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World Cup 2010 Watching and Eating Venues?

Nina Jun 8, 2010 09:02 PM

Inspired by the Union Square recommendations here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/712713?tag=main_body;topic-712713.

Saul's Deli in Berkeley is showing the 7 AM starts with sound and the lunchtime games with subtitles...no early morning games though. Have some of the housemade sodas...the fruit ones are delightful, I want to try the celery one day. http://saulsdeli.com/deli/pressevents/

Ricky's Sports Theater and Grill in San Leandro is open for all the games including the 4 AM ones. I saw the A's exhibition games from Japan here a couple of seasons ago and it was a great early morning experience....very nice omelets and good coffee. http://www.rickys.com/about/world_cup...

What are other eating places showing World Cup games?

Saul's Deli
1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Ricky's Sports Theater & Grill
15028 Hesperian Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94578

  1. bbulkow Jun 12, 2010 09:39 PM

    I can't stand the ESPN coverage. Any word of Spanish-language coverage locations?

    (Peninsula especially)

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    1. re: bbulkow
      Shane Greenwood Jun 13, 2010 06:17 AM

      Try Redwood City. Lots of places on Middlefield Rd will be showing it. Big Norteño community there. There is a Tacqueria in San Carlos that has it on too, but it's not the best atmosphere to hang out (kind of a diner atmosphere).

      Mi Ranchito Taqueria
      660 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA

    2. Civil Bear Jun 12, 2010 02:03 PM

      Balompie Cafe at Capp & 18th is opening early all this month to show the games.

      Balompie Cafe
      3349 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. chaddict Jun 12, 2010 08:17 AM

        I need Outer Richmond, anyone??? BTW, Napper Tandy in the Mission is a great place to watch, if you are near there...

        Napper Tandy
        3200 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        1. re: chaddict
          tranewreck Jun 12, 2010 02:44 PM

          Pizza Orgasmica was open early for the '06 Cup...

          Pizza Orgasmica
          2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

          1. re: tranewreck
            chaddict Jun 12, 2010 05:48 PM

            Oddly, no eats and not open early but Trad'r Sam was a GREAT place to watch the US game. Grabbed seriously cheap breakfast from Joe's 2 doors down and you can eat at the bar. NO ONE thinks of a Tiki bar as a place to go so only 6 people there. Great!!!

            Trad'r Sam
            6150 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

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          ML8000 Jun 10, 2010 12:37 PM

          Great link to East Bay venues from the Alameda Newspaper Group, including fan base, most opening early with breakfast, even the 4:30 a.m. games: http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_...

          Here's the Alameda County short list: Speisekammer, Barclay's, Beckett's Irish Pub, Blake's on Telegraph, Brennan's Restaurant, Commonwealth Cafe, The Englander, Henry's Pub, La Pinata, Luka's Taproom & Lounge, Otaez, Ricky's.

          2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

          Luka's Taproom
          2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

          1619 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501

          La Pinata
          904 Rose St, Hayward, CA 94541

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          1. re: ML8000
            Calvinist Jun 10, 2010 12:56 PM

            Martin Macks will be open for all games and has a plethora of TVs:

            1568 Haight St
            (between Ashbury St & Clayton St)
            San Francisco, CA 94117
            (415) 864-0124

            Martin Macks Bar & Restaurant
            1568 Haight St, San Francisco, CA

          2. d
            DavidT Jun 10, 2010 09:50 AM

            Link to article in today's SF Chronicle on where to watch the World Cup:


            1. k
              kc72 Jun 10, 2010 09:26 AM

              Another link with more East Bay options


              1. w
                wally Jun 9, 2010 02:48 PM

                Brennan's in Berkeley is showing them. Open at 6 and serving breakfast.

                1. JasmineG Jun 9, 2010 02:34 PM

                  Orale Orale in the financial district has a sign up that they'll be playing all of the games (though it didn't say anything about the early morning ones).

                  Orale Orale
                  91 Drumm St, San Francisco, CA 94111

                  1. g
                    gordon wing Jun 9, 2010 01:01 PM

                    Saturday June 12th at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond. 260 inch TV wall - bangers & mash or fish and chips ...next door at the BoilerHouse. Full bar. $5 hot dogs & tacos. England vs USA match kicks off at 11am.


                    1. escargot3 Jun 9, 2010 12:06 PM

                      Luka's in Oakland has a 7am breakfast special to watch the games.

                      1. d
                        DavidT Jun 9, 2010 11:07 AM

                        I am sure there will be plenty of World Cup football on the telly at the Irish Bank in downtown SF. I am not sure of their weekend hours or how early they will be opening on weekday mornings.


                        Irish Bank Bar and Restaurant
                        10 Mark Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108

                        1. s
                          SFNewbie Jun 9, 2010 10:10 AM

                          Here is a link listing all the places to watch the World Cup.


                          1. v
                            vulber Jun 9, 2010 09:34 AM

                            I know that Underdog's in the Sunset is showing it, and their kitchen is run by Nick of Nick's Crispy Tacos

                            Nick's Crispy Tacos
                            1500 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94109

                            1. m
                              ML8000 Jun 9, 2010 12:51 AM

                              The Chron link says Brennan's will show games and serve breakfast starting at 6 a.m.

                              The new Brennan's location in the old Berkeley train station is clean, family friendly and lots of LCD TVs. I've never had breakfast there but imagine it must be like their regular menu - hof brau. It'll probably be reasonably priced. For a while I think the hof brau section was run by a Brazilian family which might help explain the special hours.

                              1. j
                                Jason Kwong Jun 9, 2010 12:05 AM

                                Nino's in Berkeley will only be showing the Brazil matches on their new HD set.

                                Napper Tandy in the Mission has their huge Dutch flag, as well as a banner about World Cup matches.

                                SFGate has an article at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/w...

                                My favorite tidbit: "As we love the French and Thierry Henry at the moment, we are doing a promotion for any team that scores against France in the World Cup. O'Neills will buy you a pint during that game. Hope all is well and Go USA!"

                                Napper Tandy
                                3200 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                                1. Ruth Lafler Jun 8, 2010 11:53 PM

                                  I was walking by Schroeder's the other day and it looked like they were going to be showing games.

                                  Schroeder's Cafe
                                  240 Front St, San Francisco, CA 94111

                                  1. Paul H Jun 8, 2010 10:56 PM

                                    Majita and Public House at AT&T Park will be open starting Friday morning, showing the matches and serving.

                                    Public House
                                    24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94101

                                    1. k
                                      kc72 Jun 8, 2010 09:06 PM

                                      The Englander Pub website says they will be showing ALL games and breakfast will be available during morning games.

                                      Englander Sports Pub
                                      101 Parrott St, San Leandro, CA 94577

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