As the World Cup and temperatures heat up, Barbakoa, a modern Latin restaurant and bar in Downers Grove, has futbol fever as it celebrates the Latin countries and the U.S. participating in the 2014 FIFA soccer games.
From now to Sunday, July 13, Barbakoa will feature drink specials that coordinate with the soccer matches. Depending on which countries are playing at any given time, Barbakoa will offer a specific cocktail, beer or wine from that country for $6 while the match takes place.
See below for a full list of cocktails and beers offered as a special for each country. The soccer matches will be shown on Barbakoa's many flat-screen televisions throughout the entirety of the World Cup, and further drink specials will be announced.
ARGENTINA: Gougenheim Torrontes White Wine
BRAZIL: Three Rums and a Ponche
CHILE: Piscola (Pisco with cola and ice)
COLOMBIA: Rum on the Rocks
MEXICO: Margarita Puro
SPAIN: Homemade Sangria (white or red)
USA: Barbakoa Pale Ale by Two Brothers
The restaurant is at 1341 Butterfield Road. For more information, call 630-852-2333 or visit www.barbakoa.com.
About the venue
Barbakoa's concept is the result of a partnership between Jerry Kleiner and the Buonavolanto family, who recruited award-winning Chef Dudley Nieto and mixologist Adam Seger. The restaurant is described as a modern interpretation of Latin cooking with roots in Central and South America, and the Spanish Caribbean – enriched by many European influences.