Small Plates: World Cup Specials to Score Big

Posted June 9, 2010 at 4:01pm

With the World Cup starting Friday, bars and restaurants in D.C. are jumping on the soccer bandwagon and turning their TVs to the games. Some bars are even offering specials to accompany the monthlong tournament.

On the Hill, Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE) will be showing all World Cup games in 3-D, while Capitol Lounge (231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will open its doors for all games. The bar will offer a breakfast spread from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. that includes bagels, coffee and mimosas. In addition, a modified lunch menu, including French toast and the hangover sandwich, will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pour House (319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will also be open for all games.

World Cup specials aren’t limited to the Hill. Beginning Friday, Urbana (2121 P St. NW) will serve up a selection of South African wines by the glass and the bottle during the tournament. The matches will be shown on a TV in the bar — and on the days Spain, Italy, France and the U.S. win, bottles from those nations will be discounted by 25 percent.

When England plays the U.S. on Saturday, Againn (1099 New York Ave. NW) will host a “Bangers vs. Burgers” competition. The restaurant will be serving bangers — also known as sausages — and burgers, each served with a beer cocktail for $15.