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.
Sidewalk Cafe and Bar, Los Angeles
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.
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