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Our Top Favorite Local Spots to Watch the World Cup

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    Our Top Favorite Local Spots to Watch the World Cup

    NBC 7's Danielle Radin shows you the best spots, within a 10- mile radius of each other, to watch the World Cup. (Published Thursday, June 14, 2018)

    If you're looking for some sweet spots to see soccer, we've got you covered. These are the top places within a 10-mile radius of each another to watch the World Cup: 

    1. Bluefoot Bar

    Let's kick it off with this North Park bar totally dedicated to the sport. They are opening in the mornings before the first games of the day. 

    "It's a true soccer bar," said Ivan Lamaver, who gets there early to get a good viewing spot. "It's the only bar where you can just focus on soccer. There's no mainstream games or other distractions." 

    2. Shakespeare Pub & Grille 

    The Little Italy joint is a family-friendly place to watch. They are completely focused on the World Cup, choosing to open at 4 a.m. and even 3 a.m. during some of the early games. They also have a long history of World Cup fandom. 

    "I've been here for 28 years and I don't ever remember not showing soccer," said Ruth Thomas, general manager. "It used to be we had to pay for it on satellite." 

    3. Pushkin Russian Restaurant

    For a worldly experience, try this Sixth Avenue spot in downtown San Diego. It will be opening early on Sundays and has a wide variety of tasty lunch and dinner options as well. 

    And if you feel like taking a break from the game, there's open seating upstairs without televisions. 

    4. O'Briens

    The Kearny Mesa spot has patrons coming in for the relaxed atmosphere and staying for the friendly staff. They open at 11:30 a.m. every morning. 

    "The World Cup at O'Briens is fantastic," said Brent Vandussen, a bar patron. "The fans come here from all over the county and the beer here is very good. It's a family atmosphere." 


    Some runners up are Barbusa in Little Italy, opening at 11 a.m. every morning and Beerfish in North Park, which opens at 11:30 each morning. 

    What are your top World Cup viewing spots?