So, it’s World Cup season now and almost everyone and their grandmother has been struck with football fever!
Although we can easily watch this year’s FIFA World Cup for free on Malaysian television, loads of us prefer to make it an entire event with our family and friends. So, why not go out to these cool places to watch your favourite teams play at football’s biggest event?
1. Anggun City, Rawang
Always wanted to watch the World Cup on the big screen? Then this is the perfect place for you!
Anggun City is definitely the place to be if you’re looking to enjoy World Cup matches and experience an exciting atmosphere with loads of other people. Plus, if you go hungry, the food trucks around the area have got you covered. Sounds like a good family outing, too!
Check out their Facebook page here to see what matches they’re screening throughout the World Cup.
Address: Anggun City, 01-3 Jalan Anggun City 1 Pusat Komersial Anggun City, Taman Anggun, 48000 Rawang
2. The Sticky Wicket, Bukit Damansara
If you fancy catching World Cup matches at an English sports bar, look no further than The Sticky Wicket.
The bar’s sports-oriented atmosphere really puts any customer in the right mood to cheer on their favourite teams while chilling with a pint of your favourite beer. Plus, there’s also loads of interesting cocktails for the more adventurous drinkers! We recommend trying the Namaste, which is essentially Masala Tea with an extra kick, if you know what we mean. 😉
Check out their Facebook page here to keep up with the matches they’ll be screening this World Cup!
Address: 34, Plaza Damansara , Medan Setia 2 , Bukit Damansara Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday (12pm – 1am), Friday & Saturday (12pm – 2am)
3. Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur
In conjunction with the World Cup, Pavilion is hosting a number of special screening events called “Dream Goals”, where matches are screened on their Indoor LED screen at Connection (Level 3).
That’s not all though! Because they’ll also be hosting an extra-special screening for the final match (15th July), which will be screened on their 60-metre wide Elite Outdoor LED screen at the mall’s main entrance at Jalan Bukit Bintang. This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!
Check out their website here for all the deets!
Address: Connection @ Pavilion KL Shopping Mall (Level 3), Jalan Bukit Bintang 50250 Kuala Lumpur
4. Score @ The Roof, Bandar Utama
If you’re looking for a holistic sports bar experience while watching the World Cup, we definitely recommend Score at The Roof.
Not only can you enjoy affordable drinks and a good burger while watching the game, but you can also play darts or even pool during half-time! Sounds like the perfect group outing if you ask us!
Check out their official Facebook page here for more info!
Address: Score @ The Roof, 1 First Avenue Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (5pm – 2am)
5. Magnum Sports Cafe, Johor Bahru
JB peeps, this is definitely one of the best spots in town to watch the World Cup this season!
There’s a wide variety of food and drinks at super reasonable prices, so you can enjoy a full meal while watching your favourite teams battle it out in the World Cup. It’s definitely the place to be if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere to keep you hyped during the exciting matches!
Check out their Facebook page here to find out more!
Address: Magnum Sports Cafe, Puteri Harbour Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Monday – Friday (4pm – 2am), Saturday & Sunday (12pm – 2am)
6. SOULed OUT
Popular chain SOULed OUT has definitely gone all out for World Cup season with their “SO Soccerfest 2018” festival running until 15th July. This festival is running in their Kuala Lumpur outlets (Sri Hartamas, Ampang, Bangsar South and Taman Tun Dr Ismail) as well as their branch in Kota Kinabalu.
Not only do you get to watch your favourite teams play at the world’s biggest football event, you can also get the chance to win prizes and free drinks if the team you pick wins the live match!
[Sri Hartamas] No. 20,Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
[Bangsar South] No. 7 Jalan Kerinchi Kuala Lumpur
[Ampang] Ground Floor, Menara HSC, 187 Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur
[TTDI] Unit G-02, Ground Floor, Menara LGB, No. 1 Jalan Wan Kadir Kuala Lumpur
[Kota Kinabalu] Lot No. G-101-78 Ground Floor Imago Mall KK Times Squares Off Coastal Highway Kota Kinabalu
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday (12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 1am), Friday (12pm – 1am), Saturday (5pm – 1am), Sunday (12pm – 1am)
7. GridIron Sports Cafe & Lounge, Bangsar
Jalan Telawi is a pretty popular nightlife spot for most KL-ites, but out of all the various bars on this famous street, we definitely recommend GridIron to catch the World Cup.
There’s loads of comfy spots to sit around and chat with friends, not to mention their pretty impressive selection of drinks!
Check out their Facebook page here for more info!
Address: No. 11-15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday (4pm – 2.30am), Friday (4pm – 3am), Saturday – Sunday (2.30pm – 3am)
8. Rock Cafe, Bandar Sunway
So, you’re a broke student in the Subang area but you still want the outdoor screening experience for this year’s World Cup. Have no fear, because Rock Cafe is the perfect hangout spot for you!
Not only does this food court have a huge variety of amazing dishes (both halal and non-halal), but it also has a huge outdoor area with big projectors that screen all the World Cup matches for everyone to see. It’s chill, it’s cheap and it’s got that ‘mamak‘-style every Malaysian loves – what better way to experience World Cup season?
Address: Medan Rock Cafe, Jalan PJS 11/20, Bandar Sunway Subang Jaya
Opening hours: 24/7 daily
9. Genting Highlands, Pahang
Happen to be on holiday in Genting and want to catch some World Cup matches? No worries, because there are actually viewing parties being held for certain matches at the Genting International Showroom, while the final match will be screened at the Arena of Stars on 15th July!
What’s even more exciting is that you even get the chance to meet legendary footballers such as Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, and Paul Scholes at a meet-and-greet event! Walao!
Check out Resorts World (RW) Genting’s website here to find out more info!
Address: Resorts World Genting, Pahang, 69000 Genting Highlands
Timings: Visit RW Genting’s website here to check the full schedule for all the screenings
10. The Crossbar, George Town
If you’re in Penang, you definitely need to hit up The Crossbar for the ultimate chill sports bar experience. Their wide selection of drinks and food, along with their dart board games will definitely keep you and your friends entertained during half-time.
Plus, you can get pretty good discounts on drinks too! Men can get 10 per cent off their total bill if they’re wearing a football jersey, while ladies can get up to 20 per cent off depending on the height of their heels!
Check out their Facebook page here for more information!
Address: The Crossbar, Urban Food Hall Gurney Paragon, 163-D, Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang
Opening hours: Sunday – Monday (10am – 10pm), Friday – Saturday (10am – 2am)
11. Bam-Boo-Ba, Langkawi
Enjoying a beach vacation in Langkawi but want to catch up with the World Cup happenings? Then head on over to Bam-Boo-Ba – it’s the perfect spot with a laid-back vibe to watch the live coverage while enjoying a refreshing drink or two.
Check out their official Facebook page here for more details!
Address: End of Sunba Block, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
Opening hours: Sunday – Monday (12pm – 1am)
So, those are some of our top picks for the best places to watch the World Cup this season! Where will you be watching most of the football matches this year?
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