The 10 Best Places to Watch the World Cup in Orange County

Soccer up!
Today marks the start of the FIFA World Cup, and this means either you're preparing for a month of ditching work or not giving a shit. But, culinary-wise, all of you should cheer this soccer tournament, as that means many OC restaurants will offer specials, open at special hours, and overall just be more special than usual.

You can expect the World Cup to be aired at most pubs and countries that serve the cuisines of countries in the tourno, but some do it better than others. So, without further ado...

10. Donde Adela

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OC's Colombian community doesn't get nearly enough respect, and it's squad this year is back after a decades-long lost weekend, so welcome them at this tiny Orange restaurant. Be a paisa, and don't sneak in some aguardiente, as they don't have a liquor license. 1707 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 940-1701.

9. Lola Gaspar

Beware of hipsters--BEWARE!

Home base for fans of Spain, or hipsters who once spent a month in Barcelona and thus wear the colors of FC Barcelona...or spent a summer in Madrid and so root for Real Madrid. The owners love their soccer, so I respect them for that, but those hipsters: I remember once, after a Spain victory in some championship or other, a drunken, slovenly bunch of them trying to play soccer in the downtown SanTana promenade immediately afterward. UGH... 211 W. Second St. Santa Ana,(714) 972-1172;

8. Any Korean Restaurant

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Not AYCE BBQ, but good enough

The most underrated group of soccer fans are Koreans, so I'd suggest hitting up any AYCE BBQ spot. Recommendations? Oh, half of Garden Grove Boulevard...

Location Info

Donde Adela

1707 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA

Category: Restaurant

Lola Gaspar

211 W. Second St., Santa Ana, CA

Category: Music

Dutch Club AVIO

1557 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA

Category: Restaurant

The Globe Belgian GastroPub

12926 Main St., Garden Grove, CA

Category: Restaurant

Phoenix Club

1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA

Category: Music


11025 Westminster Ave., Garden Grove, CA

Category: Restaurant

Chapter One: the modern local

227 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA

Category: Restaurant

C4 Deli: The Cure for the Common

200 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA

Category: Music

The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant

709 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA

Category: Music

The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant

1120 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA

Category: Music

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