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

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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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¡Golazo!

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; www.lolagaspar.com

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

Regina

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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dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Downtown Santa Ana snagged 3 spots and then outside the Downtown, The Old Ship also grabbed a spot on the list.  Sweet!


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timothyathompson

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rohndaammouri
rohndaammouri

Don't forget El Mahroosa Restaurant & Hookah Cafe will be having happy hour for the the live games and replaying all of the games of the day!

Nelly Nzimande
Nelly Nzimande

Lol ngiyigqoke izolo mina cuz iqala world cup..thnx cuz...

Mac McCartney
Mac McCartney

At the huddle in Costa mesa it opens at 6am in time for the early games

Rico Fisher
Rico Fisher

OLD WORLD GERMAN RESTAURANT HUNTINGTON BEACH

danielfisher9991
danielfisher9991

No mention of Old World German Restaurant HB

They live for Soccer!

That's all they watch there besides Comedy.

I just produced my #200th Comedy Show there last Friday Night.

oldworldws/ricoscomedy

A Mexican, Cherokee, Jew doing Comedy in German Restaurant.

Only in America.

danielfisher9991
danielfisher9991

OLD WORLD GERMAN RESTAURANT HB

7561 CENTER AVE

NEXT DOOR TO HB HOTEL

Duncan Calegari
Duncan Calegari

Auld dubliner at the district. And puerto madero in Santa Ana

steveo82
steveo82

so you'll rate the pub that "will air virtually all the games" 2nd to mexican restraunts? who honestly show more games that are of spanish speaking counties than anything else. biased at all!? and you really should hang your head in shame for calling it sanTana!

Chad Macy
Chad Macy

The Olde Ship in SA has 'em all goin'

JF Mmonnttess
JF Mmonnttess

Home or friend's house. Avoid price happy bars & restaurant.

carst1968
carst1968

so, they have satellite TV on that taco truck I assume? 

Anais Tangie
Anais Tangie

In NOLA at Tracey's Bar, eating crawfish :)

RocketJ
RocketJ topcommenter

How 'bout Pavich’s in San Pedro, if LB can be in OC so can Pedro and then OC would be the home of the two best Mike's in punk rock.


TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

Not one sports bar? I'll take Danny K's in Orange. The atmosphere may not be as festive but the screens are huge, the sound is loud and for a sports bar, the food is decent.

danimalparamount
danimalparamount

Out of the park pizza will be opening early for all the games!

maartena
maartena

@steveo82 Agreed on the SanTana.... what the hell is that?? -- And yes, the atmosphere in The Olde Ship is great! We will be there tomorrow.


dubyadawg
dubyadawg topcommenter

Why?  Not all of us are friendless and broke!  Dork.


GustavoArellano
GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@TheRefriedMexican And you really think Danny K's is going to screen World Cup matches? Their regulars will toss you out immediately...

maartena
maartena

@GustavoArellano @TheRefriedMexican In 2010 we had over a 150 people in Danny K's to watch Netherlands vs Spain, and the atmosphere was absolutely marvelous. BUT all previous games were all watched at The Olde Ship - the ONLY reason the Dutch fans of Orange County did NOT go there on the final, was because the Olde Ship could not handle 150 people from our group alone, let alone anyone else that would have shown up. Danny K's will show all the games as well though, although I am not sure if they will open for the 09:00 games, their regular opening hours are 11:00 AM.


This said, the Dutch fans of OC will once again flock to The Olde Ship this year! Expect 12-15 of us tomorrow at noon! :)

TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

@maartena - Don't listen to Gus. He likes to think he knows sports but he doesn't know mierda (shit). They will open early by the way.

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