World Cup Lunch: A sea of orange for the Netherlands and Australia

Welcome to World Cup Lunch. Every morning, we'll break down the schedule and preview where you can watch the noon match of the day. In the afternoon, we'll publish World Cup Happy Hour, with suggestions for watching the day's 6 p.m. match.

Every team has now played at least one game, which makes it easier to decide which games -- and teams -- are worth sneaking out of the office to watch. Number one on that list: The Netherlands, which demolished defending champions Spain on Friday. In its second Group B match, the Netherlands faces Australia in Porto Alegre.

Do not adjust the brightness of your screen. (Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

Where to watch: Dutch fans turned the Elephant and Castle a vibrant shade of orange last week, and they went beyond jerseys by donning orange scarves, cowboy hats and even lion tails. Australians are heading to Fado, where local ex-pat group Australians in Washington Association is holding family-friendly viewing parties.

What to order: The Heineken was flowing at Elephant and Castle, with 20-ounce imperial pints for $5 during the match. (Other discounted drafts include Newcastle and Strongbow cider.) Fado has its own list of $5 drink options: 16-ounce Budweiser aluminum bottles, Heineken and orange crush vodka drinks.

World Cup leftovers: Spain is trying to bounce back from that thrashing by the Netherlands when it plays Chile at 3 p.m. No matter which side you support, keep an eye on the Twitter feed of Jaleo Chef Jose Andres. Every the sportsman, the Spanish chef had a deal for Dutch fans last week:


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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