American Bull Bar & Grill, Burlingame: The restaurant and bar will maintain their normal hours of operation (open at 9am on weekends, 11am on weekdays) and will show games after they open. Located at Burlingame Plaza on El Camino Real, American Bull currently has 12 beers on tap, ranging from Pliny the Elder by Russian River to West Coast Splash by Barebottle, plus Golden State Mighty Dry Cider. The menu features lumpia, barbecue ribs, burgers and more.
American Bull Bar & Grill, 1819 El Camino Real, Burlingame; 650-652-4908, theamericanbull.com. Instagram: @theamericanbullbar.
O’Neill’s Irish Pub, San Mateo: Located in downtown San Mateo, the Irish Pub is open daily from 11:30 am to 1:45 am and offers food from neighboring restaurants Joy Sushi, 31st Union and Jeffrey’s Hamburgers, ordered and served by your on-site bartender. The drink selection includes Scotch, whiskey and beer (with Guinness on tap, of course). O’Neills will be televising the games from 11:30 am.
O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 34 SB St., San Mateo; 650-347-1544, oneillssanmateo.com. Instagram: @oneillsirish.
The Courtyard, Palo Alto: With the longest counter in town, the restaurant and sports bar also features 21 TVs and a large outdoor seating area. The Patio serves cocktails, beer, wine, and cider, and offers an extensive menu that includes soups and salads, burgers and sandwiches, and appetizers like seared salmon and pomodoro pasta. They open at 11am every day, so head there for the late morning games.
The Courtyard, 412 Emerson St., Palo Alto; 650-322-2575, thepatiopa.com. Instagram: @thepatiopa.
Steins beer garden, mountain view: Located in downtown Mountain View, the restaurant serves American cuisine on-site and has 31 beers on tap and a drinks menu full of craft cocktails, wine and spirits. Steins will have extended hours for the World Cup through December 2: Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving). ). A limited menu is served from 11:00am to 11:30am
Steins Beer Garden, 895 Villa St., Mountain View; 650-963-9568, steinsbeergarden.com. Instagram: @steinsbeergarden.
Strike Brewing Co., Campbell: The microbrewery and taproom make a special Pilsner collaboration with the San Jose Earthquakes and American Outlaws San Jose, the local US soccer fan group. They will open at 10:45am on November 25th for USA vs England and on November 29th for USA vs Iran. Their sister location in San Jose will also open earlier for select games. Check the website to see what’s on tap before you visit, and if you can’t decide on a beer, you can purchase a flight of 4-ounce tastings for $14. The current selection ranges from West Coast IPAs like Pine Tar Incident to Mango Ball, a sour ale with mangoes.
Strike Brewing Co., 469 E Campbell Ave., Campbell; 408-796-7810, www.strikebrewingco.com. Instagram: @strikebrewingco.
The Sports Page, Mountain View: The Sports Page, a classic sports bar just off Highway 101 in Mountain View, opens as early as 8:30 a.m. for World Cup games and shows all games that air after open (9 a.m. weekends, 9:30 a.m days of the week). Burgers, sandwiches, and bar appetizers like mozzarella sticks and buffalo wings make up the menu. And if watching sporting events forces you to attend some, there’s a sand volleyball court, pool tables, and table tennis.
The Sports Page, 1431 Plymouth St., Mountain View; 650-961-1992, sportspagesf.com.
Gourmet House Staudt, Redwood City: The German restaurant and beer garden only shows games involving Germany, Mexico and the United States. Doors open half an hour before kick-off, which means they’re open at 4:30am on November 23 for Germany vs Japan at 5am. Gourmet Haus Staudt’s menu includes a range of German specialties, from bratwurst to pork schnitzel and Bavarian pretzels, as well as a daily rotation of 25 draft beers (11 German and 14 craft beers), as well as bottled beer, cider, and wine. There’s even a market selling German goods and a bottle shop for take-away beer and cider. Bottom up!
Gourmet House Staudt, 2615 Broadway, Redwood City; 650-364-9232, gourmethausstaudt.com. Instagram: @gourmethausstaudt.
Taplands, Santa Clara: The taproom, bottle shop and brewery will open early for the USA vs England game on November 25th, with more games to be announced. Taplands offers 25 rotating craft beers, a cooler of craft beers and growlers of their own beer where available. The menu consists of charcuterie, cheese boards and paninis.
Taplands, 1171 Homestead Road, Santa Clara; 408-709-2990, taplands.com. Instagram: @taplandssantaclara.
The Rose & Crown Pub, Palo Alto: The English pub, the oldest bar in town, offers over 20 rotating craft beers on tap and a drinks menu with various cocktails and whiskeys. They serve standard English pub fare including fish and chips and cottage pie. The pub says it will be open for “a lot of games”; Check Instagram for a schedule.
541 Emerson Street, Palo Alto; 650-327-7673, The Rose & Crown Pub. Instagram: @theroseandcrownpa.