World Cup Pub Crawl Kicks Off Summer on Atlantic Avenue

By Nikhita Venugopal on June 19, 2014 3:10pm 

 A string of flags hangs outside Bacchus at 409 Atlantic Ave., one of 11 bars and restaurants along Atlantic Avenue hosting World Cup viewing parties for "Summer Celebration" on June 21. The pub crawl will begin around noon and continue until 10 p.m.
A string of flags hangs outside Bacchus at 409 Atlantic Ave., one of 11 bars and restaurants along Atlantic Avenue hosting World Cup viewing parties for "Summer Celebration" on June 21. The pub crawl will begin around noon and continue until 10 p.m.
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COBBLE HILL — Atlantic Avenue is kicking off the summer with a World Cup pub crawl that will feature viewing parties and drink specials for soccer fans.

From the East River to Flatbush Avenue, more than 50 businesses on and around the commercial corridor will be celebrating the start of summer on June 21 with the first ever “Summer Celebration,” featuring food, drink, shopping, live music and of course, soccer.

Almost a dozen bars and restaurants will be showing Saturday’s World Cup games from noon to about 10 p.m., including The Roebling Inn, ChipShop, Luzzo’s BK, Sottocasa Pizzeria, Bijan’s, Krescendo, Building on Bond, Bacchus, Hollow Nickel, Brooklyn Tavern and St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe. Upper90, a soccer merchandise store on Atlantic Avenue, will also be hosting a viewing party.

Be sure to ask bartenders about drink specials for the day. Bijan’s will pour $7 craft beers and Sottocasa Pizzeria has $4 Menabrea beers and $6 Sangria dei Campioni. Moxie Spot has its own special “Futbol Summer Fizz” with prosecco, Triple Sec and juices.

And if soccer isn’t your game, you won’t be on the sideline. The daylong event will also feature musical performances, sidewalk sales and wine and spirit tastings at Heights Chateau and Free Range Wine & Spirits.

The full list of 36 acts, which will be performing in 12 venues, can be seen here.

“It’s an event that has something for everyone,” said Josef Szende, executive director of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District, which is organizing the event in collaboration with Make Music New York.

Summer Celebration will be held on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bars will open their doors at noon.

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