For most of us, June 14th marks the eve of a very important day to Muslims. After 29 days of fasting, it is time for them to celebrate their success abstaining from sunrise to sunset, not eating, drinking or anything that could result in them breaking their fast. However, this year, there is another reason to celebrate and it has four letters; F.I.F.A.
The FIFA fever comes every four years. During this event, 32 teams from 11 countries will fight to win this most prestigious cup. Although Malaysia is not among the competing teams selected, that doesn’t mean that Malaysians will not be watching the game.
Since the first few matches fall on the eve of Raya, those who are celebrating will definitely not be able to see these matches live but for those who aren’t, this is the time for you to call up your kaki bola gang and head on over to the best spot in Kuala Lumpur to watch the games.
Now, you must be thinking, “where is this ‘best spot’?”
Well, there are 15 spots actually and they are all in Klang Valley! The following list caters to both groups of football fans who prefer comfort food over alcohol and those who take the defeat of their favourite teams better with a pint of beer.
So, let’s see the 15 kaki bola spots to be at on the 14th.
Malaysians never stop eating. That is a fact. No matter what you are doing, you need a plate of food and good ol’ teh tarik to keep you going. Football fans in Malaysia love to go out and watch the game at any local eatery they can find. Guess it helps with the anxiety!
1. SOULed Out
A: No.20, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
M: +603 2300 1955
2. Restoran Murni
A: 53, Jalan SS 2/75, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
M: +603 7865 1010
3. Devi’s Corner
A: 14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
M: +6012 267 6714
4. Nasi Kandar Pelita
A: 149, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur,
5. Mango’s Tropical Cafe
A: 1st Floor, 37,3941, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
M: 011-1625 2428
Beer Lovers’ Spot
Watching football is like watching a really intense action movie. Sometimes, it can be so nerve wrecking that you need a stiff drink to calm yourself down.
Feel like having one on the 14th? Head to these 7 bars with unbelievable offers waiting for you and other football fans out there. Want to know more, contact them!
1. Bricks and Barrels
A: 76, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
M: +012 662 5129
2. Barfly Publika, Dutamas
A: Publika Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Hartamas Heights, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
M: +6011-1894 4113
3. The Pound Bar
A: 50, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
M: +603 7732 2057
4. Score at the Roof, Bandar Utama
A: 1 First Avenue, SKY floor, tower, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
M: +603 8605 3388
5. Swag Bar & Grill
A: Pj Palms Sports Centre, 1, Lorong Sultan, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
M: +603 7932 2307
6. Sid’s Pub, Bukit Tunku
M: +603 6205 2588
7. Gridiron Sports Cafe & Lounge, Bangsar
A: No.11-15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
M: +603 2201 4820
8. HealyMac’s Publika
A: 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
M: +603 62011977
So are you ready for FIFA? Make sure you book a table beforehand so you will not have to face problems later on. Make your game night as perfect as possible.
Not a football fan? No worries! Enjoy the experience and the food at these places are more than enough to keep you occupied.