There’s no better place to watch your favourite sport than with your mates at a bar as you cheer your team on. The next big sporting event — the Rugby World Cup 2023 — will be held in France between September 9 and October 29 HKT, so we rounded up the best sports bar from across the 852 where you can grab a drink and get well and truly into the sporting spirit.
Trafalgar — Wan Chai
This Wan Chai watering hole is popular among sports fans for its cosy vibe and outdoor balcony area. Watch all your favourite matches live on their big screens or even play a game of pool between innings. If you want to head back for a non-sports outing, check out their Tuesday night quiz sessions.
5/F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | +852 2110 1535
Tophouse — Tsim Sha Tsui
If you’re in TST, head to Tophouse, which live streams matches of most international tournaments on three screens — one that’s 95 inches and two that are 65 inches. Sit by the bar if you want to be close to the onscreen action or grab a table outdoors for views of Victoria Harbour.
Shop 14-15 LG Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | +852 2295 0500
Delaney’s — multiple locations
This Irish pub has been around for nearly 30 years and is popular among enthusiasts of rugby, football, and American sports. Its Wan Chai branch is temporarily closed, but its Kowloon and Cyberport counterparts screen major tournament games live on large flat-screen TVs.
Locations in Wan Chai, Pok Fu Lam and Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2544 1131
de België — Sheung Wan
This Sheung Wan bar generally screens games of major rugby, tennis, football, and cricket matches on their two projectors and two TV screens. Remember to call ahead to check if they have a minimum charge for guests during various stages of big-ticket tournaments. Seating is limited, so we also recommend that you reserve a table.
de Belgie, 108, Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan | +852 2869 8388
Misty’s — Wan Chai
If your idea of game night is watching rugby games, football and cricket matches, and Grand Prix races, then Misty’s is where it’s at. You can catch all the action on their projector and five big TV screens. And if you and your buddies are game to test your knowledge of all things random, check out their trivia nights every Wednesday.
68-70 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | +852 2503 0080
Dockyard — Kowloon
Dockyard prides itself on giving its patrons a complete game-night experience. It has an expansive menu with elevated bar food, serves beer on tap and in bottles, and even has a foosball table. Call ahead to find out which matches of your fave tourney they’re screening and to check whether they have specials for the occasion.
Level 1, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong | +852 2252 5228
Ebeneezer’s Kebabs & Pizzeria — Discovery Bay
The all-new Ebeneezer’s in Discovery Bay has a cocktail menu and plush interiors, and has retained its comprehensive menu featuring popular Indian fare, kebabs, and pizzas. And if you’re in a sporting mood, so to speak, you can settle down in front of their giant TV that screens sport for everyone — whether it’s cricket, football, rugby golf, or tennis.
Shop 102A, D’Deck, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island | +852 2987 0036
The Next Chapter HK — Tung Chung
This Tung Chung restaurant may be known for its welcoming atmosphere and live music nights, but it’s also a popular spot in the neighbourhood to watch the biggest events in the world of international sports, courtesy its two large flat-screen TVs.
Shop R&S, G/F, Seaview Crescent, 8 Tung Chung Waterfront Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island | +852 2907 6988
Jing Jing Bar & Restaurant — Lamma Island
If you ever want to indulge in a bit of comfort food while watching your favourite sport, head on over to Jing Jing. This friendly-neighbourhood joint on Lamma Island serves up a mean chicken parma and spag bol that you can enjoy while cheering on your favourite team on their flat screen TV.
54 Main Street, Tung Shue Wan, Lamma Island | +852 6545 2447
China Bear — Mui Wo
This South Lantau hotspot with waterfront views and chilled-out vibe is perfect to watch a match over a drink with friends. Grab a table outside overlooking the pier, order a pint, and get your game on!
Shop 2&4, G/F, Mui Wo Centre, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island | +852 2984 0222
Wan Chai Stadium — Wan Chai
As the name suggests, this Wan Chai bar is a sport’s fan go-to spot if they want to catch a game in one of the 852’s hottest party districts. A glance at their memorabilia — think a signed Liverpool shirt and Formula One race car replica — will let you know that this place is all about sport. So whether you’re into F1, UFC, rugby, football, or the NFL, you’re sure to catch all the action on one of Wan Chai Stadium’s numerous TV screens.
Shop A3, G/F Hay Wah Building, 72-86 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | +852 3579 4466
The Jockey Bar & Club House — Happy Valley
The fact that this American sports bar-slash-British pub is in Happy Valley in the vicinity of the racecourse might make you think that you can only watch horse racing here. But this venue also caters to rugby, Aussie rules, and footie fans. Plus, pet parents can bring their doggos here to stretch their legs in The Jockey’s al fresco space.
G/F, 33 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley | +852 2572 2266
Forbes 36 Sports Bar — Kennedy Town
If you’re in K-Town and on the lookout for a place to view a Grand Slam match, football or rugby kick-off, or cricket innings, make your way to Forbes 36. Stay in the bar to catch sports action on their TV and then head outside for shisha.
G/F, 56 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town | +852 9845 5472
Inn Side Out — Causeway Bay
Looking for a sports bar with a real stadium vibe? This spot at the South China Athletic Association has sprawling indoor and outdoor areas overlooking the golf driving range. While it’s one of the most popular places in town to watch the Sevens if you can’t get tickets to the tournament, you can also head there to catch the biggest football finals or the Super Bowl.
88 Caroline Hill Road, 2nd Floor, SCAA, Causeway Bay | +852 2895 2900
The Spot Bar — Central
While this cosy venue on Staunton Street may seem more up a football fan’s alley, considering that its walls are lined with framed footie jerseys, The Spot Bar screens pretty much all things sports — from rugby and basketball, to badminton and golf. Watch all the action on their 65-inch screen and their other smaller TVs.
G/F, 32A Staunton Street, Soho, Central | +852 2416 5588
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