World Cup 2014: Where to Eat, Drink, and Watch the Finals
World Cup fever is reaching epidemic levels in Miami with only four teams left vying for the crown. Two of those teams are Brazil and Argentina, which has both expatriates and locals amped up for the matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. These games will turn Miami into a festive shit show with diehard fans screaming, celebrating and mourning, all for our viewing pleasure. Even if you are not a fan of football (soccer for the gringos) it will still be an awesome scene with rambunctious and sexy Latinos in tight soccer jerseys and high heels.
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We've compiled some excellent watch spots for supporters of the remaining teams. Whether your gaze is glued to the big screens or on the drunken viewers, there will be plenty of entertainment -- just remember to get to your choice early unless you want to stand for two to three hours.
Dromo has been Brazilian HQ on South Beach during Brazil's epic World Cup run and the restaurant has turned up the entertainment with Brazilian inspired décor, sultry samba dancers, and drummers. Drink specials include $6 caipirinhas, delectable $7 kiwi caipirinhas, and $10 passion fruit batidas. To munch, Dromo's got $7 sea bass bolinhos and $8 braised pork belly lettuce wraps. Oh, and prizes will be doled out as well as a chance to win a trip to Brazil.
Hofbräu Beerhall Miami
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Hofbräu will be home base for ze Germans at this famous Lincoln Road institution, one of Miami's few places to get authentic German cuisine and beer. They do not accept reservations, but we were told arriving an hour prior will allow you to grab a table. While there's no special ongoing for the World Cup, Hofbräu's imported draft brew from Munich (starting at $8.50 for a 17-oz slug) and Münchner weisswurste ($15) make this area prime for a pro-Germany crowd.
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