Footie fans, your most anticipated month has finally arrived! In less than two weeks, the greatest show on earth will kick off with host Qatar taking on Ecuador. While you may want to catch the matches in the comfort of your living room, it is not the same as watching it in the company of football-crazy crowds while enjoying some of the finest sips. Here, we have listed down some of the best sports bars in Kuala Lumpur to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Malaysia where you can take your viewing parties up a notch with much pomp and revelry.
8 Best Sports Bars In Kuala Lumpur To Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Matches In Malaysia
Qatar might be too far a reach for most of us, so here are the best alternatives to experience the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Malaysia.
1. Hall Of Fame (H.O.F)
With a large projector screen flanked by multiple television sets around the premise, Hall Of Fame is one of the go-to sports bars in Kuala Lumpur to catch live sports, ranging from English Premier League matches to F1 races. Revel in the sports-themed decorated place with some fine bites and alcoholic drinks. Then, have a go at the pool table, darts, or beer pong during half-time or post-match celebration!
Address: G-2B, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South 59200 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 12am
Fri: 12pm – 1am
Sat: 4pm – 1am
Sun: 3pm – 12am
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2. GRIDiRON Sports Cafe & Lounge
The bustling Jalan Telawi in Bangsar is a favourite hangout spot for a good night out. For football fans heading there, the place to be is GRIDiRON Sports Cafe & Lounge. Tuck into their signature hot chicken wings, juicy burgers, and pizzas before washing it all down with an array of cocktails and drinks—all of these while cheering on your team on multiple screens that made for easy viewing.
Address: 11 & 15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 4pm – 1am
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3. Healy Mac’s
Also in the vicinity of Jalan Telawi, Healy Mac’s is a bright spot that is often seen teeming with patrons, an indication that the food and drinks served there are great! Equipped with screens all around the premise that features indoor and outdoor seating, you can be sure that the Irish bar and restaurant is an ideal gathering place to catch the World Cup with your buddies.
Healy Mac’s can also be found in Bukit Bintang, Publika, and Crown Regency Serviced Suites in Kuala Lumpur.
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4. SOULed OUT Kuala Lumpur
SOULed OUT is a familiar haunt for many KLites, having been established since 1996. Standing strong till this day, SOULed OUT is an easy recommendation if you are looking for a lively place to watch the World Cup with a great crowd atmosphere. If that’s not enough, you can watch all the action on a titanic 360-inch 2K LED screen!
In terms of menu, it serves a variety of Asian and Western fusion meals as well as a long list of drinks. Besides Kuala Lumpur, SOULed Out sports bar also has branches in Ampang, Bangsar South, Kota Kinabalu, and soon-to-be-opened Bukit Jalil.
Address: No.20, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 12am
Contact: 012-2001955 l firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Blue Tee Sports Bar
Nestled in The Gardens Mall in Mid Valley City, MST Golf Arena is Southeast Asia’s largest indoor golf facility which opened its door in February 2022. “Wait, golf?” you say? Mind you, the facility also houses Tee Box Restaurant & Bar that features three distinct concept-designed areas. For World Cup viewers, you can head to the Blue Tee Sports Bar, which is not only a great place to watch live football matches with some wine and dine, but also a good spot to put your footballing skills to the test with its virtual multi-sports bay!
Address: S-214, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sun – Thurs: 10am – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 10am – 12am
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6. The Bell & Crown
Formerly Sid’s Pub (a frequented sports bar in TTDI, Kuala Lumpur), The Bell & Crown is a neighbourhood British pub and restaurant which serves, among others, the perfect pint of Guinness poured by Guinness-certified staff. Make your way to this place if you want to enjoy watching the games in a cosy place with a nice ambience accompanied by great food and drinks!
Address: 34 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sun – Thurs: 1pm – 12am
Fri – Sat: 1pm – Late
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7. The Dark Horse K.L
Billing itself as a swanky, contemporary, and stylish sports bar, The Dark Horse K.L offers ample space for you and your company to watch the games in comfort. Aside from that, you can also indulge in a game of foosball, darts, and pool to further light up the night. Oh, and did we also mention that this establishment serves sumptuous food by trained chefs with killer portions?
Address: Lot G-05, Life Centre, 20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 2am
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8. The Beer Factory
With no fewer than 12 sports bar branches peppered across Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, and Melaka, The Beer Factory is a much-frequented joint for those seeking a good hangout place to watch live football with a glass of ice-cold beer. This bar serves more than just beer though, you can also order a wide selection of bites for supper when the tummy starts to grumble during those late-night (or early morning) matches!
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Round Up Your Footie Buddies And Have A Ball Of A Time At These Sports Bars In Kuala Lumpur
Great time, great fun, and great company—that’s what watching a live football match in a sports bar is all about. Trust us, there are few better ways to experience the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Malaysia than a visit to these sports bars in Kuala Lumpur. Don’t forget to show up in your team’s jersey as a sign of support! That said, do drink responsibly and consider using an e-hailing service to spare yourself from driving. Fun shouldn’t come at the expense of safety.