Just like leap year, the Olympics, and presidential elections, the World Cup tournament only happens every four years. Well, it's back and officially kicks off this Thursday, running through July 13. And this time around the tournament is in Brazil, which means the games are broadcast during normal hours (typically 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.). While nothing beats attending a match in person (passport and a bank loan, anyone?), there's no shortage of great places around town to immerse yourself in the futbol fanatic fun.
But where are the best bars to check out the action with fellow fans? With the biggest screens, best parties, and most awesome specials, here are the 12 best bars for watching the World Cup in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Start planning now.