World Cup spectators: where will you be watching the world cup?
Mexico fans cheer on their team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Photo: Celso Flores

Soccer fans around the world are gearing up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Thursday, 32 national teams will begin the month-long journey toward the crowning of a new world champion. The teams will play 64 matches across 12 cities in Brazil while showcasing their world-class athleticism.

Millions of fans, some traveling across oceans and continents, will flock to Brazil to witness the spectacle for themselves. Billions more will watch the competition from living room couches, bars or restaurants.

The competition kicks off Thursday at 1 p.m. with a match between Croatia and host nation Brazil. Do you know where you’re watching it? If you’re looking for a more communal viewing experience than staying home, head to a local bar or restaurant.

Nosh rounded up a good selection of bars and restaurants in Berkeley that plan to show some or all of the matches, and presents it here in one handy map. Click each marker to learn more.

Acme Bar & Company, 2115 San Pablo Ave.
The Albatross Pub, 1822 San Pablo Ave.
Bobby G’s Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave.
Brazil Café at the Westbrae Biergarten, 1280 Gilman St.
Brennan’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, 700 University Ave.
Build Pizzeria, 2286 Shattuck Ave.
Eureka! 2068 Center St.
Henry’s, 2600 Durant Ave.
La Botella Republic, 2055 Center St. Suite D
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
La Val’s Pizza, 1834 Euclid Ave.
Pappy’s Grill and Sports Bar, 2367 Telegraph Ave.
Phil’s Sliders, 2024 Shattuck Ave.
Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse, 901 Gilman St.
Saul’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, 1475 Shattuck Ave.
Sliver Pizzeria, 2132 Center St.
The Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave.
T-Rex Restaurant and Bar, 1300 10th St.
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse, 1920 Shattuck Ave.

We’re sure to have forgotten some good spots, so submit your own favorites in the comments below. We’ll update the map if possible.

Learn more on the FIFA World Cup website.

Drew Jaffe is a summer intern at Berkeleyside. He grew up in the East Bay and now attends Occidental College in Los Angeles.

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