Best Bars to Watch Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong
Hong Kong may be famous for its skyscrapers, but it’s just as famous for Rugby Sevens!
This world-class sporting event is held at the Hong Kong Stadium in Causeway Bay, where rugby fans in fancy dress fill the stands. Excitement in the city is palpable, with fans flying in from all over the world, but tickets can be hard to come by. No matter! You’ll still be able to catch the excitement at one of many bars showing the games and, with revellers all around, it’s almost as good as VIP seats at the stadium.
So, where are Hong Kong’s bars for Rugby Sevens? Here’s my rundown of where to watch the excitement…
Sevens Village: So what if you didn’t get a ticket! Soak up the atmosphere right opposite the tournament at the sprawling Sevens Village beer garden, located next to the stadium. Beer comes by the pitchers and games are on the big screen. This location puts you so close to the action, you can hear the crowds roar!
The Globe: Central’s choice for international beer, great food and screens devoted to play. This is as good as it gets outside of the stadium!
Inn Side Out: You score big here even if you didn’t score tickets. Just minutes from Hong Kong Stadium, big screens broadcast the games as fans flood to this popular American-themed bar. An outdoor area adds to the jovial vibe.
Staunton’s: Join the scrum in Soho as Staunton’s shares a street party with most of the bars and restaurants on the stretch – several will be screening matches.
The Canny Man: The owner of this traditional Scottish pub loves rugby, so expect a big crowd in a party spirit and games broadcast on five big screens across the Sevens weekend.
Bulldogs Bar & Grill: Find yourself in Kowloon? Head to this British pub for traditional pub grub and plasma screens playing the matches. An alfresco terrace and dance floor fill to bursting as day turns to night.
How about after-parties? Locals and visitors alike flock to Hong Kong’s party districts after hours – most still in costume. Hit up Wan Chai’s bars and restaurant strip along Lockhart Road, or the old faithful: Lan Kwai Fong hosts the weekend’s big party!