Just like almost every other one, New York is the exception to the rule that Americans don't care about soccer.
While we may not play pickup games in back alleys or riot over Red Bulls games, come World Cup time New York soccer fans can compete with the best of them.
Whether you're rooting for the home team or another (North Korea, anyone?), chances are you're going all out for every game chanting, drinking, singing, drinking, blowing foghorns, drinking, and... did we say drinking?
Yes, the Tubbs to the World Cup's Crockett (or the Doc Holliday to the tournament's Wyatt Earp), throwing back some brews is almost as important as the game itself.
But where oh where can you partake in such a time-honored tradition?
Well, really anywhere. But we've compiled a list of the 25 best bars to watch all the World Cup action you can stand with a few dozen of your closest friends. That's one bar per day of play, so if you're really up for a challenge, try to hit them all. Your liver may hate you, but you'll earn our respect as a true World Cup fan.