June 14, 2018 // Phoenix New Times // Benjamin Leatherman, Audrey Kruse

The World Cup, the globe’s biggest sporting event, kicks off today. Though the U.S. squad shit the bed and will not be playing, that doesn’t mean we should skip all the great matches and booze to be enjoyed. (Hey, at least we get an automatic qualification in 2026.) Here are a bunch of places to relax with friends, throw a few back, and watch the beautiful game’s greatest tournament in style.

Native Grill & Wings in southeast Phoenix.
Native Grill & Wings in southeast Phoenix.

Native Grill & Wings
5020 West Baseline Road, #123
The Laveen location of the local wing joint chain will be the spot where the Phoenix chapter of Pancho Villa’s Army (the official fan club for Mexico’s fútbol squad) will be partying during World Cup 2018. Their first celebration will take place starting at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, when Mexico takes on Germany. Drink specials and a “Mexican breakfast bonanza” will be offered and a raffle, prize giveaways, and live music are also planned. Similar affairs will be held at the location during the team’s upcoming matches.

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