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Best bars in Singapore to watch Euro 2016 live

The football tournament is upon us, which means goodbye sleep, hello eyebags. So go on – have a few pints at these pubs while you’re staying up to catch the action

There are few things better than catching live football in the company of friends. And beer. Definitely beer. But when the couch at home doesn’t cut it, you’ll want to check into these bars and pubs that are screening the Euro 2016 tournament.

Pint & Curries

The screenings The restaurant/bar opens all the way ’til 4am on normal days, but it’s extending its hours so fanatics can catch the late games, which kick off at 3am. And, yes, Pints and Curries is showing all the matches.

The food Fortunately for those with bottomless bellies, the kitchen remains open throughout the tournament. So you can fill up on Indian-by-way-of-England curries such as chicken tikka masala and rogan josh – lapped up with naan, of course – while you watch 22 grown men punt a ball around.

The deals Bucket deals of Asahi, Corona and Somersby at $39, and a tower of Carlsberg at $67. Every order of a tower gets you a hand-held fan – because temperatures run high every time Rooney fluffs a golden chance, of course.

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McGettigan’s Clarke Quay

The screenings This is for the hardcore football geeks. In collaboration with FourFourTwo magazine, the Irish pub is screening all matches and running a series of special nights – only on June 11, 13, 16 and 18 for now – with expert pundits dropping their two cents. Former Manchester United player Paul Parker joins the FourFourTwo team on the panel for this one. Oh, and did we mention there are 17 HD screens in the bar? That’s 17 times the Hart-ache each time the England goalie drops the ball.

The food Pub grub, mostly: fish and chips ($20), hot wings ($19), onion rings ($12) and burgers ($19).

The deals A pint of Tiger will set you back $15, but don’t bother with that. You want the full tower, which goes for $70.

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Beer Market Clarke Quay

The screenings The full schedule of games this beer hangout is screening is up on this link, so make your plans accordingly. No big projector screens here, but there are more than enough TV screens to shake your ‘referee kelong’ fist at.

The food Pub grub, fried and greasy. The kitchen will be open so long as there’s a match on.

The deals For $60, football fans get a bucket of five Kronenbourg Blanc bottles, another bucket of popcorn chicken and a basket of luncheon meat fries. Which ain’t too shabby.

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Muddy Murphy’s Irish Pub

The screenings Most matches (including late ones) are shown on huge indoor and outdoor projection screens at this Irish bar, but check its Facebook page for weekly updates. And if it’s anything like the World Cup 2014, expect a big, boozy, laddish turnout – it’s good fun, we promise.

The food The full menu won’t be available after 9.45pm from Monday to Wednesday, 10.45pm on Thursday to Saturday, and 10.15pm on Sunday. But at least there are bar snacks – like fries, sausages and wings – right up until closing.

The deals Two promos to enjoy here: for the whole month of June, five bottles of beer (pick from Pilsner Urquell, Hoegaarden Rosee, Konig Ludwig Weisbier, Peroni and London Glory) go for 50 bucks. The same thing will set you back just $45 if you order during a Euro match – use the extra $5 note to wipe away your tears when Vardy fails to replicate his league form on the continental stage.

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The Promenade at ORTO

The screenings Save for a few 3am matches (check its Facebook page for updates), this lakeside lifestyle cluster is screening all the Euro 2016 games live – on a large projection screen, no less. It’s an outdoor venue, though, but it's sheltered so you won't get rained on. And on July 10, the final day of the competition, there’s gonna be a carnival, from 9pm, with games and other activities.

The food Open until 2am (or 5am on nights with late matches), the kitchen dishes out ‘Euro-Asian’ fare. By that we mean pork knuckles and sauerkraut (hooray for all you Germany fans), sausages, pasta… and chicken satay ($8-$28). We guess you can also go prawning at the 24-hour facility if you’re that desperate for food – or for a distraction from the angst of seeing the Three Lions whimper back home. Again.

The deals $29 for a bucket of five Tigers can’t be beat, and $55 for a tower of Heineken (or $99 for two) is pretty swell, too.

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The Bank Bar + Bistro

The screenings Except for the opening game between France and Romania, the bar’s showing all the games. Yep, even the 3am ones. That said, do give The Bank a ring before heading down as schedules might change. Be warned, though: this is the home base of the Manchester United Supporters’ Club.

The food A selection of bar bites, which is only available until half-time for the late matches. The menu runs the gamut of the usual chilli beef nachos ($16), fries ($9.50), calamari ($14) and hot wings ($16).

The deals During the live screenings, happy hour runs all night long – expect about 20 percent off your adult beverages. The Bank is, at the time of writing, readying more beer bucket deals and promotions, so watch this space. 

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The Penny Black

The screenings Okay, okay. We’ve been kinda harsh to England so far. But if you bleed for Wembley, this joint, modelled after a traditional Victorian London public house, is where you should be during Euro 2016. The bar aims to show most of the matches, but as licensing restrictions might put a spanner in the works, check The Penny Black’s Facebook page every week for a confirmed schedule.

The food Only dishes from the bar food menu are available once the matches start rolling in – but there’s plenty of British-inspired grub to pad the stomach until the kitchen closes (10.30pm from Monday to Thursday and 11pm from Friday to Sunday). Your best bet are the mini fish and chips, smoked bratwurst with HP sauce and, if you really wanna scream ‘I love England!’, the bacon butty with more fries on the side.

The deals For games that kick off after midnight, The Penny Black offers a ‘Get more with four’ promo: mix and match four draft beers – Tiger, Guinness, Kilkenny, Old Speckled Hen and Erdinger White – for $51.

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Hannibal Singapore

The screenings Huge projector screens ensure everyone at this Mohamed Sultan gastrobar can catch the game without awkwardly craning their necks. While Hannibal plans to screen most of the matches, it recommends you keep tabs on its Facebook page for updates.

The food The kitchen will be open up until the bar rings its closing bell, but it might not dish out its full menu.

The deals Unfortunately, it’s just ‘the usual’, according to a rep from the bar.

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Or watch the Euro 2016 for free

Watch Euro 2016 live at 26 community clubs – it's free

Here’s proof that the best things in life are free: you can catch all the Euro 2016 matches at 26 community clubs (CCs) across Singapore without forking out a single cent. Sure, CCs are not as cushy as your couch. But you’d be cheering your team on (or boo-ing the opposing team, whatever your jam is) alongside your mates and like-minded strangers alike – without dropping a fair dime on a package from your telco. 

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By: Michelle Ng

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