Where to Watch the World Cup Tuesday

Where are you watching?

The countdown is on for the U.S. soccer team's World Cup knockout round game, but where will the biggest D.C. crowds be watching, cheering and chanting?

A free outdoor watch party, courtesy of Mayor Vincent C. Gray, is slated for Tuesday afternoon at Freedom Plaza, across from the John A. Wilson Building downtown.

Dupont Circle was the go-to place for last Thursday's game, but the group that put that on wasn't able to raise enough money to host this time around, according to the Washington Post.

Together, the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, Events D.C., D.C. United, Pepco and CBS 94.7 are sponsoring the watch party, which will feature a 17-foot-tall big-screen for viewing.

Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis from 94.7 Fresh FM will serve as the emcees before the game.

So, warm up your vocal chords, don your best red, white and blue outfit and leave work a little (extra) early tomorrow -- the event kicks off an hour before game-time, at 3 p.m

Don't fret if you can't make it to Freedom Plaza; there's a host of other places with watch parties to see the U.S. team take on Belgium.

  • The Town Tavern is hosting a watch party with $3 beer and $6 burger baskets during the game.
  • Watch the game on the Plaza screen at National Harbor -- you can bring along a blanket or lawn chair and grab food from one of the nearby restaurants.
  • The Bullpen next to Nationals Park says they have the biggest outdoor screen in D.C. Watch the World Cup on the Fairgrounds, check out the food trucks and stick around to cheer on the Nats against the Rockies at 6:05 p.m.
  • Capital Lounge is getting in on the World Cup action Tuesday, with a free shot of Jack Daniels after every U.S. goal.
  • You'll also find a watch party at Public bar, plus $3 Bud and Bud Light specials, as well as $4 Peronis. Head out to either the Dupont or Tenley locations.
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