While the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia might be over, there’s nothing more exciting than to spend your weekend nights watching ESPN as you dine and make merry with your lads. But should you stay home and invite the boys over? Or should you hit up a sports bar? If going out (because, seriously, who wants to clean up at the end of the night), then where should you go? So many questions. So many options. Luckily, we’ve done the hard yards. Below, our picks of the best sports bars in Singapore to watch your football matches. Go on then, rally the lads!
The Penny Black
A 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT towards Boat Quay will lead you to The Penny Black; a quaint and spacious English pub with a quayside seating area for those who love a little al-fresco dining (oh, you’re fancy). Games will be telecasted live on their massive flat screen for all to enjoy. You will definitely have a ball while you bask in the convivial and joyous spirit of the pub.
The Penny Black, 26-27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817.
Harry’s has been around donkey’s years. Today, with 21 bars spread out across the island, you can definitely catch the match at this Singapore mainstay without being too far from home. And offering a plethora of delectable local bar snacks the likes of Laksa Popcorn Chicken, Otah Toasties, and Chicken Floss Fries, you might not even need to return home.
Boomarang Bistro & Bar
This Australian bistro serves up authentic cuisine from the land of Down Under including, wait for it, marsupial meat (poor Skippy) complete with an extensive selection of Australian wines and champagnes. For more conventional diners, Boomarang also offers standard bar menu options as well as a good selection of beers. Check out their website for their broadcast schedules before heading down to one of their two branches—Robertson Quay and Circular Road.
Boomerang Bistro & Bar, The Quayside 60 Robertson Quay, # 01-15, Singapore 238252, | 52 Circular Rd, Singapore 049407.
Cafe Football is an establishment that lives and breathes
soccer (sorry, football). Opened by Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim (the owner of Spain’s Valencia) in 2017, it has quickly gained traction amongst local fans. While it might not be a bar per se, the cafe opens until midnight and offers an impressive selection of bar bites and drinks.
Cafe Football, 48 Woodleigh Park, Singapore 357844.
Meats N Malts
Located in the industrial estate of Tai Seng, this bar-cum-diner serves up good old American comfort food with a spin as you catch the latest football action on the screens. They even have World Cup-themed food items for the die-hard fans out there to pair with their ice-cold draft beers.
Meats N Malts, 30 Tai Seng Street #01-07, Singapore 534013.
The Drunken Poet
An Irish pub a heart, stout-loving patrons should definitely check out The Drunken Poet. If you enjoy the creamy velvety texture of Guinness, then you’ll be glad to see their authentic Irish beer cocktail offerings. Their kitchen opens till 3 am so you don’t have to worry about feeling peckish after countless rounds of stout with your mates.
The Drunken Poet, 400 Orchard Road, #01-29C, Orchard Towers, Singapore 238875