In less than a fortnight’s time, the FIFA 2018 World Cup will kick off with Russia going against Saudi Arabia in the first round of matches. The tournament will last an entire month with the final showdown scheduled to take place mid-July. Although the Hong Kong team has yet to qualify for a single FIFA World Cup tournament, that doesn’t mean you can’t partake in the hype with other football enthusiasts around the world. Now that summer is here, it's a great excuse for a bit of late night drinking. Not sure where to go to catch the games? Check our list below and be sure to book your spot early:
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill has got you football fans covered with five locations across Hong Kong broadcasting every match. You can catch all the games at the LKF flagship, TST, Sai Ying Pun, Kennedy Town, and Stanley locations. They’ve created six nacho flavours inspired by competing countries exclusively for the football season, so book a table to guarantee yourselves a spot. Be sure to check out their special deals on Budweiser and keep an ear out for the semi-finals and finals viewing party!
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Lan Kwai Fong Flagship: G/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, +852 2970 3877
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill TST: 14 Granville Road, TST, +852 2904 7698
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Sai Ying Pun: 48 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, +852 2325 5199
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Kennedy Town: 70 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, +852 2872 9500
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Stanley: 90 Stanley Main Street, Stanley, +852 2866 7322
Soho’s best known British pub, The Globe, are ready for fans to descend upon the venue. Courtesy of Pirate Life Brewery, there'll be plenty of drink promotions to keep you quenched during the festivities.
The Globe: Garely Buidling, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2543 1941
Located in the heart of Central, Rula Bala is the place where you find happy hour vibes and a lively party atmosphere. They will be screening all the matches of the FIFA Football World Cup from June 14 to July 15 with drink deals.
Rula Bula, G/F, 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
+852 9020 9670
Other than antipasti, pizza and pizza, here's another reason to visit Ciao Chow. You'll be able to enjoy a free-flow selection of wine, beer and champagne on special deals during the FIFA World Cup period.
Ciao Chow, G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
+852 2344 0005
Looking to book out an entire venue to watch the game? Head to The Spot Bar in Central, who will be hosting regular showings.
The Spot Bar, G/F, 32A Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2416 5588
Our favourite snazzy pub, Captain's Bar in Mandarin Oriental will be screening the FIFA World Cup again this year. We can think of nothing better than indulging in one of their signature Tiffin curries or fish and chips with a pint of their Captain's Bar Beer by Young Masters (HK$108 for 550ml and HK$85 for 250 ml), available on tap. Their signature brew is served in their custom-made silver tankard.
Captain's Bar, G/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2825 4006
Located on Wyndham Street, Slide on 79 is one of the best bars to visit if you are a fan of rugby, tennis, golf or football. Slide On 79 always live streams all of the major sports events, and will be broadcasting the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
Shop A&B, Upper Basement, Harilela House, 79 Wyndham Street, Central
+852 2779 9279
Other than a venue to club, LEVELS will also be offering special deals during the FIFA World Cup period. You'll be able to enjoy six bottles of Carlsberg at HK$250 on 14 and July 15 while you watch the games live.
Levels, 2/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central
+852 2811 1568
Havana, one of the best Summer bars in Hong Kong, will be also showing the match. Don't forget to try their signature mojitos.
Havana, 4/F, The Plaza, No.21 D'Auguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2851 4880
For those in Lantau, McSorley’s in Discovery Bay is your best bet. Their Soho location will also be broadcasting the games for your viewing pleasure. As for specials, turn on your notification for their Facebook page or call into the bar to stay updated.
McSorley’s Soho, G/F, 46 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong +852 2385 5515
McSorley’s Discovery Bay, Block B, G/F, D’Deck, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong +852 2987 8280
Trafalgar in Wan Chai is a classic option to watch the World Cup. Drinks are going at HK$200 for two for all 16 of the pre-round games. During the second stage of the competition, prices are only an extra hundred.
Trafalgar, 5/F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
+852 2110 1535
Champs Restaurant & Bar is not only the hippest sports bar in Hong Kong, but also a favourite among football fans. They'll be offering two drinks for HK$188 during the FIFA World Cup tournament period.
Champs Restaurant & Bar, Basement 1, 209-219 Wanchai Road, Hong Kong
+852 2892 3386
Speaking of burgers, The Butcher's Club Burger makes the best in town. During their showing of the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to 20, you'll be able to enjoy a complimentary slider when you purchase any regular-priced beer.
The Butcher's Club Burger, G/F, Westland Gardens, 12 Westlands Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2388 9644
Valleyers in Hong Kong will be happy to know that local watering hole The Jockey will be showing all the World Cup matches. Plus, they are offering a 20% discount to holders of their e-dining rewards card.
The Jockey Public House, 33 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
+852 2572 2266
Do you have a friend who's a member at the Hong Kong Football Club? Their spacious and homey Sportman's Bar broadcasts all the main sporting events worldwide. Enjoy traditional pub fare as well as a few drinks on their outdoor terrace.
Sportsman's Bar, Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
+852 2830 9500
Tables book out fast at this convenient spot in Causeway Bay. Aside from broadcasting all the sports you could want on their big screens, they also offer, beer pong, slap cup, flip cup and other drinking games as well.
Hex Bar & Billiards, 26/F, Zing!, 38 Yiu Wah Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2329 0899
Dickens Bar is one of the most loved and longstanding pubs in Hong Kong. You will be able to find a variety of British classics snacks and drinks such as ciders, beers and wine by glass here as well as live screenings of all the main sports events.
Dickens Bar, UG, The Excelsior Hong Kong, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2837 6782
Just a couple floors down, is Zerve Bar & Billiards. Their regular showing of sports (we're talking the NBA, UEFA Europa League, Premier League) and food from Shake 'Em Buns available during lunch and happy hour are just a few of the reasons why this pool bar is so popular. Dig into a burger, fries and chicken nuggets as you cheer on your team during the FIFA World Cup.
Zerve Bar & Billiards, 9/F, Zing!, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 5688 2723
Kwun Tong's resident American sports bar, The Stadium has also just recently opened a Causeway Bay Branch earlier on in March. Here you can enjoy an impressive selection of craft beers to pair with their signature The Stadium Wings tossed in homemade hot sauce, traditional potato skins topped with cheese, bacon, scallions and sour cream and even yam fries with truffle mayo.
The Stadium Kwun Tong, 4/F, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +852 2509 3388
The Stadium Causeway Bay, 2/F, Hennessy Apartments, 48 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, +852 9131 7779
For those living on the Western side of the island, Tequila on Davis in Kennedy Town will be your prime spot for watching the matches. Be sure to order a side of their nachos because they are bomb.
Tequila on Davis, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
+852 2818 1766
This K-town joint can show up to three live sports at any one time across the bar due to their multiple TV screens. What's more? You can even book a free-flow package (HK$520 per person) for three hours of unlimited food (think BBQ ribs, pizza, chicken wings, calamari, quesdillas, mac n cheese and fries) and drinks such as beer, house wines, Prosecco and house pours. Make a night out of it and go for their weekly promotions, which include all-you-can-eat Mexican Mondays (HK$158), Steak Night Tuesdays and a three-course Sunday Roast Dinner (HK$168).
Forbes 36, G/F, 36 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
+852 2813 5335
From 14 June to 15 July, Ovolo Southside will be celebrating the FIFA World Cup with a makeshift Pilsner Beer Garden and a constant flow of drinks: two hours for HK$250 and three hours for HK$350.
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong
+852 3460 8100
Popular watering hole, The Winery will also be showing the FIFA World Cup 2018. Keep an eye out for their happy hour deals, including free-flow Prosecco every Wednesday for HK$100 per person and free-flow beer, wine and Prosecco for HK$150 per person on Fridays from 5pm to 8pm.
The Winery, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158a Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun
+852 2517 0288
Although Ireland failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup tournament, you can still head over to Irish pub Delaney’s to stay up-to-date on the World Cup winners and losers. They will be updating their Facebook page for details on specials and discounts, so keep posted.
Delaney’s, Basement Mary Building, 71-77 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
+852 2301 3980
Room One at The Mira is a chic place to host a FIFA showing party. There's no denying that it is the perfect spot for casual meetings, happy hour and most importantly an exciting match night. They offer snacks and drinks at HK$248 per match and Kick-off Special with free-flow of house wine and beer with unlimited hot snacks at just HK$188 per person during the qualifying round of games until 28 June.
Room One, G/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
+852 2315 5888
In order to celebrate the FIFA World Cup, British chef Gordon Ramsay's London House over in Tsim Shawill introduce the special World Cup Burger Menu and broadcast all the matches.
London House, G5 and UG15, Tsim Sha Tsui Center and Empire Center, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 3650 3333
Australian-inspired sports bar Doghouse is renowned for its comforting bar grub and drinks selection. Their monthly promotion (six bottles of beer with mini nachos or chicken fingers for HK$448) is the perfect addition to a night watching the World Cup games. Tables can be booked from 4pm until late daily.
Doghouse, Shop 7, 13 Wing on Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
+852 2732 2860
Dockyard at The Kerry Hotel is another spot to watch all the games live. During the FIFA world cup period, they will be offering free-flow Carlsberg for just HK$150.
Dockyard, L1 The Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 2252 5228