The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup hitting a screen near you from 18 September to 31 October. Hosted by England it is expected to be one of the most exciting world cups yet, meaning the F&B industry of Hong Kong is gearing itself for one hell of a ride. And we all need to know where we can join in on that ride, so here at Expat Living we have searched for the best places to watch and see if the New Zealand All Blacks can retain their title in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
G/F & 1/F, One Capital Place – 18 Luard Road, Wan Chai and Basement, Mary Building, 71 – 77 Peking Road, TSTOpened in August 1994, Delaney’s Irish Pub in Wan Chai was the first Irish pub in Hong Kong serving the city’s first Draught Guinness. They now have 2 more branches in TST and Pok Fu Lam. What you see is what you get with Delaney’s – expect loud men shouting at screens and some good old-fashioned Irish charm.
G/F, 66 Yi Chun Street, Sai Kung, New Territories
Steamers is a more chilled option compared to the like’s of the Wan Chai bars. Offering light meals and traditional pub grub, cold beer and an extensive wine list, including organic wines and low calorie wines exclusive to Sai Kung. Want the atmosphere without the rugby? Grab a drink and head out to the beer garden for some sunshine.
209 – 219 Wan Chai Road, Hong Kong
They claim to be ‘the hippest sports bar and restaurant in Hong Kong’ the Champs Bar is renowned for its burning hot sports environment with different live broadcasts of popular events as well as latest sport events and Cable news! Plenty of space and a huge selection of beers provided the perfect scene for this year’s Rugby World Cup.
Block B, G/F, D’Deck, Discovery Bay
McSorley’s DB is a truly family friendly destination – well-known for its kid’s menu, spacious al fresco dining terrace, and of course, its rugby coverage. Enjoy multi-screen viewing, pub food and drinks before, during and after the matches.
45-53 Graham Street, Central
A favourite of the city’s Aussies, The Globe boasts lots of space, lots of beer, and lots of cheering. A great place to start if you want to continue the night in Central and the sort of place you can go alone and end up with a new group of friends within the hour.
Inside the Excelsior Hotel 281 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay.
A long established favourite with hotel guests and Hong Kong locals, Dickens Bar is a contemporary gastro bar, inspired by the much-loved and highly-regarded gastro pubs of the UK. A place in which you can enjoy drinks, but also order great food, Dickens’ atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and down-to earth.
57-73 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai
The Canny Man is Hong Kong’s only authentic, traditional Scottish bar. Located in the basement of the Wharney Guang Dong Hotel, The Canny Man serves traditional Scottish Fayre, including Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, Steak & Ale Pie, Mince & Tatties, Lamb Stovies and Traditional Scotch Pie. The Canny Man also boasts a collection of over 100 single malts and 28 artisan beers. Rugby, Beer and Scottish food, you couldn’t feel more at home if you tried (well if you are from Scotland)
G/F, 36 Forbes St, Kennedy Town
Forbes 36 promotes itself as a ‘premier’ sports bar and shows several live sporting events on its 6 large TV screens, of course including upcoming Rugby World Cup. With a popular Western food menu and large selection of draught beers, it has quickly become one of Kennedy Town’s latest hip spots.
The Podium, Level 4, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport Road
The Arcade, situated in the core zone of Cyberport, is a 27,000sqm retail and entertainment complex with an international mix of a state-of-the-art cinema, fine dining, a variety of lifestyle shops and a supermarket. It is a one-of-a-kind, high-end shopping arcade in the Southern District of Hong Kong. If you are looking for big atmosphere and big screens this is definitely your place.