Bars and Pubs Showing World Cup Games in Sydney

Pubs Showing World Cup Games in Sydney

Looking for the best bars and pubs showing the World Cup games live in Sydney? It’s come round again! Yes, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this year will be kicking off on the 15th June (in Australia) with the hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. The game starts at 12am (AEST) but, that won’t be the earliest kick off time, unfortunately with match times running between 8pm and 5am AEST. There will be quite a few games starting in the early hours of the night from 12am to 3:30am (AEST) but luckily some of the major matches including France v Australia (7pm AEST),  Portugal v Morocco (9pm AEST) and Brazil v Costa Rica (9:30pm) to name a few. But don’t you worry; you can find great Sydney pubs and bars that will be showing the biggest games of the tournament LIVE & LOUD throughout the month.

With a team of expats and Aussies here at BBM HQ, we’ve decided to help you soccer fans out by letting you know which bars & pubs in Sydney will be opening their doors to screen the 2014 FIFA World Cup live. There are great selections of bars & pubs such as Coogee Bay Hotel, The Palace Hotel, Bat n Ball Hotel and Rag n Famish all showing the World Cup live in Sydney.

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Coogee Bay Hotel

From 15 June, SELINA’S at the Coogee Bay Hotel will become a bubbling hub of activity, with plenty of football paraphernalia to get you in the spirit. Offering a fun-filled space for all to enjoy – you can just as easily rock up with your mates as you can with the kids – this playing field comes stacked to the rafters with all kinds of sporting amusements, along with a jam-packed calendar of activities, all of which are entirely free. 

Football nets adorn the walls and ceilings, whilst sofas and giant football beanbags are perfectly positioned beneath the mammoth 250 inch projection screen, where you can catch all the live action.

As close to an ‘official world cup’ Sydney venue, the Coogee Bay Hotel and Selina’s are going above and beyond with an entire month of World Cup celebrations, from live matches to activations, gaming rooms and a full venue takeover. Head over to the Coogee Bay Hotel located directly across from the Coogee Beach and get snapped up by World Cup fever. With kick offs from 7pm through to 5am (AEST), Selina’s bar will be packed with internationals and locals alike offering an electric atmosphere for all the major games. View the full Coogee Bay Hotel World Cup Events calendar here.

Address: 253 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee, New South Wales, Australia 2034

Phone: +61 2 9665 0000


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Bars & Pubs Showing World Cup Games in Sydney – Sports Pubs Listing

The Palace Hotel

Another brilliant pub in Sydney that will be showing all the first round Australia games live is the Palace Hotel.  You can catch those late night games from 7pm, 9pm and 12am. The Palace Hotel is also home to the official Socceroos Active Supporters, meaning this venue will be one of the best in the city to catch the Australian live games. With Tiger Beer deals, meal deals and more, the Palace Hotel is a must visit on your World Cup Sydney venue calendar.

Address: 730-742 George Street Haymarket, NSW 2000

Phone: 02 9212 2111


The Bat n Ball Hotel

A favourite Surry Hills and Redfern local, the Bat n Ball will be your best choice venue to watch the major Australia, England and other international games. A favourite bar with expats and Aussies, the Bat and Ball will provide the perfect setting for your world cup

Address: 495 Cleveland St, Redfern, NSW, 2010

Phone: +61 2 8399 0303


Churchills Sports Bar

Churchills Sports Bar is Sydney’s #1 venue to watch the biggest hits in live sport FREE, Live & Loud on big screens. Located in Kingsford, Churchills is open until 6:30am and will be showing most of the major games live. With the venue being a fully dedicated sports bar, you’re in for a guaranteed good time. Enjoy a bet with your beer at our TAB and Churchills Diner has a range of meal deals on offer daily.

Address: 532 Anzac Parade, Sydney, NSW

Phone: 02 9663 3648


The Rag and Famish

The Rag is the best place in North Sydney to catch all the FIFA World Cup action! They will be showing all Aussie matches LIVE & LOUD, and all big international matches playing live throughout the tournament! You won’t be able to book ahead so be sure to arrive early if you want to grab a seat or get some space to watch the matches live with friends Another expat and local friendly pub, the Rag should be at the top of your North Sydney venue list.

Address: Cnr Miller St & Berry St, North Sydney NSW 2060

Phone: (02) 9955 1257



The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel is another fantastic Sydney pub that will be showing all 64 FIFA World Cup games live! For the 2am (AEST) games you can’t lose as the Pyrmont has 15 screens that are spread out over the three floors so there’s no chance of missing any action. The PBH welcomes all soccer fans who want to get caught up in the World Cup fever, even if you’re an England, Socceroo, Brazil or one of the lively Bosnia & Herzegovina fans.

Address: 96 Union St, Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia 2009

Phone: +61 2 9660 6996


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Scruffy Murphy’s

Scruffy Murphy’s is a vibrant Irish pub in Sydney with an energetic atmosphere. Great for students, backpackers, expats and like minded Aussies. Although, the Irish won’t be represented at this year’s FIFA World Cup you can be sure that every fixture of the tournament will be shown live. 

Address: 43-49 Goulburn Street, Sydney.

Phone: 02 92 11 2002


The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn will be offering up a great World Cup treat! Along with showing all the games live, you can enjoy from 8pm (AEST) with Beer specials.

Address: Cnr Pitt and Alfred St, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia 2000

Phone: +61 2 9241 2433


A word of advice, for late night matches being shown in Sydney city, make sure that you all get to these venues before 1:00am (AEST) when the doors are shut and no more people are allowed in. There may also be a 3am (AEST) last orders for drinks until 5am (AEST). It will be best to use that time to catch a quick power nap and get energised for the next kick off or wake up early and head out catch the 3:30am and 5am kick offs. Alternatively there are a number of venues in the suburbs that will be showing the World Cup live in Sydney.

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