It’s the moment every football fan dreads. Your favourite team is playing, you’re desperate to watch, and you can’t find a single bar showing the game. Trying to find a spot that doesn’t simply play live music every night while their TV screen sits silently in the corner is a struggle that no football lover should have to go through.
With games happening every other weekend, you can definitely do better than sitting at home while the rest of your family is asleep. So book a cab, grab some friends, and head down to one of these sports bars next time your game is on.
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With 14 locations around Singapore, it’s no surprise that many of us have been to Al Capone’s Sports Bars & Dining at least once in our lives. The place is known for their affordable beer, with rates going at $8.80 for a full pint of Guinness and $39 for a 3l Heineken tower. Pair this with the TV screens that are blasting the latest football match and you’ve got a fun-tastic night.
Full list of Al Capone’s Sports Bars & Dining locations.
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The Drunken Poet is where you’ll get the best craic on the latest sports news. This authentic Irish pub is located conveniently at Orchard, and you can expect loud roars of cheering whenever a football match is going on. And if you’re one to munch on grub while watching a game, you’ll be thrilled to know that their kitchens open till 1am from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Address: 400 Orchard Road, #01-29C Orchard Towers, Singapore 238875
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 3pm-2am | Sat 12pm-2am | Sun 12pm-11pm
Contact: 6734 2924 | The Drunken Poet website
There’s also a whisky bar above the restaurant.
Image credit: Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar via Facebook
We know, the best view is when your team scores the winning goal. But at Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar, you’ll also be treated to the serene sights of the Singapore River. Besides screening the usual sports like football, rugby, and F1, the place also shows cricket, UFC, and tennis matches.
Address: 32 Boat Quay, Singapore 049821
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-12am | Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Contact: 6533 5880 | Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar website
Nothing complements a rousing English Premier League screening quite like hearty nosh, affordable drinks and a lively crowd of fellow football fanatics. Situated at Esplanade Mall, Mischief is the perfect destination for avid fans from all over the world to gather.
There’ll be no shortage of good food to tide you over the evening, with gourmet selections such as Crackling Pork Belly ($25) and Mentaiko Fries ($19) to fuel you and your mates’ roaring cheers.
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-12 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: Mon 5pm-11pm | Tue-Thur 5pm-1am | Fri-Sat 5pm-3am | Sun 5pm-12am
Contact: 6532 0106 | Mischief website
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Following the theme of Irish Pubs, Muddy Murphy’s is a much cosier, more intimate space, helping to create one of those environments you just can’t match when live football is being shown. With 6 big screens to catch all the best live sports, if there’s a game on, chances are it’ll be showing here.
Team this live football with unbeatable traditional pub food and UK favourites such as Strongbow Cider, and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect night out. It’ll be so fun, you may not even care if your team doesn’t win.
Address: 111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset #01-02, Singapore 238164
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-12am | Thurs & Sun 11am-1am | Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Contact: 6735 0400 | Muddy Murphy’s website
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Found in the converted Peranakan House on Joo Chiat Road, Hogs Bar is everything a beer drinking sports fan could dream of. From pool and foosball tables to beer gardens and a menu serving only the best Western food, this is home to everything you could possibly desire.
Live sport is what Hogs Bar revolves around, showing almost every sport you can think of, as well as being more than willing to cater for your personal sporting needs. Just let the staff know if you have a favourite event live on TV, and they’ll try to ensure that you get to see it!
Address: 382, Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427622
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-1am | Sat-Sun 4pm-1am
Contact: 6342 0382 | Hogs Bar Facebook
Although not specifically known for being a sports bar, Harry’s is still home to many sports fans tired of watching football at home alone. With 20 bars across the island, sleep soundly knowing that there’ll always be a Harry’s relatively nearby.
Check out their online calendar which shows what sport is on, so you have no excuse to ever miss your favourite game again. It also lets you know what bars will be showing the game and which won’t.
Full list of Harry’s outlets and opening hours.
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If you’ve ever watched a live game in a UK pub, you’ll know that it’s an experience tough to beat. Thankfully, The Penny Black Victorian London Pub lets us all enjoy the next best thing, having been designed and built in England and shipped all the way over to Singapore. Keep an eye on their Facebook page, where they update weekly on their screening schedule.
Address: 26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11.30am-1am | Fri-Sat 11.30am-2am | Sun 11.30am-12am
Contact: 6538 2300 | The Penny Black Victorian London Pub website
With the vibe of a European Cafe but the booze of one of Singapore’s best clubs, Hannibal is a bar you can’t afford to miss. Huge projector screens show all the best live sports, creating an exciting environment for the party goers it attracts. From expats to local young professionals, make yourself cosy and settle into one of the best spots around for live sports.
Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-03/04 The Pier @ Robertson Walk, Singapore 239013
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-1am | Fri 4pm-2am | Sat-Sun 12pm-2am
Contact: 6732 7550 | Hannibal website
Image credit: Patro’s Sports Bar & Restaurant via Facebook
A little different from regular sports bars, Patro’s is a Mexican-North Indian fusion restaurant. An open-concept beach restaurant facing the South China Sea, this place is a great spot for football lovers to come with family. With a cosy sports bar interior, delicious fusion food, and the beach only a stone’s throw away, you won’t even mind that you’re nowhere near the game itself!
Address: 920 East Coast Parkway Parkland Green, Singapore 449875.
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm | Fri-Sat 11.30am-1am | Sun 11am-11pm
Contact: 6440 9372 | Patro’s Sports Bar & Restaurant Facebook
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As well as having an intentionally hilarious name, the Coq & Balls is the trendy bar that cements Tiong Bahru as a hipster’s haven. Built in memory of a “local legend”, this beautifully decorated bar is the perfect combination of classy meets fun, with craft and premium draft beers awaiting your arrival.
Worn brick walls and an industrial interior are what makes this place so unique. If all you’re looking for is a simple and friendly spot to drink good beers alongside friends while the game is on, then look no further.
Address: 6 Kim Tian Road, Kai Fook Mansion, Singapore 169246
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-1am | Sat-Sun 3pm-1am
Contact: 6276 6609 | Coq & Balls website
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Aussie food and beer combined with live international sports on impressive HD large screen TVs will always be a recipe for success. Showing favourites like cricket and football to even horse riding, Boomarang Sports Bar is the place to go with your pals. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see what games will be on and when.
Address: 60 Robertson Quay #01-15, The Quayside, Singapore 238252
Opening Hours: 7am-3am, Daily
Contact: 6738 1077 | Boomarang website
It doesn’t matter if you’re a football fanatic, rugby junkie, or F1 follower. Heck, you don’t even have to be a sports lover. Instead of staying at home and watching the game alone, consider dropping by one of these sports bars with the gang. You’ll get to soak in the thrilling atmosphere as you scream in excitement with everyone in the bar.
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Cover image adapted from: @nusc.sg via Instagram, Charlie’s Restaurant & Bar via Facebook
Originally published on 20th May 2016. Last updated by Joycelyn Yeow on 29th September 2023.
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