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.
The Greatest Bar, Boston
The Vibe: The Greatest Bar is dominated by a 14-foot television screen and locals who have spent years refining their cheering and heckling skills. Because the place is technically in Cambridge, a hub of higher learning that draws students from all over the world, there will always be one or two people in the bar who truly, deeply care about a game's outcome. On top of that, there will likely be twenty people eager to make fun of those fans – while buying them bottles of Sam Adams.
The Game to Watch: The Greatest Bar is hosting a party on Friday, June 13 as the powerhouse Dutch face off against Spain. Wear orange and hang out with the beautiful, tall people.