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.
Zum Schneider, New York
The Vibe: Zum Schneider is a German biergarten in the East Village, which means that the fans cheering on the Nationalmannschaft from the benches are going to be more than a little buzzed. There will be lederhosen, there will be wurst, there will be boots full of beer, and there will be a lot of avuncular yelling. Because the bar is a hangout for German expats in the city, American patrons can expect to learn a lot about obscure teutonic cities and Jurgen Klinsmann.
The Game to Watch: Germany takes on Portugal on June 16 and it's bound to be a great game wherever you watch it.
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