The time has come when you’ll barely see your family member, partner, or friend because their lives are engulfed in the world of football. With the FIFA tournament set to kick off on 20 November 2022, we’ve got you covered with a list of places to catch the game with your mates in the Klang Valley.

Whether you’re a football enthusiast or enjoy the communal spirit of the game, put on your favourite jerseys, pile the snacks high, and keep the drinks flowing because the 2022 World Cup is here. Olé, Olé, Olé!

1. Gridiron Sports Cafe & Lounge, Bangsar

Equipped with more than 30 high-definition screens broadcasting live sports matches, Gridiron is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a place to catch the games with your friends. The cafe opens at 4pm daily and stays open till 1am except for Fridays and Saturdays when they open till 2am.

Address: 11 & 15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

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2. Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant, Publika

Head to Healy Mac’s, an Irish pub, to catch the game over dinner and drinks. Hailed as the best Irish pub in the world outside of Ireland by the Irish Times, Healy’s is as close to an authentic experience as you would get to being in an Irish pub in this part of town. Couple that with every Malaysians’ enthusiasm for football, and you can trust that you’ll have a great time here.

Address: Publika Dutamas, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 6211 0127

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3. SOULed OUT, Sri Hartamas

Tuck in local and fusion cuisine while enjoying refreshing drinks at SOULed Out in Sri Hartamas, where locals gather to unwind over food while listening to the live band and watching the games on their big screen display. There’s always something festive and lively happening here, and the World Cup is going to be no different.

Address: 20, Jalan 30/70 A Desa, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 200 1955

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4. Lavo, Tropicana

Take your dining experience up a notch in Lavo’s Restaurant Lounge & Wine Bar, where you can watch the game in style. Housing a private wine gallery that carries more than 1000 labels, order a bottle for you and your friends as you enjoy the game on the 200-inch HD display.

Address: Golf & Country Resort, Menara Lien Hoe, 8, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6010 311 1888

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5. The Barrel’s Irish Pub, Klang

Order a pint of your favourite beer at this small Irish pub set in Klang. With multiple TV screens, a pool table, and a small music stage where live bands play, this cosy pub is a great pick for quieter game nights when you want to eat some good food, have a couple of drinks, and enjoy the game with your friends.

Address: No 32, 7, Jalan Kasuarina 11, Bandar Botanik, 41200 Klang, Selangor
Contact: +6019 377 7060

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6. Grand Stand PJ Sports Bar & Grill, Petaling Jaya

Head to a local sports bar where the regulars around the neighbourhood like to gather for a meal and a game — the bar stays open until 1am daily. When the games aren’t on, locals participate in the pool table tournament or play a friendly game of darts. Ladies enjoy a free flow of selected drinks every Thursday on Ladies’ Night.

Address: D- 38-1, Dataran 32, 2 Jalan 19/1, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 236 1722

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7. Challenger Hitz Bar, Sri Petaling

The Challenger Hitz Bar is a great place to host friends on a night out, particularly groups of friends that love to dabble in a little competitive game before dinner. It’s game night every night, with beer pong tables and card games taking the room in this neon-decked bar. Sports matches are played on multiple TV screens across the bar.

Address: 22 Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6010 950 2334

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8. The Dark Horse Bar & Grill, Kuala Lumpur

The swanky Dark Horse is a sophisticated choice for a football night. Serving up large portions of food and an array of games to play, like foosball, dart and pool, it is a stylish bar and restaurant fit for any football lover. Live matches play on several screens in this contemporary bar that stays open till 2am daily.

Address: Lot G-05, Life Centre, 20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6019 333 9269

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9. Malaysian Mamaks, Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Mamak is an Indian-Muslim outdoor and indoor food establishment found all over the country in local neighbourhoods and city squares. Perhaps the beating heart of Malaysian nightlife, it is easily accessible and available almost anywhere, and locals have a deep love for it.

Finding a Mamak restaurant without a large screen display or TV projecting a live game is nearly impossible. That being said, it is a great place to watch the games all season long. Here are a few places to consider.

Devi’s Corner Bangsar
Address: 9 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 267 6714

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Murni Discovery
9 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 267 6714

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Nasi Kandar Pelita
No 2, Ground Floor, 5 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2282 5532

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NZ Curry House
Lot 42, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2162 8008

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