Fado Irish Pub, Washington D.C.
The Vibe: Watching the Beltway try to get excited about sports can be painful (Nationals fans are often too busy networking to watch the game), but Fado’s reliably draws a sports-loving crowd. Part of a chain, the sports bar six blocks from The Mall, is all about soccer. In fact, the place is offering $1 million to the fan that can accurately bracket out the whole tournament. It’s probably not going to happen, but it will be entertaining to watch congressional aides curse their luck.
The Game to Watch: Anti-Russian sentiment is high in D.C. Expect Fado’s to be hopping when Belgium, the world’s smallest soccer superpower, takes on Putin’s boys on June 22.Back to top