Die hard football fans, bored girlfriends drooling over Ronaldo, it’s that time again: the FIFA World Cup.
Tears, screams, beer, nerves, bets gone wrong; whether you know the offside rule (we don’t and we don’t care), regardless of who you’re supporting (England, Brazil, or some of the players, we won’t judge), we share our top 10 kookiest hangouts to get into the spirit of Brazil and the World Cup.
Find spots to watch the games, celebrate Brazilian food, drink and culture or just revel in the party.
Join us on our Road to Rio.
Cafe Football 16 screens galore
With 16 screens decking this football-themed restaurant, it'll be impossible to miss the games.
Eat and drink the World Cup with a menu of burgers, pizzas and fan favourites: Karren Brady's pie and mash, Giggsy's sausage and mash and more. Expect extra themed dishes on the menu during the World Cup.
There's plenty of beers on offer, as well as themed cocktails for each match - one for each team. Just don't argue over who you're supporting.
Hurry and book now!
Cafe Football, The Street, Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1EN
Guanabara Football, Samba, Capoeira.
If you were in tears at missing out on tickets to Rio 2014, fear not, Guanabara will host a fête of Brazilian fun, music, food and vibes over the World Cup.
Guanabara will be supporting BOTH England and Brazil, with screenings of every Brazil game and most England games.
There'll be samba dancers, capoeira performers, football freestylers and other entertainment. Who needs a ticket to Brazil!
Six large screens & six pillar projections will show off the Brazil and England games.
For all other games, there'll be headphones for the unique "silent football" experience. No one misses out.
Guanabara, Parker Street,London, WC2B 5PW
Early bird tickets are £5-£10 and £17.50 for the final
SUSHISAMBA SUSHISAMBA MUNDIAL 2014
Starting 12th June SUSHISAMBA MUNDIAL will transform the 39th floor of the Heron Tower for the whole duration of the games.
Admire the beautiful views, not just of the football, but of London too, plus indulge in tasty food and drinks from Brazil, and be inspired by the atmosphere.
There's an outdoor terrace for select matches.
Executive Chef Claudio Cardoso will create a special menu treating guests to Brazilian treats - Pasteis de Bacalhau and Chorizo Assado.
Drink special cocktails for each team: Caipirinhas and a Passion Fruit Batida from Brazil; Japan's Jin Hana - made from sake; and The Keeper - elderflower, lemon juice and an IPA reduction spiked with Tanqueray, to get you through England's matches.
SUSHISAMBA, 110 Bishopsgate, London
Barzinho Graffiti, Carnival and The Redeemer.
Palm leaves, graffiti, carnival feathers. Barzinho takes you on a journey through Brazil, from Carnival to football.
Barzinho's Bar Manager Benjamin Purslow has created some cocktail beauties for you all to enjoy with The Redeemer. This is Barzinho's take on the Caipirinha, made with Caçhaca, Açai Berries, Campari infused with Goji Berries, Fresh Passionfruit juice and Lime.
Enjoy a Miracle Fruit sweet before sampling the cocktail, and take home a beautiful Bonfim fabric bracelet, a symbol of good luck in Brazil.
Samba till the early hours in the morning and party on.
Barzinho at Archer Street, 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D 7AP
Floripa Party island in a bar.
Named after the party island in Brazil, Floripa is London's vibrant and colourful Brazilian beach bar, club and restaurant with bohemian vibes.
To celebrate the World Cup Floripa are pulling out their finest Brazilian dishes: whole Picanha (cuts of sirloin steak cooked to perfection), Feijoada - meat and black bean stew and more.
There's an array of cocktails on offer infused with Brazil's national rum Caçhaca including favourites Fogo De Floripa and Batida de Salto.
Samba dancers will swirl and sway through live screenings of England and Brazil matches, as well as other matches.
If that's not enough there'll be carnival vibes with different DJs and live music. For those who want a much needed breather from the football tension, or escape from the lads, there's a terrace to sip cocktails and lounge in the sun.
Floripa, 91-93 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3HZ
The Grill From Ipanema Pop-up beach and barbecue from Cabana
Brazilian pop up The Grill from Ipanema will be setting up in Covent Garden's Piazza, bringing the sun (we hope) of Rio de Janeiro to London.
We hear there'll even be real (yes, real!) golden sand from Rio's beautiful beaches in this pop up.
The 'beach grill' will serve a selection of treats from Cabana Brasilian Barbecue: think flame grilled skewers, chicken coxinhas, cassava chips, as well as fruity caipirinhas from the bar.
If you're there during the day, expect to be thrilled by frescobal, a Brazilian beach game, as well as cooking masterclasses and samba workshops.
Opening 28 June - 13 July. Covent Garden Piazza
White Room Supper Club Flavours of the World
Taste the flavours of the world from Groups D and G of the World Cup in this unique supper club.
Group G's menu 13 June, will feature a caipirinha punch from Brazil, avocado balls from Ghana, Portuguese gazpacho, fillet of pork in Black Forest ham from Germany and finishes off with a pecan and bourbon Tart from USA.
Group D's feast (27 June) will take you through cod ceviche from Uruguay, sopa negra from Costa Rica, Italian caprese skewers and a sweet treat in an English gin & tonic tart.
Enjoy the food, football and conversation/debate about the games. Tickets are £35, BYOB.
Cocobananas Brazilian beats at the games
For a taste of the games and an all-Brazilian beach fiesta get to Cocobananas.
Grab some Brazilian street food and indulge in a Cocobananas Punch to get you into the spirit of the beach party vibes once the music starts.
Entry is £5 for all games*. Brazilian street food buffet and frozen cocktails £20.
*Games on Fridays and Saturday evenings won't be shown.
Cocobananas, 101 Howie Street, London, SW11 3BA
The Vaults 25 games. 32 countries. Face paint and flags
25 games. 32 countries. 1 winner.
The Vaults is bringing Brazil to London with a PARTY every day of the matches. A five metre wide screen, 400 cheering fans and a carnival of entertainment, food, drinks and... football.
Each night will be inspired by the headline team, so get your flags out, face paint and get on it.
The Vaults, Waterloo, Leake St, SE1 7NN
Disappearing Dining Club Dinner Dance
Drink. Sup. Dance. Oh and England's first game at the World Cup.
Feast on a tasty five-course Brazilian menu: pao de queso, bacalao croquettes & coxinha dumplings, followed by tiger prawn and squid salad and a main of salt-grilled picanha. Sweet lovers - Brazilian-style banoffee pie is for dessert, and don't forget Half Time caipirinhas.
If you don't want a feast, there's the option to just have caipirinhas and Brazilian street food.
Watch England vs Italy, kicking off at 11pm , in the late-night football lounge.
Party in the carnival atmosphere.
Disappearing Dining Club, Saturday 14 June
Dinner Dance, 7pm-3am, £56. Ticket includes welcome cocktail, canapés, four-course dinner, football screening, DJs
Caipirinhas & Coxinhas, 9.30pm-2.30am, £21. Caipirinas, Brazilian street food, game + dancing
Terrace Ticket, 10.30pm-3am. £11. Watch the football and party.