No matter which team you may support, join fellow footies for a pint and watch the beautiful game on the big screen. Here are some of our favourite bars to watch this season’s matches.
From the humble beginnings of a small neighbourhood café founded in 1996, SOULed OUT has grown into a gathering place for all manner of events, including football matches. The outlets in Desa Sri Hartamas, Bangsar South and Ampang will be showing the EPL matches on the big screen.
SOULed OUT is launching a fan club season pass in conjunction with the EPL this month. Priced at RM100, the season pass comes with a welcome kit, which includes a welcome letter, membership card, an exclusive invitation for the viewing party of the finals and other merchandise. Customers who purchase a pass within the first five EPL matches stand a chance to win a free drink when their team wins a match, while the supporters whose team tops the league can participate in a lucky draw. Season pass holders can also redeem five pints of beer and a 10% discount on their food bill on match night.
SOULed OUT, 20 Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL. Mon-Fri, noon-3pm, 5pm-1am; Sat, 5pm-1am; Sun, noon-1am. For reservations, call 012 200 1955.
SCORE @ The Roof
Score is a popular hangout for viewing televised sports with various seating options — from bar stools and picnic tables to regular dining seats — and a pool table for customers to unwind during half-time. Along with the promising beer promotions, Score boasts a menu of burgers and a range of small bites. The bar, located on the rooftop of First Avenue, is a cool, comfortable space that can cater for big crowds. Also on The Roof are restaurants — trendy, gastro-lounge Signature by The Hill and Chinese steamboat Yezi — should you want a sumptuous pre-game dinner nearby.
SCORE @ The Roof, 1 First Avenue Bandar Utama, PJ. Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm; Sat-Sun, 4-10pm. For reservations, call 03 8605 3388.
This sports bar evokes the energetic vibes and camaraderie of a professional sports locker room and, thankfully, it does this without having to look like one. The LockerRoom features a wide variety of craft beers, including yuzu beer, strong dark ale, white beer, Belgian strong beer, Belgian abbey blonde ale, Flemish brown ale, scotch ale, Indian pale ale, Belgian hopseed ale and porter beer, as well as reliable favourites, such as Asahi, Suntory, Carlsberg and more. The food menu offers burgers, pasta, skewers and small bites. With LockerRoom’s many TV screens, you will not miss a single minute of the match.
LockerRoom, L3-01B, Jalan Damanlela, Damansara City Mall, KL. Mon-Fri, noon-1am; Sat, 4pm-1am. For reservations, call 012 388 5536.
Hall of Fame
With the tag line: “Everyone’s Sports Bar”, Hall of Fame (HOF) produces a friendly atmosphere for all. This sports bar has a big screen projector and multiple TV screens to show the beautiful game. HOF is a great place to relax and watch your favourite team battle it out on the pitch while the soft-dart machines, a foosball table and a beer-pong table are there to keep the entertainment going. Stocked with all your favourite beers, HOF offers an appetising menu, including perfect game bites such as siew yoke, pigs in blankets and piggy fries (luncheon meat sticks).
Hall of Fame, G-2B, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South. Daily, 11am-2am. For reservations, call 03 5033 2488.
The Highlander’s Kitchen & Bar
Known as a bar for Liverpool supporters, The Highlander’s ambience is dyed red — from bar stools and tables to the lighting. Fans of other clubs are still welcome to watch the game on the TV screens while enjoying an ice cold beer or any drink of your choice. You will never walk alone when surrounded by fellow Liverpool fans, watching the EPL with bated breath. The new menu includes delicious local favourites such as satay and nasi goreng.
The Highlander’s Kitchen & Bar, 01-02 Block B, Plaza Kelana Jaya, Jalan SS7/13a, PJ. Mon-Thurs, 4pm-12.30am; Fri, 4pm-1am. For reservations, call 019 327 7172.
If you are looking for a more intimate location to watch the match, Sid’s Pub — with its first branch in Taman Tun — welcomes regulars and newcomers alike. A great place to have a chat or watch a big game, Sid’s has TV screens for fans to keep up-to-date with the score. This pub is also the perfect place for a pint of Guinness Stout as well as plenty of drinks promotions to enjoy. The food menu consists of traditional British fare with dishes such as cod fish and chips, steak and kidney pie, Sunday roast and more.
Sid’s Pub, 34 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI, KL. Mon-Fri, 11am-12am; Sat-Sun, 10am-12am. For reservations, call 03 7727 7437.
GRIDiRON Sports Cafe and Lounge
GRIDiRON boasts 33 screens that offer a 360° sports viewing experience so you will not miss a single second of the EPL. Designed look like a living room with lounge chairs, the interior guarantees a home-like feel while you watch football on screen. With an ice cold beer in one hand, you can order from a menu of hearty mains — classic burgers to juicy steaks — and scrumptious bites such as fried calamari rings. If you do not fancy a beer, have a peek at the selection of quality wines.
GRIDiRON Sports Cafe and Lounge, 11-15 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL. Mon-Thurs, 4pm-2.30am; Fri, 4pm-3am; Sat-Sun, 2.30pm-3am. For reservations, call 012 332 4820.
Dukes & Duchess
Fitted with high definition big screens and IVA Pro audio system, Dukes & Duchess will have you feeling like you are watching a live football match in the stadium. This bar welcomes all with a warm and comfortable vibe while experienced chef de cuisine, Don Daniel Thesiera — who has an incredible 35 years under his belt — serves up mouth-watering European and local cuisine, including pizza, pasta, tapas and more. Beers are served in chilled mugs, and Dukes & Duchess also features an impressive list of premium whiskies and spirits.
Dukes & Duchess, 52 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI, KL. Daily, 3pm-2am. For reservations, call 011 2488 1575.
This article first appeared on Aug 5, 2019 in The Edge Malaysia.