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Where to Watch the World Cup in Sydney

The World Cup is here, and even though this post is a little late coming, there is still plenty of soccer action to take part in watching while in Sydney! It’s an entire month of games that have resulted in extended liquor licenses, later working hours and tons of commotion and excitement that’s just better when experienced with others. Here are some of the great establishments around Sydney city that are great for watching the Cup.

Sydney International FIFA Fan Fest

Sydney is one of few cities around the world chosen as an official location for a FIFA Fan Fest! Sydney’s Darling Harbour has been transformed into a nightly event for viewing the games at 9:30pm, midnight and 4:30am, as well as watching street soccer games and concerts. More than 10,000 Sydney residents turned up for the opening game, so you know there will never be a dull moment. Best of all, Fan Fest is FREE!

>> Learn more about the Sydney FIFA Fan Fest

Sydney Bars with World Cup Coverage

  • Cargo Bar has prepared a live viewing site called “Goal”, which features a giant outdoor screen perfect for the World Cup. They’ve teamed up with Asahi, Carlsberg, Corona, Kronenbourg and Pure Blonde for special nights of drink excitement and promotions. Extended hours will be from 11am each morning, and the 4:30am games will be viewed on the weekends as well as select ones during the week.
  • The James Squire Brewhouse will be showing many of the games on the big screen including all Aussie games and other major games.
  • The Watershed bar is open for all games to be viewed on the big screens with special cocktails and food specials throughout the night. Entertainment also includes live dj’s and more.
  • Helm Bar will be open until 3am on Monday to Saturday, and later depending on the Socceroos schedule and final games.
  • Cheers will be open to view every game at 9:30pm, midnight and 4:30am, every night during the World Cup month.
  • Bar 333 will feature most of the World Cup games in its sports bar, which you can enjoy while drinking $6 Carlton beers.
  • Scubar, Sydney’s backpacker bar, is featuring all games live on the big screens, and it will also show replays during the day. There will be food and drink specials daily.
  • Jacksons on George is open seven days a week, around the clock in honor of the World Cup festivities.
  • The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel will be showing all of the games live on 15 plasma TVs around the bar during the entire World Cup season.

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