Goal! World Cup mania kicks off in Brazil on Thursday with 32 teams from around the world vying for the once in four years trophy. All eyes are on Brazil, the slight favorite, to win, but Argentina, Italy, Germany and Belgium all plan an upset, and you just never know how the U.S. will fare. Whether you want to cheer on the United States or blow your vuvuzela for whoever may be playing, we have you covered. Here, 14 ways to eat and drink your way through the World Cup in Las Vegas.Read More
Your Guide To Watching the World Cup in Las Vegas
1. Atomic Liquors
Rodger Gillespie and Bryant Jane will be behind the bar at Atomic Liquors most mornings during the World Cup matches. The Goodwich will be setting up a food truck and serving every morning throughout the tournament. There will be Fernet Branca, punt e mes, corralejo tequila, and Seagrams specials.
2. Bar Prohibition
Bar Prohibition shows all the games and features $2 Budweiser drafts until 6 p.m.
3. BLT Burger
BLT Burger will be showing every match on a series of flat-screens that offer a 180-degree window. Land the Michalado for $5.
4. Book & Stage
Book & Stage plans to have multi-cultural food and beverage offerings during the World Cup while The Chelsea will throw a world championship final viewing party.
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5. Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo Cantina has Caipirinhas made with Leblon Cachaça, sugar and fresh lime; a peach frozen margarita made with premium El Jimador Blanco tequila; and the South of Sao Paulo, combining the tropical flavors of Açai berry, fresh-squeezed lemon and 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey all for $10 during World Cup matches. Coors Light beer buckets go for $19 and drafts of Blue Moon and Coors Light are $5..
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World Cup viewing parties are kicked up a notch with “Around the World” specialty menu, drink specials and viewing on main screen. Giveaways will take place throughout the games and the retail store will provide a 15 percent discount on select merchandise for guests in team jerseys. Dishes include the smoked barbecue brisket sandwich for $13.99, chicken tacos for $2 each, bratwurst and German potato salad for $11.99, beef skewers with chimichurri for $14.99 and pork and clams for $17.99. Drink specials include the Leblon Caipirinha, Leblon Breeze and Budweiser gold bottles, all for $8.
7. Due Forni Pizza & Wine
Due Forni broadcasts all of the games, including early U.S., Argentina and Italy matches. Morning specials include Sausage, Egg & Pepper Pizza, Ham and Fontina Pizza with an Over Easy Egg and Prosciutto e Rucola Pizza with an Over Easy Egg. From 9 am to noon on the select game days toast to victories or wallow in defeat with drink specials including $5 Peroni Draft Beer, $6 mimosas and $7 Bloody Mary’s. Game days from noon on, the restaurant will feature Pulled Pork Sliders with Calabrian Cole Slaw and Pickles and Ham and Fontina Sliders along with Peroni Draft Beer for $5.
8. Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall and Bar-B-Que, Seafood Shack and Breeze Bar have four for $20 beer buckets of Heineken, Newcastle and Dos Equis in celebration of the World Cup soccer games. Select games will be broadcast on the big screen televisions at each location.
9. Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock’s Paradise location will host a viewing party starting at 9 a.m. Saturday with drink specials, a foosball tournament featuring a variety of prizes ranging from hosted bar tabs, staycation packages, to Warped Tour tickets and an appearance from local soccer team, Las Vegas Legends who will be giving away vouchers for their professional indoor soccer camp. Drink specials include $3 Bud and Bud Light all day. More than 15 TVs play the games.
10. J.C. Wooloughan's Irish Pub
J.C. Wooloughan’s has $2 Coors Light draft; $3 Heineken draft; $4 shot of el Jimador Blanco Tequila; $5 margarita; and $7 Dos Equis beer with an el Jimador Blanco Tequila shot
11. Lagasse's Stadium
Lagasse’s Stadium is featuring warm giant pretzels for $12, shrimp and fish ceviche for $15, a charcuterie and cheese board for $24 and more during the World Cup matches. Drink specials include the Leblon Caipirinha for $12, Rio shots for $9, Cedilla Spritz for $11 and Acai Beer for $7.
The new World Cup cocktails here include the Brazilian Barbeque cocktail, a smoky, sweet rendition of the traditional caipirinha, made with a touch of sea salt to elevate the layers of flavor; and the Leblon Cachaca, made with Lagavulin single malt rinse, rock candy syrup, lime cubes and fresh watermelon juice.
13. Sierra Gold
All Sierra Gold tavern locations will feature $3 Miller Lite pints, $4 Belvedere cocktails and $5.75 Belvedere Bloody Marys, along with a chance to win soccer gear during the games.
14. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Any guest who orders wine, beer or cocktails in the lounge during Brazil vs. Croatia on June 12 at 1 p.m. or Italy vs. England on June 14 at 3 p.m. will be served specially made small bites prepared for the occasion by Chef Mimmo Ferraro. If Italy prevails in its first match, small bites will be offered to lounge guests for each subsequent Italy match for the duration of the World Cup games.