10 Best Hong Kong Sports Bars: Get Your Game On

Hong Kong hosts more than a few international sports events: the annual dragon boat races, tennis tournaments, the rugby Sevens, golf matches – all of them grace Hong Kong. But when the action is far away, the best solution is to head to one of Hong Kong's sports bars with a bunch of buddies, order up the beers and hunker down to watch the day's (or the night's – Hong Kong is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, and there's half a day's time difference with the United States) action.

The best sports bars combine wide screens with extensive menus covering both food and drink and – not to be ignored – somewhere that's comfortable to sit for the duration of the event.

There's plenty of choice, whether it's in the cosy depths of The Excelsior hotel's basement at the Dickens Bar, or down in Wanchai – one of Hong Kong's most exciting nightlife zones – at The Wanch, or out on the island of Lantau, right beside the sea at the China Bear. Sports bars usually advertise major upcoming events well in advance.

One thing to remember, even if you find yourself surrounded by non-English speakers, sport is an international language of its own. 

Tsim Sha Tsui
The Doghouse
Photo courtesy of The Doghouse

The large venue is in a popular harbor side strip in Tsim Sha Tsui that offers a fantastic view across the water. It can seat 120 people outdoors and under cover. While it's open for most of the day, The Doghouse rocks at night, with the band...  Read More

The Canny Man
Photo courtesy of The Canny Man

The Canny Man is one of Hong Kong's leading authentic, traditional Scottish bars. Located in the basement of the Wharney Guang Dong Hotel, The Canny Man serves traditional Scottish fare, including Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, Steak and Ale Pie,...  Read More

Happy Valley
The Jockey
Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism Board

Nestled in the heart of Happy Valley, The Jockey is a quaint neighborhood pub where one can watch the world go by. Facing the Southern end of the Happy Valley Race Track with both indoor and alfresco seating, The Jockey serves the local...  Read More

Causeway Bay
Photo courtesy of Champs

Champs Bar at The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel is one of the hippest sports bars and restaurants in town, conveniently located at the edge of Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island. Patrons can enjoy a thriving selection of beers and drinks with...  Read More

Tsim Sha Tsui
Eastside Tavern
Photo courtesy of Eastside Tavern

In Tsim Sha Tsui, Eastside Tavern is a New York-style eatery and pub with a taste of the big apple. Featuring a comprehensive menu with delicious comfort food, EST offers a great selection of salads, prime steaks, burgers, pizzas, and more than...  Read More

McSorley's Ale House
Photo courtesy of McSorley's Ale House

Inspired by the McSorley's Ale House in New York City, but with a much better variety of beer. It's a traditional Irish Victorian style pub, with lots of wood, and on fine weather days the doors and windows open onto the street. If you want a...  Read More

Causeway Bay
Dickens Bar
Photo courtesy of Dickens Bar

In the basement of The Excelsior Hotel, and a long established favorite with hotel guests and Hong Kong locals, Dickens Bar is a contemporary gastro bar, inspired by the much-loved and highly-regarded gastro pubs of the United Kingdom. This is a...  Read More

Wan Chai

Having been feeding the locals with mind-bending gigs for more than 25 years, The Wanch is an institution of live music sports events coverage. This is said to be the longest running livehouse in Hong Kong. When the TVs aren't covering some...  Read More

The China Bear
Photo courtesy of China Bear

The China Bear's the best pub on Lantau. There again, it's almost the only pub on Lantau outside the expat enclave of Discovery Bay. Such quibbling is beside the point, for the Bear – right next to the ferry pier with a view that stretches all...  Read More

Causeway Bay
Inn Side Out
Photo courtesy of Inn Side Out

As the name implies, this American style sports bar and bistro combines indoor seating with a large al fresco area overlooking the grassy football field and golf driving range in the South China Athletics Association in Causeway Bay. This is an...  Read More


Meet Ed Peters

Ed Peters has been based in Asia for most of his adult life, and counts Hong Kong as his second home. While he lives in a farming village on one of the outlying islands, getting to the city center...  More About Ed

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