Is it just us, or is everybody obsessed with the World Cup this time around? Our ears are still ringing with the blare of vuvuzelas. For the second round of matches this weekend - at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday - here are some favorite New York venues to indulge your soccer mania.
WHAT For the duration of the competition, this East Village watering hole is serving $3 pints and $10 pitchers of Coors Light, plus $3 shots to get you through the nail-biters.
WHERE 61 Second Ave.
INFO 212-388-0662, dempseysnyc.com
2. MASON DIXON
WHAT With 10 HDTVs showing every match, you won't miss a minute of the action. And a $40 all-you-can-drink wristband will keep the refills coming, whether your team is winning or losing.
WHERE 133 Essex St.
INFO 212-260-4100, masondixonnyc.com
WHAT Wish you were watching the competition in Cape Town or Port Elizabeth? This South African restaurant in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is the next best thing, with every game on its large TVs and regional fare like Durban Bunny Chow.
WHERE 195 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn
INFO 718-855-9190, madibarestaurant.com
WHAT This biergarten serves 12 imported German beers on draft, but don't feel obliged to root for Germany - chef Torsten Ziebold is serving "soccer rolls" inspired by each day's teams. Games are shown on 5 TVs and projected on a big screen.
WHERE 7 Rivington St., Manhattan, and 64 Frost St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
INFO 212-253-7077 (Manhattan), 718-599-0025 (Brooklyn), loreleynyc.com