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Where to Watch the World Cup This Morning

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Don't be left on the sidelines! It may be an early (9 a.m. PST) game, but there's no shortage of San Diego bars and restaurants that are opening their doors for Team USA fans to gather in solidarity for the big morning game against Germany. After Sunday's tie against Portugal, you're probably going to need a cold beer and some comfort food to cool your nerves during Thursday's match anyways, so why not do it amongst good company?

Rally the troops, play hooky and head to one of these World Cup hot spots; no matter who you're rooting for, these awesome food and drink specials will mean a win for everyone. Use this handy map to plan your viewing, eating and drinking for tomorrow's game and beyond.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blind Lady Ale House

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3416 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-2491
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This craft beer haven is keeping things simple by only serving drinks when they open at 8:30 a.m. Patrons who can’t wait for the kitchen to open at 11:30 a.m. are encouraged to bring their own food to nosh on while they take in the game. And for those of you who aren’t morning people, Dark Horse coffee ($1) will also be available throughout the morning.

2. Lumberyard Tavern & Grill

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967 S Coast Highway 101, Ste 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 479-1657
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Although their self-appointed title as the World Cup Headquarters of North County may be disputable, it can certainly be agreed upon that their food and drink specials for Thursday’s game is nothing short of awesome. In the morning, enjoy the Tavern’s $3 breakfast sandwich or breakfast plate, and throughout the entirety of the day you’ll want to take advantage of $3 Trumer Pilsners, $2 off all apps and happy hour prices on everything else.

3. Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen

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2215 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-7213
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The best part about the Little Italy location of the beloved San Diego craft brewery is that it includes a tasting room and a kitchen. And from starting at 9 a.m., the kitchen will be offering a chilaquiles and poached egg special until the full menu becomes available at 10 a.m. As for drink specials, patrons can look forward to $5 mimosas, bloody beers and themed taster flights.

4. The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole

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1065 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-4447
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This downtown sports bar is opening its doors at 8:30 a.m. sharp so you'll have enough time to find the perfect seat in front of one of its many TVs. Help yourself to $12 mimosa pitchers or dig into something tasty off the breakfast and brunch menu, normally only offered on weekends!

5. Shakespeare Pub & Grille

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3701 India St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-0230
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This authentic British pub takes its FIFA soccer seriously and to prove it they are welcoming patrons at 7am on Thursday. This place fills up fast (with a strict “no seat saving” policy) but if you are looking for a spirited place to watch the game and traditional pub fare (think English breakfast or bangers and mash) this is your spot.

6. Coin Op Game Room

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3926 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 564-6924
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Show your USA pride by ordering the $5 All-American breakfast special (includes two eggs, bacon, toast and house potatoes) at this vintage arcade-themed North Park watering hole. And don’t be shy about indulging in their early morning drink specials: $3 PBR beers and $3 whiskey shots. Goal!

7. Beachside Bar & Grill

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806 S. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-0738
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Who doesn’t love a buy one, get one deal, especially when it pertains to drinks? That’s the mentality up at this North County eatery, where they will be offering BOGO specials on certain drinks starting at 8 a.m.. For the USA vs. Germany game, the drink du jour is the Bloody Mary. You will also be able to enjoy their full breakfast menu (steak and eggs, pancake sandwich).

8. Costa Brava

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1653 Garnet Avenue
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Bringing the flavors of Spain and the European zest for soccer to Pacific Beach, Costa Brava is a favorite for diehard fans. It will have the full menu available when doors open at 8:30 as well as a collection of thirst-quenching Spanish beers.

9. Green Acre

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10300 Campus Point Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 450-9907
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Be the first in line at the mimosa bar to customize your morning cocktail with freshly squeezed juice options including pear, peach and orange for only $7. Or if Bloody Marys are more your style, they will be available all morning long for $8. The game will be on all TV screens and the full breakfast menu is available at 9 a.m.

10. Draft

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3105 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 228-9283
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The newly-opened craft beer mecca by the beach will be opening at 9 a.m. and showing the game on its ginormous screens. They'll be serving dishes from the soon-to-debut weekend brunch menu to go along with 69 taps of beer for breakfast.

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1. Blind Lady Ale House

3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
This craft beer haven is keeping things simple by only serving drinks when they open at 8:30 a.m. Patrons who can’t wait for the kitchen to open at 11:30 a.m. are encouraged to bring their own food to nosh on while they take in the game. And for those of you who aren’t morning people, Dark Horse coffee ($1) will also be available throughout the morning.
3416 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

2. Lumberyard Tavern & Grill

967 S Coast Highway 101, Ste 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Although their self-appointed title as the World Cup Headquarters of North County may be disputable, it can certainly be agreed upon that their food and drink specials for Thursday’s game is nothing short of awesome. In the morning, enjoy the Tavern’s $3 breakfast sandwich or breakfast plate, and throughout the entirety of the day you’ll want to take advantage of $3 Trumer Pilsners, $2 off all apps and happy hour prices on everything else.
967 S Coast Highway 101, Ste 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

3. Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen

2215 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
The best part about the Little Italy location of the beloved San Diego craft brewery is that it includes a tasting room and a kitchen. And from starting at 9 a.m., the kitchen will be offering a chilaquiles and poached egg special until the full menu becomes available at 10 a.m. As for drink specials, patrons can look forward to $5 mimosas, bloody beers and themed taster flights.
2215 India St
San Diego, CA 92101

4. The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole

1065 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
This downtown sports bar is opening its doors at 8:30 a.m. sharp so you'll have enough time to find the perfect seat in front of one of its many TVs. Help yourself to $12 mimosa pitchers or dig into something tasty off the breakfast and brunch menu, normally only offered on weekends!
1065 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

5. Shakespeare Pub & Grille

3701 India St, San Diego, CA 92103
This authentic British pub takes its FIFA soccer seriously and to prove it they are welcoming patrons at 7am on Thursday. This place fills up fast (with a strict “no seat saving” policy) but if you are looking for a spirited place to watch the game and traditional pub fare (think English breakfast or bangers and mash) this is your spot.
3701 India St
San Diego, CA 92103

6. Coin Op Game Room

3926 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Show your USA pride by ordering the $5 All-American breakfast special (includes two eggs, bacon, toast and house potatoes) at this vintage arcade-themed North Park watering hole. And don’t be shy about indulging in their early morning drink specials: $3 PBR beers and $3 whiskey shots. Goal!
3926 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

7. Beachside Bar & Grill

806 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Who doesn’t love a buy one, get one deal, especially when it pertains to drinks? That’s the mentality up at this North County eatery, where they will be offering BOGO specials on certain drinks starting at 8 a.m.. For the USA vs. Germany game, the drink du jour is the Bloody Mary. You will also be able to enjoy their full breakfast menu (steak and eggs, pancake sandwich).
806 S. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

8. Costa Brava

1653 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Bringing the flavors of Spain and the European zest for soccer to Pacific Beach, Costa Brava is a favorite for diehard fans. It will have the full menu available when doors open at 8:30 as well as a collection of thirst-quenching Spanish beers.
1653 Garnet Avenue
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

9. Green Acre

10300 Campus Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92121
Be the first in line at the mimosa bar to customize your morning cocktail with freshly squeezed juice options including pear, peach and orange for only $7. Or if Bloody Marys are more your style, they will be available all morning long for $8. The game will be on all TV screens and the full breakfast menu is available at 9 a.m.
10300 Campus Point Dr
San Diego, CA 92121

10. Draft

3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109
The newly-opened craft beer mecca by the beach will be opening at 9 a.m. and showing the game on its ginormous screens. They'll be serving dishes from the soon-to-debut weekend brunch menu to go along with 69 taps of beer for breakfast.
3105 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego, CA 92109

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