Print out your official ‘get out of work free’ note and throw on your best red, white, and blue because Team USA is taking on Belgium on Tuesday, July 1 at 3:00pm. As the perennial underdogs of the tournament, Team USA needs all the support it can get in its match up against Belgium. While it might be hard to consider a country whose contributions to the world include beer, chocolate, and waffles a complete archrival, they do eat their freedom fries with mayo and Brussels sprouts are so 2012 anyways.
Here is a rundown of the best spots to get in on the World Cup action this Tuesday, including the official Austin watch party, which is taking place at the Long Center:
Taking a note out of Chicago’s viewing events at Grant Park, the Long Center Lawn will turn into the local HQ for all things World Cup beginning at 2pm on Tuesday. There will be Jumbotrons and a massive sound system used to air the game, which kicks off at 3pm. The event is hosted by the Austin Aztexs. 701 West Riverside Drive.
Mentioned here, there are several area bars throwing top-notch parties in support of all things Team USA. Word the wise: get there early as many places like Haymaker and Takoba have been standing room only hours before the matches.
In addition to those mentioned on my last post, here are a few other top picks to round out the list of best bets for World Cup Tuesday:
Though it was mentioned previously, The Mohawk’s tour de force for this year’s World Cup deserves another mention. In addition to multiple screens showing all the action, the bar is stocked with a rather worldly selection of brews and Frank will be on hand serving ‘murica-style eats.
The newly opened Midway Field House is airing every match on the big screen. In addition, there will be half time kick-offs and happy hour pricing on game days until 8pm.
As an Official US Soccer Bar, Fadó Irish Pub does not mess around when it comes to World Cup, especially when USA takes the field Fadó’s opens at 11am – just in time for the Argentina versus Switzerland match.
The North Door, equipped with a huge big screen, will offer drink specials and pizza during every game, including tomorrow’s match up.
For more of a luxe viewing party, head to Justine’s to enjoy Blood Mary-infused games before 5pm. Not sure what the TV situation is, but Justine’s is a good time all the time anyways.
Fun fact: it’s also the first time USA and Belgium have played each other in the World Cup since the initial tournament of 1930.