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 plus 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. Delaney's is a prime example.

Otherwise, there's plenty of choice, whether it's in the cozy 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
Photo courtesy of Delaney's


Delaney's has been part of the Hong Kong scene for the best part of a quarter-century, and there's a host of reasons why it's one of the city's veteran pubs. An excellent range of beer and other drinks, food that's as good as it's reasonably...  Read More

The Canny Man
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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
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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

Wan Chai
Photo courtesy of Trafalgar


From Adnams Broadside to Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin via Fuller's London Porter and Thwaites Liberation Premium Ale, Trafalgar runs the gamut of Brit beers. And quite a lot of other traditional drinks including single malt whiskey and cider as...  Read More

McSorley's Ale House
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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
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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 (rhymes with conch) is an institution of live music sports events coverage. This is said to be the longest running livehouse in Hong Kong. When the TVs...  Read More

The China Bear
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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
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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 much of his life.