You've braved the crowds, the heat, devastating losses (we're still sad about Mexico) and seemingly superhuman feats of athleticism. On Sunday at 10 a.m, the final two teams left in the World Cup, France and Croatia, will go head-to-head in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium. After everything you've invested in the tournament, you simply won't want to miss this match. If you are fearful of the neighbors filing noise complaints when you inevitably scream from the living room, here are some spots around town that will be catering to your futbol fan needs.
// While this venue is known as a mecca for Mexico fans, they'll still be screening the Croatia-France game on the big screen. As is Ojos Locos tradition, ladies will receive $1 margs on Sundays. Doors open at 9 a.m. 5809 NW Loop 410, (210) 448-5626.
The Hollow //
The sports bar will open its doors at 10 a.m. for the final game and a brunch party to "indulge your tastebuds," where they will unveil Mangonada and Melenada beers. Brunch will begin at 11 a.m., with an all-you-can-eat omelette station, biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and pastries. Regardless of the outcome the game will sure to be good with $3 mimosas, $5 fully loaded bloody marys & micheladas and happy hour rates all day. 14532 Brookhollow, (210) 476-5708.
Brick at Bluestar Arts Complex
// Bring your kiddos and furry friends to Brick to see the game go down across two giant indoor viewing screens. Grab some food at Halcyon, Blue Star Brewery or any other nearby restaurant then sit down to enjoy the action with beer and wine on site. 108 Blue Star,(210) 262-8653.
Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar
// Apparently, local celebrity Spurs Jesus enjoys a variety of different sports other than basketball and is hosting a viewing party at Walk-On's. Go for a high energy atmosphere and the chance to win prizes just for showing up. Doors open at 10 a.m. 11075 I-10 W., Building 2, Suite 200, (210) 455-6644.
The Winchester Pub
// At this English pub, the wound of loss is still fresh from Wednesday, but that doesn't mean Kane fans shouldn't see the tournament through. For the match the pub will have beer vendors sampling their brews and a breakfast buffet. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. 5148 Broadway, (210) 721-7762.
// The popular RIM venue will open its doors at 9 a.m. on Sunday in preparation of the match on all 21 of its TVs. In addition, you'll get to munch on the Rustic's famous Jam & Toast Brunch which includes baby fried toast with fresh challah soaked in vanilla custard and drizzled with rosemary syrup, Nashville-style spicy fried chicken with dill pickles, and smoked cheddar grits with creamy polenta cakes and roasted poblanos. Of course, they'll also be serving up some of their finest cocktails. 17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Suite. 204, The RIM, (210) 245-7500.
// Order up some burgers, grab some pints and watch the teams square off in the finale of one of the most gut-wrenching World Cup tournaments in recent history. This watch party will be hosted by the Alamo City Arsenal soccer league, so you know the energy will be high. Doors open at 9 a.m. 5050 Broadway, (210) 832-0050.
// Let your hearts soar (and race) through the action at this aviation-themed bar with some fried pickles, crisp drinks, over 20 TVs and a massive projector screen with surround sound. Doors open at 10 a.m. 8203 Broadway, (210) 824-2700.
// Freetail Brewing Company, known as the official hangout of U.S. National team fanatics, has proven to be a good sport this tournament despite the boys failing to qualify. On Sunday, they'll open their doors at 9:30 a.m. to meet hungry fans with breakfast tacos, officially establishing the most San Antonio way to watch soccer. 4035 N. Loop 1604 W. (at NW Military Hwy.), (210) 395-4974.
// The indoor/outdoor venue will be showing the match on over a dozen big screen TVs. They will be taking reservations so be sure to call in advance. Doors open at 10 a.m. 1806 TX-1604 Loop, (210) 479-9700.
// The quiet atmosphere, German-style beers and artisan eats at this Southtown spot is ideal for those who want to see the score without permanently damaging their eardrums. They will be opening their doors at 8:30 a.m. 302 E. Lachapelle, (210) 688-4519.
The Lion & Rose British Pub
// At this British Pub, order some fish n' chips for breakfast. Doors open at 10 a.m. 17627 La Cantera Pkwy., (210) 798-5466.
Ticket Sports Pub
// With 14 high-definition big screens you won't miss a single trick, pass or foul. During the match, they will also be hosting happy hour drinks and eats. Doors will be opening early at 10 a.m. 420 E. Houston St, (210) 222-9722.
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