Saturday, 12 June 2010

Binge - World Cup Viewing - Let The Man Have Some Fun

I have been hearing it from the hubs how people are boycotting buying the FIFA World Cup viewing channels. I can’t say I have been following the debate, but I know that plenty of guys are out there are on the prowl for a place to go to watch the football games. So I thought let’s do the boys a favour and give them a few good listings to put them out of their misery. Here goes, darlings…

For laid-back luxe, allow the man and his burping boys to head to Fairmont Singapore where they are offering party deals and viewing at Prego (7pm and 10pm) and later at the INK Club Bar at 2.30am. Pizza and beer make up the munchies at $50 for 3 beers and a pizza for two; 6 beers and 2 pizzas ($100) for a group of 4 and 10 beers and 3 pizzas ($150) for a party of 6. Stella Artois at $12 per order (U.P. $14). You pay a little extra but for respectable surrounds, and it sure beats heading to Bou Bou Midnite Bar round the corner to hang out with karaoke hostesses!

Tel: 6431 6156 or email: for reservations at Prego or INK Club Bar

Mandarin Orchard is upping up the party mood at Bar on 5, which is not just screening the matches from 11 June to 11 July, it’s also rolled out menus to match (no pun intended!). The Beers of the World menu offers Erdinger White Wheat, Kilkenny, Boddingtons Ale, Kirin Beer, Tetley’s English Ale etc mostly at $15 each to drink according to his favourite teams, and match it with nibbles from the Chef’s World Soccer Snacks menu featuring picks from countries which are represented in the world cup. How about South Africa’s lamb peri peri, England’s English codfish and chips, Brazil’s fried semolina cheese ball and Spain’s Croquetas de Jamon. These snack are all priced at a sizzling $10++ each. What’s more, if he comes dressed in his favourite national jersey, he’ll get 20% off food & beverages at any of the hotel’s F&B outlets.

Tel: 6831 6288 or email for reservations

We like what’s happening at Oriole Café and Bar (no pretty pics at the mo, but we'll get it soon!) at the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites. Not only are they screening most (not all though) matches live on their ‘huge indoor screen’, they’ve also concocted new bar food and drinkies to match the match. Drinks first: quench up on campy cocktails by the carafe ($38++), like ‘Yellow Card’ made of citron vodka, lime sorbet and prosecco, ‘Ori Ole’ made with gin, lime juice, ginger beer and mint leaves and ‘Sunny Boy’ – gin, limoncello, raspberry puree, fresh lemon juice and soda. Bar food sounds equally cheesy, like ‘The Header’, a spicy chicken hotdog ($12) with onion & tomato relish, ‘Golden Goalie’ comprising cheesy beef meatballs ($12) with tomato sauce and melted cheese, as well as the ‘Fowl Play’, crispy fried chicken bites ($8). Listen up for the ‘Air Horn Alert’ too where bartenders will announce a special bar promotion whenever the air horn is sounded. For more macho libation, all bottled beers such as Asahi, San Miguel and Sol go for $20++ for three and all draught beers at $13++ per pint. Happy hour $6.50++ deals apply to house wine by the glass and draft beer by the pint (5pm to 8pm and 12am to 2am, from Sunday to Thursday). For the screening schedule, go to

96 Somerset Road, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites

But it’s hard to beat what Resorts World Singapore is doing – which is turning the entire resort into a football viewing hotspot with 72 screens mounted across the vast property, making this the largest venue for watching football. At no cost to fans, the resort promises to air all 64 matches. Among the many places he can catch the action here, your man can drag his buddies to The Forum in the resort’s Basement 1, which will be turned into a match theatre with 300 seats and a giant six by five meter LED TV screen; all the 1300 hotel rooms, the Casino Royale Bar, Happy9, Feng Shui Inn, Maxims and Crockfords Club areas within the Resorts World Casino. The resort’s restaurants will be running World Cup promotions too - celeb chef Scott Webster’s Osia is rooting for Australia with a World Cup Bucket for five bottles of Little Creatures Beer at $45.00++; Palio will be supporting Italy with Moretti beer going for $8.00++; Fiesta and Festive Lounge will cheering for Brazil with Bottled Nova Schin beer at S$8.00++; Starz Restaurant for USA with Budweiser beer at S$8.00++.

Tel: 6577 8888 or visit for details
Yes, it’s all a bit cheesey we know, and not quite our SimplyFab style. …but we’re humouring the guys and letting them have their fun too…and that’s being pretty fabulicious of us! All these deals run from 11 June to 11 July when the guys turn back to being relatively normal again!
- By EW


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