World Cup Happy Hour: Where to watch Australia vs. Chile

Welcome to World Cup Happy Hour. Every afternoon, we'll provide options for places to watch the day's 6 p.m. match. In the morning, we publish World Cup Lunch, which has suggestions for where to take a long lunch with the noon match of the day.

The last match on Friday's World Cup schedule features Ryan McGowan and Australia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, facing dark horses Chile.


Australia is ranked No. 62 in FIFA's world rankings, the lowest of any team in Brazil. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Reuters)

Where to watch: Fans of the Socceroos have multiple options: The Australians in Washington Association, a social group for Aussie expats, is meeting at Fado in Chinatown. On U Street, Solly's, a neighborhood joint that made its name as a rugby bar, will welcome Australians for the World Cup. There's no central gathering place for Chile fans, but Cafe Citron has proved to be a good gathering spot for fans of the South American teams.

What to order: Fado has a list of $5 drinks, ranging from Heineken bottles and 16-ounce Budweisers to potent orange crushes. Solly's offers $3.50 PBR, Budweiser and Bud Light, $5.50 DC Brau cans and $5.50 Jim Beam and Svedka drinks from 3 to 8 p.m. Cafe Citron has $4 beers (including Spanish Mahou), $5 cachaca shots and $5 caipirinhas.

Leftovers: Mexico beat Cameroon 1-0 in the first game on Thursday in Natal. Oribe Peralta scored the only goal of the match in the 61st minute.

More on the World Cup: Where to find fans of your favorite team | The area's best soccer bars | World Cup happy hours | Tips for first-time fans | World Cup TV Schedule | All Washington Post World Cup coverage

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
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