6. SoMa StreEat Food Park (428 11th St, San Francisco)
A huge outdoor beer garden, an assortment of 10+ food trucks, and 12 big screen TVs, what more could you want? Heck, there’s even free WiFi so you can “work.” The vendors change every day so there’s always something new. They will be hosting a series of World Cup game watch parties, usually showing games that start at 12 pm or later, though they will open early for the USA-Germany game on July 26.
For more information and to RSVP, go to http://somastreatfoodpark.com/event/2014-world-cup-viewing-parties/
7. Brennan’s (700 University Ave, Berkeley)
This old fashioned hofbrau and sports bar will show every single game and open at 9 am on game days. Brennan’s features 8 large-screen HDTVs, a full bar, and a menu of hearty fare including hand-carved sandwiches and old-fashioned hot plates. Despite its good size, this place generally fills up during the big games.
For more information, go to http://www.brennansberkeley.com/
8. Speisekammer (2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda)
This German restaurant and bar will set up a large projection screen and have other large TVs set up for the games. The food is excellent (I will personally vouch for this) and with beer flowing from the early morning, the atmosphere is sure to be crazy.
More information can be found at http://speisekammer.com/index.html
9. New Parkway Theater (474 24th St, Oakland)
For a more unique World Cup viewing experience, this new theater in Uptown Oakland will show every game on one of its big movie screens. The usual food, beer, and wine options will be available. There is a $5 cover charge ($10 for USA games).
For more information, visit http://thenewparkway.com/wp/?page_id=487
10. Jack’s Bar & Lounge (167 E Taylor St, San Jose)
If you’re in the South Bay, this bar is the place to watch USA games as it is the home of the San Jose chapter of the American Outlaws. With 5 HD flat screens, there isn’t a bad seat in this pub located in Japantown.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/JacksBarSanJose
This list is by no means all-inclusive, so if you have a go-to place to watch the games among fellow fans, let us know in the comments below.