The United States will take on the Netherlands in the first match in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 on Saturday at 10 a.m.
There should be plenty of excitement in Baltimore for the match. More than 12 million Americans tuned in to the U.S. match against Iran (which the U.S. won, 1-0) on Tuesday, and the Baltimore area was one of the top-five markets in terms of viewership, according to Fox Sports, the network broadcasting the tournament.
If you don’t have a big enough TV, or would prefer to watch with an excited crowd, we’ve got you covered with this roundup of places to go in and around Charm City. This is, of course, in addition to the Christmas World Cup pop-up being hosted by Lou Catelli in Hampden.
Guilford Hall Brewery
Guilford Hall, the brewery and restaurant in Greenmount West, has been leaning hard into the World Cup and hosting events for every game. Selling points include a 12-by-20-foot 4K TV and 12 more TVs in the dining hall. They’ll also have drink specials, giveaways, $25 all-you-can-drink beer and $30 all-you-can-drink beer and mimosas.
Doors open 9 a.m. • 1611 Guilford Ave., Baltimore
Swallow at the Hollow
This classic bar at Belvedere Square will be slinging breakfast sandwiches and beer specials during the game.
Doors open 9:30 a.m. • 5291 York Rd., Baltimore
Sláinte Irish Pub and Restaurant
Sláinte will open early Saturday and promises small bites from around the globe, including tacos al pastor, empanadas and more. They’ll also be open for the 2 p.m. match between Argentina and Australia.
Doors open 6 a.m. • 1700 Thames St., Baltimore
Max’s in Fells Point is going to be serving complimentary breakfast snacks and has plenty of drink specials, including $4 RAR drafts and $3 cans of Pherm Pilsner and Bitburger.
Doors open 9 a.m. • 737 S. Broadway, Baltimore
Full Tilt Brewing
Full Tilt Brewing is also serving up breakfast sandwiches and offering $5 brunch cocktails, like bloody Marys and mimosas. Plus, the brewery’s American light lager, the Royale with Cheese, will be available for just $5 during the match. The brewery’s full kitchen will be available starting at 11 a.m.
Doors open 9 a.m. • 5604 York Rd., Baltimore
The Brass Tap — Towson Town Center
In addition to dozens of craft beers on draft, The Brass Tap is offering World Cup specials, including $15 mimosa flights and $5 Bitburger Pils draft steins.
Doors open at 10 a.m. • 825 Dulaney Valley Rd., Suite 1285, Towson
Bowleys on the Bay
From 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bowleys on the Bay is offering a brunch buffet and all-you-can-drink draft beer. The waterfront bar boasts 8 TVs and a two-for-one drink special after the game until 6 p.m.
Doors open 9:30 a.m. • 800 Chester Rd., Bowleys Quarters
Sean Bolan’s Irish Pub
The full kitchen menu will start at 10 a.m., and this Bel Air haunt will have $4 Carlsberg drafts and $4 Budweiser cans.
Doors open 9 a.m. • 12 S. Main St., Bel Air
Crossbar is going hard with liquor and food specials as soon as it opens 30 minutes before the game. Specials include $4 rail liquor, $5 pretzels and $10 liters of any draft beer.
Doors open 9:30 a.m. • 18 E. Cross St., Baltimore