The Football World Cup starts today in South Africa and expatriates have over 56 games to look forward to over the next four weeks.
Not many expatriates can make it to South Africa to see the game live but never fear, we have produced a list of the best places to gather with fellow supporters to watch the football and enjoy a drink or two.
Places to Enjoy Football World Cup:
Place: CoCo’s Outback’s, Thorbeckeplein 8-12
1017 CS Amsterdam
Game Times: Call +31 (0) 20 6272423
Place: The Londoner, 591 UBC II Building, Basement B 104, Sukhumvit 33, BTS: Phrom Pong.
Additional Details: Special deals on all drinks during the month of the World Cup. Six pints of locally brewed beer for 800 baht.
Game Times: Call +66 (0)2 261 0238/9
Place: Touch Bar in the Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Additional Details: Games will be aired live throughout the month. A range of special World Cup drinks and snacks will be on offer.
Game Times: Call 010 5922 8880
The Fifa Fan Fest 2010 is the place for expatriates to experience the Football World Cup.
Places: Olympischer Platz: (11.06. – 18.06.2010) The Olympic Stadium, Straße des 17. Juni : (23.06. – 11.07.2010)
Additional information: Entry is free, but VIP tickets available. www.berlinfifafanfest.com/home-english.html
BA Expats have organized a “Match of the Day” event for each World Cup day. Expatriates from all over the world will convene to enjoy the football. Reservations recommended.
Place: Bar Malasartes, Piza Serrano, Palmer-Soho.
Further Information: http://www.facebook.com/pages/World-…23838764302317
Place: The Globe 1934 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
Additional Details: Voted Best US Soccer Bar in 2007 and 2008, this is the place to watch all of the games.
Game Times: http://www.theglobepub.com/
Hong Kong, China
Place: The Trafalgar, 5/F, 54-62 Lockhart Rd, The Broadway, Wan Chai, Tel: 2110 1513
Additional Details: Big screen on terrace with games to be projected onto a nearby building.
Game Times: www.trafalgar.com.hk
Place: The Bull & Bear, 11980 Westheimer
Additional Details: Early games will be accompanied with full English breakfast. Guinness $3.50 a pint.
Place: Springbok Bar and Grill
Additional Details: Games will be screened live on the big screens. While the bar will be closed for the 4:30am Pacific Time kick-offs, they will be showing replays later on in the day.
Place: Molly Malone’s – C/. Manuela Malasaña, 11
Place: Charles Dickens – 290 Collins Street, Melbourne
Game Times: Call (03) 9654 1821
Place: The Liga Pap restaurant on Bolshaya Lubyanka
Additional Details: Games will be shown in a movie house-styled area. There’s no entrance fee, but interested parties should book in advance. A down payment of 1,500 rubles ($47) per person is required for a seat at the final. If you don’t manage to get in, games will be projected onto the windows outside.
Place: Manchester United Café and Bar, Level 3, Palladium, High Street Phoenix Mill, Lower Parel (W) Mumbai
Additional Details: Games will be shown on large screens throughout the venue and private screening rooms can be booked.
Game Times: Call 022-43601111
Place: Nevada Smiths 74 Third Avenue / Between 11th & 12th St.
New York City
Additional Details: Huge football venue with games shown on 14 screens throughout the pub.
Game Times: http://www.nevadasmiths.net/
Place: Camel Sports Bar, 1 Yueyang Rd, Xuhui, not far from Dong Ping Road
Additional Details: Camel Sports Bar will be showing all World Cup matches live. with happy hour running from 4pm to 8pm.
Place: Brewerkz, #01-05/06 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road Singapore, and
#01-06/07/K1 Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore.
Additional details: 7:30pm and 10pm matches will be shown.
Place: Bar Quest, Rene Building, 3rd Floor, 5-3-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku
Additional Details: Four large screens will show and the event will hold drinks promotions throughout the World cup.