Making plans to watch World Cup matches outside this time of year is a dicey proposition -- you never know if thunderstorms will pop up or if the humidity will be mildly annoying or completely unbearable.
But if you want to watch the 2014 World Cup without fighting your way into a bar, these venues allow you to pack a picnic, bring the kids and enjoy watching soccer with no cover charge.
DC United viewing party
DC United is sponsoring the showing of three matches on an outdoor screen in Reston Town Center on June 22, but the big draw is sure to be the United States against Portugal at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be available, and there will be music and entertainment for children.
Futbol in Brasil at Mosaic
The large outdoor movie screen in the Mosaic District center in Merrifield isn't showing every World Cup game, but every United States game and a good mix of other teams, including England, Uruguay and Mexico, as well as the playoffs and final. Check the Mosaic website for a full schedule.
World Cup at National Harbor
National Harbor will show most games on its 32-foot LED movie screen, which is right in front of the Potomac River on the Maryland side. Fans are invited to bring a lawn chair or a picnic, or grab takeout from one of the nearby restaurants.
Soccer in the Circle
Four years ago, hundreds of American fans packed Dupont Circle to watch their team play a hard-fought World Cup contest against England on giant screens. This time, they're facing Germany in the final game of Group G on Thursday, June 26. (No pressure, right?) The match begins at noon, and the TVs will show pre-match coverage beginning at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free, and remember: No alcohol is allowed.
Want to have a drink outdoors while watching the World Cup games? These bars might not show every game, but all have TVs on their rooftops or patios.
Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle
Cleveland Park Bar and Grill
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