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It would be hard enough to get into Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa tomorrow to see the U.S. team obliterate their English opponents, but getting into Biergarten Haus? Fuggetaboutit! After weeks of delays, DC’s first German-style beer garden is open today as of 9am. So you think it might be a good spot to watch tomorrow’s game? Well, you’d be right, but unfortunately you’re not the only one with that idea. The place is already overbooked, and if this mass email from owner Chris Chambers is any indication, its bracing for soccer-megeddon:
We want to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to the Grand Opening. Obviously we were not able to get the construction done in time to do any soft openings. So tomorrow we’ll have our soft/Grand/World Cup opening. Tomorrow we will be opening at 9am to the public. Just to let everyone know, we are booked solid for the USA game on Saturday & the Germany Game on Sunday from 1 to 4pm. If you come in for early games, we will kindly ask you to move to the bar at approx 1PM for the reservations coming in. After the games are over, we will be welcoming anyone who would like to come hang out with us. After this weekend we will come up with some set policies for reservations. My only goal right now is to serve the people, and we will do our very best to make this place the best it can be. Thank you very much for your understanding!
Don’t let that stop you from going, of course, but prepare yourself to have lot of good German beer spilled on your shoes…