Want to make the most out of Euro 2016 but not sure how? Let our guide show you the best places to catch all the football action live!
By Hiasa Kyte
Football fans, your wait is finally over. Euro 2016 is here to help you cope with the emptiness that comes in the summer months between two seasons of English football.
The 15th edition of the tournament is packed with storylines: Can hosts France embark on a new golden era? Will Germany add another chapter to their growing legend? Could England finally live up to expectations and deliver a trophy 50 years on from their only World Cup triumph? (Probably not).
And after Leicester City’s run in 2015/16, you can be sure that a few hopeful wagers will be placed on the likes of Albania, Iceland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Here’s where you can watch the action unfold in Singapore.
Bars & Restaurants
All the usual suspects will be screening Euro 2016 with the die-hard sports bars extending their regular opening hours to show the matches that kick off at 3am.
For the tacticians and purists, McGettigan’s is teaming up with FourFourTwo to screen all 51 matches live; expect analysis and predictions from the football magazine’s panel of experts.
And in case you’ve forgotten about Singapore’s coolest food court, Timbre+ will show selected 9pm and midnight matches on a giant screen with special deals available from their food partners.
With Euro 2016, you’ll get another opportunity to bond with your neighbours as 26 Community Clubs around the island host screenings.
SAFRA clubs at Jurong, Mount Faber, Tampines and Yishun will also be getting in on festivities.
Residents in the north can look forward to the carnival organised by lakeside leisure facility ORTO featuring photo ops with a replica of the tournament trophy, guess the correct score contests and promos on beer towers.
Realistically, most of us don’t have the luxury of drinking until 5am on a weekday morning, so we’ll end up watching most of the games at home. But that doesn’t mean our Euro 2016 experience has to stop at struggling to stay awake while overloading on 3-in-1 coffee.
The folks at Foodpanda will ensure you won’t go hungry (and won’t have to make do with a cobbled-together sandwich) with their all night delivery service. We’ve even put together a promo code for you. Simply key in “STRAAT15” for a 15% discount off your bill (terms and conditions apply*)!
On the boozy side of things, you can always rely on our handy list of Singapore’s best alcohol delivery companies or transport yourself to France with a classy wine from NOX Express. Do note the restrictions on the sale of alcohol — buy whatever you need to buy by 10:30pm!
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Hiasa Kyte is a regular contributor to Straatosphere. From absinthe to zinfandel, Hiasa drinks it all. While he knows his way around grand old whiskies and Bordeaux First Growths, he gets his real kicks trying unheralded booze found on the dusty lower shelves of the alcohol world.