The Vibe: Unlike the other bars on this list, the Sidewalk Cafe, which boasts a sizable bar area, won't be a destination for soccer fans during the World Cup. It will still be one of the best places to watch the tournament because its location just off the Venice boardwalk facilitates walk-ins. Angelenos love a trend, so close games may fill the place up and blow outs will probably empty it. Galaxy star Landon Donovan, who will likely be coming off the bench, will get big cheers.
The Game to Watch: Venice remains a largely latino community so the Mexican team may be nearly as popular as the U.S. team with this particular crowd. Be there when El Tri take on Cameroon on June 13.