Are you ready for some fútbol, Californians? You better be because the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil™ kicks off today with Brazil and Croatia launching the epic soccer battle. Soccer fans have been waiting four long years for this month-long showdown, and after the exciting preliminary competition where 204 entries were whittled down to 31 slots, soccer’s most outstanding teams are finally ready to go for the championship. According to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, about 1.8 million people are expected to travel to Brazil to attend at least one of the World Cup matches—and in a dazzling country like Brazil, that could definitely be one heck of a good time. But not all of us are jetsetters—and our World Cup Soccer plans instead involve getting together with our fellow soccer pals and watching the action on the big screen. So where should you head out for the fun? Take a look at our list of the best places to watch the 2014 World Cup and prepare to cheer for some fantastic matches.

1. Maggie Mcgarry’s Irish Pub
1353 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel: 415.399.9020

2. Mad Dog in the Fog
530 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: 415.626.7279

3. The Toad in the Hole
116 Fifth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Tel: 707.544.TOAD

4. Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park/The Summer of Soccer
Market St
San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.535.3570

5. The Britannia Arms of Monterey Pub
444 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel: 831.656.9543

6. De Vere’s Irish Pub
1521 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: 916.231.9947

7. Cat & Fiddle
6530 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tel: 323.468.3800

8. LA Galaxy World Cup Viewing Party
Pier Plaza
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

9.  The Harp Inn
130 E. 17th Street,
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Tel:  949.646.8855

10. Shakespeare Pub & Grille
3701 India St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: 619.299.0230

To enjoy a World Cup match, you don’t have to go out on the town, though—especially if you have your own theater right at home. The state-of-the-art screening room below is part of a gorgeous Portola Valley estate that also features four bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, gym, wine cellar, two family rooms and 2.5 acres of land. Imagine the World Cup festivities you could host in this magnificent setting. If interested, click through to see more.
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707 Westridge Dr
Portola Valley, CA 94028
$11,800,000 USD

For even more World Cup outing ideas, check out the Where to Watch the World Cup—USA Pinterest page and zoom into the Golden State. Are you watching the World Cup Brazil? Let us know your plans in the comments section below!