Don't want to shell out money for a hefty World Cup TV package? Catch the games at these places for free

[Updated on Jun 19] It's time. As you gear up for the full intensity of the knockout rounds for this season's FIFA World Cup on Jun 14-Jul 15, throw back pints, yell at the screen and forever be on edge of your seat (and be merry or wallow in misery together after) with a bunch of fellow soccer addicts at these bars.
 

25 Degrees at Hotel G


This West Coast burger and liquor joint is better known for its American-style burgers and drinks. But this season, they're opening their space for football fans who want to chow down on a juicy burger and ice cold beers while watching live screenings of the World Cup matches. Full schedule here. Hotel G, 200 Middle Rd. 6809-7990
 

Bar Bar Black Sheep (Cluny Court)


This affordable watering hole is casual, laid-back and comfortable, so no one's gonna judge you for turning up in your soccer jerseys, berms and flip flops. There's absolutely no GST or service charge, all day err'day, but there's a minimum spend of $50 per person. Also, they're only screening matches up till 11pm on weekdays and 1am on weekends. #01-05C Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Rd. 6836-9255
 

Boulevard (BLVD)
 

Whether you're leaving work late from the Marina Bay financial district, working late on a client brief or getting a haircut at Millenia Walk, know that there's a Boulevard on every corner for you to catch the matches live and with commentary. Various outlets. 8876-8876
 

BQ Bar


The unpretentious and modern bar is often packed on the weekends with both locals and expats alike, contributing to the lively atmosphere along the riverside. And when it does get too crowded, there's always the alfresco terrace you can retreat to. They've got a range of packages, whether you're keeping it intimate with a party of four or being a baller and inviting all 200 of your staff for the games. 39 Boat Quay. 6536-1571
 

Brewerkz


It's usually people's go-to, especially with such a huge screen to enjoy the matches and a wide selection of brews. And if you're the first to take part in their Brewerkz Soccer Bingo for each FIFA World Cup match, you'll receive a complementary jug. There's even a lucky draw you can take part in where you stand to go home with a year supply of Brewerkz premium craft beer. #01-05/06 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Rd. 6438-7438
 

Brotzeit


Westsiders, you'll be pleased to know that the outlet at Westgate will be broadcasting the World Cup matches live this year. You don't have to leave the neighborhood to enjoy the game over a couple of German beers. And if you opt for their free-flow ($58 during selected matches), at least you'll know you're not that far from home. #01-04 Westgate, 3 Gateway Dr. 6465-9874 / #01-17 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd. 6883-1534
 

Ce La Vi


Talk about a good view. While you're not all the way in Russia, you will get to soak in the action while perched on Marina Bay Sands' famed rooftop spot. The al fresco area will be your playground, where you can order drinks and food from the casual dining menu till 3am. 57/F Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Ave. 6508-2188
 

Chijmes


It's pretty much one of the most central hubs to go to experience the rush of each FIFA World Cup matches, with its locale just minutes away from City Hall MRT (yes, don't drink and drive). Nine of the establishments at Chijmes will be screening matches, complete with a couple of F&B deals to enjoy and World Cup premiums and prizes to be won. 30 Victoria St. 6337-7810
 

Community Clubs


Too lazy to get out of your neighborhood, but too cheap to get a subscription at home? The next best thing will be your community club. Keeping in line with a kind of tradition, People's Association will be screening live broadcasts of all the matches at 55 community clubs across Singapore. Various locations
 

Court Martial Bar

 

Enjoy the matches in the comfort of a classy cocktail bar at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach's Court Martial Bar, where screenings will take place daily on their 65-inch TV. Signature concoctions and beer bucket promos will be available all night, as well as their bar bites menu with eats like truffle fries, crab cakes and fried chicken lollipops. 30 Beach Rd.

 

Harry’s


Who doesn't know Harry's? They're one of Singapore's pioneers in the sports bar scene. Of course they'll be screening the World Cup on their flatscreens and projector screens. Deals include Budweiser buckets, exclusive beer cocktails and unique itierations of local dishes. Various locations except the Keong Saik outlet
 

KPO Cafe Bar


In case you prefer to stay away from the bars at Boat Quay, you can also head over to KPO with your buddies. Just a short walk from Somerset MRT, you can enjoy a bucket (six bottles) of Carlsberg Smooth Draught for $60 nett alongside a a plate of Hokkien mee and other bar grub available. 1 Killiney Rd. 8339-5369
 

McDonald’s


Yes, everyone almost lost their shit when they announced that the highly anticipated McGriddles would return and be served all day. They'll also be debuting their Chicken Pizza Kicks, Happy Sharing Box (Fifa World Cup Edition), Party McFlurry (hot fudge and crunchy) and a couple of other items in time for you to enjoy and watch the matches at the same time. Screenings will only take place at 22 outlets
 

McGettigan’s


As one of Singapore's hottest sports bar and the place to be in Clarke Quay for all things live sporting action, it's usually a no-brainer. While they've announced on Facebook that they'll be screening all the matches, we're still on our toes on their F&B deals. Merchant's Court, 3A River Valley Rd. 6837-0577
 

Mezza9 at Grand Hyatt


With a staggering number of delish martinis up its sleeve, this enduring cocktail lounge in the heart of Orchard Road, on the mezzanine level of Grand Hyatt Singapore, makes for a great pit stop in between those shopping day trips. But that's not all this spot is good for. They're opening up their party room for the entire World Cup season for a more lush live action experience, complete with spacious seating, stylish ambience, hand-woven Peranakan fabric decor and three 86-inch screens. M/F Grand Hyatt Hotel, 10 Scotts Rd. 6732-7190
 

Muddy Murphy’s


Whenever there’s big game on, locals and visitors alike will gather around the old fashioned bar for a bit of good-natured rivalry, complete with impromptu renditions of team songs and chants. Find a detailed schedule of the world cup screenings on their Facebook page. Also, if you predict the match results correct, you stand a chance to win (what looks like) a car. #01-02 to 05 Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Rd. 6735-0400
 

OCBC Square at Sports Hub


Following the success of their 2014 event, Sports Hub will once again be broadcasting live football matches at their massive OCBC Square. There will be a bar, a mini football pitch and a bunch of fringe events you can take part in while you're there. 5 Stadium Dr. 6653-8890
 

Paulaner Singapore Clarke Quay


Drink all you can throughout the duration of every World Cup match at Paulaner for $38 nett (it's not limited to just beers, by the way). But if you're coming in a big group, you can also opt for a private room (big enough for up to 15 people) complete with a dedicated TV and foosball with a minimum spend of $388 per match. 3B River Valley Rd. 6338-0480
 

Penny Black


This cozy pub gets especially packed and riotous when major sports events are shown on the screens, so expect to jostle with other hardcore soccer fanatics during live screenings of the World Cup. 26/27 Boat Quay. 6538-2300
 

Prince of Wales (Little India / Boat Quay)


Both outlets of this Aussie watering hole have become great meeting places for fans of live music, parties, comedy shows, trivia nights and live screening of sporting events. Besides guzzling down on affordable pints of beer, they also serve Australian style counter meals so you don't end up starving after a match. 101 Dunlop St. 6299-0130 / 51 Boat Quay. 6557-2498
 

Propeller


This breezy spot is the first rooftop bar in the Harbourfront district of Singapore. Beach bars are just a stone's throw away, but this cocktail bar features affordable drinks and bites to accompany your evenings lounging on the airy establishment's many plush seats. They've got a couple of sweet drink deals, including craft beers from Singapore, UK and USA. Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Rd. 6818-6023
 

Resorts World Sentosa


Over at Resorts World Sentosa, they're transforming their theater and ballroom into an immersive space to get you in the heart of the World Cup. Round of 16 and quarter-final matches will be held in the former, where there'll be seats made to look like you're at a sports arena, while the semis and final matches will held at the latter, which will be transformed into a football stadium complete with soccer turf, flood lights and super-wide 270-degree screens. Admission is free, but you can get VIP or regular packages that come with beer and some bar bites. Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island.
 

Screening Room


A big screen for private viewing parties, F&B packages, and non-stop football action--that's what Screening Room is offering at its Ann Siang home. The catch? Nothing big, fortunately. All you need is a minimum spend of about $40 per person. #03-00, 12 Ann Siang Rd. 6532-3357
 

Timbre+


For the first time, the gastropark over at Buona Vista will be screening a total of 33 matches live on a huge LED screen at their courtyard. You can take part in a variety of activities ranging from guessing the winner of each match (three lucky winners who guessed correctly will win something) to playing beer pong jenga. Of course there will be food and beer promos too. JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, 73A Ayer Rajah Cres. 6252-2545