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WHERE TO WATCH THE OLYMPICS IN HONG KONG?

The London Olympic Games starts on the 27th this month. This extravaganza will become the focus of the whole world. For many of us, the Games are not just about sports, but also about having a great time with friends, drinking beer and snacking while cheering for our favorite teams. Let us introduce you some good places to enjoy the games this summer.

Dicken’s Bar

The English pub is one of the few places that shows the grand opening and closing ceremony of the London Olympics. Dickens Bar offers comfort food with a twist on tasty classics, such as Pork Terrine encased in Short Crust Pastry and Spiked with Egg that served with Cornichons and Branston Pickle. And don’t forget they serve more than 80 different kinds of beer and wine.

The bar will choose popular games to broadcast and they may even extend their operation time upon request. Click here for address and contact details.

Champs Bar & Restaurant

Champs Bar at The Charterhouse, Causeway Bay is offering a Olympic Gold Medal Combo Plate for 3. The set includes Deep-fried Cheese Ball with Thyme, Fried Crispy Mushroom, Fried Calamari, Baked Cauliflower with Cheese and Garlic, Teriyaki Chicken, Homemade Spicy Meatball with Tartare Sauce and Honey-Mustard Sauce, accompanied by a jug of cool Iced Lemon Tea for $110 (Yes - for the whole set, for 3!). You may also add $50 to have the drink upgraded to Champs Beer. From Sundays to Thursdays, the bar will broadcast the game till 1am. On Fridays and Saturdays you can watch the games till 3am. Click here for address and contact details.

The Globe

The Globe is our Editor’s favorite pub in Hong Kong (and she was there last 3 Fridays!). They probably has the widest beer collection in town. Staff are always friendly and people are always having fun. There's also a lounge area with antique leather sofas and a big TV - like a living room. Watching games there feels like you are having a house party. During the Olympics, they will broadcast the games until 2am. Click here for address and contact details.

Grand Central Bar & Restaurant 

The American sports bar in ICC has been a popular happy hour spot. During the Olympics, they will broadcast the games until 12am. So you can probably watch some earlier games there after work with colleagues. Treat yourself with some Wagyu burgers, grilled USDA prime and dry-aged steaks. The bar-b-que baby-back rib is great for sharing too. Click here for address and contact details.

Inn Side Out 

This charming American pub in Causeway Bay has very casual, relaxed alfresco setting. They have a wide array of imported bottled beers as well as beers on tap. You can drink while munching on the free peanuts, throwing the shells on the ground, or at your friends. They have giant TV screens for showing sports games. They close at 1am during the Olympics. Click here for address and contact details.

Mc Sorley's Ale House

The Irish pub in Soho always has a good crowd when they show foodball games. The drink list here is intriguing with an extensive range of premium products from Guinness to a wide selection of ‘Real Ales’ – including the imported McSorley’s Ale, to the inclusion of a legendary whiskey collection. The pub has a multitude of screens throughout the pub. During the Olympics, they will broadcast the games until 2am. Click here for address and contact details.

Typhoon

Typhoon attracts a professional expat crowd and is probably one of the least sleazy of the bars in Wanchai. Often the place gets crowded and people spill out onto the street. There’s also big screen TVs to watch sports on. During the Olympics, they will pick popular games to show everyday by demand and their working hours may be extended accordingly as well. Click here for address and contact details.

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