With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans. 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 the FIFA World Cup. 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. With good reviews aplenty and, not to mention, SGD45 Asahi buckets, you’re all set to have a ball.
The Penny Black, 26-27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817.
Media Bar @ JW Marriott South Beach
Best part about the Media Bar? TVs embedded into the bar itself. The centrepiece features an LCD bar counter (made up of 24 screens) so you’ll never miss any of the action. With happy hours that start at 11am, downing a local craft beer or two is totally acceptable on a Monday afternoon; or any other time of day, for that matter. It’s time to crack open a cold one with the boys.
Media Bar, JW Marriott South Beach, 30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763.
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.