Qatar: Place where you can watch World Cup
With gorgeous views of the Arabian Sea and a lively football zone, Admiral’s Club is a top spot to be in on the action.
Free entry. Daily 5pm-midnight. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).
A sports bar might just be your best bet to catch the games. Lots of offers are on here. Unlimited house beverages along with selected mixed beverages are QR199 for two hours. You can choose your drinks bucket with four bottles starting QR111. Celebrate with your friends by getting four measures for QR99 only. If you opt for the hops tower for QR215, a portion of beef nachos is on the house. The hops and burger combo is QR79 and if you choose chicken wings or beef sliders instead, it’s QR99. And then there’s the World Cup Challenge. Down 1.5kg of spicy chicken wings in ten minutes and pay QR165 if you lose the challenge. Sounds a bit impossible to us, but hurrah if you brave through it.
Free entry. Daily 5pm-2am. City Centre Rotana Doha, West Bay (6668 1905).
Champion Sports Bar
Follow the cup live over 47 LCDs and two giant screens at Champions with sips and bites inspired from all over the world for the summer of football.
Free Entry. Daily 5pm-2am. Champion Sports Bar, Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, marriottmarquisdohadining.com (4419 5000).
World cup fever in a tiki ambience sounds pretty cool. If you’re not up for Trader Vic’s, you can also head over to Hilton’s other lounge, Shots, which will also screen the matches. A little low-key never hurt anyone.
Free entry. Daily 1pm-midnight. Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3117).
Jazz Up Bar
Get a bucket of four drinks for QR100 and for QR30, choose a burger, pizza or pasta.
Free entry. Daily 5pm-1am. Movenpick Hotel Doha, Corniche road (4429 1111).
LaLiga Lounge (pictured above) is one of the most vibrant spots to watch the biggest sporting event. Catch the action on the giant HD screens while indulging in a special menu featuring the juiciest burgers, some comfort foods and Spanish specialties, of course.
Free entry. Daily 5pm-1am. Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel, West Bay, F&[email protected](4485 3000).
If you’re a fan, you’ll love the special menu with dishes from all over the world for the entire season here.
Free entry. Daily 2pm-2am. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).
Hudson Tavern goes all out by turning its space into a playground with artificial grass installed (you might even be allowed to picnic if you’re nice). Whistles are handed out and fortunately, yellow and red cards too. Each time your team scores a goal, measures are offered to the winning team supporters (watch us quickly change sides). For QR150 from Saturday to Wednesday, you get free bar access, a private dining room, daily happy hours and a liquid game package.
Rise at Mondrian has a World Cup Central Hospitality Box where a VIP pass for QR350 gives you access to unlimited food and beverages. With this pass, you can also access all other venues and redeem free beverages at Hudson Tavern.
There’s something for the kids at Magnolia Bakery – they can enjoy playing football with a coach and free juice and cookies, too.
From Tuesday to Sunday, you can experience authentic Qatari hospitality at Walima, from 7pm until midnight. Guests have the choice of watching the World Cup in the private dining rooms or the main dining area. A complimentary mezze plate is served to each table. The minimum spend, with food credit, is QR500.
And finally, there’s the true Doha-style private buyout where you can pay QR5,000 every Saturday from 6pm until 1am to rent out an entire space in Smoke & Mirrors, Mondrian’s newest outlet.
Prices and timings vary. Mondrian Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4045 5999).
Santa Monica Breakfast Club
Never has there ever been a cosier couch than the one at SMBC. Plus, if you are wearing your national team’s football shirt you will receive a free bottle of a selected beverage with your meal.
Free entry. Daily noon-11pm. Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1240).
Celebrate your favourite teams at Santorini Sports Bar with some super tasty menu items.
Free entry. Tue-Sun 3pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel, West Bay, [email protected] (4429 5000).
One of the popular sport bars in town, Shehrazad is running a special menu. Besides that, you also stand a chance to win special prizes by guessing the winning team during matches.
Free entry. Daily 5pm-1am. Radisson Blu Hotel Doha, Rawdat Al Khail (4428 1555).
Cheer your favourite team to victory during the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Sports Café with a bunch of exciting offers starting QR55, which is what you’ll pay for a choice of sandwich or dessert and a hot or cold drink. For QR75, you can switch that with a burger or pasta and dessert. The final stage package of QR150 has all-you-can-eat pizzas and burgers, beverages and desserts of your choice. If you want to go all out, pay QR550 for the whole month and you can have snacks or dessert plus a beverage every day.
Free entry. Daily 7am-11pm. Ezdan Hotel, West Bay (4496 9459).
The St. Regis Doha
Indulge in a wide selection of scrumptious traditional Arabic dishes and a range of burgers, classic sides and more while watching your favourite World Cup match on a giant screen. The St. Regis Doha is featuring Vine and Sarab Lounge terraces as the destination for football-lovers, so expect the finest snacks, beverages and yes, there’s shisha too.
QR145. Daily 2pm-midnight. The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon, [email protected] (4446 0150).
This outdoor venue at Doha Marriott has a terrace football tent to screen the matches and you can walk in here any time of the day to find a match on.
Free entry. 24 hours. Doha Marriott Hotel, Ras Abu Aboud (4429 8888).