Food

11 World Cup Specials for Team USA’s Sunday Match

Where to find free hot dogs, cheap beer, and more.

One of the great things about the World Cup is its global appeal, but we have to give a little extra support to Team USA. Their win against Ghana during game one spurred even more excitement for team, a momentum we hope carries over when they match up against Portugal on Sunday at 6. While almost every bar in town runs World Cup specials, here are a few honoring America with hot dogs, cheap drinks, and plenty of Bud. 

Penny beers at Drafting Table

What’s more American than cheap beer? Every time Team USA scores a goal, you can celebrate with a penny draft. The bar is a headquarters for the World Cup, showing all 64 matches with plenty of specials, so better get there early for a seat (or even standing room).

Bud America tallboys at the Blaguard

This Adams Morgan pub is a hub for Washington sports, so it only makes sense it’s rooting for the American team. During USA matches you’ll find $4 Bud tallboys, while weekend specials include $4 mimosas and screwdrivers until 7. 

Dollar dogs at the Pug

Say U-S-A! at this Atlas District dive, which serves $1 dogs and $3 Bud tallboys during American matches. 

Free dogs at Ivy and Coney

Nothing says freedom like cheap meat. Grab a gratis hot dog with the purchase of a beer, including the bar’s signature Chicago dogs. You’ll have to wait until the June 26 match against Germany at noon to enjoy the deal during an American game, as the offer is only valid noon to 4.

Two-buck cans at Bracket Room

Reality TV and inexpensive beer? Sounds like an American evening. Score $2 cans of beer during the game on Sunday, as well as food specials at The Bachelorette alum Chris Bukowski’s sports bar.
 

“Fu*k it buckets” at Kangaroo Boxing Club 

To say that KBC is jazzed about the World Cup is an understatement—just check out its flag-bedecked patio and extended hours. While not explicitly devoted to Team USA, you’ll find a very American serving of fried food in the “fu*k it buckets” ($12), and a ’merican breakfast for starting the day with eggs, home fries, bacon, and fruit ($9). 

RBVs at Public (Dupont and Tenleytown locations)

Pay homage to the red, white, and blue with $5 Red Bull vodkas during the match and $3 Bud and Bud Light during games at these sister sports bars. 

Free doughnuts from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Snag a free red, white, and blue doughnut if the US wins; 32 are available, the number of teams in the World Cup. The patriotic rounds are also available for $2.50 as long as our team stays in the tournament. 

Cornhole and Bud at Penn Social

If you like to play the all-American game of cornhole while watching games on the big screen, this Penn Quarter sports bar/playground is your place. The bar serves $3 Bud Light for all matches, boasts ample televisions of all sizes, and offers various other games such as basketball and skeeball. 

World Cup Budweiser at Lucky Bar 

This Dupont watering hole screens soccer year-round, so you’ll find a devoted crowd sipping official World Cup Budweiser bottles ($5 each). The rest of the menu skews Brazilian, with Rio-style street fare. 

Pitchers and shots at Caddie’s on Cordell

Watch the game on multiple TVs at this Bethesda sports bar while downing $7 pitchers of Miller and $5 Fireball shots until close. You’ll find plenty of happy hour deals on other days (because happy hour is pretty darn American). 

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.