From sports bars in popular districts like Wan Chai to more open places like shopping malls, here’s where to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Hong Kong.
It’s that time of the year when the world unites to watch the same game at the same time. Grab your flags and face paints, we may not be heading to Qatar but we’re getting close — from your nearest sports bar, shopping mall or even in the comfort of your own home. This year, the FIFA World Cup is held in Qatar from Sunday, 20 November to Sunday, 18 December, and well, the time difference remains! Matches are typically timed at 11pm and 3am HKT so be prepared if you’re planning to head out for live matches (it’s going to be a long night!). Here’s where to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Hong Kong.
Showing all 64 matches, 17 Fenwick sells tickets for $200 each (one free drink included), for a spot for you to catch your favourite games. The TV is massive and the crowd will surely get you in the World Cup spirit (not to mention plenty of bar snacks to boot)! Seats are all first-come-first-serve.
Central Market – World Cup For All
This revitalised building, that’s quickly become a cultural and happening hub in Central, will be showing all 64 World Cup matches at its ground floor Oasis. The 4.5-metre-tall TV and laser projectors bring us closer to the players and hence, the more the adrenaline rush! You can redeem a ticket upon spending a minimum of $300 at Central Market to watch the match; the more you spend, the more the rewards. Find more information here.
Hung Hom can be happening too! Dockyard at Kerry Hotel will be dishing out World Cup-inspired food items and will show 36 matches live, including a viewing party on Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 December with free-flow beer packages (and a complimentary limited-edition World Cup souvenir). Find out more here.
From the opening game all the way to the finals on Sunday, 18 December, catch all the games at Flaming Frango, a special snacks menu will be available until 2am every night but if you know us, you’ll know we’ll be eyeing the Peri Peri chicken!
This spacious sports bar may have it all — TV all around so you can catch the winning goals from every angle, an extensive collection of draught beers, good food and a cheerful crowd!
Sino Group Shopping Malls
Football fans in Kowloon and The New Territories, rejoice! Make your way to Olympian City, Tuen Mun Town Plaza or Citywalk for free airings of the FIFA World Cup matches. Olympian City is going all out with two 430-inch ultra HD TVs; Tuen Mun Town Plaza visitors can get World Cup-inspired nail art (we know, right?); Citywalk will have coaching sessions by the LaLiga Football Schools for everyone to try their hand (or foot, rather) at the most beautiful game.
Olympian City, 18 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.olympiancity.com.hk
The Spot Bar
Watch all the FIFA World Cup matches live at this lively bar in Central. Plenty of beer is assured but if that’s not your thing, we always love nibbling on fries while we’re on the edge of our seats!
Wan Chai Stadium
If you’re looking to watch your favourite teams with your friends, head to Wan Chai Stadium for a not-so-rowdy crowd (we can’t promise anything though!). You’ll be charged $300 per person to reserve a table and advance booking is advised, if you choose to walk in, you can’t always guarantee you’ll get seats.
Read More: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Wan Chai
How To Watch The 2022 FIFA World Cup At Home
Local channel, Viu Tv will be showing a total of 19 selected matches (see schedule here) and all commentary is in Chinese. Alternatively, you can subscribe to Now TV (ah the good ol’ days!) to catch all the matches in HD and English commentary, but this may be more on the pricey side and subscription plans last for two years.
BONUS: Hotel Staycation Packages To Watch The 2022 FIFA World Cup
A bunch of Hong Kong hotels are offering FIFA World Cup staycation deals to watch the match in comfort and in privacy without the ruckus of a bar crowd! If you’re looking to get away from home for a wee bit and also be able to catch the match (and go to bed right after!), check out the following staycation offers:
- Cordis Hong Kong – Ready, Set, Goal! Staycation. www.cordishotels.com
- Eaton Hong Kong – Goalie Staycation. www.eatonworkshop.com
- Harbour Grand Hong Kong – FIFA World Cup 2022 Package. www.harbourgrand.com
- Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong – Gather Your Friends Staycation. www.hyatt.com
- Mira Moon – FIFA World Cup Playcation. www.miramoonhotel.com
- Panda Hotel – 2022 World Cup Staycation Package. www.pandahotel.com.hk
- The Mira – FIFA World Cup Playcation. www.themirahotel.com
Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of 17 Fenwick via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of 中環街市 Central Market via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Dockyard 百味村 via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Citywalk 荃新天地 via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Wan Chai Stadium via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Gustavo Ferreira via Unsplash.