The 2018 FIFA World Cup is on from 14 June to 15 July. Hosted by Russia, the 21st FIFA World Cup is expected to be one of the most exciting world cups yet, meaning Hong Kong bars are gearing up 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 which of the 32 teams comes out triumphant.
G/F, 46 Staunton Street, Soho, Central and Block B, G/F, D’Deck, Discovery Bay
McSorley’s is a truly fun destination – well-known for its menu, spacious interiors, and of course, its sports coverage. Enjoy multi-screen viewing, pub food and drinks before, during and after the matches.
Basement, Mary Building, 71 – 77 Peking Road, TST
Opened 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 two 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.
209 – 219 Wan Chai Road, Hong Kong
They claim to be ‘the hippest sports bar and restaurant in Hong Kong’ and 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 the World Cup. There will be a minimum charge of HK$180 for two drinks when a game is on.
Head down to FRITES Central to watch the 21st FIFA World Cup, to kick off in Russia this June, live on the big screen, from 6pm every night. You’ll also be provided a large selection of draught and bottled Belgian beer and food to watch the games in comfort.
45-53 Graham Street, Central
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. They are screening all games that start before 2am.
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.
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