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11 Local Bars That Go Wild for the World Cup

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The US might not be a World Cup contender or have the globe’s most ardent fans, but world city that San Francisco is, there are plenty of bars around — mostly European ones — where you can go scream at a TV in the early hours of the morning (while games take place at more reasonable hours in host cities across Russia). Whether football is your lifelong passion or your new fixation for the month, get into the Cup spirit (and fill a glass of your own) at these soccer bars around town. For general game-watching reference, these 20 great sports bars will be of service, too.

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Kezar Pub

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Adjacent to a stadium where no World Cup matches will be played, Kezar Pub is nevertheless very close to the action when it comes to soccer, and they’ll be open for all World Cup Games. This might be SF’s premier European sports bar — but no hooligan behavior, okay?

The San Francisco Athletic Club

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This Lower Pac Heights sports watching destination of choice promises to show every game live, no matter the hour, with breakfast served at 5 a.m. and alcohol starting at 6 a.m. TVs are everywhere you look, and so, for that matter, are wings and beer.

Danny Coyle's

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This Haight Street bar can be heard from blocks away when it erupts in cheers at a goal. It’s a year-round soccer spot, with frequent English Premier League games broadcast.

Hi Tops

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LGBTQ sports hub Hi Tops is your go-to gay sports bar, and while they won’t be open early for the matches in those wee small hours, they do plan to show rebroadcasts and get into the soccer spirit.

Mad Dog in the Fog

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Kezar pub’s equally football crazed cousin in the Upper Haight is open for all World Cup games. Want to catch Egypt versus Uruguay at 5 a.m.? These guys have you covered — you’ll have to wait until 6 a.m. to down a pint, though, according to California law.

Bond Bar

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Bond Bar is awfully proud of their 14 foot HD projector with surround sound, and they’ll be putting it to work to screen World Cup matches as they happen. yYu can even reserve a booth for your team. heir game schedule is here.

El Farolito Bar

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The sister dive bar and pool shark lounge to classic burrito spot El Farolito is a full-on soccer bar, and it’s sure to play the games — In Spanish, of course. Order their food from next door and get in here.

Maggie McGarry's

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Maggie McGarry’s cares about the cup so much that they’ve hung all 32 flags of teams competing in Russia above their doors. They’re screening the 8 a.m. matches, and are pretty clearly the place to be in North Beach at that hour.

Tabletop Tap House

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The newly-opened sports bar, pool hall, and board gaming spot Tabletop Tap House has the games you seek, and conveniently located downtown (and open most days during the cup at 10 a.m.) it’s the spot to catch some action during that lunch break.

Schroeder's

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Classic German beer hall Schroeder’s is going all out for the Cup, so grab a stein and watch Germany play Mexico at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, why not.

Valley Tavern

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Noe Valley’s sports bar and beer garden has charm, beer, bloody Marys, and World Cup matches on the box — even the very early morning variety.

Kezar Pub

Adjacent to a stadium where no World Cup matches will be played, Kezar Pub is nevertheless very close to the action when it comes to soccer, and they’ll be open for all World Cup Games. This might be SF’s premier European sports bar — but no hooligan behavior, okay?

The San Francisco Athletic Club

This Lower Pac Heights sports watching destination of choice promises to show every game live, no matter the hour, with breakfast served at 5 a.m. and alcohol starting at 6 a.m. TVs are everywhere you look, and so, for that matter, are wings and beer.

Danny Coyle's

This Haight Street bar can be heard from blocks away when it erupts in cheers at a goal. It’s a year-round soccer spot, with frequent English Premier League games broadcast.

Hi Tops

LGBTQ sports hub Hi Tops is your go-to gay sports bar, and while they won’t be open early for the matches in those wee small hours, they do plan to show rebroadcasts and get into the soccer spirit.

Mad Dog in the Fog

Kezar pub’s equally football crazed cousin in the Upper Haight is open for all World Cup games. Want to catch Egypt versus Uruguay at 5 a.m.? These guys have you covered — you’ll have to wait until 6 a.m. to down a pint, though, according to California law.

Bond Bar

Bond Bar is awfully proud of their 14 foot HD projector with surround sound, and they’ll be putting it to work to screen World Cup matches as they happen. yYu can even reserve a booth for your team. heir game schedule is here.

El Farolito Bar

The sister dive bar and pool shark lounge to classic burrito spot El Farolito is a full-on soccer bar, and it’s sure to play the games — In Spanish, of course. Order their food from next door and get in here.

Maggie McGarry's

Maggie McGarry’s cares about the cup so much that they’ve hung all 32 flags of teams competing in Russia above their doors. They’re screening the 8 a.m. matches, and are pretty clearly the place to be in North Beach at that hour.

Tabletop Tap House

The newly-opened sports bar, pool hall, and board gaming spot Tabletop Tap House has the games you seek, and conveniently located downtown (and open most days during the cup at 10 a.m.) it’s the spot to catch some action during that lunch break.

Schroeder's

Classic German beer hall Schroeder’s is going all out for the Cup, so grab a stein and watch Germany play Mexico at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, why not.

Valley Tavern

Noe Valley’s sports bar and beer garden has charm, beer, bloody Marys, and World Cup matches on the box — even the very early morning variety.

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