Best places to watch live sports in KL

Head here to catch a game while sorting out dinner too

By Time Out KL editors |
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Why watch a match at home when you can do it at a lively venue filled with like-minded fans. From semi-open air food courts to sports bars, these are the best places to catch live screenings of sports broadcasts.

Bars and pubs, Wineries

Score at The Roof

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Score is one of the seven outlets located at The Roof on the sky level of First Avenue. Sporty decor like framed football jerseys and club emblems adds to the sports bar feel, and the compact space creates an electric atmosphere come match day. Games and matches are screened on a huge projector screen as well as flat-screen TVs for those sitting at the bar. The menu comprises the typical selection of pub grub and a range of beers, and you can keep busy during halftime with games like darts, billiards and foosball.

Bars and pubs

Gridiron

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Billing itself as a sports café and lounge, Gridiron in Bangsar is a great place to catch live sports. Flat-screen TVs dot the walls around the bar, well within your line of sight from practically anywhere in the bar or outside at the alfresco seating; the huge projector screen a welcome bonus, especially during match season. There are also snooker tables to occupy your time before the match starts. Great deals on drinks and a menu of Western favourites beckon the crowds, which appear in full swing as the night wears on.    

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Restaurants, Fusion

SOULed Out Sri Hartamas

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This huge two-storey eatery has played host to many live sports screenings over the decade it has been open. Here, you can catch games, matches and races live on a giant screen while chomping down on good food. The extensive menu features items such as steaks, pasta, pizzas, Asian dishes and more; while drink options come by way of mojitos, sangrias, cocktails, draught and bottled beer and more. There are both smoking and non-smoking areas too, so you can even come with the whole family to cheer on your favourite football team or F1 racer.

Bars and pubs

Lavo

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This cool resto-lounge may not be the first place that comes to mind when you want to catch live sports. But large flat-screen TVs around the space frequently draw the crowds during match season. Instead of occupying your time with typical bar games like snooker during half-time or while waiting for the match to start, what you can do here is check out Lavo’s pride and joy – shelves of wine, filled with labels from all over the world. All-day happy hour promos and an all-day dining menu will keep your energy levels up to cheer on your favourite team.

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Shopping, Markets and fairs

Rasta TTDI

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This sprawling semi open-air food court with high ceilings is where you’d want to go for plenty of food options that are both delicious and affordable – think butter chicken with rice, ayam penyet, waffles, satay, kebab and more. Sports matches are shown on a projector screen, and because of the relatively large space, you won’t feel cramped here even when the place reaches full capacity.

Bars and pubs

Hattrick Sportsbar & Burgers

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Named for the term that indicates three successes of the same kind within a single game, Hattrick also succeeds on three counts – great ambience, good food and drinks, and plenty of TVs screening different sports, so you won’t miss out on any sport. Snooker tables and electronic darts are available alongside old school games like Jenga, Scrabble, Snakes & Ladders and playing cards to while your time away. Western and Asian favourites feature on the menu, and go great with a cold pint or cocktail from the bar.

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Best indoor venues for outdoor sports in KL

We all know the weather in KL can be a bit unpredictable, which makes planning for outdoor sporting activities difficult. These sports venues are fully equipped with contemporary facilities and offer an environment that simulates the experience of participating in these outdoor sports, indoors.

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