Charlotte’s World Cup pubs

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By John Fraser and Chris Triplett

Soccer matches are better watched with friends, if not a crowd to full-on angry mob. So we at Creative Loafing decided to help by compiling a short list of local venues that will be packing in fans for coverage of the World Cup, starting this weekend, Friday, June 11.

Connolly’s on 5th

Full coverage: open at 7 a.m. for every early match.

Everyone Receives a Pint for every goal Uruguay scores against France for the 2:30 p.m. match-up on Friday, June 11.

$2 Bud & Bud Lights for all games. Coffee will be served for early games.

115 E. 5th St. 704-358-9070. www.connollysirishpub.com

Courtyard Hooligans

Full coverage: open at 7 a.m. for every early match.

Homemade brats cooked fresh will be on-hand — all proceeds go to the Red Cross.

Daily drink specials: low uptown prices, plus $4 Guinness, $3 Yuengling

140 Brevard Court. 704-376-2238. www.courtyardhooligans.com

Dixie's Tavern

Coverage of USA vs. England match, June 12. Open 11 a.m., kickoff at 2 p.m.

$0.35 wings, $2.50 drafts, $2 Miller Longnecks, $3.50 Corona & Corona Lights

301 E. 7th St. 704-374-1700. www.dixiescharlotte.com

Fox & Hound

Full coverage: open at 7 a.m. for every early match.

Daily drink specials:

Breakfast specials for early matches: Scrambled egg platter, Pancake platter, Black forest sandwich platter, Breakfast Burritos

330 N. Tryon Street. 704-333-4113. www.foxandhound.com

Jackalope Jacks

Full coverage: open at 7 a.m. for every early match.

$3 Carlsburg bottles, $3.50 Newcastle draft, beer truck & tents outside on terrace.

1936 E. 7th Street. 704-347-1918. www.jackalopejacks.com

Mortimer’s Café and Pub

Full coverage: open at 7 a.m. for every early match.

Mortimer’s will be serving an exclusive breakfast menu along with beers served specific to the countries playing that day.

Saturday specials: In honor of USA vs. England — $2 Bud Lights vs. $2 Newcastles

210 E. Trade St., Suite C148. 704.688.0366. www.mortimerspub.com

Ri’Ra’ Irish Pub

Full coverage: open at 7 a.m. for every early match.

Traditional Irish breakfast served $6-10,

Drink specials: $4.50 Bloody Marys for breakfast, $3 Widmer Bros. draft.

Heineken bottles $3.50, Budweiser 16 oz. special WC bottles for $4.

Irish Trio: 7oz of Guinness, Harp, or Smithwick for $6.

Purchase Yuengling mug—get $5 refill for $3 for length of World Cup, daily giveaways. Champions Table Contest: correctly guess the most "man of the match" picks for the whole tournament and win an all expenses paid party for you and twenty friends on the day of the WC Final July 11. 208 N. Tryon St. 704-333-5554. www.rira.com

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