Tuscaloosa bars opening early to let folks watch USA vs. Germany World Cup … – al.com

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — To meet the high demand from patriotic soccer fans to watch every U.S. match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup with an enthusiastic crowd, local bars in Tuscaloosa will open early on Thursday.

The U.S. Men’s National Team faces Germany at 11 a.m. on ESPN today to determine who moves on from Group G to the elimination round.

Local fans filled Tuscaloosa bars last Sunday to cheer on the U.S. against Portugal, an exciting match that ended in a draw. It was a disappointing result for U.S. fans considering the team had a 2-1 lead going into stoppage time, but it still earned the team a point and kept hopes alive for the next round.

So the stakes remain high for the U.S. in their toughest test yet in this World Cup, and you can go watch at a few local establishments hoping to help pull the team through from afar. Here are a few that will make for a fun viewing experience thanks to fans decked out in red, white and blue and cheering like maniacs for their boys in the same.

1925 University Boulevard
(205) 345-1199
The bar opens at 10 a.m. today for fans to get in and get ready for today’s match, according to its Twitter account.

730 22nd Avenue
(205) 469-9110
This smoke-free establishment opens a few minutes before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning and will have free smoked wings at kickoff, according to the venue’s Facebook page.

1229 University Boulevard
(205) 758-9413
The bar attracts a passionate soccer crowd and will show the match in their patented “EgansVision HD.”

2209 4th Street
(205) 366-0913
This bar and grill was packed with loud and proud fans on Sunday for the U.S. match against Portugal. You can get a good early lunch and watch the U.S. defy the odds. Opens at 10:30 a.m.

2101 University Boulevard
This World Cup watch party starts at 11 a.m. with their tasty barbecue and beer specials including $2 PBR tallboys all day and $2.50 Bud Light 16-ounce pints.

Tuscaloosa bars opening early to let folks watch USA vs. Germany World Cup … – al.com

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