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With the World Cup taking over the international sports world, we give you a quick primer and the best places to catch the games.

Jess Mayhugh - June 2014

The Best Places to Catch the World Cup

With the World Cup taking over the international sports world, we give you a quick primer and the best places to catch the games.

Jess Mayhugh - June 2014

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The Abbey Burger Bistro: Don your red and white to cheer on the Arsenal Football Club in Federal Hill (or West Ham United in Fells Point). Fans can purchase a $15 Arsenal mug, get their first beer free, and bring it in during any game day for a $3 refill. Multiple locations including 1041 Marshall St.

Sláinte Irish Pub: Though this Fells Point Irish bar is quite diplomatic and doesn’t have a specific team affiliations, Chelsea fans, aka the “beloved blues” pack into the bar for games as early as 7 a.m. 1700 Thames St.

Claddagh Pub: The bar will be decked out with pennants and feature beer specials, food discounts, and 30 TVs with sound. 2918 O’Donnell St.

Smaltimore: Take in a Reds’ game and learn some clever cheers at this Canton spot, where they pass out free shots every time Liverpool scores a gooooal. 2522 Fait Ave.

Sean Bolan’s: This favorite hangout for EPL fans features seven TVs and will be playing the World Cup matches with sound. 12 S. Main St.

Carlos O’Charlies: Expect $3 beers, appetizer specials, and a huge hi-def TV screen, as this bar’s patrons cheer on favorites like Honduras and Argentina. 3508 Eastern Ave.

Todd Connor's: Cheer on the globally popular Manchester United (kind of like the Dallas Cowboys of the soccer world) at this Fells Point corner bar, which features $3 Miller Lites and $3 Fireball shots, which you’ll consider the real red devils the next morning. 700 S Broadway

Chez Hugo: This might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about watching soccer, but Chef Steve Monnier is a big fan of Les Bleus. Viewing parties for each of the French matches will feature drink specials and traditional pastries. 206 E. Redwood St.

Ryleigh's Oyster: Proud Lilywhites make their way to Cross Street on game days to cheer on the Tottenham Football Club, as Ryleigh’s Oyster is the official home of the Baltimore Spurs. Enjoy festive flags and scarves as well as $3 drafts during Premiere League fixtures. 36 E. Cross St.

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