FIFA World Cup 2022: Top 8 Sports Bars And Pubs In Abu Dhabi To Watch The Match

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by Safiya Khanam 157

Things are getting serious at the FIFA World Cup. The knockout stage is bringing everyone’s attention to the matches. Even those who don’t follow football are just as interested. The best way to enjoy FIFA fever is with friends and loved ones. Your favourite team on screen, some beer in hand and a good amount of laughter and nerve-racking moments make the ideal hangout this world cup. Hence, we bring to you a list of some of the best pubs and sports bars in Abu Dhabi to watch your favourite teams play (and hopefully slay!)

Sports bars and pubs in Abu Dhabi to watch FIFA Matches

1. McGettigans

Everybody loves Irish pubs for the sense of community and the jolly atmosphere they have. And during a major football season, the crowds and drinks are going to be on a full roar. McGettigans embodies everything an Irish pub could have. They have Bucket deals on selected bottle hops, food platters, and some selected draughts on the house. 

When: 3 PM – 2 AM (on weekdays); 12 PM – 3 AM (on weekends)
Where: 925 Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (Al Muroor Road), Abu Dhabi
Cost: 400 AED – 500 AED (approx. for 2)

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2. Bridges Bar

Bridges is where you go if you seek live sportscasts and fan zones. The screens are massive and the drinks are on discount on certain days. The outdoor fan zone area is exactly the atmosphere you need to get the ultimate stadium experience. 

When: 4 PM – 2 AM
Where: Fairmont Bab al Babar, Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates P.O. Box 114304
Cost: 300 AED to 400 AED (approx. for 2)

3. 49er’s Steakhouse

It’s football season at 49er’s. They have exclusive deals on food and beverages to snack on while watching your team rake up scores. Additionally, 49er’s is also offering a chance to win 250 AED worth of meal vouchers on their Instagram account. Go get it and enjoy the fun and flavours of the wild this American sports bar brings for you. 

When: 12 PM – 4 AM
Where: Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club Area, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi
Cost: 350 AED – 400 AED (approx. for 2)

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4. Coopers Bar and Restaurant 

Coopers is a traditional British-style bar all set to serve you the best FIFA moments. They have an amazing drink selection, multiple screens, outdoor seating, and a giveaway going on to win a table for 4 for the FIFA semi-finals. Could this get any better? 

When: 12 PM – 2 AM (on weekdays); 12 PM – 3 AM (on weekends)
Where: Park Rotana, Al Salam St, Easter Ring Road, Abu Dhabi
Cost: 350 AED – 400 AED (approx. for 2)

5. Hamiltons Gastropub

Their new extended terrace is a place to be with your mates this FIFA. With a huge screen and specially curated menu, it is a place to not miss out on this world cup. Their football-themed Angus beef sliders and half-time hotdog platter is a must-try at this British-American gastropub.

Where: Rotana, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
When: 4 PM – 2 AM (on weekdays); 11 AM – 2 AM (on weekends)
Cost: 400 AED – 450 AED (approx. cost for 2)

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6. The Sportsman’s Arms 

It is affordable, has some delicious drinks and has a special menu every match day. Is there anything else you want? Not to forget, they have live sports over 9 screens and a daily happy hour from 12 pm to 8 pm. One more thing, they are pet-friendly too. There is so much more to this place that you ought to visit yourself and find out. 

When: 8 AM – 12 AM (on weekdays); 8 AM – 1 AM (on weekends)
Where: First Floor, International Tennis Center, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Cost: 300 AED to 350 AED (approx. for 2)

7. The Tavern 

Watch the match the authentic British pub way. At Tavern, the crowd is lively and fun. It is the perfect place to go with your friends or even make new friends. Their juicy ribs and drinks are a combination you need to try this world cup. 

When: 12 PM – 2 AM
Where: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road East, Abu Dhabi
Cost: 350 AED to 400 AED (approx. for 2)

8. Appaloosa Sports Bar

It is some serious football time at Appaloosa. They have 30 indoor screens and one giant outdoor screen for you to soak in each and every moment of this world cup. Some other perks of visiting here are bottomless beer, a sporty a la carte menu, and multiple prizes to win. 

When: 12 PM – 3 AM (on weekdays); 10 AM – 3 AM (on weekends)
Where: Al Fursan Street, Khalifa City  Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi
Cost: 380 AED to 400 AED (approx. for 2)

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So what are you waiting for? Put on your jersey and go cheer your team this world cup at these sports bars and pubs in Abu Dhabi.

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/@hamiltons_gastropub and @49ers_abudhabi