The 2014 World Cup begins Thursday, June 12, and it's the perfect time to get acquainted with Europe's favorite sport before St. Louis gets its own team next year. World Cup coverage isn't as easy to find as, say, the Cardinals game, so we've rounded up the best places to watch nations battle it out in Sao Paulo.
Amsterdam Tavern (3175 Morganford Road; 314-772-8224)
The most obvious place is Amsterdam Tavern, a bar basically built for the enjoyment of soccer. It's going to be packed, but it's the perfect place to get rowdy. Amsterdam has a special menu of beers on tap for the entire month of the World Cup, plus numerous watch parties (like for USA vs. Nigeria next week). For 11 a.m. matches, the bar opens at 9 a.m. Plus, you can get delicious food from next-door neighbor the Dam. Follow Amsterdam on Facebook for updates about matches and menu changes.
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