The next few months are enormous for rugby fans, with the Rugby World Cup 2019 kicking off in Japan on 20 September. To save you some time and get you to the big screen (and a pint) in the fastest way possible, we’ve found some of the best sports bars in Singapore to watch the rugby matches live. And, better news, most of them have decent happy hours and will have special drinks deals during the games!
Harry’s Bar is a familiar name around sports fanatics. For the upcoming Rugby World Cup, a whopping 14 Harry’s outlets will be screening the matches live! Get the latest update of screening times at different outlets on the website.
The bars are equipped with flat-screen TVs, as well as additional large screens at the Dempsey Hill and Boat Quay outlets. You can enjoy classic bar grub like nachos and chicken wings, and, if you’re extra hungry, fill up with mains like beer-battered fish and chips or dry-rubbed baby back ribs. Catching the live action with friends? Share the Harry’s 7 platter: signature wings, squid skewers, tandoori chicken, edamame, otah toasties, spicy chicken sausage. Don’t miss out on the special deals across the different outlets! Happy hour at selected bars run daily till 8pm, where you can get two house-pour beers, wines or spirits at just $22.
Table Restaurant & Bar
Support your favourite rugby teams at Naumi Hotel Singapore‘s restaurant and bar! Located within the lobby, the relaxed, bistro-style dining spot offers a great selection of contemporary Indian specialties and fab drink promotions.
Through the week, fuel up with the Double Happiness specials, such as twin deals on bottles (two ciders or beers for $22), drinks by the glass (two glasses of prosecco for $28) and more. On top of that, enjoy 50 percent off every second order of kebabs, including favourites like tandoori garlic prawns, paneer garlic tikka and mahi tikka ajwaini (tandoor-grilled sea bass).
Gear up for the rugby fever and watch all matches live on the big screen at Bar ’75, the retro-style sports-themed bar at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. You’ll find a special rugby-inspired menu and match-day deals, including the 4-wards Margarita cocktails: Tropical Touch, Berry Drop, Blue Cap and Green Grubber. Hungry? Tuck into delish dishes like Australian wagyu beef sliders and beer-steamed New Zealand green mussels. Beer lovers are in for a real treat, too, with a three-litre Tiger beer tower going at just $85.
Oh, and did we mention? Every receipt entitles you a chance to win attractive prizes! The grand prize is a weekend stay at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for two persons, inclusive all meals at Azur. What’s more, two lucky winners will each walk away with one-year worth of Draft Denmark Beer at Bar ’75.
Bull and Bear
Located in the heart of Chinatown, this restaurant bar offers both indoor and outdoor seating, a pool table and plenty of big-screen televisions to catch all the live sport you can take, including the Rugby World Cup. Don’t miss the happy hour promotions, which run from 11am to 8pm daily! If you’re hungry, there are bar bites like truffle fries, or you can load up on heartier mains like grilled pork loin chops and beef bolognese. Selected matches will be shown. Follow the Facebook page closely for details nearing the date.
This laidback waterfront venue is located in the heart of Boat Quay and boasts a vibrant, upbeat ambience. Enjoy the best of sport, including rugby, while taking advantage of the daily happy hour, which runs from 11am to 8pm! Indulge in freshly made naan pizzas and kebabs hot from the tandoor oven by Dharma’s Kebabs. There’s also a wide range of salads for those who prefer something light. All RWC matches will be shown at BQ Bar.
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
Watch the rugby live at what’s known to be Singapore’s first Irish pub. With live music on most nights and all the live sport you could want, Molly’s is always lively and full of craic! The gastropub is famous for its Fish n’ Chips, but you also shouldn’t miss out on the happy hour deals running from 11am to 8pm everyday. All the rugby matches from Japan will be shown at Molly Malone’s.
Most popular for its amazing ladies’ night special (complimentary free-flow margaritas, wines and more for ladies on Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm), The Exchange is another spot to catch the rugby matches in the coming weeks. Happy hours are from Monday till Friday, 4pm to 7pm, where you can get a bottled beer for $7 – what a steal! There’s also an all-day dining menu with specialties like Aussie chicken parmigiana and grilled meats. Selected RWC matches will be shown. Follow the Facebook page closely for details nearing the date.
$35 beer buckets during happy hour at the four Tadcaster Hospitality bars: Bull & Bear, BQ Bar, Molly Malone’s, The Exchange. Plus, during rugby season, you can stand a chance to win a trip for two to Cebu – head to the bars’ Facebook pages to find out more!
Lobby Lounge & Bar
Catch all of the Rugby World Cup matches live at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre‘s bar, where you can cheer on your favourite teams with a bucket of five Heinekens at just $45! Feeling peckish? Pad your stomach with a bar special: hand-pulled Black Angus shredded beef in herb-truffle focaccia, served with a side of chilli fries ($28). Top up just $5 for a bottle of Heineken to wash it all down.
All the matches will be screened on a state-of-the-art, high-definition 85-inch screen, so you know you’re watching all that live action in detail! Don’t miss the Super Happy Hour promotion, too, where you can enjoy one-for-one on all alcoholic beverages. Great news: on live-match days, this deal is available from 5pm to closing!
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