Drinking games: Where to kick off the World Cup

It’s a match made in summer drinking heaven: Philly Beer Week 2010 and the World Cup are going down at the same time. Where to begin this weekend? We’ll get you started.

Brauhaus Schmitz

The Brauhaus will be showing all World Cup games live, and if you’re not busy, there’s something in it for you: One dedicated fan will win a beer a day for a year. The rest of you? Enjoy that consolation hangover.

718 South St., www.brauhausschmitz.com


London Grill

For the World Cup kickoff, the Fairmount mainstay has a ton of specials and will be raffling off Philadelphia Union tickets. Friday, 2301 Fairmount Ave., www.londongrill.com


North Bowl

For the first U.S. game against England, stop by for local twists on English-style brews. As for the game, they’ve got it covered on four screens.

Saturday, 909 N. Second St., www.northbowlphilly.com


Dr. Watson’s

The Doc is celebrating the U.S.’s debut with their own competition: American brews vs. the Brits. Everyone wins.

Saturday, 216 S. 11th St.


Druid’s Keep

They’re a little feistier at the Druid’s Keep. English beers are a no-go all day, and $20 will get you a bucket of domestic craft beer. Saturday, 149 Brown St., 215-413-0455

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