The much anticipated FIFA World Cup 2018 is just around the corner. From 14 June to 15 July, excited football fans will enjoy catching matches for a whole month! Since matches will be held in Russia this year, time slots for the games are late – between 8pm to 2am.
Besides hanging out at your kaki’s place to catch late matches, you can can also try watching them at bars with other football enthusiasts. Here are some bars and pubs you can hang out and watch exhilarating matches with other football fans!
With more than 20 bars located across the island, Harry’s is one of the most common bars Football fans head to. The bar offers a selection of snacks with a local twist, like Laksa Popcorn Chicken, Otah, and Chicken Floss Fries – quite possibly the best snacks to last through the night!
Opening hours: Varies
Located in Woodleigh, Cafe Football is a great hangout for Football enthusiasts in the quieter parts of Singapore. The cafe serves a range of drinks and bites, and is a self-proclaimed goto venue for “those who love food and love football”.
Location: 48 Woodleigh Park, 357844
Opening hours: 11am – 12am (Monday – Thursday), 11am – 1am (Friday), 930am – 1am (Saturday) 11am – 12am (Sunday)
Boomarang Bistro & Bar
Bars in Singapore don’t get as Australian as this one. With a wide election of Australian drinks and even serving Marsupial meat, Boomarang Bistro & Bar is quite a unique bar to visit. If you prefer the more conventional selection of bites and drinks, don’t worry – standard bar menu options are also available.
Location: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, 238252
Opening hours: 6am – 3am Daily
Opened by Esad Sejdic, an ex-professional footballer, it’s no surprise that you’ll get to enjoy watching FIFA World Cup matches in this bar. Sahara has a range of decently priced beers and delectable Middle Eastern food – you always need some extra fuel to keep up with the matches’ excitement.
Location: 58 Boat Quay, Singapore 049847
Opening hours: 1130am – 2am (Monday – Thursday), 1130am – 3am (Friday), 1130am – 330am (Saturday) 1130am – 2am (Sunday)
In the day, CHIJMES is a touristy cultural site but it soon transforms into one of the best places to watch football matches at night. Big screens descend at the fountain area and you can enjoy exciting matches in the cool of the night!
Location: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: 8am – 3am (Monday – Friday), 830am – 4am (Saturday and Sunday)
You can tell the owners of Muddy Murphy’s are serious about football. They’ve got six big screens so you definitely won’t miss out on any action just because you happen to sit behind an exceptionally tall guy. Muddy Murphy’s is an Irish pub, so feel free to get expressive and lively when you’re watching the matches!
Location: 442 Orchard Road, #01-02 to 05 Claymore Connect Singapore 238879
Opening hours: 11am – 1am (Monday – Thursday), 11am – 2am (Friday), 11am – 2am (Saturday) 11am – 1am (Sunday)
If you want a more casual setting to watch the world cup, you’ll be happy to know that many CCs will be screening the matches. During the lat FIFA World Cup, more than 40 CCs were open to public for screenings and chances are, it’d be the same this time round. You don’t always need to travel all the way to town at a fancy bar to catch live football matches with your friends!
There’s something comforting about enjoying some late night fries and nuggets at McDonald’s. Better still, to enjoy your favourite fast-food bites over a football match. 22 McDonald outlets will be screening live football matches islandwide, so find one nearest to you and dip those nuggets in your curry sauce while you follow an exciting match!
Do you live near SAFRA? If so, you’d be happy to know that SAFRA has announced it’s commitment to screen the FIFA World Cup 2018 in all it’s clubs. That’s right, ALL of them. Not only that, SAFRA members can cosy up and enjoy “premier members seating” to get the best view and most comfortable seats!
That being said, SAFRA will not be screening all matches, so do check which matches you’ll get to watch if you’re thinking of heading down to SAFRA.
It’s no fun to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 all by yourself. Catch it with your friends over some beer and bites through the late nights – it will definitely add to the buzz!