Sports bars in Singapore: Cool joints in the city to catch live sporting action

Sports bars in Singapore
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Be it Aussie Rules, Formula One, the upcoming World Cup or otherwise, here are our choice spots when it comes to cheering (read: screaming) on your favourite sportsmen with new-found pals

The next best thing to catching the FIFA World Cup live in Russia, is watching it broadcasted live in Singapore’s vivacious sports bars. In our country populated by innumerable fitness fanatics and sports enthusiasts, watching displays of elite athleticism over a pint or two can be quite unforgettable. Singapore not only boasts a full calendar of sporting events all year round, but is also home to numerous sports bars that engage fans of different sports with a variety of unique experiences.

Dallas Restaurant And Bar

Known for its generous portions, this all-American eatery is famed for its hearty prime ribs and succulent steaks, as well as classic Southern delicacies like buttermilk fried chicken burger, char-grilled slipper lobster and jumbo shrimp. Dallas Bar and Restaurant attracts fans of cricket, basketball, football, rugby and even horse riding, all day, every day. Plus, the beers, cocktails, wines and sparkling wines  cost around $10 during happy hour, which runs from 3 to 7pm.

Dallas Restaurant and Bar
31 Boat Quay
Singapore 049820
Other outlets in Suntec City and Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6532 2131

Hogs Bar

Nestled in the heritage neighbourhood of Joo Chiat, Hogs Bar invites you to enjoy an array of draught beers, great food and live sports in its preserved colonial abode or in its lively alfresco veranda. Its menu brandishes traditional Singaporean dishes like satay (grilled skewered meat) and tahu goreng (deep-fried soy cakes), alongside international comfort food. Have a bit of fun at its pool and foosball tables with fellow patrons, who are big UFC fans. English Premier League derby matches are also serious affairs at this establishment.

Hogs Bar & Restaurant
382 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427622
Tel: +65 91252994

Hero’s

Party with fellow athletes and avid sports fans at Hero’s, which is frequented by local dragon boaters, martial artists and rugby players. At Hero’s, every big sports event is a raucous affair, but the bar’s management also organises a variety of other activities like karaoke night and stand-up comedy nights. Driven by live music and fuelled by affordable drinks (promotions see prices dipping to as low as $10), the gregarious party at Hero’s spills out to the streets of Boat Quay nightly.

Hero’s
69 Circular Road
Singapore 049423
Tel: +65 6438 6058

Beer Market

‘Bid’ on beer as the prices rise and fall at Beer Market. A popular place for watching sports in the nightlife district of Clarke Quay, Beer Market also entertains its patron with live music and darts machines. On weekends, Beer Market also indulges ardent foodies with local and international buffets.

Beer Market
#01-17 and #02-02
3B River Valley Road
Singapore 179021
Tel: +65 9876 1338

McGettigan’s

One of the most popular bars in vibrant Clarke Quay, McGettigan’s is a central beacon of revelry whenever festivals like the Singapore Festival of Fun and the Singapore River Festival roll into this nightlife neighbourhood. An exuberant bar that takes its football, rugby and UFC very seriously, McGettigan’s and its loyal following are sure to go stir-crazy when the FIFA World Cup and Singapore Grand Prix commence — the bar will be holding World Cup-themed games and parties during this season.

McGettigan’s
#01-01
3A River Valley Road
Singapore 179020
Tel: +65 6837 0577

Brewerkz

Singapore’s oldest and most prominent microbreweries, Brewerkz is tucked away in a tranquil corner of Clarke Quay, but boasts magnificent vistas of the Singapore River. Brewerkz Riverside Point and its other three branches at Sentosa Boardwalk, the Singapore Sports Hub and Orchard Parade Hotel are popular venues for dinner parties and big gatherings. The in-house and international craft beers at these outlets go for as low as $10 on some nights. At Brewerkz, sports fans can not only catch football matches of tournaments like the Spanish La Liga and the Asian Football Confederation Champions League, but also the London Marathon and Formula 1.

Brewerkz
#01-05/06
Riverside Point
30 Merchant Road
Singapore 058282
Tel: +65 6438 7438

Five Square

A franchise that garnered nationwide fame thanks to its namesake $5 drinks, Five has an outlet in the Central Business District named Five Square. You can also pick from attractive bottle deals ($355++ for a pair of Dalmore bottles, anyone?) or go for $2.50 proseccos. Five Square entertains its patrons with captivating live bands, and most recently became the new home of the Official Arsenal Singapore Supporters Club. You can be sure to expect a memorable time here when the FIFA World Cup and International Champions Cup commence — the Arsenal players are likely to drop in on their faithful here while in town.

Five Square
#01-03
Great Eastern Centre
1 Pickering Street
Singapore 048659
Tel: +65 8798 0245

The Penny Black

A Victorian-style pub known for its delectable pub grub and tasty draughts, The Penny Black has prospered for decades in the party precinct of Boat Quay, housed within a restored pre-war shophouse right at the edge of the Central Business District. The Penny Black is a perennial go-to establishment for live sports screenings, where boxing, football, Australian footie, rugby and mixed martial arts fans flock to every night, and even on weekend mornings when big fights are taking place in the US.

The Penny Black
26/27 Boat Quay
Singapore 049817
Tel: +65 6538 2300

Muddy Murphy’s Irish Pub

A rowdy Irish pub by night, a deafening silence falls upon Muddy Murphy’s when intense matches are screened (it specially opens to accommodate early morning football screenings). Various European football leagues, the UEFA Champions League, the Australian Football League and rugby tournaments from around the world screened here draw sports fans throughout the weekend and on weekday evenings, who often order the establishment’s popular Irish-style roast beef, and fish and chips, as well as sharing plates like cold cuts and cheese platters.

Muddy Murphy’s Irish Pub
#01-02 to 05
Claymore Connect
442 Orchard Road
Singapore 238879
Tel: +65 6735 0400

Boomerang

Boomerang and its friendly regulars make a big deal out of Australian sports events and Australia Day. Besides fresh draughts, full-bodied wines and creative concoctions, Boomerang’s most popular menu items include fish and chips, burgers and skewers. This Aussie establishment also screens sports like basketball and cricket. Mixed martial arts fans and practitioners too visit Boomerang regularly, although UFC is only screened in its Boat Quay branch and not its Robertson Quay branch, as families with young children frequent the latter.

Boomerang
52 Circular Road
Singapore 049407
Tel: +65 6536 4990

Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales started as the bar of a backpackers inn, but gradually garnered a reputation as a lively sports bar. Mixed martial arts fans gather at its Boat Quay branch (its sister outlet is located at 101 Dunlop Street) bright and early on Sunday mornings whenever a big UFC event is happening. Prince of Wales sells bottled beers for as little as $5 on some nights, and also proffers live music and quiz nights, in order to engage guests with a wide variety of entertainment. Also the venue of football and rugby screenings, Prince of Wales is where many young bands like The London Fog (which eventually played at the Singapore Grand Prix) cut their teeth.

Prince of Wales
51 Boat Quay
Singapore 049840
Tel: +65 6557 2498

Molly Malone’s

Another popular Irish bar in town is Molly Malone’s, which is right smack in the middle of the action when St. Patrick’s Day festivities take over Boat Quay. This teeming pub screens football, rugby and Australian footie matches. On other days, you can discover upstart musicians and split your sides to local and international stand-up comedians here. Molly Malone’s organises quiz nights very often too, and happy hour here stretches till 8pm.

Molly Malone’s
56 Circular Road
Singapore 049411
Tel: +65 6536 2029

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Published 11th May 2018
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