
Oakland Park, FL 33309
(754) 223-5678 Stout is the place for football fans looking for a clean and spacious environment with an inclusive atmosphere and an expansive beer selection. Choose between liqueurs, craft beers, standard favorites or select beer flight samplers featuring four mini beers for your alcoholic appetite. Pair it with a gourmet meal with plate settings that are worthy of a sophisticated American (New) restaurant and you’ve got a sports bar whose only marker is its 40 HDTVs and cheering fans. Bring your co-workers, friends or new soccer fans for a good time and a great set of games.

Tom’s NFL
5001 N.W. 36th St.
Miami Springs, FL 33166
(305) 888-6022 Tom’s NFL obviously caters to the other kind of football, but welcomes World Cup revelers as well. During the tournament, Tom’s will be offering daily beer specials and will increase the volume on its many HDTVs so fans can scream along with their fellow countrymen. The decor features sports pendant-covered walls, casually dressed fans and a beer selection that offers 75 bottled beers. Only true sports fans need apply to this all-American establishment.

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Mickey Bryne’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
1921 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 921-2317 The Hollywood Downtown scene has always had an inclusive atmosphere for middle-aged professionals to unwind and be themselves in dimly lit lounges and pubs. At Mickey Brynes’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, sports fans can munch on shepherd’s pie or take a bite out of a standard burger while sipping on a pale ale. They can sit with friends or chat up a fellow soccer fan since Mickey offers soccer matches regularly and not just during the World Cup. Specials vary, but this is a great bar for those visiting from across the pond or for someone looking to get a hint of Irish and European culture.

The Clevelander
1020 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-2700 The Clevelander is not your standard South Beach hotel and outdoor bar/club. Attendees will be dressed to nines in South Beach flowing frocks and sipping on trendy South Florida drinks like the mojito because this is a place to be seen rather than a place to watch sports. That doesn’t mean that The Clevelander doesn’t offer great specials that rival traditional sports bars like a World Cup Viewing Party that is sure to have South Beachers packed tighter than sardines. There is also the added bonus of a World Cup contest for fans visiting The Clevelander June 20-21 that will fly winners out to Las Vegas on July 12-14 for an all-expenses-paid trip including food, transportation and parties. It’s well worth the stop, and when you’re done, you can tour the famous South Beach strip.

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