Whichever event or match you’re planning to catch live, here are 5 sports bars in the Klang Valley to watch your favourite game over rounds of drinks and bites.

If there’s one thing that can match food in bringing about unity in diversity, it’s sports. With the SEA games taking off next Saturday and multiple other events like the Athletic World Championships and English Premier League in line, August may just be the best time of the year to show your sports spirit together with your best mates.

Whichever event or match you’re planning to catch live, here are 5 sports bars in the Klang Valley to watch your favourite game over rounds of drinks and bites.

SCORE at The Roof

Inside Bandar Utama’s hottest entertainment hub, The Roof, you’ll find a bar section featuring sporty décor like EPL team flags, a short stretch of running tracks, locker-decked walls and a patch of faux grass – that’s SCORE for you. With a large projector screen and several TV sets around the spacious compound, expect loud cheers and claps whenever there’s a major sports event. While you’re there, help yourself to the regular beer deals and finger food or challenge your mates to a fun game of pool, darts or foosball during game intervals.

Location: 1 First Avenue, SKY floor, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 5pm to 2am daily

GridIron Sports Café & Lounge

Bangsar is no doubt one of the most popular nightlife spots in the Klang Valley, and GridIron is the place to go for sports broadcasts if you’re in the area. Featuring 33 screens tuned to numerous sports events, watching your favourite game may be easier than you think – even when there’s a crowd (only trouble may be finding a seat!).  They also have an extensive range of beers, wines and liquors, as well as small bites and hearty mains to keep your stomach satisfied; accompanied by occasional DJ sets and live performances for further entertainment.

Location: No.11-15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening hours: 4pm to 2.30am on weekdays, 2.30pm to 3am on weekends

Hall of Fame Sports Bar

Another famous watering hole to check out in Bangsar, especially for football fans, is the Hall of Fame Sports Bar aka HOF. Decorated with creative murals, flags of various countries, and frames of celebrated athletes, HOF will bring out the sports enthusiasm and team spirit in you. Watch live matches on multiple screens and projectors placed at every corner, while treating yourself to their famous drinks and cocktails or amazing fusion food. Alternatively, keep yourself entertained with darts, foosball or beer pong during off-season periods.

Location: Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 11am to 2am on Sundays to Thursdays, 11am to 3am on Fridays & Saturdays

Arena Bar

TTDI folks, Arena Bar has got you covered with its New York-style approach to the idea of a sports bar. Claiming to be the “biggest sports bar in town”, Arena Bar boasts televisions all around the compound, along with a variety of activities to keep you occupied, including pool, darts, beer pong, and slap cup. Situated on the rooftop of Menara Ken, you’ll also be able to witness the evening skyline as you enjoy your drinks and sports matches.

Location: R-1, Level 13, Menara Ken, Jalan Burhannudin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm to 1am on Sundays to Thursdays, 5pm to 3am on Fridays & Saturdays

Hattrick Sports Bar & Grill

Don’t worry if you have no time to grab a meal before a match starts, Hattrick Sports Bar & Grill has a wide range of food options from pizzas to burgers to fried rice, and even desserts to please your stomach. With great deals on beers, cocktails and mocktails, you’ll want to keep the drinks flowing as you watch your favourite team play on one of their 14 large TV screens. Their sports calendar includes the EPL, NFL, Rugby, MMA and more, so you can easily check the schedules before heading over.

Location: 8, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 3pm to 3am daily