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UPDATED: World Cup 2014: Where to Watch in Chicago

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After a four-year hiatus, the FIFA World Cup is back on TV screens across the globe in order to crown the best soccer club in the world. A slew of local taverns are offering plenty of opportunities to watch the action in Brazil and root on your country with international-themed food and beer specials. Although not everyone can make it to the matches, check out the map to see where you can catch the fever from afar.


Eater Chicago interns Aimee Gasior and Melanie Hesdorffer contributed to this story.

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The Globe Pub

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Many fans consider The Globe the best soccer bar in Chicago, so there aren't many better places to catch all of the World Cup madness.

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Watch all the games among your soccer-loving brethren at a bar filled with craft beer, craft cocktails, and standout food options. One of the better soccer bars in town, look for $5 Firestone Walker Pivo Pils every game day at Small Bar.

A.J. Hudson's Public House

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Although Italy is out (Puma, sponsors of the Italian soccer team, claimed AJ Hudson’s as their Chicago “Italy Fan Headquarters”) there's still plenty of specials and other soccer fans here to watch the game with.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

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If you're a fan of Team Germany, grab your team garb and head to the German-American center to root among your brethren and eat pretzel specials, sausage pairings and drink Stiegl Radlers.

Grand Tour

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Root for any team you want at the bar and restaurant that features many different international cuisines. This month's seasonal menu fittingly focuses on Brazilian food, and there's also $7 Estrella Damm drafts (and you can keep the glass) with $4 refills throughout the series.

High Dive

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Head to High Dive for $6 specialty international-themed hot dogs with fries inspired one of the countries in each match. Sip on $4 Xingtu drafts and Carlsberg cans too.

Franklin Tap

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If you're in the mood to catch a quick match in the Loop, Franklin Tap will host five beer-focused viewing parties from June 16 to July 9. From international brews to local favorites to even jersey giveaways, this tavern is a good spot to kick back and root downtown.

Chop Shop

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Chop Shop will show the Team USA concert-style on the projector screen in the venue space, the First Ward. It'll also feature rotating selections of its in-house sausages, including Italian, bratwurst, chorizo, caprese, and "Chicago Fire." Proceeds benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire MLS team.

Municipal Bar + Dining Co.

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Opening at 10:30 a.m. for all 11 a.m. games, stop into Municipal Bar + Dining Co. and "Build-Your-Own World Cup Bucket" from a variety of international bottled beers.

Fountainhead

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Catch the matches at Fountainhead's rooftop garden at 11 a.m. everyday with Cleetus Friedman's standout pub food, bountiful craft beer selection and full bar.

9 Muses

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Although Greece is out, head to one of the best bars in Greektown and catch every World Cup match while drowning your sorrows with ouzo.

Timothy O'Toole's Chicago

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Opening at 10 a.m. everyday, Timothy O' Toole's will offer soccer-themed food specials, a large beer selection, and 72 HD flat screens.

Fadó Irish Pub

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Although the Republic of Ireland didn't qualify for the World Cup, this Irish pub is still offering River North football fans a spot to root on their teams as well as a special match-day bar menu.

Stout Barrel House and Galley

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Catch all of the World Cup on 16 flat-screen TV's and choose from 18 global craft brews on tap, 46 in bottles and five in cans.

Old Town Social

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Old Town Social is adding new import beers from many of the countries participating in the World Cup, as well as food specials from chef Jared Van Camp and fan giveaways.

Troquet River North

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Root on the Frenchmen at Troquet River North. They'll have live French radio for all the French games, show every game on TV, offer saucisse and Kronenbourg 1664 for $9, and give you 15 percent off your bill when you wear you favorite team's jersey.

The Boundary

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Start early at this Wicker Park Tavern & Grill, which is opening its doors at 10:30 a.m. for all 11 a.m. matches and serving up 16oz Carlsberg Cans for $6.

Howells & Hood

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Holler for your favorite team at Howells & Hood's massive outdoor bar. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and drink specials include a $16 "World of Cups" beer flight.

Cleo's Bar & Grill

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Cheer for your favorite team at this Ukrainian Village soccer hot spot. Enjoy daily food and drink specials at the self-proclaimed "Home of International Soccer".

The Anthem

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Head on over to this Wicker Park sports bar for complete World Cup coverage on two massive projectors and seven flat screen TV's. Be sure to order the $11 Juicy Lucy cheese-stuffed burger and High Life special.

Nacional 27

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Opening at 2 p.m. today, Nacional 27 will have discount tapas and $3 Miller Lites. Watch the game on projection screens and possibly win merchandise and tickets too.

Rooting for the Germans? Whether its a yes or no, head to this German beer hall in Lincoln Park for specials and a chance to win official Team Germany jerseys and shorts.

Soldier Field

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Be among the throngs of soccer fans to watch the US team play on the big screen at the home of the Bears. Food and drink will be served - including alcohol. There's seating for more than 60,000 people.

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The Globe Pub

Many fans consider The Globe the best soccer bar in Chicago, so there aren't many better places to catch all of the World Cup madness.

SmallBar

Watch all the games among your soccer-loving brethren at a bar filled with craft beer, craft cocktails, and standout food options. One of the better soccer bars in town, look for $5 Firestone Walker Pivo Pils every game day at Small Bar.

A.J. Hudson's Public House

Although Italy is out (Puma, sponsors of the Italian soccer team, claimed AJ Hudson’s as their Chicago “Italy Fan Headquarters”) there's still plenty of specials and other soccer fans here to watch the game with.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

If you're a fan of Team Germany, grab your team garb and head to the German-American center to root among your brethren and eat pretzel specials, sausage pairings and drink Stiegl Radlers.

Grand Tour

Root for any team you want at the bar and restaurant that features many different international cuisines. This month's seasonal menu fittingly focuses on Brazilian food, and there's also $7 Estrella Damm drafts (and you can keep the glass) with $4 refills throughout the series.

High Dive

Head to High Dive for $6 specialty international-themed hot dogs with fries inspired one of the countries in each match. Sip on $4 Xingtu drafts and Carlsberg cans too.

Franklin Tap

If you're in the mood to catch a quick match in the Loop, Franklin Tap will host five beer-focused viewing parties from June 16 to July 9. From international brews to local favorites to even jersey giveaways, this tavern is a good spot to kick back and root downtown.

Chop Shop

Chop Shop will show the Team USA concert-style on the projector screen in the venue space, the First Ward. It'll also feature rotating selections of its in-house sausages, including Italian, bratwurst, chorizo, caprese, and "Chicago Fire." Proceeds benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire MLS team.

Municipal Bar + Dining Co.

Opening at 10:30 a.m. for all 11 a.m. games, stop into Municipal Bar + Dining Co. and "Build-Your-Own World Cup Bucket" from a variety of international bottled beers.

Fountainhead

Catch the matches at Fountainhead's rooftop garden at 11 a.m. everyday with Cleetus Friedman's standout pub food, bountiful craft beer selection and full bar.

9 Muses

Although Greece is out, head to one of the best bars in Greektown and catch every World Cup match while drowning your sorrows with ouzo.

Timothy O'Toole's Chicago

Opening at 10 a.m. everyday, Timothy O' Toole's will offer soccer-themed food specials, a large beer selection, and 72 HD flat screens.

Fadó Irish Pub

Although the Republic of Ireland didn't qualify for the World Cup, this Irish pub is still offering River North football fans a spot to root on their teams as well as a special match-day bar menu.

Stout Barrel House and Galley

Catch all of the World Cup on 16 flat-screen TV's and choose from 18 global craft brews on tap, 46 in bottles and five in cans.

Old Town Social

Old Town Social is adding new import beers from many of the countries participating in the World Cup, as well as food specials from chef Jared Van Camp and fan giveaways.

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Troquet River North

Root on the Frenchmen at Troquet River North. They'll have live French radio for all the French games, show every game on TV, offer saucisse and Kronenbourg 1664 for $9, and give you 15 percent off your bill when you wear you favorite team's jersey.

The Boundary

Start early at this Wicker Park Tavern & Grill, which is opening its doors at 10:30 a.m. for all 11 a.m. matches and serving up 16oz Carlsberg Cans for $6.