The 10 Best Bars In The United States To Watch Copa America
Last Friday, the United States men's national team kicked off Copa America Centenario, the 100th edition of a continental soccer tournament featuring the best teams in North, South and Central America.
This year's Copa America, the world's oldest international continental soccer tournament, is comprised of 32 matches played throughout the month of June in 10 cities across the United States.
This latest installment of the tournament is special not only because it's the 100th edition of Copa America, but also because it's the first time the event is being held outside of South America.
And while we here in the United States may not be the most soccer savvy of the 16 nations competing in Copa, we are quite possibly the strongest competitor when it comes to watching sports and drinking booze.
We're the undefeated champions of that shit.
In light of that history of success, it's your patriotic duty to get out there and watch the hell out of this tournament while enjoying a fine beverage or six.
Don't know where to go to do that? We've got you covered. These are the 10 best bars in the United States for watching Copa America.
1. Jack's Bar & Lounge, 167 Taylor St. San Jose, CA 95112
The Copa America action at nearby Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara will be hot, so why not cool off with a beverage at Jack's in San Jose? In-game specials include $5 Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale ($16 pitchers) and $5 Jack Daniel's, Jack Fire and Jack Honey shots and drinks.
Teams in action at Levi's Stadium will include the United States, Colombia, Uruguay and Jamaica.
2. The Harp and Celt Irish Pub, 25 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
While Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama and others battle it out at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, you can pull up a chair at the The Harp and enjoy $4 pints of Heineken. The Harp offers multiple floors and a backyard area to watch all the Copa America action.
3. The Brew & Meatball Co., 325 N. Citrus Ave., Covina, CA 91723
The Brew offers happy hour from 12 to 5 pm, including craft beers for under $6 and meatball tacos and sliders for less than $3 a pop. The nearest Copa America venue is Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, where Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and others will do battle.
4. Timothy O'toole's Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611
Regular specials at this Chi-Town spot include $5 Blue Moons, $6.50 Absolut and $7 Jack Daniel's shots. You can also sample the 48 beers offered on tap.
At nearby Soldier Field, Jamaica, Venezuela, the United States, Costa Rica, Argentina and Panama will all be in action.
5. Tilted Kilt, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Come enjoy the happy hour deals from 4 to 7 pm and check out the "Kilt Girls" while you're there. At University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Mexico, Uruguay, Ecuador and Peru will all feature in the Copa America action.
6. Field House, 1150 Filbert St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
With multiple televisions and multiple drink deals, the Field House will be your spot if you're in Philly for Copa America. At nearby Lincoln Financial Field, Uruguay, Venezuela, the United States, Chile and others will be in action.
7. The Atlantic Crossing, 6508 Roosevelt Way, Seattle, WA 98115
In addition to watching all the Copa America action, you can also shoot some pool at The Atlantic Crossing in Seattle. Matches at Seattle's CenturyLink Field will feature Haiti, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and more.
8. The Banshee, 934 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02125
The go-to spot for European and national soccer matches, Banshee will get you right for all the Copa America action. At Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru will be lighting it up on the same field Tom Brady plays on.
9. Mulligan's Pub, 159 First St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
This spot will be sponsored by Heineken during Copa America, which means $6 drafts and $7 mixed drinks. At MetLife Stadium in nearby East Rutherford, New Jersey, Ecuador, Haiti and others will be competing.
10. Lucky's Pub, 801 Saint Emanuel St., Houston, TX 77003
Featuring an outdoor area and multiple televisions, Lucky's should be your only destination for Copa America in the Houston area. Houston's NRG Stadium will host Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela.
The weather will be hot, but the soccer will be even hotter.
*Research provided by US Soccer. Bars are partners of the American Outlaws, the official supporters group of US Soccer.