JB Kitchen is blowing it out for the footie. They'll kick things off Friday morning with a mariachi band, models in body-painted jerseys and six 52-inch screens set up both indoors and out. And throughout the month they'll have drink specials at happy hour (M-F, 5-8pm) like $4 Micheladas and team-specific menu items, although no word of Dutch chocolate for Holland.
Watching the World Cup While Drinking
You know what this Friday is: the 162nd day of the Gregorian calendar. But also: the start of the World Cup in South Africa. Here's where you'll want to be catching the games over the next month—and yelling, "Gooooaaaaaal!"
If you're looking for something a little quieter, for $15 you can step into the Ritz's posh Amadeus lounge and enjoy their plush couches, flat-screens and a constantly replenishing buffet (breakfast in the morning, pizza and tapas in the afternoon). Plus they'll have two-for-one caipirinhas, because if there's any time to drink Brazil's national cocktail, it's this month.
Even if your appetite for futbol isn't endless, your appetite for tacos is. So this month Mercadito will be catering to that hunger by opening for 10am matches and offering you all-you-can-eat tacos for $25. It also helps that they've got 11 different varieties of tacos—so you can enjoy a different one every time a player dives.
13 Screens and Spanish Cooking
It doesn't get any grander than Mia at Biscayne's gargantuan "iWall," with its 13 plasma screens. The place will be opening at 7:30am for the earliest games, and Chef Gerdy Rodriguez is dishing up Spanish comfort food for $5 to $18, like embutidos (sausages in baguettes). This is definitely the place to watch Spain vs. Switzerland on June 16. Unless you're from Switzerland.
Lucky Strike's massive wall of 22 flat-screens makes it a great spot on Lincoln Road to catch the soccer mayhem. And you'll definitely want to give it strong consideration for morning matches, when they'll have an amazingly inexpensive $8 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet with French toast, applewood-smoked bacon and $5 Bloody Marys.