Best Bars to Watch Sports in Saigon

drink - Saigon/HCMC: Nov. 1, 2013

Sports bars can be found in all districts in Saigon.

Fans are drawn to events like Formula 1, Champions League games, the World Cup, the Olympic Games, NBA finals, the Baseball World Series and more. Luckily, Ho Chi Minh City has a great infrastructure of after-hours joints to cater to those crowds.

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If you’re a new expat in Saigon, watching sports in bars is one of the best ways to meet new people and make friends, and if you don't like people or friends then no worries - just grab a beer and watch the game.

Ready to find your crowd? We’ve searched Saigon for the best people, drinks and flat-screens so you don't have to.

Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant

Opening: 11 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
39 Lê Duẩn Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1
(Kumho Link, Hai Bà Trưng St. Entrance, 1st Floor)

BLOQ, 19 Trần Ngọc Diện Street, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2

Get your German beer fix while enjoying the Bundesliga Saturday Night game, on your choice of projectors or flat screens. Brotzeit is a great sports bar to watch football if you are a fan of the Mannschaft.

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D2 Sports Bar

Opening: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., weekend: 8:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
55 - 57 Thảo Điền Street, District 2

The latest addition to the Saigon sports bar scene is D2 Sports Bar. The best part of this bright, clean space is that no matter where you sit you’ll be in front of a screen showing your favourite team’s latest games. Great menu and cold beers.

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Champion Sport Bar

Opening: 7 a.m. - 3 a.m.
03 Bùi Viện Street, Phạm Ngũ Lão Ward, District 1

Champion Bar shows live world sports matches simultaneously from different screens set up around the bar. There is a good sound system and a menu featuring all kinds of draft beer, an array of appetizers and Asian-European food. Additionally, you can play billiard, table tennis or even darts in the bar.

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Guru Sports Bar

Opening: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
10 Kỳ Đồng Street, Ward 9, District 3

If you want to watch sports while packed into a bar with a local Vietnamese crowd, then go to Guru Sports Bar in District 3, which is just in front of the Sherbet Beer Club.

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Game On

Opening: From 8 a.m. until late
81/83 Nguyễn Công Trứ Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1

Game On features sports ranging from baseball to horse-racing to football. Come to enjoy great foods and cold beer along with the game.

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O'Briens Factory

Opening: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
74A2 Hai Bà Trưng Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1

O'Briens Factory is a staple Irish bar near the Opera House with a dedicated crowd, pool table and good ol' Guinness on tap.

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Phatty's Sports Bar & Grill

Opening: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
46-48 Tôn Thất Thiệp Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1

At Phatty's, they set up a weekly sports schedule with a wide variety of events (depending on the season). They can also offer you a tasty variety of western food, including pub grub, burgers and bar snacks.

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The Shamrock Saigon

Opening: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
19 Thái Văn Lung Street, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1

The Shamrock is a classic Irish pub in the center of Saigon. Live sports all day for all fans. Come one, come all.

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The Orient Pub Saigon

Opening: 7 a.m. - 1 a.m., weekend: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
41 Võ Trường Toản Street Thảo Điền Ward, District 2

A pub for both locals and foreigners. The Orient has a big TV to watch a wide range of games from football to rugby as well as a pool table to keep you occupied while you’re waiting for the next event.

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The Tavern Phu My Hung

Opening: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m., close lately in the weekend at 2 a.m
R2–24 Hưng Gia 3, Bùi Bằng Đoàn Street, District 7

The Tavern is a cool pub in District 7 filled with big screens, an excellent sound system and a lot of outdoor seating. Go!

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Thao Dien Man Cave

Opening: 4 a.m - 12 a.m, close on Monday
36 Quốc Hương Street, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2

Nothing more than a small upstairs room, Thao Dien Man Cave is totally sports oriented. Two TV screens and access to just about any channels showing Premier League Football, F1 and Aussie Rules. It also has a top quality pool table and a good group of pool playing regulars.

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Lost Boys Sports Bar & Grill

Opening: 3 p.m - 12 a.m
147/ 2A-2B-3C Lê Văn Lương Street, Tân Kiểng Ward, District 7

The new kid in town is a comfortable sports bar where you and your mate can hang out with a beer, some grilled grub and an HD TV showing all the latest games. Pool tables at Lost Boys Sports Bar & Grill are available anytime.

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