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The World Cup starts Thursday. Here are 15 places in the Triangle to watch.

Iranian soccer players run during a training session at the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, Russia on Tuesday. The World Cup starts Thursday.
Iranian soccer players run during a training session at the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, Russia on Tuesday. The World Cup starts Thursday. AP

The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins Thursday morning at 11, and if you are looking for a place to watch, there are plenty of options in the Triangle.

Russia and Saudi Arabia will kick off the World Cup, which runs through July 14.

If you're stuck at home, click here for how to watch.

But for those of you looking for a bar or restaurant showing the games, here are 15 places you can go (with each bar's and restaurant's hours) in the Triangle.

Capital Club 16

16 W. Martin St., Raleigh (11:30 am - 2:30 p.m., 5-10 p.m.)

Capital Club 16 will feature traditional German food, a breakfast buffet and beer gear giveaways. World Cup games will be shown on a big screen inside. World Cup fans can count on Capital Club 16 to be a hub for the German team.

Mattie B’s Public House

1125 W. North Carolina St., Durham (Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. - until, *kitchen closes at 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

For the first two weeks of the World Cup, Mattie B’s will have Mexican food specials, beer features and the games will be shown on a 120-foot projector. Mattie B’s will open at 9:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

Bull McCabe's

427 W. Main Street, Durham (11 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

Doors opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday for the World Cup. The Irish pub has wall-to-wall televisions and full service menu is available until last call. At Bull McCabes, patrons can dine on soups, sandwiches and shareables. Sandwiches and entree menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches and an open-faced BLT.

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Bull McCabe’s in Durham will be showing the World Cup. 2014 News & Observer File Photo newsobserver.com

Clouds Brewing

126 N. West St., Raleigh (11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Clouds will feature normal daily specials, and will be showing the games starting at 11 AM on Thursday. Clouds has a "Downpour Wall," with more than 40 rotating taps with local and craft beers. Its menu features burgers, salads, nachos and wings.

Hibernian

311 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh (11 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

There will be beer specials on game days only, and patrons can choose from multiple bars within the complex. On Thursday, the first day of World Cup, specials include .50 cent wings and $4 draft beers. Hibernian's menu features house made pub food, which includes soups, sandwiches and burgers.

Growler USA

314 S. Blount St., Raleigh (Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

On the first day of the World Cup, Growler USA will offer half-price burgers. The bar/restaurant has multiple TVs over the bar on the first floor. Menu items include pretzels, salads, burgers, sandwiches and chicken and waffles served with a fried egg. Variety of beers include local and regional craft beers. Growler also serves wines and hard ciders.

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Chicken and waffles is one thing you can order from Growler USA in downtown Raleigh. The restaurant will be showing the World Cup, which starts Thursday. Jessaca Giglio jmgiglio@newsobserver.com

Woody’s At City Market

205 Wolfe St., Raleigh (11 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

Woody’s will feature specials on craft bottles and cans and daily lunch specials for $7.77. Woody's wings come in orders of 5, 10, 20, 40. Menu also includes burgers, wraps and 11 starters.

Carolina Ale House

500 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh (11 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

The Raleigh location at Glenwood South features bars inside and out, and TVs over both the bars, and a wide range of beers and mixed drinks. The menu includes wings, burgers, salads and tacos.

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Carolina Ale House at Glenwood South features bars inside and out, TVs over the bars and a wide range of beers and mixed drinks. Virginia Bridges vbridges@newsobserver.com

Jimmy V’s

420 Fayetteville St., Raleigh (6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

This restaurant in downtown Raleigh places a strong emphasis on wide array of drinks from cocktails to local craft beers, include local favorites such as Red Oak, Aviator and Big Boss. Jimmy V's also features wine and delicious Italian/American dishes as well as traditional comfort foods. Soccer fans can view the World Cup matches on select TVs inside the restaurant.

Flying Saucer

328 W. Morgan St., Raleigh (11 a.m. - 12 a.m.)

Taproom offers more than 200 global beers in a tavern-like environment. Enjoy the World Cup at the bar, or watch on the projector on the back wall. The menu includes starters such as pretzels, nachos and wings and soup, salads, sandwiches, pizza and desserts.

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The Flying Saucer near downtown Raleigh will show the World Cup at the bar and on a projector. News & Observer File Photo newsobserver.com

London Bridge Pub

110 E. Hargett St., Raleigh (2 am - 2 pm)

On its website, London Bridge Pub calls itself the '"best bar to watch soccer." The pub in downtown Raleigh offers a wide range of beer and mixed drinks, but does not serve food. Patrons will have to pay $1 for entry to the private club. It's beer selection includes locals and mainstream brews.

James Joyce

912 W. Main St., Durham (11:30 am - 2 am)

James Joyce, an Irish pub, will feature $4 Irish pints on Thursday, along with more than 10 different beers in bottles or a can and 19 different drafts. While watching the World Cup, try the bacon-wrapped hot dog, sweet potato burger or avocado BLT.

Doherty's Irish Pub

1979 High House Road, Cary

5490 Apex Peakway, Apex

(11 a.m. - midnight)

Doherty's will be showing the World Cup matches starting Thursday. Fans should try a flight - three 5oz samples - from the pub's extensive draft selection, which features IPA's and pale ale's. Starters include sliders, Irish egg rolls and wings and a Boxty, a traditional Irish Pancake with a choice of fillings.

Tobacco Road

505 W. Jones St., Raleigh

280 S. Mangum St., Durham

1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill

(11 a.m.- 2 a.m., Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday-Thursday)

The location in downtown Raleigh has a full bar to match its full menu of starters, soups and entrees. And if watching the game fires up the competitive juices, then head on over to the game room, which features NBA Hoops, Mortal Kombat, pool, skeeball, pinball and plenty more. World Cup matches will be shown at all three Triangle locations.

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Watch the World Cup at the Raleigh Beer Garden, which has three floors of bars. Courtesy of Hibernian Co. Courtesy of Hibernian Co.

Raleigh Beer Garden

614 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh (11 a.m. - 2 a.m.)

The Raleigh bar in Glenwood South offers more than 350 beers on tap and boast the world's largest beer selection. Watch the World Cup at the bar on each of the three floors of the split level establishment. Full menu also includes pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and wings.

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