10 Places to Watch the FIFA World Cup Finals
There’s no better match than beer, football, and friends.
(SPOT.ph) After a number of unexpected twists and turns, this year’s FIFA World Cup is drawing to a close. Our staying up late (or waking up at the wee hours of the morning) to witness defending champs, Spain, being eliminated early or Brazilian star player Neymar fracturing his spine is nearly ending. Just recently, Brazil failed to rise up to the German challenge, leaving us with a Germany-Argentina championship. Make this conclusion more fun by watching with friends (or strangers in the hopes of making new friends) and a cold glass of beer. We give you 10 places to watch the finale on July 14, 3 a.m.
Handlebar Bar & Grill
Priding itself as the only full-fledged sports bar for bikers and expats, Handlebar Bar & Grill allows you to play pool on the side, while munching enormous Western-style steaks, and while enjoying the game. Don't forget that a spot of beer makes everything more fun.
Handlebar is at 31 Polaris Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City.
Tipsy Pig Gastro Pub
Tipsy Pig is a hot place for city nightlife. Let this place clue you in on the formula to a great game-viewing experience: good place, good comfort food, good company, and good booze. Get your hands on their sisig tacos while your eyes are glued to the TV set for the match.
Tipsy Pig is at Capitol Commons, Pasig City.
A bar staple since ’92 in the San Francisco pub scene is now within reach and it’s a worthy venue for your FIFA viewing pleasure. From 2 a.m. onwards, cheer your team on with fellow fans accompanied with some drinks: ice-cold Macho Mugs for P120 and P130 on all imported beers.
Cable Car is at G/F CKB Center, Tomas Morato Avenue corner Scout Rallos, Quezon City.
Germany is in the finals and if you’re pro-Germany, support your team the "authentic" way. Jägermeister shots are on the house for each goal Germany makes, and even more freebies are up for grabs when they bag the trophy! Whatever the results are, you can either relish or console yourself with breakfast servings available after the game.
Brotzeit is at Unit 112 Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City.
Avenue 75 Sports Bar
Football fans in the South, rejoice! Forty-two-inch TVs are all over the place set to the sport of your choice-in this case, football. The blue and yellow lighting will put you in an appropriate chill-meets-game-face mode. Enjoy a hefty plate of Filipino, American, or Japanese cuisine and cocktails at affordable prices.
Avenue 75 is at 75 Aguirre Avenue corner Gonzalez Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City.
Mulligan's Irish Gastropub
This Southern affair is designed like your traditional Irish pub. Watch the finale between the last teams live and in full HD with a glass or bottle of wine from the cellars scattered at the space. Souvenir items to reminisce this year's World Cup are also up for grabs.
Mulligan’s is at 57 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City.
Velocity Sports and Entertainment Bar
This Hong Kong signature bar boasts of a lush, avant-garde vibe perfect for the modern sports enthusiast. Football fans can watch the match from different angles in high-definition LCD sets and from cozy booths. Order some hard drinks and their Velocity Burger for good measure.
Velocity is at Marriott Hotel, 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City.
H & J Sports Bar and Restaurant
If you’re a rowdy viewer (admit it, we’ve all experienced those), this is the perfect place. Television screens and LCDs are set up as well as pool tables and a poker room. There's also ice cold cheap beer and pulutan which are always great game companions.
H&J is at Felipe corner Polaris Street, Makati City.
Skippy's Bar & Grill
Trying to be neutral? This Australian-inspired bar will unleash the sports fan in anybody. Sports memorabilia and pictures are spread over the walls complete with a movie projector to watch the much-awaited match on. It serves bang-for-your-buck meals from Down Under and they don’t scrimp on ingredients and flavor. Try their signature Down Under cocktail, The Lot, and their imported sausage roll and chicken pie for breakfast.
Skippy’s is at Forum South Global, Bonifacio Global City.
This European-inspired bar has exactly the atmosphere a World Cup finals between Germany and Argentina is asking for. Cheer on for your home team as you chug on fresh European beers and some great English grub.
Draft is at G/F Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City.