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World Cup 2014: Where to Watch Today

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The American's have an epic match against Belgium this afternoon at 4:00 p.m., and nobody will be working so head out early to one of the places on the World Cup 2014 Map. Americans may not be as well-known as the soccer football fans in other parts of the world, but for the World Cup, things change. Most faithful of all are the expats though, whether English, Spanish, Italian, or otherwise, this is the time of year when the TV's come out in otherwise quiet spaces and national pride rests on a group of guys in shorts. Prepare to chant, sing, cheer, and drink a lot of beer today, and don't forget the key phrase: "I Believe That We Will Win".

Wondering where to get in on the action? Well Cadillac Square/Campus Martius are hosting an even more epic outdoor party, with two screens, better sound, and more fans, so pop on over for a huge projection and food truck fare. Looking for something a little different? Check out the full list of seven thirteen great places to catch games for the remainder of the tournament. Let us know who you're rooting for and tell us if we missed your favorite in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Red Fox English Pub

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100 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Located on Main Street in Royal Oak, they do all soccer, all the time. Word is that people show up in team jerseys prepared to both cheer and drink heavily. Oh, and they have a rooftop patio. [Photo]

2. Trattoria Pizzeria Da Luigi

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415 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 542-4444
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This Royal Oak Italian restaurant hasn't been open for a year yet, but they're ushering in their very first World Cup in a big way. They just bought a brand new 60+ inch television and they fully intend on watching the Italians take the Brits out, so fans of Team Italy know where to watch! [Photo]

3. Rosie O'Grady's

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279 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 591-9163
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They have a reputation for getting a great crowd, and they have plenty of televisions and libations. And by "plenty" we mean over 100 televisions. They're not messing around. [Photo]

4. Cadieux Cafe

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4300 Cadieux Rd
Detroit, MI 48224
(313) 882-8560
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Belgian feather bowling is usually the game here, but it takes a back seat during World Cup season, and rightly so. Grab a beer and some Belgian cuisine and get watching. [Photo]

5. 3rd Street Bar

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4626 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-0603
Open at 11:00 a.m. and housing Dangerously Delicious Pies, this would be a solid place to skip work for on Thursday, especially if pictures of the last USA game were any indication of the kind of fans that will be present. [Photo]

6. La Feria Spanish Tapas

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4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Not normally a TV kind of place, they're hanging flags and bringing out the projector to make the Spanish restaurant the Midtown World Cup watching headquarters. [Photo]

7. Thomas Magee's Sporting House

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1408 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 263-4342
Forget normal hours, Thomas Magee's is showing every. single. game. for the duration of the World Cup, and they'll be opening 30 minutes before each one to ensure fans can grab a seat-and a drink-before the action starts. [Photo]

8. R.U.B BBQ Pub

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18 W Adams Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-0782
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Beer specials, tons of food, and a million tv's make this an easy choice for people who want to stay close to the downtown area. [Photo]

9. Cadillac Square

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Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226
Today the USA face Belgium in their toughest match to date, and Campus Martius/Cadillac Square are upping their game accordingly. There will be not one, but two huge screens, a better sound system, and some deals with local businesses.[Photo]

10. St. CeCe's Pub

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1426 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-2121
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The big game will be featured on the big screen this Thursday, and bottles of Miller Lite and Miller High Life will be just $1. [Photo]

11. Slows Bar-B-Q

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2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
The new side room at Slows is where to watch on Michigan Avenue, as they're not only showing all of the games but also serving up their version of two Brazilian favorites: feijoada and caipirinha. [Photo]

12. Green Dot Stables

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2200 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 965-1523
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Always a great place to watch alternative sports (horse racing anyone?) Green Dot is going World Cup Crazy, so grab a cheap drink, some sliders and some truffle fries and enjoy. [Photo]

13. El Nacimiento

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7400 West Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
Enthusiasm and some authentic Mexican food make a great combination, add in soccer and it's a time to remember (or forget, depending on the number of margaritas consumed). [Photo]

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1. Red Fox English Pub

100 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Located on Main Street in Royal Oak, they do all soccer, all the time. Word is that people show up in team jerseys prepared to both cheer and drink heavily. Oh, and they have a rooftop patio. [Photo]
100 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

2. Trattoria Pizzeria Da Luigi

415 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
This Royal Oak Italian restaurant hasn't been open for a year yet, but they're ushering in their very first World Cup in a big way. They just bought a brand new 60+ inch television and they fully intend on watching the Italians take the Brits out, so fans of Team Italy know where to watch! [Photo]
415 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067

3. Rosie O'Grady's

279 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
They have a reputation for getting a great crowd, and they have plenty of televisions and libations. And by "plenty" we mean over 100 televisions. They're not messing around. [Photo]
279 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

4. Cadieux Cafe

4300 Cadieux Rd, Detroit, MI 48224
Belgian feather bowling is usually the game here, but it takes a back seat during World Cup season, and rightly so. Grab a beer and some Belgian cuisine and get watching. [Photo]
4300 Cadieux Rd
Detroit, MI 48224

5. 3rd Street Bar

4626 3rd St., Detroit, MI 48201
Open at 11:00 a.m. and housing Dangerously Delicious Pies, this would be a solid place to skip work for on Thursday, especially if pictures of the last USA game were any indication of the kind of fans that will be present. [Photo]
4626 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48201

6. La Feria Spanish Tapas

4130 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Not normally a TV kind of place, they're hanging flags and bringing out the projector to make the Spanish restaurant the Midtown World Cup watching headquarters. [Photo]
4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

7. Thomas Magee's Sporting House

1408 E Fisher Fwy, Detroit, MI 48207
Forget normal hours, Thomas Magee's is showing every. single. game. for the duration of the World Cup, and they'll be opening 30 minutes before each one to ensure fans can grab a seat-and a drink-before the action starts. [Photo]
1408 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit, MI 48207

8. R.U.B BBQ Pub

18 W Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Beer specials, tons of food, and a million tv's make this an easy choice for people who want to stay close to the downtown area. [Photo]
18 W Adams Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

9. Cadillac Square

Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226
Today the USA face Belgium in their toughest match to date, and Campus Martius/Cadillac Square are upping their game accordingly. There will be not one, but two huge screens, a better sound system, and some deals with local businesses.[Photo]
Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226

10. St. CeCe's Pub

1426 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216
The big game will be featured on the big screen this Thursday, and bottles of Miller Lite and Miller High Life will be just $1. [Photo]
1426 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216

11. Slows Bar-B-Q

2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
The new side room at Slows is where to watch on Michigan Avenue, as they're not only showing all of the games but also serving up their version of two Brazilian favorites: feijoada and caipirinha. [Photo]
2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

12. Green Dot Stables

2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216
Always a great place to watch alternative sports (horse racing anyone?) Green Dot is going World Cup Crazy, so grab a cheap drink, some sliders and some truffle fries and enjoy. [Photo]
2200 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48216

13. El Nacimiento

7400 West Vernor Highway, Detroit, MI 48209
Enthusiasm and some authentic Mexican food make a great combination, add in soccer and it's a time to remember (or forget, depending on the number of margaritas consumed). [Photo]
7400 West Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209

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