Couldn’t get tickets to the Sevens? Not to worry! These laidback bars will be broadcasting the games (April 8-10, 2016) throughout the weekend.
Inn Side Out
Just a stone’s throw away from the Hong Kong Stadium, sports bar Inn Side Out at the SCAA is broadcasting the Sevens matches. Grab a flyer, distributed at the bar throughout the weekend — it’ll get you a free San Miguel beer. An extensive list of craft brews and American-style comfort foods await.
2/F, South China Athletic Association, 88 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, 2895-2900.
Class up your act and head to the Captain’s Bar in the Mandarin Oriental hotel, where you can snack on old-school British pub grub (all luxurified of course) and lounge around in comfy leather booths. As for beer, skip the boring stuff and sip on local brews from Young Master brewery in silver tankards instead.
G/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2825-4006.
Arena Bar by Zerve
Knutsford Terrace watering hole Arena Bar by Zerve is not just beer pong and dartboards — there are huge TVs that broadcast live sports games too. Grab a beer on tap or order a cocktail made by Arena’s in-house mixologist while you catch all the action on the pitch.
1/F, 10 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, 9683-7083.
Trafalgar Brewing Company
You’re in for a treat at gastropub/sports bar Trafalgar Brewing Company — the pub brews its own beer using traditional British recipes as well as stocks a number of beers from UK breweries on tap. Sit back and watch the matches on its state-of-the-art satellite system.
Shop 10, Brim 28, 1/F, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 3102-9438.
Craft Brew & Co
All three of Craft Brew & Co’s outlets will be broadcasting the Sevens throughout the weekend. Take your pick from the original SoHo branch; the one in Sai Ying Pun by the escalators; or the brand new space in Kennedy Town.
17 Old Bailey Street, Central, 2885-0821; 36 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2559-0498; G/F, 27-31 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, 2246-8782.
SoHo favorite The Globe is showing the Sevens, but that’s not all. It’s offering happy hour prices — up to 30 percent off drinks — from 9am to 8pm.
G/F, Garley Building, 45-53A Graham Street, Central, 2543-1941.
Grand Central Bar & Grill
A popular West Kowloon hangout, Grand Central stretches across two stories with big-screen TVs visible from all angles. Catering to a sporty crowd, the bar publishes its monthly live sports screening schedule so you know what’s coming up in the calendar and it also takes reservations online. Aside from the usual Coronoa, Heineken and Tsing Tao, Grand Central also has some gems on tap such as locally brewed Fat Rooster IPA and Brooklyn Lager.
Shop R001, 3/F, Civic Square, Elements, West Kowloon, 2736-4888.
Beloved British-style gastropub Dickens Bar at The Excelsior is known for its curry buffet at lunch, as well as a selection of beers, ciders and wines. It’s a classy spot to watch the Sevens — particularly if you’re looking for to actually follow the score rather than just a weekend of boozing.
UG, The Excelsior Hong Kong, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2837-6782.