You might have watched the World Cup at home in the past years, but let’s be honest here — there’s nothing quite like rocking up to watch a World Cup match on a big screen and shouting your head off. The different time zones will not be an issue, with bars all over the city showing every match. Whether you’re after a casual sports bar vibe or a dazzling sky restaurant, we’ve rounded up five of the best venues in the city to watch the game in Bangkok among the roaring crowd and the clinking sound of glasses.
ZOOM Sky Lounge, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel
Hosted by Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, ZOOM’s World Cup Free Flow event is held at the al fresco bar overlooking the 360-degree cityscape.
Taking place until 15 July from 8 pm to midnight, the bar will be streaming World Cup live in a high-spirited atmosphere, where you can opt for free-flowing Chang beer on draft for THB 499++ and gourmet snacks inspired by countries of the competing teams priced from THB 190++. Make your way to the sky bar to root for your favourite teams while nibbling tasty bites.
ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant, 38th Floor, Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, +662 210 9000
Bunker Sathorn, the New York style restaurant serving up American staples inspired by Mexican and Thai cuisines is transformed into a lively sports bar to celebrate World Cup 2018. The restaurant’s promotion throughout the tournament includes 5 beers of Singhaor Heineken along with tasty, alcohol-friendly snacks including French fries and juicy chicken wings, all for THB 750++. Crave for something more succulent? From simple comfort food to juicy wagyu beef and hearty foie gras, they have got them all to keep your energy levels up throughout the tense games.
Bunker Sathorn, 118/2 Soi Suksa (Sathorn 12), Bangkok, +662 234 7749
The Zuk Bar, The Sukhothai Bangkok
Warm up the pre-game with a huge screen, plus several 55 inch TV for live coverage of all the football action at the Zuk Bar nestled in The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel. The bar will offer a range of special promotions, starting from four bottles of Singha beer and tapas set including beer-batter cod finger and chips or beef bulgogi and kimji at THB 1,800++, or get into the spirit of World Cup with a bottle of Stolichnaya Vodka and a sumptuous selection of tapas (THB 3,500++). Starting today until 15 July 2018, from 5pm-1am daily.
The Zuk Bar, The Sukhothai Bangkok, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 344 8888
25 Degrees, Pullman Bangkok Hotel
Football never sleeps — especially when it’s being played in a different time zone. This is when 25 degrees Bangkok comes in handy for football lovers looking to soak up in the tournament’s spirit. The burger bar will screen every match live 24/7, starting this week until the end of the FIFA month. And if you want a meal that promises a good game night, we recommend the special World Cup set which includes their juicy signature burger served alongside golden French fries and a bottle of fizzy Coca-Cola for a refreshing balance priced at THB 450++. Not a fan of FIFA? By all means take full advantage of the season by heading over to 25 Degrees for the buy-one-get-one deal for all sides, beers and refreshing cocktails from 3–7pm. The deal gets even better from midnight to dawn hours, with a free side dish after buying drinks of two you thirst for.
Pullman Bangkok Hotel, 188 Silom Road, Bangkok, +662 352 4192
The Drunken Leprechaun Bangkok
If beers and burgers aren’t your things, there’s a sweeter way to celebrate World Cup at The Drunken Leprechaun Bangkok. With the bar and the open-air garden both decked out with big screens for live stream, the Irish beer house is opening its door to welcome football fans. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most popular sports bars thanks to its impressive beer selection and atmosphere.
The highlight set menus starts from the sponsor bucket set including three ice-cold Budweiser and warm pretzels served alongside gooey cheese dip flavoured with premium beer for THB 600. Or go excessive with the jumbo sets offering a keg of Singha, a generous serving of chicken wings along with the crowd-pleasing nachos and salsa priced from THB6,300. The sets fit perfectly for a large crowd of ten to twenty.
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Soi Sukhumvit 15, Bangkok, +662 309 3255