Catch the World Cup at these spots in Charleston

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World Cup madness is on so we thought we'd help you out a bit by letting you know some spots to catch it.

First off, all of the World Cup is being broadcast live on ABC or ESPN, locally the US matches are also available via ESPN Radio 910 The Team.

In North Charleston, the Irish Pub Madra Rua is promising to be open for every game.

On Daniel Island, the Three Lions Pub at Blackbaud Stadium (that's where the Charleston Battery plays) will be open throughout the tournament for viewing parties starting with South Africa versus Mexico on Friday, June 11, at 10 a.m.

Downtown, Closed For Business will be airing World Cup games during business hours from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. They will also be featuring some special international beers and flights to go with the theme of the games.

The Griffon will be playing the games and, starting on Monday, will be doing breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. so you can catch even the early games there.

The Buccaneer downtown will be open at 10 a.m. each day and will offer the burger and draft beer special for $10.

The Recovery Room tavern on Upper King Street will open at 9:15 a.m. Friday with coffee, hard-boiled eggs and toast. It will open at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, according to the bar's Facebook page.

Mellow Mushroom will be opening up  every day for the World Cup at 9:30 a.m. Mellow will also have food and drink specials during the games and are even boasting a breakfast pizza menu.

Moe's Crosstown Tavern will be opening at 10 a.m. to show the games and are doing a wings and pitcher special ($14.95) during all the games.

In Mount Pleasant their Mellow Mushroom will also be dishing up breakfast and "will be showing every game of the World Cup."

Italian spot Bacco will also be showing many of the games.

In Summerville and Mount Pleasant the three Dog and Duck locations will be showing most world cup games and will have 16 beers from World Cup countries and offering up punch cards to track which you've had. Fill that card up and you'll get "a Dog & Duck world Cup of Beers T-Shirt and a spin on The Wheel of Win."

In West Ashley, German pub Ten-Seventeen will be playing the games.

We're still scoping out spots, if you've got one to add, let us know.

When the games are

  • On Friday, South Africa takes on Mexico at 10 a.m. (all these are Charleston times,) Uruguay plays France at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday is South Korea vs Greece at 7:30 a.m., then Argentina vs Nigeria at 10 a.m., then England vs USA at 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday is Algeria vs  Slovenia at 7:30 a.m., then Serbia vs Ghana at 10 a.m., then Germany vs Australia at 2:30 p.m.

You can scope out the full schedule at Wikipedia (the games are 6 hours ahead of us.)