World Cup match of the day: Brother against brother as Germany faces Ghana

June 21, 2014

Welcome to Saturday's edition of our daily 2014 World Cup viewing guide for D.C. Every morning, we'll examine the schedule and suggest where in the Washington area you can watch the best or most interesting match of the day. For more ideas about where to watch particular teams, see our World Cup viewing guide.

Biergarten Haus The crowd at Biergarten Haus cheers as Germany scores another goal against Portugal during die Mannschaft's first match of the 2014 World Cup. (Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

The match of the day: Germany against Ghana (3 p.m.) features the two other teams in the United States' group. A victory for Germany guarantees the team's passage to the round of 16, and makes the United States certain to qualify with a win over Portugal on Sunday. The major subplot: German defender Jerome Boateng faces his half-brother, Ghanian midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng, who played for Germany at the under-21 level.

Where to watch: Biergarten Haus, which drew crowds of chanting German fans to H Street NE on Monday, will once again be the place for huge mugs of beer, bratwurst and gemutlichkeit. The rooftop deck has been tented, allowing more fans to fit in, but the staff is still expecting the place to be crowded. Arrive before 1 p.m. if you want a chance of a table. Other places supporting Germany: Dacha Beer Garden, where the possibility of showers is a tradeoff for a boot of German beer; Doner Bistro in Adams Morgan and Leesburg, which has beer and wurst specials during the match; and the Goethe-Institut, which is allowing fans to bring their own refreshments to its Chinatown headquarters. The tucked-away bar at Cafe Mozart is an option if you want something less crowded and hectic.

Fans of Ghana should head for Bukom Cafe in Adams Morgan for good vibes and African food and beer.

(More from The Post: Where to watch World Cup games outdoors)

World Cup leftovers: The Swiss embassy's viewing party with French expats at Redline yesterday was a boisterous affair, even if only one side was doing most of the singing. The Swiss Club of D.C. and the embassy will host another event at Darlington House on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

More on the World CupWhere 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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