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Jun 12, 2014 08:17 PM

World Cup 2014 Viewing and Eats

Noticed that San Francisco's Bissap Baobab website says it's opening at 9am for World Cup viewing.

Eater published a list of places in San Francisco and Oakland that will be showing every game. And there are more suggested in the comment section.

Other recommendations for spots with hound-worthy food?

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  1. Westbrae Biergarten has a sign indicating that they'll have special hours.

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    1. re: Glencora

      Westbrae Biergarten was packed yesterday at 1:30 in the afternoon.

    2. Balompie is my standard choice.

      Also noticed the Ponderosa is offering lunchtime viewing on their signboard out front.

        1. re: dordogne

          Also, Skates on the Bay in West Berkeley.

          1. re: escargot3

            It would be hard to beat Adesso in terms of food and drink quality:


            I haven't been to Venga Paella yet, so can't vouch for the food, but they're showing all games as well:


            1. re: Pius Avocado III

              I am at BARCLAY right now for ESP-NED. It is a shit venue for watching the game (the crowd is not into the game, so unless you are in the corner of serious fans, it's almost just on in the background). I've watched a lot of Euro futbol at COMMONWEALTH and the crowd is knowledgeable and more or less reasonable (except for some annoying ARS fans :-)), but the TVs are too high and I personally dont like the food that much (price-perf), although better than SYSCO-based places ... nice staff.

              I was intrigued about ADESSO, but could not verify they open before 5pm. Are they indeed opening for morning/noonish games.

              The BARCLAY food sounded reasonably high concepr but just seemed SYSCOish.

              1. re: psb

                Adesso had already added coffee service at 8am prior to the Cup, and the link above states all 64 games, so yes.

                1. re: Pius Avocado III

                  Oh yeah, I saw that on your link ... unfortunately the CH software prevented me from replying.

                  Might go see URU-ENG there.

                  Ok maybe BARCLAY is SYSCO+ ... but in re: the link which says "they have 3-4 big screen TVs" ... well maybe 2 x 42" and one small one behind the bar. Nothing really big. I'd rather have watched the game at LAVALS or the FACULTY CLUB.

                  Boy that match was like watching BARCA on a bad day ... with IKER off kilter on top of that.

          2. Inside Scoop offered their list of east bay spots here: