The World Cup is nothing like the Olympics. Everyone knows who won and understands how they did it. Everyone knows what a goal is. Everyone enjoys a scoring celebration. Because of that – and because Team USA needs all the support it can get – a crowd makes the event far more entertaining. Drinks don't hurt either. Here are the bars that will get busy during the tournament and regulars walk the line between enthusiasm and hooliganism.
Kells Irish Restaurant, Seattle
The Vibe: Kells Irish Restaurant may be the least raucous establishment on this list, but it will be rocking on weekday mornings thanks to its location downtown near the Pike Place market. In soccer-obsessed Seattle, business will slow as besuited management types linger over breakfast to make sure they don't miss a stoppage time shocker. If Sounders star Clint Dempsey scores a goal, expect the place to go absolutely crazy.
The Game to Watch: As the second round kicks off on June 28, the Sounders will be facing D.C. United. Kells will screen both games for what could be a massive crowd.
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