Your Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai

By Aimee Burlamacchi, June 11, 2018

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup is nearly upon us, and we could not be more excited. This year's games will be played in Russia in 12 stadiums, located in 11 cities, across four different time zones. For a full schedule of each game and their China kickoff times, click here

The monthlong football festivities begin on June 14 and the Final is scheduled for 11pm on July 15. Don’t miss the chance to support your favorite team at one of the many venues in Shanghai that will be screening all the games live. 

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Abbey Road

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
Come and enjoy the World Cup games in the open air in Abbey Road’s garden. Every game – from the kickoff on June 14 to the Final on July 15 – will be broadcast live. There will be plenty of food and cold beer, but make sure to call in advance to reserve a good spot.

Abbey Road, see event listing.

The Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone will be showing every single World Cup game live – and entry will be free of charge. Head here to support your favorite team. 

The Blarney Stone, see event listing.

The Blind PigPistolera & Big Bamboo

201806/8053153176_66457fa1b3_k.jpgIf you move around Shanghai a lot, then the True Legend group have the perfect deal for you. For only RMB688 you will get a World Cup t-shirt, you will be able to watch every single game at any of these venues, and you'll get one free beer included with every final game. Sounds like a deal to us.

The Blind PigPistolera & Big Bamboo, see event listing.

Little Creatures

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
As well as screening every game in the tournament, Little Creatures is also holding a World Cup quiz to get you amped up for the first game. And it's hosted by our very own Ned Kelly. So if you're an expert in World Cup history, head over to Little Creatures at 7.30pm on Thursday. The winners will get a bunch of booze. You can also get a free beer with any burger you order. Kickoff for the first game is at 11pm.

Little Creatures, see event listing.

Boxing Cat

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
Both Boxing Cat venues will be live streaming each and every one of the 64 matches, and they’re going to have a bunch of special deals too. For RMB100 you can get one craft beer and a mixed BBQ skewer platter, or three drinks of your choice. 

Boxing Cat (Sinan Lu, Fuxing Lu), see event listing.

The BREW, Kerry Hotel Pudong

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
A warm summer night, a cold beer and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, what more could you ask for? Enjoy every World Cup game on the outdoor patio of the Brew at the Pudong Kerry.

The BREW, Kerry Hotel Pudong, see event listing.


A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
All of the Brownstone venues will be showing every world Cup game live, starting with the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at 7pm on Thursday. Brownstone will also be offering drink specials and tapas for the occasion.

Brownstone, see event listing.

Cafe des Stagiaires

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
Cafe des Stagiaires has installed two massive screens so that you can enjoy every minute of the year's biggest sporting event. Enjoy happy hour prices on beers during every game.

Cafe des Stagiaires, see event listing.


It's game on at Cages during this year's World Cup. The place can hold up to 800 people, so things are bound to get rowdy. The venue is going all out with a special menu inspired by the cuisines of the teams represented. The entry fee (RMB100) includes six food and drink tickets.

Cages, see event listing.

The Camel

The Camel will be showing every World Cup game on their brand new LED screens. An entry fee of RMB100 gets you three free drinks. 

The Camel, see event listing.


Celebrate a summer of soccer at Camelia Terrace from June 14. Tournament matches will be broadcast live, and snacks will include truffle popcorn, BBQ shrimp and much more!

Camelia, see event listing.

The Cannery

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
The Cannery is going to be live broadcasting every single game of the World Cup. Matches before 11pm will be shown at the bar. After that all matches will be shown on the big screen. There will also be plenty of food and drink specials for the occasion. 

The Cannery, see event listing.

Cantina Agave

Cantina Agave has redesigned its' interior in honor of the World Cup, and will be showing every game of the tournament. Head here for Mexico games for free shots on Mexican goals and draft Margaritas! Special taco deals are also on the way!

Cantina Agave, see event listing.



This outdoor lounge and bar Capella will be live broadcasting every World Cup game alongside alfresco dining options such as shrimp cocktails, Caesar salad and oysters. This venue's massive screen is perfect for catching every detail of these matches!

Capella, see event listing.


A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
The Peruvian restaurant and bar is going to be showing every single FIFA World Cup game, and matches come with irresistible offers. Estrella Damm beers will be RMB30 a glass or RMB100 per bucket, and gin and tonics will be RMB50. If you need some food to soak up all that booze there will be free flow Estrella beers and a plate of nachos for only RMB100 (on opening night only). Additionally, Colca is introducing a special new menu of delicious snacks and appetizers to enjoy during the games.

Colcasee event listing

El Santo

 A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
The Mexican cantina will have special deals on buckets of Sol and Corona during games. Plus, there's no entry fee so what's not to love? 

El Santo, see event listing.


A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in ShanghaiGeneva will be hosting all-day viewing parties for each World Cup game this summer, complete with booze deals that are pretty much impossible to turn down. If you want to go big, indulge in a two-hour free-flow session on all draft beers for only RMB168.

Geneva, see event listing.

Lil’ Laundry

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
Lil’ Laundry has a whole new snack menu designed especially for the upcoming World Cup games. The RMB100 entrance fee includes three drinks. Pulled pork quesadillas are also available for RMB68, as well as cheeseburgers for RMB65.

Lil’ Laundry, see event listing.


A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
Hooked will be hosting free viewing parties for every game. They will also be offering deals on thier Heineken buckets in case you want to get liquored up.

Hooked, see event listing.

The Pearl

The great theatre will be showing the World Cup games for free, along with some yet-to-be-introduced food and drink deals. 

The Pearl, see event listing.


Celebrate the World Cup on POP's Terrace. Enjoy broadcasts of all football matches while you sip on some ice-cold beer. Get six Heinekens for RMB250 or 12 Heinekens for RMB480.

POP Bar, see event listing.


Roadhouse is becoming an adoptive home for team Colombia, and offering free shots for every goal scored by Colombia during the World Cup, on top of that they will be showing every World Cup game with special deals on drinks! Bottles fo Aguadiente Blanco (a Colombian staple) for RMB300, standard bottles and draft beers for respectively RMB25 and RMB30; house wine and mixers for RMB35.

Roadhouse, see event listing.

The Rooster


The Rooster will be showing every single game of the World Cup this summer. There will also be happy hour deals on select beers as well as the chance to enter the Rooster World Cup Bracket by selecting which team you think will win! Winners will get to split the pot.

The Rooster, see event listing.

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai is opening up its rooftop terrace garden to football fans this summer. Watch all matches during World Cup 2018 on the huge LED screen while enjoying refreshing drinks and BBQ.  

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai East Shanghai, see event listing.

The Spot

A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai
The Spot is joining the World Cup fever with live viewings on their big screen. This one's completely free of cover charge for every game. Enjoy live entertainment at halftime and late-night menus.

The Spot, see event listing.


A Complete Guide on Where to Watch the World Cup in Shanghai 
Zapata’s and Sasha’s are setting up a screen in their courtyard for the World Cup games. This is a great space and the crowds are guaranteed to create a stadium-like atmosphere. Zapata’s will have indoor screens too.

Zapata’s/Sasha’s, see event listing.

The Lounge at Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview

Catch every single World Cup match over at the Lounge at Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview. They'll have a whole host of drink special for the occasion: free flow beer, summer drinks and snacks for two hours (RMB168), six beers and two snacks (RMB228), 12 beers and four snacks (RMB458). Specials are available from June 14 until July 15 from 7pm-1am. 

The Lounge at Shanghai Marriott Hotel Parkview, see event listing.

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

WaldorfHead over to the Salon de Ville at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund for their World Cup launch party on Thursday night. They'll also be showing all games for the next month. Plus there will be free-flow popcorn and free-flow drink and snack packages for RMB228 (adults) and RMB108 (children 6-12). All prices are subject to a 15 percent service charge.

Salon de Ville at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, see event listing. 

Some Games

June 16: Tomatito

World Cup
Tomatito will be showing the game between Spain and Portugal live at 1am on Friday June 16. Whether you support the Spanish or the Portuguese, you can enjoy drinks for RMB25 and tapas for RMB15-30.

Tomatito, see event listing.

Bar Centrale 

Bar Centrale is showing the World Cup live on their giant projector screen. They'll be giving away free kegs of Viola on kickoff night. Throughout the whole World Cup, guests who guess the final score of any game will get any pizza for free. They'll be showing 8pm, 10pm and 11pm games live, and they'll start screening 2am games from quarter finals onward.

Bar Centrale, see event listing

Paulaner Brauhaus

Paulaner Brauhaus will be showing a selection of World Cup Games. Call ahead to check if a match is playing and don't forget to make a reservation for you and your friends. Perfect spot for Germany supporters!

Paulaner Brauhaus, see event listing.


Hey all you Germans out there! You can watch all of Germany's matches in the company of your fellow countrymen at Zapfler. They'll be showing all games on the big screen. Oh and the craft beer will be flowing.

Zapfler German Craft Brewery, see event listing.


Both Favorita locations will be showing select games (during business hours) during the World Cup. For now, they're definitely planning on broadcasting the Australia vs France (June 16 at 6pm) and the Argentina vs Iceland matches (June 16 at 9pm). 

Favorita, see event listing. 

For a full schedule of each game and their China kickoff times, click here

For more World Cup events in Shanghai, click here.

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