5 Places in Bangkok to Watch the UFC 229: Khabib VS McGregor Fight Live
This is the match that MMA (Mix Martial Arts) fans all around the world have been waiting for. The UFC 229: Khabib VS McGregor marks the long-awaited return of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) after his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather back in August 2017 that had the whole world on the edge of their seats. Now, the Irishman is about get into the octagon again after a 20-month hiatus against Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov, the current Lightweight Champion and McGregor’s long-time rival.
The UFC 229 event will also have 12 other match ups from all other weight classes for us to cheer on. It will be held on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 4 pm onwards (or Sunday October 7, 2018 at 6 am) at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
As we close in on one of the most anticipated fight of of the year, most of us would be planning where to catch the fight this coming weekend. We’ve got for you 5 bars and sports bars from all around Bangkok that will be showing the UFC 229 live from start to finish. Have your pick and get ready for an exciting Sunday morning with your fellow MMA fans!
The Londoner Brew Pub
This English-style brewery /pub/ restaurant is one of the oldest watering holes in Bangkok. It is known to always have all kinds of sporting events live on television, including soccer, boxing, UFC, volleyball, and many more. For example, The Londoner Brew Pub was one of places to have “The Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on for everyone to enjoy last year.
Everyone in attendance got to enjoy delicious food and ice-cold beers while cheering on the deadly match up between two of the world’s greatest fighters on the TVs and projectors placed all around the pub. So if you’re planning to catch the next big fight like the UFC 229, then this is one place that should be one place that should be on the top of your mind.
The bar is sectioned into 3 zones: the pub itself, the cozy English-style bar and bistro decorated with orange bricks, wooden furniture, and small lamps, and the modern-looking rooftop with a black and white interior.
Whether you’re into Thai or European food, this place has got you covered. If you’re a vegetarian, there’s also up to 16 vegetarian menus for you to choose from including veggie spring rolls, spinach and mushroom burger, and tomatoes salad. Other than beers, there also a number of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages for you to sip on while you enjoy the match including tea, coffee, smoothies, cocktails, rum, bourbon, tequila, whiskey, cognac, and soft drinks.
Scruffy Murphy’s Bangkok
If you’re one to catch big sports matches with your friends, then this Irish bar is the perfect place to be on your next meet up. The bar is equipped with numerous TV screen all over the place so you can be sure to not miss any match, especially the UFC 229. The fight is also marks the return of the Irish native Conor McGregor to the UFC, making it even more fitting to catch the match at an Irish pub this coming Sunday.
You can probably remember the bar from the first time you see it as it was designed with bright red colors on the outside. The interior gives off an authentic and homey Irish pub vibe with wooden furniture, Oak barrel tables, and dark toned walls while keeping everything spacious enough for everyone to comfortably fit in.
You can find all sorts of American-European comfort food on the menu including Fish n’ Chips, burgers, pies, and wings. Pair your food up with a ice-cold glass of your favorite drink, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, while you watching the match and you have yourself a perfect end to your day.
Shenanigans Irish Sportsbar & Restaurant Bangkok
This Irish sports bar near the lively Patpong area is known for having a variety of sporting events live on TV. Each week you can find a schedule that deduces which matches will be shown live in the bar, so you can plan ahead with your friends for a night out to cheer on your favourite teams. Whether you’re a fan of golf, F1, cricket, cycling, horse racing, rugby, or American football, they’ve got it all. No wonder they’ll also be having a world-stopping match up like the UFC 229 on all their 7 TV screens this coming Sunday as well.
Known as an Irish pub, the Shenanigans Irish Sportsbar features a more rustic styling, decorated with brick walls, wooden furniture, and warm orange lighting. The bar notably uses Oak barrels as table tops accompanied by dark brown and green stools. Whether you like it indoors or outdoors, you can choose to sit and watch the match from anywhere you like.
This sports bar offers an all-day breakfast for those of us who might find our stomach rumbling when be drop by for early morning matches. There are also heavier menu items like burgers, steaks, spaghetti, and all sorts of Thai food. The drinks menu mainly features multiple brands of international beers which you can enjoy ice-cold at all times.
The Sportsman Sportsbar Bangkok
If you’re a real sports fan, then you’ve probably been to this sports bar at least once. Whether you’re into soccer, rugby, horse riding, golf, cricket, motorsports, boxing, table tennis, or the UFC 229 event this coming Sunday, you can catch them all live at The Sportsman Sportsbar Bangkok. There’s 10 large projectors and 22 HD LED TVs placed all around the inside so you wouldn’t have to miss any match at anytime. If on someday you missed a match during the day time, you can be sure to find a rerun on one of the screens at this place.
The Sportsman Sportsbar Bangkok is, as its name suggest, a true sports bar. Other than all the projectors and HD TVs all around the bar that have sports channels on them at all times, there are also 9 pool tables, 3 dart boards, a foosball table, and the Golden Tee Golf arcade game for you too enjoy while waiting for your favourite match on the screen.
The food here are mostly European and Thai cuisine, and are served from 8am all the way to 2am. You can also find a variety of local and imported craft beers as well as cocktails, wines, and all kinds of non-alcoholic beverages.
The Clubhouse Sports Bar & Grill
Wouldn’t it be nice if you can catch your favourite sports on TV and enjoy a live band at the same time? The Clubhouse in Asoke is one of a few sports bar that offers live music (every Thursday) and all kinds of live sports on TV including F1, rugby, soccer, cricket, and golf. They even have a weekly sports menu with all the live broadcast schedule for us to choose from and watch. The UFC 229 event this coming Sunday will also be on all screens as early as 6.30am.
The interior was simply designed to be easy on the eye and gave off a very homey atmosphere. It featured sports-related decors like soccer jerseys and athlete’s portraits. The bar was separated into two zones, the outdoors area where you can see watch the match on the TV and take in the bustling atmosphere of Soi Sukhumvit 23 at the same time, and the indoors area where you can cheer on the match along with all the other guests.
The food on the menu are mostly European, Mexican, and Thai with popular dishes like spaghetti, nachos, tacos, steaks, burgers, and many more. The drinks menu equally consists of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages with a wide variety of beers to choose from.