The Best Places To Watch The World Cup Finals
You and the World Cup deserve nothing but the best
For the last few weeks, football fans have been staying up later (and leaving the office earlier) to catch the World Cup games live in action. Tears have been shed and triumphant fists have been thrust into the air—depending, of course, on what country you’re cheering for—but all this is about to come to a glorified end this weekend.
The World Cup Finals will begin at 11PM this July 15 and you know that all eyes will be glued to any screen within visibility. But why leave things to chance when you can cement your seat instead? And while we’re at it, why not make sure you get the best possible viewing experience?
Handlebar Bar & Grill
21 Polaris Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati
If you’re the type to enjoy a good burger with a good game, then Handlebar Bar & Grill in Makati is perfect for you. Their menu is beloved by new visitors and veteran goers alike, but it’s their friendly staff that has people returning. The venue is spacious and you have the option to enjoy the air-conditioned interior or the cool al fresco air.
Howzat Sports Bar
8471 Kalayaan Avenue corner Fermina Street, Poblacion, Makati
Howzat Sports Bar is the place to be for viewing all sports whether popular or not—cricket and rugby included—so you know this place brings it come it comes to World Cup nights. The best part, other than the reasonably-priced food and drinks, is that you never have to worry about missing a second of the game (bathroom breaks included).
GF6 Retail Arcade, Shangri-La at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City and Unit 112 Edsa Shangrila Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong
Because Brotzeit is a German-inspired pub from Singapore, it has the best chances of making you feel like you’re actually watching the World Cup in Europe. Dig into their pork knuckles, sausage platters and German beers in order to get the entire experience.
F&B Building, MC Home Depot, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
When asked for a sports bar, someone in the crowd is bound to yell out Skinny Mike’s—and for good reason. They have more than a dozen 42-inch LCD TVs littered around the bar and a projection screen to make sure that every second is visible to any visitor. And if your game just happens to fall on a Tuesday, then you’re in for a special 10-peso-per-wing promo.
Mulligan’s Irish Gastro
Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City and Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
If you live in the south, then you know Mulligan’s gives one of the best nights if you’re looking to watch a sporting event. The food is good (order the sisig pizza), the beer is well-priced and there are three branches along Aguirre in BF Homes so you’re bound to find a table or two. Live in Makati? Don’t worry, it’s expanded to Poblacion, too.
Then again, if noisy sports bars and screaming aren’t your cup of tea, you can always catch the World Cup Finals in your own home this weekend. Thanks to FOX+, every fan can take advantage of the comfort, silence and privacy of a home viewing without sacrificing quality and the very real chance of getting spoiled on social media.
The World Cup Finals kicks off on July 15th at 11PM. Where will you be?