People packed into Beckley BrewHouse to watch the USA team play during the FIFA World Cup. “It was standing room only,” co-owner Ron Wills says. For such a small place, the restaurant/bar has become a hub for sports fans with three LCD HD TVs and comfy couches — not the mention the impressive menu including chips and salsa and the blue cheese burger with sweet potato fries. Cool off at the bar with a cold beer, cherry limeade or the more adventurous espresso martini, which combines espresso, Absolute vodka and Kahlua. “It’s a very cool neighborhood hangout,” Wills says. The crack house-turned-brew house opened in 2006 as something of a gateway to the bustling Bishop Arts District. Wills says that rather than competing with surrounding business, they help each other. “The rising tide floats all the boats, and that’s what Oak Cliff is all about right now.”

• Beckley & Zang, 214.943.8977

Three more spots to watch the game

For some Argentinean fare, head to the house next door, which also offers a nice game-watching atmosphere.
• Beckley & Zang, 214.944.5300

Aside from satisfying those late-night taco cravings, the restaurant doubles as a sports bar.
• Jefferson & Crawford
• 214.942.4400

Jack’s has flat-screen TVs right over the dart boards.
• Pittman & West Commerce, 214.741.3131